Timothy Lehmann is Faculty Director for the Social Sciences at Excelsior College. Lehmann received his PhD in political science from Ohio State University and specializes in international relations, particularly international political economy, strategic studies and American foreign policy. His research focuses on the intersection of strategic studies, energy and political economy, particularly the relationship of oil to great power grand strategy. His publications include articles and book chapters on the Iraq war, the failure of the League of Nations, US-British-Japanese interwar relations, and contemporary US-China energy relations. His work has appeared in Security Studies, Global War Studies and the New Left Review, as well as edited volumes on the financial crisis, the Iraq war and the state of American Hegemony. He is editor and contributor to The Geopolitics of Global Energy: The New Cost of Plenty (2017). One of his chapters in this volume fully details the role of Middle Eastern oil in the American hegemonic system.
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