‘The Sustenance of Salisbury’ in the era of Decolonization: The Portuguese Politics of Neutrality and the Rhodesian Oil Embargo, 1965–7

  title={‘The Sustenance of Salisbury’ in the era of Decolonization: The Portuguese Politics of Neutrality and the Rhodesian Oil Embargo, 1965–7},
  author={Christopher R. W. Dietrich},
  journal={The International History Review},
  pages={235 - 255}
In the first months of 1966, Portuguese imperial authorities studiously developed a politics of neutrality that laid the material groundwork for the long-term supply of oil to rebel Rhodesia and exposed as a shibboleth the avowed apolitical ‘commercial neutrality’ of the multinational oil companies. Using documents from the Salazar Archive and the Caetano personal papers in Lisbon – as well as archival material from Great Britain, the United States, and the United Nations – the article analyzes… 
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