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Members of the Presidential cabinet often were unaware of secret negotiations he made without their knowledge. He was also revealed to be disastrously ignorant of the workings of the global economy.
William Simon was portrayed as another devious negotiator but leaning toward the Saudis, and used his influence on the clueless and not too intelligent Ford. To Americans, the Shah was the Guardian of the Gulf, a modern ruler and a reliably anti-communist ally.
Historian Cooper untangles the foreign policy conundrum arising from America's support for the reliably anticommunist Shah of Iran, whom Richard Nixon encouraged to raise oil prices so he could afford to buy U. He details the secret U.
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He reveals how close the U. He reveals how close the U.
The Oil Kings provides solid evidence that U. The manipulated increase in oil prices caused a global economic crisis as prices rise but economic growth slowed, bringing in stagflation.
Under this environment came the Arab oil embargo of to punish the U. The oil embargo on world economy affected cash strapped Iran, already overly extended from quick growth and mainly reliant on oil revenues.
S-Iran relations, particularly during the Nixon and Ford administrations.