Conflict Causes

 

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Putin’s Energy Agenda: The Contradictions of Russia’s Resource Wealth

Putin’s Energy Agenda: The Contradictions of Russia’s Resource Wealth

Source: Lynne Rienner Publishers, 2014

Author(s): Stefan Hedlund

Countries: Russia, Turkmenistan, Ukraine

Topics: Conflict Causes, Extractive Resources

Added: 26/04/2017

 

Ever since the collapse of the Soviet Union, energy has been at the forefront of relations between Russia and Ukraine. What is often known as “Russian” gas sold to customers in Europe has actually been gas from Central Asia, mainly Turkmenistan, that is transited via Russia and Ukraine. This transit...

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Using a Novel Climate–Water Conflict Vulnerability Index to Capture Double Exposures in Lake Chad

Using a Novel Climate–Water Conflict Vulnerability Index to Capture Double Exposures in Lake Chad

Source: Regional Environmental Change, 2017

Author(s): Uche T. Okpara, Lindsay C. Stringer, and Andrew J. Dougill

Countries: Chad

Topics: Assessment, Climate Change, Conflict Causes, Livelihoods

Added: 24/04/2017

 

Climate variability is amongst an array of threats facing agricultural livelihoods, with its effects unevenly distributed. With resource conflict being increasingly recognised as one significant outcome of climate variability and change, understanding the underlying drivers that shape differential vulnerabilities in areas that are double-exposed to climate and conflict has great...

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The Evolution of the Natural Resource Curse Thesis: A Critical Literature Survey

The Evolution of the Natural Resource Curse Thesis: A Critical Literature Survey

Source: Resources Policy, 2017

Author(s): Ramez Abubakr Badeeb, Hooi Hooi Lean, and Jeremy Clark

Topics: Conflict Causes, Extractive Resources, Governance

Added: 24/04/2017

 

This paper surveys the natural resource curse. We review the mechanisms through which resource wealth might slow economic growth, and the empirical studies that test for an effect overall, or on factors associated with growth. We include more recent studies suggesting the resource curse reflects only empirical misspecification. After reflecting...

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Insurgency, Terrorism and Organised Crime in a Warming Climate – Analysing the Links Between Climate Change and Non-State Armed Groups

Insurgency, Terrorism and Organised Crime in a Warming Climate – Analysing the Links Between Climate Change and Non-State Armed Groups

Source: Adelphi, 2016

Author(s): Katharina Nett and Lukas Rüttinger

Countries: Afghanistan, Guatemala, Syria

Topics: Climate Change, Conflict Causes, Livelihoods

Added: 23/04/2017

 

Over the past ten years, both our understanding and awareness of the links between climate change and security have increased tremendously. Today the UN, the EU, the G7 and an increasing number of states have classified climate change as a threat to global and/or national security. However, the links between climate...

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Water and U.S. National Security

Water and U.S. National Security

Source: Council on Foreign Relations, 2017

Author(s): Joshua Busby

Countries: United States

Topics: Climate Change, Conflict Causes, Programming, Renewable Resources

Added: 23/04/2017

 

Water and security are inextricably linked in every region of the world. While shared interests have historically facilitated cooperation in managing water, the future could be different. Climate change, combined with increased and more diverse demands for water, makes disputes more likely. Moreover, many of the security problems associated with...

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Oil and Diamonds as Causes of Civil War in Sub-Saharan Africa: Under What Conditions?

Oil and Diamonds as Causes of Civil War in Sub-Saharan Africa: Under What Conditions?

Source: Colombia Internacional, 2009

Author(s): Tim Wegenast and Matthias Basedau

Topics: Conflict Causes, Extractive Resources, Governance

Added: 20/04/2017

 

Recent research has increasingly questioned the link between natural resources and violent conflict while stressing the importance of resource-specific context conditions under which internal conflicts become more likely. This paper engages in a systematic analysis of six of these resource-specific conditions comparing 15 African oil and diamond producing countries. Employing...

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Climate Change and the Risk of Violent Conflicts in Southern Africa

Climate Change and the Risk of Violent Conflicts in Southern Africa

Source: Global Crisis Solutions, 2011

Author(s): Ashok Swain, Ranjula Bali Swain, Anders Themnér, and Florian Krampe

Topics: Climate Change, Conflict Causes, Governance

Added: 20/04/2017

 

The aim of this study is to identify areas in the Zambezi River Basin that are prone to the risk of violent conflict (collective violence, popular unrest) induced by climatic changes/variability. The 3,500 kilometer long Zambezi River plays an indispensible role for southern African socioeconomic life. 128 million people inhabit...

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Water Wars: Fact or Fiction?

Water Wars: Fact or Fiction?

Source: Science Direct, 2001

Author(s): Ashok Swain

Topics: Conflict Causes, Governance, Renewable Resources

Added: 20/04/2017

 

It is often said that future wars will be fought over water, not oil. These water wars are predicted to take place over the sharing of international rivers. Recently, the world has witnessed several inter-state river-sharing disputes, but almost all of them have not crossed the critical threshold of becoming...

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Environmental Trap: The Ganges River Diversion, Bangladeshi Migration and Conflicts in India

Environmental Trap: The Ganges River Diversion, Bangladeshi Migration and Conflicts in India

Source: Uppsala University Department of Peace and Conflict Research, 1996

Author(s): Ashok Swain

Countries: Bangladesh, India

Topics: Conflict Causes, Governance, Renewable Resources

Added: 20/04/2017

 

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Exploring the ‘Layeredness’ of Recurring Natural Resource Conflicts: The Role of Loita Maasai Leadership in the Naimina Enkiyio Forest Conflicts in Kenya

Exploring the ‘Layeredness’ of Recurring Natural Resource Conflicts: The Role of Loita Maasai Leadership in the Naimina Enkiyio Forest Conflicts in Kenya

Source: Land Use Policy, 2017

Author(s): Angela Kronenburg García

Countries: Kenya

Topics: Conflict Causes, Land, Renewable Resources

Added: 14/04/2017

 

This article examines two successive conflicts over the same forest in Kenya, which, when analysed separately, have led to interpretations that do not hold when the conflicts are studied in relation to each other. Inspired by political ecology, it employs a processual view of natural resource conflict, which recognizes that...

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