Center for Environmental Policy and Administration

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
Time:12:00 PM

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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.
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