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Convergent Interests: U.S. energy security and the "securing" of Nigerian democracy

by Paul Lubeck, Michael Watts, Ronnie Lipschutz

February 2007 | Report

In its anxious search for energy security, the United States has embarked on a risky strategy to arm and train the militaries of oil-producing West African countries under the rationale of pursuing the Global War on Terror. Over the past 15 years, amidst widening crises in the Middle East and volatile petroleum markets, the U.S. has quietly institutionalized a West African-based oil supply strategy, closely focused on an “Oil Triangle” centered on the Gulf of Guinea. ... Read More »

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