Political Risk (Dynamic) Index 2014
'American's Real Struggle-- Against Billionaire Oligarchy' (2015) by US Senator Bernie Sanders - http://www.opednews.com/articles/American-s-Real-Struggle--by-Bernie-Sanders-Billionaires_Oligarchy_Real-Democracy-150209-894.html
As can be seen from the map above, conflict and political violence affect in one way or another around 96% of the world's population. This conflict ranges from extreme risk to medium risk, dispensing with low risk nations. But most of these have at their base economics and the acquisition and disagreements on geographical territories. Some conflicts may not specifically cite land acquisition as the reason but where the outcome and determination of any of their disputes entails land - the base of all wealth. As the world's natural resources that cannot be replenished runs out, geographical conflicts will escalate. This is not mainly based upon what many commentators in global security are saying (including the world's most informed and influential, the National Intelligence Council based in Washington, DC), but on common-sense grounds and the economic laws of supply and demand. Indeed, as natural resources to support human life deplete significantly, escalation in major global wars are to a very great extent, inevitable. In this respect also, it is not the politicians who decide this, but global corporations and where last year according to Forbes, the corporations on their 'Global 2000 List' controlled 51% of the world's total economic turnover - around US$36 trillion in nominal terms. Therefore global corporations supported by our political leaders are in many ways again, through the present globalization strategic agenda and process, taking the world's people unavoidably to many minor global wars to start with but where with the continual escalation of these geographical conflicts, a chain reaction will eventually be created that will most probably evolve into what can be considered as World War 111.
'The Lie Machine' - http://www.opednews.com/articles/The-Lie-Machine-by-Paul-Craig-Roberts-America_Corporate_Corporations_Power-141012-777.html by Dr Paul Craig Roberts, former Assistant Secretary of the US Treasury for Economic Policy in the Reagan Administration
Presently there are over 243 geographical disputes across the world - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_territorial_disputes
The ones that will give rise in relative times to major conflict in the future are,
2. Jammu and Kashmir
With the ultra-right government now coming to office in India, the old feud between nuclear Pakistan and nuclear India will raise its ugly head again. It is a certainty.
Proclaimed independence from Moldova and allegiance to Russia Federation. With constant Russian military presence on the border and with the recent situation in the Crimea and the on-going conflict in the Ukraine, this is a area that could have a knock-on effect with the Ukraine-Russia military dispute.
4. Western Sahara
Morocco succeeded in annexing the approximately 100,000 square miles (259,000 square kilometers) of resource-rich desert territory, and it has remained disputed ever since. Eventually bigger players will enter the fray because of these significant resources. Watch out for China again who have a major foothold in Africa with regard to natural mineral and material extraction et al that is underpinning and supporting their unparalleled economic growth.
Dr David Hill
World Innovation Foundation
(updated 14 June 2015)
LinksThe Dark Side of Natural Resources - Global Policy Forum (GPF) - http://www.globalpolicy.org/dark-side-of-natural-resources.html
Film Documentary - 'The Corporation : The Pathological Pursuit of Profit and Power' https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y888wVY5hzw
'Corporate Psychopaths, Transcript of Interview with Clive Boddy, Author, part 1' - http://www.opednews.com/articles/Corporate-Psychopaths-Tra-by-Rob-Kall-130727-402.html
'Corporate Psychopaths and Bullies, Transcript of Interview with Clive Boddy, Author, part 2' - http://www.opednews.com/articles/Corporate-Psychopaths-and-by-Rob-Kall-130727-614.html
'Chomsky Talks about Psychopaths and Sociopaths' - http://www.opednews.com/articles/Chomsky-Talks-about-Psych-by-Rob-Kall-Corporations_Health-Mental-Sociopath-Narcissism_Narcissism_Psychopath-140215-378.html
'Who Are the Enemies of Democracy?' - http://www.opednews.com/articles/opedne_rob_kall_060219_who_are_the_enemies_.htm
'Corporatism is Killing America' - http://www.opednews.com/articles/Corporatism-is-Killing-Ame-by-Rob-Kall-120819-348.html
'World War Three Is Under Way and YOU Are the Enemy' - http://www.opednews.com/articles/World-War-Three-Is-Under-W-by-Rob-Kall-110706-550.html
'Rob Kall: Traitors and Heroes/Traitors as Heroes' - http://www.opednews.com/articles/opedne_rob_kall_060827_traitors_and_heroes_2f.htm
'Calling Out and Challenging Evil... While We Still Can' - http://www.opednews.com/articles/Calling-Out-and-Challengin-by-Rob-Kall-121003-737.html
'Made In America; Real Monsters-- Corporate Personhood' - http://www.opednews.com/articles/Made-In-America-Real-Mons-by-Rob-Kall-110501-620.html
'The War Against Humanity; Targeting the Real Axis of Evil' - http://www.opednews.com/articles/opedne_rob_kall_071229_the_war_against_huma.htm
Allied to the above, you should know about the 'Gates Foundation' and Others, and how they manipulate the system to their own ends and predominantly unknown to the people - indeed they are not the so-called good guys that they make out to be - http://www.opednews.com/articles/Privatized-Ebola-by-Margaret-Kimberley-Bill-Gates_Bottom-up-Top-Down_Ebola_Philanthropy-Giving-141016-114.html
'The Government Problem' (24 December 2014) - http://www.opednews.com/articles/The-Government-Problem-by-Robert-Reich-Government-Crime_Government-Takeover_Legislation_Money-141224-359.html
'The Billionaire Sentenced to Five Years in Prison' (25 December 2014) - http://www.opednews.com/articles/Billionaire-Sentenced-to-F-by-Rob-Kall-Billionaires_Corporate-Personhood_Hong-Kong-141225-388.html