Accession Number : AD0742402

Title :   Oil and the Persian Gulf in Soviet Policy in the 1970s,

Corporate Author : RAND CORP SANTA MONICA CALIF

Personal Author(s) : Becker,Abraham S.

Report Date : DEC 1971

Pagination or Media Count : 46

Abstract : The security of Middle East oil supplies has been of great concern to the non-communist world since the Arab-Israel war in June 1967. The closure of the Suez Canal and the abortive attempt at an Arab boycott were a prelude to ultimately more significant development. A discussion is made of how the USSR may be interested in Middle East oil, and for what purposes and under what circumstances.

Descriptors :   (*PETROLEUM PRODUCTS, *MIDDLE EAST), (*FOREIGN POLICY, *USSR), CONTROL SYSTEMS, POLITICAL SCIENCE, PREDICTIONS, STATISTICAL ANALYSIS, COMMERCE, COSTS

Subject Categories : Government and Political Science

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE