Seizing Power by Robert Slater
The Grab for Global Oil Wealth (Bloomberg)

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How oil volatility may lead to violence among oil powers

The world supply of oil is running out. Meanwhile, the balance of oil power is shifting away from the United States and the Arab states toward national oil companies (NOCs) in Russia, China, and some emerging economies in Africa and South America. As developing countries seek a middle-class existence, their demand for oil grows exponentially, causing oil prices to spiral, turning some into international bullies. Until another fuel is found the world risks being at the mercy of these tyrants whose insatiable appetites for higher oil prices heighten competition and spur the threat of violence, domestic as well as global.

In Seizing Power: The Grab for Global Oil Wealth, bestselling author Robert Slater:Profiles petroaggressors like Russia's Putin, Venezuela's Chavez, and IranÕs AhmadinejadDescribes how oil-rich outlaw nations are using a valuable natural resource as a weapon in global politicsWarns that, as oil dwindles, these outlaw nations may turn upon one another in the fight for what oil is left

Seizing Power clearly explains why oil is potentially toxic to world stability.


About Robert Slater

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Robert Slater has over 25 years of experience with Time, Newsweek, and UPI. He has written a number of bestselling business books, including Ovitz: The Inside Story of HollywoodÕs Most Controversial Powerbroker, Get Better or Get Beaten: 31 Leadership Secrets from GEÕs Jack Welch, The New GE: How Jack Welch Revived an American Institution, and Soros: The Life, Times & Trading Secrets of the WorldÕs Greatest Investor.
Published July 30, 2010 by Bloomberg Press. 208 pages
Genres: Business & Economics, Professional & Technical, Nature & Wildlife, Science & Math. Non-fiction

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