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Williamson: ‘Oil is what this planet runs on, for good or for ill’

Williamson: ‘Oil is what this planet runs on, for good or for ill’

The intersection of economy and diplomacy — how countries interact based on their financial needs — can be linked directly to one factor: the world’s eternal search for energy.

“Oil is what this planet runs on, for good or for ill,” said Molly Williamson, a scholar at the Middle East Institute who has served as a foreign service officer under six U.S. presidents. “And every single day, this planet consumes 89 million barrels of oil.”