Oil in the Middle East
Oil is an important resource for the world, and we are dependent on the Middle East for much of our supply. This book answers key questions about the region's history, such as: How did oil affect the development of the Middle East's countries? How have oil incomes benefited the region's people? Has oil been the cause of conflict in the Middle East?
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