The Oil Kings

Andrew Scott Cooper talked about his book based on previously-classified documents revealing how the price of oil drove U.S. foreign policy in… read more

Andrew Scott Cooper talked about his book based on previously-classified documents revealing how the price of oil drove U.S. foreign policy in the Middle East. He discussed the deal for oil made between the Ford administration and the Saudi government in 1976 in an effort to undercut the power of the Organization of Oil Exporting Countries (OPEC) and the impact it had on the shah’s regime in Iran. Mr. Cooper highlighted the comparisons with current economic conditions. He also responded to questions from members of the audience. close

Report Video Issue

People in this video

Books

  • Your purchase helps support C-SPAN

    Click here to learn how

    C-SPAN.org offers links to books featured on the C-SPAN networks to make it simpler for viewers to purchase them. C-SPAN has agreements with retailers that share a small percentage of your purchase price with our network. For example, as an Amazon Associate, C-SPAN earns money from your qualifying purchases. However, C-SPAN only receives this revenue if your book purchase is made using the links on this page.

    Any revenue realized from this program goes into a general account to help fund C-SPAN operations.

    Please note that questions regarding fulfillment, customer service, privacy policies, or issues relating to your book orders should be directed to the Webmaster or administrator of the specific bookseller's site and are their sole responsibility.

Hosting Organization

Series

More information about

The Oil Kings

1,722 Views
Program ID:
302279-1
Category:
Public Affairs Event
Format:
Speech
Location:
Ann Arbor, Michigan, United States
First Aired:
Oct 29, 2011 | 2:00pm EDT | C-SPAN 2
Last Aired:
Dec 24, 2011 | 8:01pm EST | C-SPAN 2

Airing Details

  • Oct 29, 2011 | 2:00pm EDT | C-SPAN 2
  • Oct 30, 2011 | 4:00pm EDT | C-SPAN 2
  • Oct 31, 2011 | 7:00am EDT | C-SPAN 2
  • Nov 12, 2011 | 8:00am EST | C-SPAN 2
  • Nov 13, 2011 | 2:45am EST | C-SPAN 2
  • Dec 24, 2011 | 8:01pm EST | C-SPAN 2
Purchase a Download

The Oil Kings

  • MP3 audio - Standard
    Price:
    $0.99