Oil wars

Oil wars

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What part does oil play in war? It's easy to conclude that Western intervention in countries such as Iraq and Afghanistan is primarily motivated by the West's desire to control precious oil resources. Is this also true of other conflicts around the world? The contributors argue that there is an essential problem in the way that recent qoil warsq have been conducted. When a country's infrastructure is destroyed and it is plunged into political chaos, as in Iraq, this provides neither security nor stability. Wars over oil further destabilize faltering regimes---with disastrous consequences. This book examines the relationship between oil and war in six different regions: Angola, Azerbaijan, Colombia, Indonesia, Nigeria, and Russia. Each country has substantial oil reserves and has a long history of conflict. The contributors assess what part oil plays in causing, aggravating, or mitigating war in each region.a#39;Many of the companya#39;s security problemsa#39;, it was put to us by one executive, a#39; have arisen from the dilemmas and ... Despite claiming that a#39;politically [we] are a toothless bulldog, a#39; a former senior executive admitted that a#39;we cana#39;t operate in this anbsp;...

Title:Oil wars
Author:Mary Kaldor, Terry Lynn Karl, Yahia Said
Publisher:Pluto Press - 2007


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