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Comments on: The importance of resources in international relations http://www.rogerdarlington.me.uk/nighthawk/?p=5028 Roger Darlington's personal blog Tue, 01 Mar 2011 18:28:47 +0000 hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=6.0 By: Alexei http://www.rogerdarlington.me.uk/nighthawk/?p=5028&cpage=1#comment-4002 Tue, 01 Mar 2011 18:28:47 +0000 http://www.rogerdarlington.me.uk/nighthawk/?p=5028#comment-4002 I would like to add a few points to your conversation.

Resource-rich nations need to invest into defense. The only reliable means of resource-hungry nations containment has been nuclear weapons and American missile defense initiatives make the existing balance very vulnerable.

Another consideration: resource owners have a tendency to autocracy. I wonder why? 😉

Thirdly, resource-poor countries have been historically more successful in innovation.

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