Natural Resources

Scholarly Publications

Potential Sources of Financing for U.S. Ventures in Russia

December 2001

Following the end of the Cold War, the United States and its allies recognized that it was in their vital security interests to promote stable transitions in the countries of Central and Eastern...

Dynamics of Secession in the Russian Federation: Why Chechnya?, in Stephen Hanson and Mikhail Alexseev, A Federation Imperiled: Center-Periphery Conflict in Post-Soviet Russia, The

December 1999

Why did the Soviet Union break up, whereas the Russian Federation has so far held together in the face of ostensibly similar secession crises?

Resources and the Information Problem in Rebel Recruitment

August 2005

How does the resource base of a rebel group impact its membership, structure, and behavior?

Other Publications

Cooperative Business Ventures between U.S. Companies and Russian Defense Enterprises

April 1997

As a result of the rapid changes following the breakup of the Soviet bloc, there were suddenly new markets of hundreds of millions of people, covering a large portion of the earth, containing large...

Old Events

Risk Communication and the Public Debate on Biocontainment Facilities

October 31, 2006

The siting and construction of high-level biocontainment facilities involves a complex review process with environmental impact documents, legally mandated reviews, and public involvement in...

Institutional Biosafety Committees: A System in Need of Overhaul

February 27, 2008

Institutional Biosafety Committees (IBCs) have been charged with the oversight and review of biosafety at thousands of biocontainment labs nationwide, hundreds of which are high level BSL-3 and BSL...

Locating the Oil Wars

December 4, 2008

Emily Meierding is a Ph.D. Candidate in the University of Chicago Department of Political Science.

Projects

Feeding the World in the 21st Century: Exploring the Connections between Food Production, Health, Environmental Resources, and International Security

This project involves political scientists, economists, and medical researchers to address the question of whether hunger, poverty, disease and agricultural resource constraints foster civil...
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