The New Global Security: Natural Resource Security
The global security landscape is unthinkably different than what it was even 50 years ago. Non-state actors, the creation of new states, and access to technology has made the world a more dangerous place, and have caused vibrant debates in national security establishments around the world. Access and availability of natural resources is intricately tied to these security concerns. Mexico, Afghanistan and Somalia are only three of the countries in which limited access to potable water, oil and minerals is resulting in instability and civil strife.