Robert Slater has written about such major business personalities as George Soros, Jack Welch, and Bill Gates. His books have appeared on the BusinessWeek, Wall Street Journal, and New York Times bestseller lists. Slater lives in Israel and New York.
Introduction: The Parable of São Tomé.
1 Edging Toward Violence and Chaos.
2 Two African Oil Nations: A Study in Contrasts.
3 China Invades Africa.
4 Power in the Desert: The Gulf and the Middle East.
5 Testing the Oil System: The War, the Embargo, and Spare Capacity.
6 The History of Oil and the American Dream.
7 Ethics and Oil.
8 Hedging: Insurance or Speculation?
9 How Much Oil Is Left . . . and How Willing Is the United States to Drill for It?
10 Oil for the Lamps of China . . . and India.
11 Power Shift.
12 Russia: Putin's War Against the Oligarchs.
13 Iran: Arrogance as an Oil Strategy.
14 Venezuela: The World According to Chávez.
15 Brazil and Petrobras: A National Oil Company in a Better World.
16 After the Power Shift: Where Will It All Lead?
List of Chapter Opening Illustrations.
About the Author.