Oil, Grand Strategy, and the Ottoman Empire
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.
Episode No. 9
Release date: 5 April 2011
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