Andrew Scott Cooper is the author of The Oil Kings: How the US, Iran, and Saudi Arabia Changed the Balance of Power in the Middle East, which Simon and Schuster published in 2011. His writing on contemporary Iran appears regularly in the Guardian. He lives in Brooklyn.
struggling with a recession . . . European nations at risk of defaulting on their loans . . . A possible global financial crisis. It happened before, in the 1970s.
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