There is a strong relationship between energy resources and the strategic interests of empires – states Daniele Ganser. He argues that most wars seem to be resource wars, whether in the past or the present. And to justify these wars, power players use media and carefully crafted narratives to conquer and control people’s minds and hearts. We should be careful, however, not to fall for everything we are presented with, says Daniele. We need to ask questions and question motives. We owe it to ourselves and to our children, since this may ultimately make the difference between war and peace.
One of the most intriguing historians of our times, Daniele Ganser specializes in international history after 1945, geostrategy, secret warfare and intelligence services as well as international politics, focusing on the relationship between energy and politics. He aims to uncover and analyze frequently hidden and dangerous agendas of imperial powers in relation to energy and resources; dynamics that have an enormous impact in shaping our collective future and well‐being.
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