How does oil affect world politics?

This week The Beacon addresses how oil affects world politics through contributing to authoritarianism and armed conflict. To learn more about the ‘oil curse’ and its implications for international relations Haley Lemieux spoke to Dr. Leif Wenar, author of the new book Blood Oil and professor at Kings College London, Dr. Jeff Colgan, author of the book Petro-aggression: When Oil Causes War and professor at Brown University, and Dr. Michael Ross, author of the book The Oil Curse and professor at UCLA.

Professor Wenar’s full interview is available here, Professor Colgan’s full interview is available here, and Professor Ross’ full interview is available here. Our intro and outro music is provided by The interlude music is Gymnopédie no. 1, available here