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Fuel on the Fire: Oil and Politics in Occupied Iraq

Fuel on the Fire: Oil and Politics in Occupied Iraq (Paperback)

By Muttitt, Greg

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Oil lies at the heart of Iraqi politics. Yet in the eight years since the bombs began to fall on Baghdad it has been a taboo subject. In Greg Muttitt's gripping and far-reaching investigation we are taken behind the scenes of the occupation to answer one of the war's most pressin...g questions: what is happening to Iraq's oil? In public the USA and Britain strenuously deny any self-interest. In private, however, they tell a different story. Drawing on hundreds of unreleased government documents and extensive interviews with senior American, British and Iraqi officials and oilmen, Fuel on the Fire reveals how the occupying powers have sought to return Iraq's oil industry to multinational companies - for the first time since it was nationalised in the early 1970s. But America and Britain failed to take into account the determination of the Iraqis themselves - of civil society groups as well as senior oil experts - to keep production in the public sector. The attempts to impose a Western oil agenda regardless have dragged the country into ever deeper violence and continue to shape not just Iraq but the future of energy supplies and Anglo-American military strategy. Fuel on the Fire is vital to our understanding of the war in Iraq and its consequences. It documents the clash between cultures and strategic interests. It reverberates with echoes of our imperial past and of our tragic failure to learn the lessons of history.
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ISBN 9780099541738
Released NZ 15 Apr 2012
Publisher Vintage
Format Paperback
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ISBN-13 9780099541738
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Publisher Vintage
Imprint Vintage
Released 15 Apr 2012
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format Paperback
 › 1 other possible formats available
Author(s) By Muttitt, Greg
Category International Relations
Pressure Groups & Lobbying
Petroleum & Oil Industries
Number of Pages 464
Dimensions Width: 129mm
Height: 198mm
Spine: 28mm
Dewey Code 338.272809567
Weight 320g
Interest Age 14+ years
Reading Age 14+ years
Library of Congress POLITICAL SCIENCE / International Relations / General, Oil industries - Political aspects - Iraq, Petroleum industry and trade - Political aspects - Iraq, Petroleum & oil industries, Iraq - Politics and government - 2003
NBS Text Industrial Studies: General
ONIX Text College/higher education;Professional and scholarly