This book examines uses of economic resources and raw materials as political leverage in international affairs by investigating the power of oil. It analyzes the Arab oil-producing nations' use of the oil weapon to influence the foreign policy of a number of major Western nations.
0. Introduction 1. The Leverage of Oil, 1956 2. The Leverage of Oil, 1967 3. The Growing Momentum of Arab Oil Leverage, 1959–1973 4. The Control of Oil, 1967–1973: Participation and Nationalization 5. The Shift from the Nasser Era to the Faisal Era, 1967–1973 6. The Leverage of Oil, 1973/1974 7. Conclusions: Lessons of Oil Leverage