Blood Barrels

Author
Michael L. Ross
Content Type
Journal Article
Journal
Foreign Affairs
Volume
87
Issue Number
3
Publication Date
May/June 2008
Institution
Council on Foreign Relations
Abstract
The world has grown much more peaceful over the past 15 years -- except for oil-rich countries. Oil wealth often wreaks havoc on a country's economy and politics, helps fund insurgents, and aggravates ethnic grievances. And with oil ever more in demand, the problems it spawns are likely to spread further.
Topic
Economics