Currency Wars: Oil, Iraq, and the Future of Us Hegemony

@article{Shipley2007CurrencyWO,
  title={Currency Wars: Oil, Iraq, and the Future of Us Hegemony},
  author={T. Shipley},
  journal={Studies in Political Economy},
  year={2007},
  volume={79},
  pages={34 - 7}
}
  • T. Shipley
  • Published 2007
  • Economics
  • Studies in Political Economy
The provocative thesis of Tyler Shipley’s “Currency Wars: Oil, Iraq, and the Future of US Hegemony” is that the war in Iraq may have been motivated by oil interests, but not in the manner described by most critics. Rather, Shipley argues that the war is about preserving dollar hegemony in the international oil market. The rise of the euro, together with actions by individual states, have led to the perception by the Bush administration that the US dollar is under threat. And it is this… Expand
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