Resource Wars

The New Landscape of Global Conflict

Michael T. Klare; With a New Introduction by the Author

Metropolitan Books

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This sobering look at the future of warfare predicts that conflicts will now be fought over diminishing supplies of our most precious natural resources.

From the barren oilfields of Central Asia to the lush Nile delta, from the busy shipping lanes of the South China Sea to the uranium mines and diamond fields of sub-Saharan Africa, Resource Wars looks at the growing impact of resource scarcity on the military policies of nations. International security expert Michael T. Klare argues that in the early decades of the new millennium wars will be fought not over ideology but over resources, as states battle to control dwindling supplies of precious natural commodities. 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 define resource security as their primary mission, widespread instability is bound to follow, especially in those places where resource competition overlaps with long-standing disputes over territorial rights.

A much-needed assessment of a changed world, Resource Wars is a compelling look at the future of warfare in an era of heightened environmental stress and accelerated economic competition.

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"Brilliantly researched, ably argued . . . Resource Wars shows a new geography of conflict based on looming scarcities. Klare's analysis is indisputable."
--David Rieff, Los Angeles Times Book Review

"Klare's is a rigorous and coolly executed work with sobering implications for the next several decades of life on earth."
--Mike Newirth, In These Times

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Michael T. Klare; With a New Introduction by the Author

Michael T. Klare is the author of fourteen books, including Resource Wars, Blood and Oil, Rising Powers, Shrinking Planet and The Race for What's Left. A regular contributor to Harper's, Foreign Affairs, and the Los Angeles Times, he is the defense analyst for The Nation and the director of the Five College Program in Peace and World Security Studies at Hampshire College in Amherst.

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Resource Wars
The New Landscape of Global Conflict
Michael T. Klare; With a New Introduction by the Author

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Henry Holt and Co.
Metropolitan Books
May 2001
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ISBN: 9781429900560
ISBN10: 1429900563
320 pages
$9.99

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Henry Holt and Co.
A Metropolitan/Holt Paperbacks Book
March 2002
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ISBN: 9780805055764
ISBN10: 0805055762
5 1/2 x 8 1/4 inches, 304 pages, Includes ten maps and nineteen tables
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