Are Norwegian Oil Companies making Civil Wars More Likely?

New blog post by Ragnhild Belbo

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23 January 2015

Are Norwegian Oil Companies making Civil Wars More Likely?

​East Africa has become the latest hotspot for oil-and-gas discoveries, but the reserves are located in countries characterized by weak state institutions and social unrest. A number of African countries – several of them with significant Norwegian assistance – are on the threshold of becoming major producers of oil and gas. Does this mean that Norwegian companies are contributing to increase the risk of civil war in these countries?

Read more at the PRIO blog.

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