Energy And International War: From Babylon To Baghdad And Beyond (World Scientific Series on Environmental and Energy Economics and Policy 6)

Energy And International War: From Babylon To Baghdad And Beyond (World Scientific Series on Environmental and Energy Economics and Policy 6)

By: Clifford E. Singer (author)Hardback

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Will international wars where energy resources play a central role continue to hold sway over life and death for industrialized nations, or is this a transient phase in the evolution of industrial societies? This book answers this question by tracing the history of energy and conflict from antiquity, through the epic hot and cold wars of the twentieth century, to expected outcome of the war in Iraq. It points the way to the end of wars over control of fossil fuels, and demonstrates why these may be the last major international wars over other resources as well.This book is a must-read for anyone interested in the future of energy use or international conflict. Readers will find in it an illuminating overview of the sweep of historical events. The book further provides a compelling explanation of how a thorough understanding of the evolutionary direction of these events challenges the conventional wisdom that resource wars are endemic to the nature of industrial society, thus offering a fresh view on one of the most important challenges of our time.

Contents

Coal and Non-Energy Minerals: Energy, Transport, and War Through 1815; Steamer Coal in the Colonial Era; Franco-Prussian War Sets the Stage; Coal and Iron in the Great War; Coal in Asia Before WWII; Coal, Steel, Customs, and the EU; Conflict Over Other Solid Mineral Resources; An End to Conflict Over Solid Mineral Resources?; Oil: Oil and Commerce; Oil from WWI to WWII; Oil and World War II; Before the Iran-Iraq War; Iran and Iraq; Gulf War I; Sanctions and Inspections; Iraq After 9/11/01; Oil and War; Uranium, Natural Gas, and Renewables: France and Uranium; French Neocolonialism in Africa; Natural Gas Resources and Transport; Liquefied Natural Gas and Security Developments; Hydropower; New Renewable Energy Sources; Conflict or Cooperation?; The Future: Energy for the Future; It's About Oil; The Future of International War.

Product Details

  • ISBN13: 9789812791580
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 452
  • ID: 9789812791580
  • ISBN10: 9812791582

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