The Bush administration and Iraq. (c2003)

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dc.contributor.author Khalil, Reem
dc.date.accessioned 2011-09-16T09:03:24Z
dc.date.available 2011-09-16T09:03:24Z
dc.date.copyright 2003 en_US
dc.date.issued 2011-09-16
dc.date.submitted 2003-06
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10725/573
dc.description Includes bibliographical references. en_US
dc.description.abstract The Middle East is a vital oil region and remains critical to future energy supplies. Iraq alone possesses 11 % of the world's known oil reserves. Moreover it possesses promising untapped hydrocarbon potential. These fields may harbor the world's largest remaining reservoir of unclaimed petroleum. If sanctions are removed and teclmology brought in, whoever gains access to these fields will be able to exercise enormous influence over the global energy markets. Iraq is an important asset for the United States and its Empire building. The demand for oil continues to rise and production and reserves depleting in the world. The role of the Middle East will become even more imperative and vital to the US and the world as a whole as more countries need oil for survival. The quest to remove Saddam from power is less of a motivation than the desire for oil, regional stability and US World Empire. US invasion has little to do with weapons of mass destruction. It has to do with oil and Empire. The US will take control of Iraq’s huge oil reserves. However it is not only about importing the oil, the Issue is of controlling this oil, transporting it to the markets, undermining OPEC and controlling access to oil by European and Asian countries whose economies are growing more and more on oil for their survival. Oil is the means to an end. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.subject Iraq War, 2003- -- Causes en_US
dc.subject Bush, George W. -- (George Walker) -- 1946- -- Military leadership en_US
dc.subject Petroleum industry and trade -- Political aspects -- United States en_US
dc.subject Petroleum industry and trade -- Political aspects -- Middle East en_US
dc.subject United States -- Relations -- Iraq en_US
dc.subject Iraq -- Relations -- United States en_US
dc.subject United States -- Economic conditions -- 2001-2009 en_US
dc.title The Bush administration and Iraq. (c2003) en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US
dc.title.subtitle Terrorism, oil or hegemony? en_US
dc.term.submitted Spring en_US
dc.author.degree MA in International Affairs en_US
dc.author.school Arts and Sciences en_US
dc.author.idnumber 199611640 en_US
dc.author.commembers Dr. Sami Baroudi
dc.author.commembers Dr. Fawwaz Traboulsi
dc.author.woa OA en_US
dc.description.physdesc 1 bound copy: viii, 79, [20] leaves; ill.; 30 cm. available at RNL. en_US
dc.author.division International Affairs en_US
dc.author.advisor Dr. Walid Moubarak
dc.identifier.doi https://doi.org/10.26756/th.2003.2 en_US
dc.publisher.institution Lebanese American University en_US

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