The peace process in the Central African Republic is under continuous threat from violent groups fighting for control of the region's substantial natural resource deposits. Peace Science provides more evidence to suggest that an excess of natural resources is more likely to lead to violent conflict, compared to too little resources-as many assume.
United Nations officials are calling for more economic opportunities to help establish and sustain peace in the Central African Republic (CAR).
New research from Mercy Corps and the Joan B. Kroc Institute for Peace and Justice finds that access to secondary education reduces support and for violent extremist groups.
High levels of mineral reserves are a contributing factor in the 20+ year violent conflict in the Congo. Peace Science shows the link between natural resources and conflict, and how government income from natural resources can lead to more deadly, longer lasting, conflict.
In addition to the complex debate over natural resources’ role in violent conflict, there are many underlining sub-debates on the
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
This article addresses the long-assumed connection between civil war nations’ oil capacity and the likelihood of third-party intervention. The research