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