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What Explains the Ups and Downs of Resource Nationalism?

Aug 1, 2018 | 15:22 GMT
Bolivian military police try to seize the Vinto industrial complex of Swiss mining group Glencore in Oruro in 2007.

Bolivian military police try to seize the Vinto industrial complex of Swiss mining group Glencore in Oruro, 380 kilometers (236 miles) south of La Paz, in 2007. Many countries have sought to exert greater control over their natural resources, especially since 2004.

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Countries are seeking greater national control over their natural resources these days. While this pursuit is consistent with long-term trends, the medium-term outlook is more cyclical....

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