This article analyses the arguments linking resource scarcity to violent conflict. It is structured around the assumption that by focusing
This study explores two main arguments behind the Resource Curse: Violent domestic conflicts occur more frequently in oil-producing states than
Nations are more likely to go to war with an oil-rich state when there is a lack of local competition.
This analysis highlights the various theories linking resources to conflict. Two major perspectives stand out: (1) a surplus or a
Violent conflict is much more common in areas with low-tech communication capabilities (characterized by fewer than 34 landlines per 100 people).
Increasing the number of democracies in the world does not affect the number of wars until democracies reach 60% of the global governments.
This article addresses the long-assumed connection between civil war nations’ oil capacity and the likelihood of third-party intervention. The research
When people experience higher life opportunity, they become less willing to give their lives in service to their countries' wars.
When aware of nonviolent alternatives to war, people believe the price of war is too high and are less likely to tolerate casualties and to support wa