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Follow the Pipelines: How Oil and Pipeline Politics have shaped US foreign policy in the Middle East

July 12, 2021 @ 6:30 PM 8:00 PM

Webinar: Monday, July 12, 2021, at 7:00 PM. While Americans are just learning about pipeline sabotage in the United States, attacks on pipelines In the Middle East have been occurring since World War I. Indeed, as one scholar put it, “The history of the modern Middle East is also a history of pipelines, infrastructure that can transform who controls the flows of petroleum and who profits from them.”

Speaker: Charlotte Dennett, author of The Crash of Flight 3804: A Lost Spy, A Daughter’s Quest, and the Deadly Politics of the Great Game for Oil , narrates how she discovered the role of pipelines in causing and perpetuating the endless wars in the Middle East and Central Asia. From her investigation of the intrigues surrounding the construction and routing of the Trans-Arabian pipeline (the subject of her father’s last mission to Saudi Arabia before his mysterious death by plane crash), she applies the lessons she learned –about the link between protecting pipelines militarily and politically–to the wars in Afghanistan, Iraq, Syria, Gaza and Yemen. Charlotte Dennett is a former Middle East reporter and an investigative journalist and attorney.

Sponsors: Massachusetts Peace Action and Peaceworks KC