Resource Wars

Resource Wars

The New Landscape of Global Conflict

Book - 2001
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Baker & Taylor
Argues that future wars will be fought, not over political or religious differences, but over such diminishing natural resources as water, oil, timber, and minerals.

McMillan Palgrave
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.


Holtzbrinck
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.


Blackwell North Amer
From the barren oil fields of Central Asia to the lush Nile Delta, from the busy shipping lanes of the South China Sea to the uraniam mines and diamond fields of sub-Saharan Africa, Resource Wars looks at the impact of intensified resource competition on the military policies of nations. Michael T. Klare argues that in the early decades of the new millenium, wars will be fought not over ideology but over natural commodities, as states battle to control dwindling precious supplies. 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 redefine resource scarcity as their primary mission, widespread instability is bound to follow, especially in places where mounting demand, due to population growth and industrialization, collides with long-standing disputes over territorial rights.

Baker
& Taylor

Arguing that future wars will be fought over diminishing resources rather than ideology, the author maps out a frightening future political reality governed by resource scarcity.

Publisher: New York : Metropolitan Books, 2001
Edition: First edition
ISBN: 9780805055757
0805055754
Branch Call Number: 355.0335 KLARE
Characteristics: 289 pages : maps ; 25 cm

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