Breach of Faith? Italian-Soviet Cold War Trading and ENI's 'International Oil Scandal'

  title={Breach of Faith? Italian-Soviet Cold War Trading and ENI's 'International Oil Scandal'},
  author={R. Cantoni},
  • R. Cantoni
  • Published 2015
  • Political Science
  • By the late-1950s, Soviet oil exports to Western Europe caused widespread concern in a number of Western countries as these feared that Moscow could use oil to weaken their economic interests. At the same time though, other Western countries had no hesitation in developing trade relations with the Soviets, seeing this as a good commercial opportunity. The paramount example of such political nonchalance was Italy’s oil company, ENI. In 1960, ENI signed a barter contract with the Soviets, causing… CONTINUE READING
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