'As Mr Patey writes, despite worsening returns and growing unease, Sudan remains the "largest overseas achievement" of the state-owned oil companies of both China and India. [...] Patey's book has pen-portraits of the individuals who spearheaded and maintained exploration programmes in Sudan, ... the "new kings of crude" [who] may yet have a role in trying to quell the violence in the two Sudans.' - The Economist 'Over thirty-five years, Sudan has been a crucible for both American and Asian oil policies: not only have Sudan's war and government been deeply influenced by the politics and finance of oil, but the battles over Sudan's oil production have had a remarkable influence on the global petroleum business. Luke Patey's remarkable book - an indispensable and comprehensive account of the encounter between big oil and Sudan - includes important new material on China's strategy of internationalizing oil production and India's seminal but under-recognized entry into the global oil business.' - Alex de Waal, Executive Director, The World Peace Foundation at the Fletcher School, Tufts University 'Luke Patey has written a thoroughly engaging book on the impact of Africa's longest-running civil wars in Sudan on the global ambitions of Chinese and Indian national oil companies. He lucidly explores how this now divided country shaped and constrained the aspirations of these oil giants, and explains excellently the influence and limitations of Asia's two powerful countries, particularly China, on their national oil companies.' - Comfort Ero, Africa Program Director, International Crisis Group 'To grasp the new world of oil, you must plumb China's role in Africa. Only, no one has penetrated it - until Luke Patey in his very welcome new book.' - Steve LeVine, author, The Oil and the Glory 'The New Kings of Crude is a clear-eyed account of the machinations of the newest players in the global oil business... Patey sketches deft portraits of the principal personalities and institutions that shaped the development of the petroleum sector in Sudan, China and India.' - Business Standard
Über den Autor und weitere Mitwirkende
Luke Anthony Patey is a research fellow at the Danish Institute for International Studies. He has written for The Guardian and The Hindu, and is co-editor of Sudan Looks East: China, India, and the Politics of Asian Alternatives.