"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."--BOOK JACKET.
- 1. Wealth, Resources, and Power: The Changing Parameters of Global Security
- 2. Oil, Geography, and War: The Competitive Pursuit of Petroleum Plenty
- 3. Oil Conflict in the Persian Gulf
- 4. Energy Conflict in the Caspian Sea Basin
- 5. Oil Wars in the South China Sea
- 6. Water Conflict in the Nile Basin
- 7. Water Conflict in the Jordan, Tigris-Euphrates, and Indus River Basins
- 8. Fighting for the Riches of the Earth: Internal Wars over Minerals and Timber
- 9. The New Geography of Conflict
- App. Territorial Disputes in Areas Containing Oil and/or Natural Gas.