Friday, February 24, 2006

A bit lumpy

A attack on the Abqaiq facility in Saudi Arabia is reported to have failed (see here and here). If certain players were sufficiently organised and ready to co-operate, supplies of oil from the Gulf, Nigeria, Venezuela and elsewhere could be cut quite a bit, contributing to instability. But what would be the stategic goals, and how would the interests of the different players be aligned?

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