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Oil Policies, Oil Myths : Analysis and Memoir of an Opec 'insider'
Oil Policies, Oil Myths : Analysis and Memoir of an Opec 'insider'
Publisher : I B Tauris & Co Ltd
Published Date : 2011/01
Binding : Hardcover
ISBN : 9781848855083

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Book Description
Source: ENG
Place of Publication: Great Britain
Subject Development: History
Academic Level: Graduate
Geographic Designator: Middle East/North Africa
Table of Contents
        List of Illustrations                      ix
        List of Abbreviations                      xi
Acknowledgements                                   xiii
Preface                                            xv
Introduction                                       1   (10)
    1 The path that led me to the oil industry     11  (22)
    2 Why OPEC? Confrontation or common cause?     33  (16)
    3 New winds begin to blow                      49  (22)
    4 Iraq's oil politics: precursor of the        71  (28)
    demise of the concessions
    5 The Shah and OPEC's oil price frenzy         99  (18)
    6 Of some OPEC `paper powers'                  117 (18)
    7 OPEC terrorised by the Jackal: the Carlos    135 (18)
    8 The OAPEC intermezzo and my exit from        153 (14)
    Saddam's regime
    9 Iran's Ayatollah drives the oil market mad   167 (18)
    10 The backlash: OPEC is cornered              185 (18)
    11 The short-lived price collapse              203 (12)
    12 Quota-system problems: OPEC's disputed      215 (6)
    reserves fuel `peak-oil' theory
    13 Meeting OPEC heads of state: The quest      221 (20)
    for quota compliance
    14 Dispelling myths about OPEC                 241 (10)
    15 Iraq's oil politics after Saddam            251 (20)
    16 Epilogue                                    271 (14)
Notes                                              285 (6)
Selected Bibliography                              291 (4)
Glossary                                           295 (4)
Chronology of key historical events affecting      299 (4)
the oil industry
Index                                              303

The Organisation of Petroleum Exporting Countries, commonly known as OPEC, has been a notoriously opaque and mysterious organization. In this book, Fadil J. Chalabi, an insider who spent many years at the heart of the organization as Iraq's permanent undersecretary for oil, invites us to discover the intrigue and arguments that have shaped OPEC policy since its inception in 1960. The author interweaves his analysis with first-hand experiences that give authenticity to momentous events, including the infamous 1975 Vienna hostage-taking when Carlos the Jackal kidnapped a number of OPEC ministers, including the author. From the time of Egypt under Nasser, Gaddafi's Libya, Saddam's Iraq and Khomeini's Iranian revolution, Chalabi uses his unique position and his unparallelled insider knowledge to illuminate an organization that has, at times, been accused of fomenting economic turmoil, political unrest and even military action.Benefiting from the perspective of an insider who understands the inner workings of OPEC and its dramatic impact on world politics and economics, this book is an essential read for those who wish to look beyond the myths of this highly influential and at times controversial organization.