Accession Number : AD0751812

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 : MAY 1972

Pagination or Media Count : 50

Abstract : The paper attempts to develop some of the relevant considerations affecting Soviet policy in the Gulf. A first and major one is Soviet economic interest in Middle Eastern oil, an issue that generally neglects tradeoffs with natural gas. The second section examines the implications of a probable change in the USSR's oil trade position in the context of the evolving oil politics of the Middle East. It concludes with consideration of inter-state conflict in which Soviet policy will have to operate.

Descriptors :   (*PETROLEUM PRODUCTS, *MIDDLE EAST), (*FOREIGN POLICY, USSR), ECONOMICS, POLITICAL SCIENCE, GOVERNMENT(FOREIGN), INTERACTIONS, COMMERCE, STATISTICAL DATA, PREDICTIONS

Subject Categories : Economics and Cost Analysis
      Government and Political Science

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE