Oil keeps the world economy going. Hence, having control over oil reserves and leverage over global oil prices translates into geopolitical clout. Political economist Anand Toprani takes an in-depth look at the complex political and economic facets that make oil a unique commodity. His essay will be of interest to anyone interested in the politics of oil.
In this summary, you will learn
- Why oil plays a unique role in global geopolitics and
- How oil factors into countries’ national security calculations.
About the Author
Anand Toprani, PhD, is a specialist in energy geopolitics and political economy at the US Naval War College.