NO. 7


The Geopolitics Of Gulf Oil And Security Of Supply

by Dr. Ibrahim al-Muhanna

The following is the text of a presentation by Dr. Ibrahim al-Muhanna,Adviser to the Saudi Minister of Petroleum and Mineral Resources, at a paneldiscussion during the Oil Daily/International Herald Tribune Conference inLondon (11-12 November).

The interaction between politics, economics and geography colored the historyof the Gulf region long before oil was discovered there. The vast ocean...