Thursday, 1 April 2010

Today, March 31 - The Politics of Oil

Apparently, when planning the attack on Iraq, senior officials in the United States considered calling the invasion "Operation Iraqi Liberation" - that was until someone quickly realized the acronym spelt - OIL. They changed it. But how much did oil play into the decision to attack Iraq - and indeed many other geo-political decisions?

Some fascinating and not often heard opinions and facts were raised during this discussion.

Edward Chow, Senior Fellow, Energy and National Security Program, Center for Strategic and International Studies

Gal Luft, Executive director of the Institute for the Analysis of Global Security

Audio: The Politics of Oil (Hour 1)

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