Resource Wars: The New Landscape of Global Conflict
This sobering look at the future of warfare predicts that conflicts will now be fought over diminishing supplies of our most precious natural resources.
From the barren oilfields of Central Asia to the lush Nile delta, from the busy shipping lanes of the South China Sea to the uranium mines and diamond fields of sub-Saharan Africa, Resource Wars looks at the growing impact of resource scarcity on the military policies of nations. International security expert Michael T. Klare argues that in the early decades of the new millennium wars will be fought not over ideology but over resources, as states battle to control dwindling supplies of precious natural commodities. The political divisions of the Cold War, Klare asserts, are giving way to an immense global scramble for essential materials, such as oil, timber, minerals, and water. And as armies throughout the world define resource security as their primary mission, widespread instability is bound to follow, especially in those places where resource competition overlaps with long-standing disputes over territorial rights.
A much-needed assessment of a changed world, Resource Wars is a compelling look at the future of warfare in an era of heightened environmental stress and accelerated economic competition.
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While the Middle East is not the only places where the West, especially the United States, purchase its oil, oil itself is not the only sought after resource. Resource Wars brilliantly exposes ... Read full review
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Read this and youll know whats really going on in the world. Read full review
2 Oil Geography and War The Competitive Pursuit of Petroleum Plenty
3 Oil Conflict in the Persian Gulf
4 Energy Conflict in the Caspian Sea Basin
5 Oil Wars in the South China Sea
6 Water Conflict in the Nile Basin
7 Water Conflict in the Jordan TigrisEuphrates and Indus River Basins