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Resource-Induced Conflicts, Part I: Resource Wars

September 14, 2016

By: Jasper Humphreys Fighting over resources has been going on since Mankind started trading with one another, even though the phrase ‘resource wars’ is a modern invention. With the period known as the Bronze Age emerging roughly six thousand years ago, the outlines of what today we regard as ‘resource wars’ became apparent: globalisation, the ‘pull’ … Continue reading “Resource-Induced Conflicts, Part I: Resource Wars”


Oil, patronage and corruption in the MENA region: the case of Saudi Arabia

February 21, 2014

By Ibrahim Gabr: Saudi Arabia is a country built on oil. By looking at the country through the theoretical lens of the resource curse, we can gain more insights into the relation between political patronage and this ‘resource curse.’ By examining a case study of patronage in Saudi Arabia, as well as the resource curse … Continue reading “Oil, patronage and corruption in the MENA region: the case of Saudi Arabia”


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