Political Power and the Arab Oil Weapon: The Experience of Five IndustrialNations, by Roy Licklider. University of California Press, Berkeley, Calif.,1988. pp. 343.
This political analysis of the 1973-74 Arab oil boycott assesses its impacton the foreign policies of five states, the Netherlands, Great Britain, Canada,Japan and the US. The author contends that the short-term impact on the targetcountries was small or negligible, while in the long...