Russia, Venezuela: “Exxon Strikes Back”

White Sun of the Desert writes about how “international oil and gas companies are not as completely helpless in the face of politically contrived domestic disputes as most would think”: “ExxonMobil is currently demonstrating rather effectively how an international oil company can remove the dispute from the domestic arena into the international, where the national government does not hold a monopoly on decision making and cannot order the use of force whenever it likes.”

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