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Access To Natural Resources Can Fuel Conflict

Access To Natural Resources Can Fuel Conflict

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. 

The Congolese Conflict and the Resource/Conflict Dilemma

The Congolese Conflict and the Resource/Conflict Dilemma

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.