Best available estimates reveal that the Soviet Union will not be able to produce sufficient oil to meet her needs. While this deficiency can be met several ways, one logical alternative, on which Moscow has already embarked, is the exploitation of Mideast oil.
Hutton, C. Powell
"Changing Soviet Oil Interests: Implications for the Middle East,"
Naval War College Review: Vol. 24
, Article 9.
Available at: http://digital-commons.usnwc.edu/nwc-review/vol24/iss8/9