Sultans of Swing? The Geopolitics of Falling Oil Prices

AGSIW Board member F. Gregory Gause, III discusses the geopolitical questions raised by the fall in oil prices in the Middle East in the new Brookings Doha Center report “The Sultans of Swing? The Geopolitics of Falling Oil Prices.” In the report, he predicts that the price decline will not destabilize oil-producing governments and will not lead to greater levels of regional conflict.

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