World History

"The Oil Kings: How the U.S., Iran, and Saudi Arabia Changed the Balance of Power in the Middle East"

Andrew Scott Cooper

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Andrew Scott Cooper discusses the deal for oil made between the Ford Administration and the Saudi government in 1976  - an effort to undercut the power of OPEC - and the impact it had on the Shah's regime in Iran.  Mr. Cooper spoke at the Gerald R. Ford Library in Ann Arbor, Michigan. 

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Andrew Scott Cooper

Andrew Scott Cooper has worked for the United Nations, Human Rights Watch, and other nonprofit organizations. 


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"The Oil Kings: How the U.S., Iran, and Saudi Arabia Changed the Balance of Power in the Middle East"

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