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Resource-Induced Conflicts, Part III: To Frack or Not To Frack?

September 19, 2016

By: Sourojeet Chakraborty “It was the best of times, it was the worst of times, it was the age of wisdom, it was the age of foolishness” – Charles Dickens, 1859 Future generations might find the above Dickens quote apt for describing the present times. Following the recent crash in oil prices, augmented by tensions … Continue reading “Resource-Induced Conflicts, Part III: To Frack or Not To Frack?”

Resource-Induced Conflicts: Introduction to the Series

September 12, 2016

By: Annabelle Vuille   In 2001, Michael T. Klare published his ground breaking work Resource Wars: The New Landscape of Global Conflict. In it, he argued that humanity’s growing dependence on a finite supply of critical resources – from oil and minerals, to water and land – at a time when demand for such resources … Continue reading “Resource-Induced Conflicts: Introduction to the Series”

Until the last drop (…of oil)

December 2, 2014

By Eugenio Lilli: Eight percent: that is how much the price of oil fell after OPEC’s decision last Thursday to maintain its oil output unaltered. This sharp drop was only the latest development in a trend that has seen oil prices on the world market tumble by nearly 40 percent since mid-June. At one point, … Continue reading “Until the last drop (…of oil)”


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