"Natural Resources Policy"
17 Apr 2012
Ecuador’s Energy Policy Mix
Author: Gonzalo Escribano
Elcano Royal Institute of International and Strategic Studies
This paper discusses Ecuador's energy policy, which faces a complex variety of political and economic objectives that are difficult to reconcile in a consistent manner.
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Russia's Best Ally
Author: Wojciech Konończuk
Centre for Eastern Studies (OSW)
This report describes the Russian oil sector, its problems and the challenges that it poses, and the government's policy towards this key branch of the Russian economy.
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Democratizing Resource Governance through Prior Consultations?
Author: Almut Schilling-Vacaflor
German Institute of Global and Area Studies (GIGA)
With the recent expansion of mineral extraction industries in Latin America, conflict with affected communities has increased in number and intensity.
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An Arab Springboard for EU Foreign Policy?
Author: Michael Emerson, Rosa Balfour, André Sapir, Georg Zachmann, Daniel Fiott, Yves Pascouau, Rouba Al-Fattal Eeckelaert, Sven Biscop, Muriel Asseburg
European Policy Centre (EPC)
This paper addresses some of the key dimensions of the EU’s engagement with the Mediterranean region in light of the Arab Spring and its aftermath.
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Mekong Turning Point
Author: Richard Cronin, Timothy Hamlin
Henry L Stimson Center
This text analyzes the dynamics of the proposed construction of hydropower
dams on the mainstream of the Mekong River in Southeast Asia.
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What’s Wrong with Dodd-Frank 1502?
Author: Laura E Seay
Center for Global Development (CGD)
In this report, the author traces the development of section 1502 of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act with respect to the pursuit of a conflict minerals-based strategy by US advocates.
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Overseas Development Institute (ODI)
Water, energy and land, three crucial resources for development and human well-being, are under increasing strain due to rising food prices, climate change, global population growth and economic growth.
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Cooperation from Strength
Author: Patrick M Cronin, Peter A Dutton, M Taylor Fravel, James R Holmes, Robert D Kaplan, Will Rogers, Ian Storey
Center for a New American Security (CNAS)
American interests are increasingly at risk in the South China Sea due to the economic and military rise of China and concerns about its willingness to uphold existing legal norms.
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