Fueling the Fire: Pathways from Oil to War

@article{Colgan2013FuelingTF,
  title={Fueling the Fire: Pathways from Oil to War},
  author={J. Colgan},
  journal={International Security},
  year={2013},
  volume={38},
  pages={147-180}
}
  • J. Colgan
  • Published 2013
  • Political Science
  • International Security
  • What role does oil play in international security? While the threat of “resource wars” over possession of oil reserves is often exaggerated, the sum total of the political effects generated by the oil industry makes it a leading cause of war. Between one-quarter and one-half of interstate wars since 1973 have been connected to one or more oil-related causal mechanisms. Eight distinct mechanisms exist: resource wars, in which states try to acquire oil reserves by force; petro-aggression, whereby… CONTINUE READING
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