In This Review

The Politics of Middle Eastern Oil
The Politics of Middle Eastern Oil
By J.E. Peterson
Middle East Institute, 1983, 529 pp

For purposes of reference or teaching, or for getting a rounded view of a big set of problems, this collection of readings has much to recommend it. One can take exception to the balance of the coverage-Soviet policy gets but one short article, as does the relevance of the Arab-Israeli question to oil politics-or to the selection of authors, but there are enough of the latter (35) to cover a wide spectrum of views.