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  • GULF OIL IN THE AFTERMATH OF THE IRAQ WAR

    As a founding OPEC member with an established oil sector and vast untapped oil reserves, Iraq has always been a major player in the global oil industry. However, its oil sector has never realized its full potential, being hindered by UN sanctions in the 1990s and later by infrastructural damage following the US-led invasion of 2003. The disruption in Iraqi oil supply and the prospect of its resumption carries both short and long term implications for Iraq, the Arabian Gulf, OPEC and the world oil market. Although OPEC did stabilize supply and prices in the immediate aftermath of the invasion, such geopolitical upheavals create major challenges in market management. On the new world oil map, the geographical focus of exploration and production is shifting away from the Arabian Gulf to newer areas such as Russia, the Caspian basin, Venezuela and the West African rim. With global energy demand set to grow phenomenally, especially in Asia, and nations seeking to diversify and secure their oil supplies, both OPEC and non- OPEC countries must make strategic investment and production choices to meet anticipated supply challenges.

    What are the prospects for a quick revival of the Iraqi oil industry? How will the return of Iraqi oil supplies to the world market affect Gulf producers? What are the resulting quota and supply adjustments that OPEC will have to consider? How will OPEC and non-OPEC relations develop in the future? What strategic investments should Gulf oil producemake to safeguard their global position in the emerging oil scenario? Such key issues were debated by the industry experts who gathered at the ECSSR Ninth Annual Energy Conference entitled Gulf Oil in the Aftermath of the Iraq War: Strategies and Policies from October 19-20, 2003 in Abu Dhabi, UAE. The conference presentations compiled in this book collectively offer valuable insight on all these vital energy concerns.
    ISBN: 9948007522
    Publisher: ECSSR
    Subtitle: STRATEGIES AND POLICIES
    Author: ECSSR

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  • IRAQ

    In this important and highly topical book, specialists in the field of Iraqi politics, development and energy share their views on the war, its aftermath and possible scenarios for the future. Their contributors provide strategic perspectives on a range of pertinent factors, such as an evaluation of the reconstruction effort, Iraqi political factions, Iraq-US relations, developments in the oil sector and the potential impact of a predominantly Shia Iraq on its neighbors and particularly the Arab Gulf States.
    ISBN: 9948006380
    Publisher: THE EMIRATES CENTER FOR STRATEGIC STUDIES AND RESEARCH
    Subtitle: RECONSTRUCTION AND FUTURE ROLE
    Author: ECSSR

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  • ISLAMIC MOVEMENTS

    Islamic movements have maintained a strong presence in the political and social life of the Arab world since the last century, through the active pursuit of the Islamisation of their particular state or society. The strength of the movements has led to clashes and prolonged confrontations with some Arab regimes, which have greatly affected political and social stability in these states. This book consists of important studies by several specialists on Islamic movements, such as Hasan Hanafi, Ahmad Moussalli and Radwan Al-Sayyid. The analyses focus on the conditions that led to the emergence of the various Islamic movements and the relationships between their thinking and practice in particular political and social contexts. The contributors also discuss the radical and moderate orientations of these movements, highlighting the reasons behind such approaches and their impact on the current situation in the Arab world.
    ISBN: 9948005457
    Publisher: THE EMIRATES CENTER FOR STRATEGIC STUDIES AND RESEARCH
    Subtitle: IMPACT ON POLITICAL STABILITY IN THE ARAB WORLD
    Author: ECSSR

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