The close dovetailing between the interests of oil trusts and the policies of diplomats was one of the most significant and absorbing political developments of 1910-1920. This book examines the growing importance of oil to Soviet Russia at the start of the twentieth century and the impact this had on the geo-politics of the region.
1. The War for Baku 2. The Genoa Conference and Oil 3. In the Royal Dutch Capital 4. The Oil Blockade and After 5. Standard Oil Backs Russian Recognition 6. Soviet Concessions 7. The United States, Japan and Russia 8. In the Shahdom of Persia