Fodder for War: Getting to the Crux of the Natural Resources Crisis

05 February 2010 | Downloads - publication

Let me begin with a polemic to get my main point across as to the connection between inequitable land rights and conflict.

Let me put it this way: what is the best way to start a civil conflict today?

Well, one way is territorial invasion and respondent resistance. This has a pretty solid history – and is still seen in some of the older conflicts grinding on today (the Basque and Kurdish conflicts, Israel/ Palestine) but we are seeing this less and less - with one or two painful recent exceptions (Chechnya, Ossetia, Iraq).

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