Accession Number:

ADA254729

Title:

Oil, The Persian Gulf, and Grand Strategy. Contemporary Issues in Historical Perspective

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

RAND CORP SANTA MONICA CA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1991-01-01

Pagination or Media Count:

41.0

Abstract:

This report is part of a larger RAND project on U.S. interests in and strategies for Southwest Asia that is being sponsored by the U.S. Central Command CENTCOM and the Joint Staff. Other parts of the project address political-military issues in the Persian Gulf and assess military capabilities and strategies for Persian Gulf contingencies an exploration of methods and concepts for political-military contingency planning is included. The purpose of this report is to place contemporary issues of oil supply security in historical perspective, with particular emphasis on the concept of grand strategy. Given that recent events in the Persian Gulf have thrust such issues to the forefront, it is hoped that this report will provide a useful background for policymakers, observers of international and strategic affairs, and others interested in the role of Persian Gulf oil in U.S. and allied strategy.

Subject Categories:

  • Economics and Cost Analysis
  • Government and Political Science
  • Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE