William Clark

It’s the energy and the economy, stupid
An open letter to US policymakers

The 21st century will likely be defined by three overarching forces: climate change, Peak Oil, and macroeconomics. It will be an epochal moment in history; either a disastrous period of resource-related military and economic warfare or an unprecedented and noble effort at international cooperation. Either way, maintaining the status quo will not be possible much longer.

December 28, 2006

Petrodollar Warfare: Dollars, Euros and the Upcoming Iranian Oil Bourse

Contemporary warfare has traditionally involved underlying conflicts regarding economics and resources. Today these intertwined conflicts also involve international currencies, and thus increased complexity. Current geopolitical tensions between the United States and Iran extend beyond the publicly stated concerns regarding Iran’s nuclear intentions, and likely include a proposed Iranian “petroeuro” system for oil trade.

August 8, 2005


The Real Reasons Why Iran is the Next Target: The Emerging Euro-denominated International Oil Marker

The Iranians are about to commit an “offense” far greater than Saddam Hussein’s conversion to the euro of Iraq’s oil exports in the fall of 2000. Numerous articles have revealed Pentagon planning for operations against Iran as early as 2005. While the publicly stated reasons will be over Iran’s nuclear ambitions, there are unspoken macroeconomic drivers explaining the Real Reasons regarding the 2nd stage of petrodollar warfare – Iran’s upcoming euro-based oil Bourse.

October 26, 2004

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