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Resource-Induced Conflicts, Part I: Petro-violence in the Niger Delta

September 16, 2016

By: Obi, Cyril and Siri Aas Rustad   Since the turn of the century, petro-violence has brought the oil-producing Niger Delta to the forefront of international energy and security concerns for strategic, socio-economic, historical and political reasons. However, the root causes of this conflict lie in decades of marginalisation of the region’s inhabitants, pollution and the … Continue reading “Resource-Induced Conflicts, Part I: Petro-violence in the Niger Delta”

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”


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