The Not-About-Iraqi-Oil Iraqi Oil Map

Mutter, Paul
January 2012
Foreign Policy in Focus;01/10/2012, p3
The article argues that oil is the other major reason for the U.S. invasion of Iraq. He notes the determination of the U.S. government in fighting for an Iraq Oil Law that would allow privatization and production sharing agreements (PSA). He claims that oil is the reason behind the U.S. desires over post-regime change Iraq. He believes that oil and natural gas were also taken into account over human rights in the U.S. engagement with Soviet successor states in Central Asia.


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