[OPE] oil, wars, Arab spring, etc

From: Paula <Paula_cerni@msn.com>
Date: Thu May 19 2011 - 17:38:13 EDT

It’s a complex situation, but here are two pieces of the jigsaw.

This article shows how important and widespread inter-imperialist rivalries over oil are (and helps explain why Russia and Italy have been so reluctant to join in the war against Libya):

This article says that in the second wave of the Arab spring, “US hesitance has provided opportunities for other second tier regional players (France, Turkey, Quatar) to take the lead in developing policies, while Germany, Russia, China watch from the wings”:


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