Minimizing Conflict in the Race for Natural Resources: Securing Economic Stability in the 21st Century

  • Dates:
    Apr 08, 2010
  • Event Type:
    Conference

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The Atlantic Council of Canada

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Energy security and the increasing threat of resource conflict has had a

profound impact on international security and economic stability throughout the world.

Studies have shown that states rich in valuable resources and minerals are four times

more likely to experience conflict and war. This is an area of concern that needs to be

put in broader security, environmental and economic contexts.

Concerns of energy security and resource scarcity have increased government

intervention in the energy sector, raising important questions and issues for government

and energy planners. With the increasing complexity of security threats and challenges

in today’s changing global security environment, it is essential that we understand the

dominant themes, patterns and logic of the driving forces behind resource-based

conflicts. It is also integral that we have a comprehensive understanding of the

geopolitics of minerals, its relationship with human security, and the world where the

struggle over resources dominates the military landscape.

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Energy security and the increasing threat of resource conflict has had a

profound impact on international security and economic stability throughout the world.

Studies have shown that states rich in valuable resources and minerals are four times

more likely to experience conflict and war. This is an area of concern that needs to be

put in broader security, environmental and economic contexts.

Concerns of energy security and resource scarcity have increased government

intervention in the energy sector, raising important questions and issues for government

and energy planners. With the increasing complexity of security threats and challenges

in today’s changing global security environment, it is essential that we understand the

dominant themes, patterns and logic of the driving forces behind resource-based

conflicts. It is also integral that we have a comprehensive understanding of the

geopolitics of minerals, its relationship with human security, and the world where the

struggle over resources dominates the military landscape.