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Resource-Induced Conflicts, Part IV: Society, Resources, and Conflict in Yemen

September 21, 2016

By: Dr. Charles Schmitz In Yemen, natural resources do not cause conflicts, people do.  The relationship between natural resources and people is mediated by society such that a simple, causal relationship between resource abundance or scarcity and conflict does not exist.  In Yemen, scarcity does not cause conflict; in fact, a better case might be made … Continue reading “Resource-Induced Conflicts, Part IV: Society, Resources, and Conflict in Yemen”


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?”


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