The National Security Consequences of Oil Dependency
Publication Date: May 2007
Publisher(s): Heritage Foundation (Washington, D.C.)
Author(s): Ariel Cohen
Series: Heritage Lecture
Keywords: National security; Saudi Arabia; Iran; oil
Coverage: United States
The dependence of the U.S. and the global economy on oil is growing, which can have dire consequences for the economic well-being of the United States. Recognizing the inherent, systemic, and long-term instability of the global oil markets is the first step in addressing the problem the U.S. is facing.