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future. 206 Oil DDW 2012 1 Low Prices Good – Interventionist Wars 207
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Moran, Professor of National Security Affairs at the Naval Postgraduate School in Monterey, California. and Russell , 08
Daniel Moran, Professor of National Security Affairs at the Naval Postgraduate School in Monterey, California. and James A. Russell,
Associate Professor in the Department of National Security Affairs at the Naval Postgraduate School, 3-7-08, [“The Militarization of
Energy Security,” Saudi-US Relations Information Service, http://www.susris.com/articles/2008/ioi/080307-russell-energy.html] E.
The relationship between spiraling energy costs and global stability -- social, political, and strategic -- are not easy to
anticipate in detail. On the whole it is reasonable to assume that the West and the rest of the developed world will be in the
best position to afford higher costs. But they may also be the most susceptible to the pressure of public opinion and
powerful economic interests. They also possess the most formidable military resources with which to intervene in the
market, should they wish to do so. Developing states that are consumers of oil probably have the least leverage in market
terms; but this may only make them more willing to choose the military option in moments of desperation. Such states are
often disconnected from, and even hostile to, those features of economic globalization that are driving growth and
development elsewhere, and may feel that they have little to lose in challenging a system that is failing them in any case.
Oil-producing states can benefit from high prices only as long as demand does not collapse, or become translated into calls
for direct action outside the boundaries of the market. In the latter case they can be expected to seek the protection of more
powerful consumer states. Indeed, the emergence of such relationships, in anticipation of a deteriorating energy market, is
one of the more likely ways in which the militarization of energy security may unfold. 208 Oil DDW 2012 1 Low Prices Good – State Failure 209
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Umbach, Centre for European Security Strategies (CESS), Munich-Berlin, Germany, 09
Frank Umbach, Centre for European Security Strategies (CESS), Munich-Berlin, Germany, 3-6-09, [“Global energy security and the
http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0301421509000421] E. Liu
As long as fossil fuels continue to dominate the global fuel mix, energy-related greenhouse gas emissions and increased reliance on
imports of oil, gas and coal from politically unstable countries will increase concerns about climate change as well as energy security.
Having no adequate and secure supplies of energy at affordabl...
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- Spring '13
- The American, Saudi Arabia, Peak oil, Nuclear weapon, Oil prices