Tagged: oil

Illegal miners in Itagun, Nigeria separating mud, stones from the raw material, gold.

Transnational Organized Crime Underpins Global Conflict

The Norwegian Center for Global Analyses (RHIPTO), International Criminal Police Organization (INTERPOL), and the Global Initiative Against Transnational Organized Crime released a joint report in September detailing the connection between transnational organized crime and global conflicts. The report states that 96% of an annual USD31.5 billion in illicit flows is...

U.S. Chemical Safety Board Releases Final Investigative Report on 2010 Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill

The Deepwater Horizon oil spill that took place on April 20, 2010 in the Macondo Prospect oil field has been described as “one of the largest environmental disasters in U.S. history.” The explosion and subsequent spill took the lives of 11 workers, seriously injured 17, and leaked a reported 5...

How U.S. Oil Will Affect the World

The “Oil Security 2025: U.S. National Security Policy in an Era of Domestic Oil Abundance” report produced by the Commission on Energy and Geopolitics gives a scenario-based analysis of the future global supply and demand for oil. The Commission relays the more than monetary price of America’s oil dependency in...

Blood for Oil: Energy and Climate Security are “Two Sides of the Same Coin”

The United States and Europe have both experienced the devastating effects of climate change. Severe storms and unpredictable weather patterns have caused massive damage to coastal cities, including Super-storm Hurricane Sandy. Other threats to our national security include economic consequences. The Royal United Services Institute (RUSI) has released a report,...

Interesting Theses from the U.S. Army Command and General Staff College

Today the HSDL would like to highlight three theses from the U.S. Army Command and General Staff College. Understanding the Emergence of Alshabab in Somalia by Mohamed Omar Assowe, looks at how the disorder in Somalia and the division in opposing groups has led Alshabab to adopted a jihadist ideology...

New Report Highlights Lessons for Offshore Drilling after Macondo Well-Deepwater Horizon Blowout

This new report published by the National Academies Press provides analysis and recommendations regarding the Deepwater Horizon explosion that occurred on April 20, 2010. Eleven workers were killed and sixteen others were seriously injured in the accident. The explosion and spill had an enormous impact on the companies and families...