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A Crude Awakening: The Oil Crash

“A Crude Awakening: The Oil Crash” is an award-winning documentary film about peak oil, produced and directed by Basil Gelpke and Ray McCormack. Source: Lava Productions AG Date: June 2012

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Water Wars

The new conflicts of the future could be sparked by climate change. To the long list of the world’s woes, add another: the growing impact of climate change, which could heighten tensions among nations and even spark new wars. That’s

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How oil influences U.S. national security

U.S. scholars and policymakers commonly worry that a lack of “energy security” hurts U.S. national security, yet few have analyzed the links between states’ energy requirements and the probability of military conflict. An investigation of these links identifies threats to

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Our 21st Century Energy Wars

Global conflicts are increasingly fueled by the desire for oil and natural gas and the funds they generate. Michael T. Klare, professor of international security studies at Hampshire College in Amherst, Massachusetts has recently published his latest book, “The Race

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Water Wars directed against Syria and Iraq: Turkey’s Control of the Euphrates River

The water level of the Euphrates Lake has decreased by six metres in the body of the dam, Raqqa Media Centre (RMC) reported. Criticism of the Turkish government has been voiced by civil society activists in Northern Syria concerning Turkey’s control

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Fueling a new order? The new geopolitical and security consequences of energy

The paper examines impacts of the major transformation in international energy markets that has begun. The changes have profound geopolitical consequences, including in terms of security relations among the world’s top powers. Two things are clear: that these changes are

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Energy Security and Conflict: A Country-Level Review of the Issues

Organized around three major sources of energy (oil and gas, traditional biomass, and hydropower), the analysis examines problems of actual or potential conflict related to energy provision, access, distribution, and reliability through illustrations from eight countries with very different national

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