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Contents

SIPRI Yearbook 2011

SIPRI Yearbook 2011

V. The resource geopolitics approach

Chapter:
2. Resources and armed conflict
Source:
SIPRI Yearbook 2011
Author(s):
Neil Melvin, Ruben de Koning

The rise of major new consumer and manufacturing countries has aggravated concerns about how competition for access to limited natural resources will affect international relations.54 Some authors believe a fundamental reordering of the world is under way due to globalization and intensified competition over oil, natural gas, other minerals and water that could lead to ‘resource wars’.55 Those who argue for the existence of a new geopolitics of resources foresee a world in which securing access to essential resources becomes a primary objective of national militaries, and competition over access leads to widespread instability, especially in areas where it overlaps with long-standing territorial and religious disputes.

Citation (MLA):
Melvin, Neil, and Ruben de Koning. "2. Resources and armed conflict." SIPRI Yearbook. SIPRI. Oxford: Oxford University Press. 2016. Web. 18 Dec. 2018. <http://www.sipriyearbook.org/view/9780199695522/sipri-9780199695522-div1-14.xml>.
Citation (APA):
Melvin, N., & de Koning, R. (2016). 2. Resources and armed conflict. In SIPRI, SIPRI Yearbook 2011: Armaments, Disarmament and International Security. Oxford: Oxford University Press. Retrieved 18 Dec. 2018, from http://www.sipriyearbook.org/view/9780199695522/sipri-9780199695522-div1-14.xml
Citation (Chicago):
Melvin, Neil, and Ruben de Koning. "2. Resources and armed conflict." In SIPRI Yearbook 2011: Armaments, Disarmament and International Security, SIPRI. (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2016). Retrieved 18 Dec. 2018, from http://www.sipriyearbook.org/view/9780199695522/sipri-9780199695522-div1-14.xml
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