Book Event: Wheel of Fortune
On November 14, 2012 Thane Gustafson, Senior Director, Russian & Caspian Energy, Cambridge Energy Research Associates, will discuss his new book on the oil industry in Russia. The Russian oil industry—which vies with Saudi Arabia as the world’s largest producer and exporter of oil—is facing mounting problems that could send shock waves through the Russian economy and worldwide. Wheel of Fortune provides an authoritative account of this vital industry from the last years of communism to its uncertain future. Tracking the interdependence among Russia’s oil industry, politics, and economy, Thane Gustafson shows how the stakes extend beyond international energy security to include the potential threat of a destabilized Russia.