This book focuses on the principal unresolved issues of the energy crisis, the Arab-Israel dispute, and their tangled effects that feed back to and feed upon relations with the North Atlantic countries and Japan.
1. The Middle East and the Industrial World Part I: National Responses to the Energy Crisis 2. US International Leadership 3. Canada's Quest for Energy Autarky 4. Western Europe: The Politics of Muddling through 5. Japan's Long-Term Vulnerabilities 6. Access to Oil Part II: Changing National Perspectives on the Arab-Israel Dispute 7. American Interest Groups after October 1973 8. Canada: Evenhanded Ambiguity 9. The Strategy of Avoidance: Europe's Middle East Policies after the October War 10. Japan's Tilting Neutrality Part III: Oil and Politics in the Middle East 11. Petrodollars, Arms Trade, and the Pattern of Major Conflicts 12. The Abiding Threat of War: Perspectives in Israel 13. Patterns of Middle East Politics in the Coming Decade Part IV: Future Challenge 14. Mixing Oil and Money 15. Resource Transfers to the Developing World 16. Changing Financial Institutions in the Arab Oil States 17. The International Energy Agency: The Political Context 18. Japan's Energy-Security Dilemma 19. Energy and Economic Growth 20. The Pervasive Crisis