The Coming Oil Wars
|Series:||Presented by CEPA and the Moynihan Institute of Global Affairs|
|Speaker:||Michael L. Ross, Associate Professor, Department of Political Science, UCLA|
|Location:||341 Eggers Hall|
|Date:||Fri, Oct 17, 2008
A growing fraction of the world's violent conflicts take place in oil‐producing countries ‐ including Nigeria, Colombia, Sudan, Chad, and Iraq. The boom in oil prices will almost certainly make the problem worse. A decade ago, international organizations addressed the problem of conflict in diamond‐producing countries – with great success. Oil wars are harder to solve than diamond wars; to address them we need new approaches.