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The Crude Poker Game - A geopolitical investigation

At the end of 2013, the price of a barrel of oil starts to fall; within two years it will lose 70% of its value. This shock downturn in oil could be just one more manifestation in the story of oil prices, but it reveals an incredible scenario. By becoming the planet’s largest producer of the black gold because of their shale oil, the United States overturned the world order in oil that has prevailed since the Second World War. In a major strategic change, the Americans are no longer dependent on oil from their Saudi allies, who came under suspicion following the September 11 attacks of 2001. To counter this power grab, Saudi Arabia has engaged in a...