Armed Conflicts and Natural Resources
Source: European Union, 2011
Author(s): Jan Kucera, Mayeul Kauffmann, Ana-Maria Duta, Ivette Tarrida Soler, Patrizia Tenerelli, Giovanna Trianni, Catherine Hale, Lauren Rizzo and Stefano Ferri
There are numerous examples in recent history that show the malefic role that natural resources can play in conflicts. They are often managed inadequately and irresponsibly, illegally exploited and traded, contributing directly or indirectly to tensions, insecurity and armed conflicts, particularly in developing countries. The control of scarce resources is...