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

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 contexts and levels of development: Iraq, Dominican Republic, Ukraine, Chad, Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), Somalia, Sudan, and Cambodia.

Discussion Papers have been commissioned by the Office of Conflict Management and Mitigation to initiate or advance consideration of important issues of conflict prevention or peacebuilding. As such they are not official documents. The authors’ views expressed in this publication do not necessarily reflect the views of the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) or the United States Government.

Source: USAID

Date: August 2010

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