Oil, Grand Strategy, and the Ottoman Empire

Episode 9

with Anand Toprani
 hosted by Chris Gratien and Emrah Safa Gürkan

Oil and imperialism have played a major role in shaping the modern Middle East. Anand Toprani sits down to discuss the origins of the Turkish Petroleum Company and international speculation on Iraq's oil reserves, beginning with the Ottomans at the and leading up to the invasion of Iraq in 2003.

Anand Toprani is a PhD candidate studying oil and grand strategy in the history of the twentieth century at Georgetown University
Chris Gratien is a PhD student studying the history of the modern Middle East at Georgetown University
Emrah Safa Gurkan is a PhD candidate studying the history of the early modern Mediterranean at Georgetown University

Episode No. 9
Release date: 5 April 2011


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