Energy resources as a source of armed conflicts

What role does the ‘resource factor’ play in contemporary armed conflicts? Due to increasing resource scarcity, energy security (mineral, water, oil, coal and other energy resources) has gained importance as a significant source of crises and conflicts. This has resulted in the militarization of energy policy and a new geopolitics of oil encompassing new regions of power rivalry such as the Middle East, the Caspian Sea, the South China Sea, and the Arctic. 

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