Accession Number:

AD0751812

Title:

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

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

RAND CORP SANTA MONICA CALIF

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1972-05-01

Pagination or Media Count:

50.0

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 USSRs 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.

Subject Categories:

  • Economics and Cost Analysis
  • Government and Political Science

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE