An Oily Entente: France, Britain, and the Mosul Question, 1916-1925

@article{Conlin2020AnOE,
  title={An Oily Entente: France, Britain, and the Mosul Question, 1916-1925},
  author={J. Conlin},
  journal={Diplomacy & Statecraft},
  year={2020},
  volume={31},
  pages={231 - 256}
}
  • J. Conlin
  • Published 2020
  • Political Science
  • Diplomacy & Statecraft
ABSTRACT The First World War saw the emergence of a ‘politics of oil’/politique de pétrole centred on energy security. On both sides of the Channel, ministers toyed with different ways of achieving national ‘control’ of oil, some étatiste, others laissez-faire. With the defeat of the Ottoman Empire, Mesopotamian oil awaited allocation. Considering how little it contributed to the war in the Middle East, France did well out of this allocation. British concessions constituted an oily entente… Expand

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