Politique Internationale - La Revue n°98 - HIVER - 2003

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DROGUE ET TERRORISME : LES LIENS DU SANG
Article de Alain Labrousse
Chercheur, journaliste, ancien président de l\'Observatoire géopolitique des drogues (OGD).
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In an exceptional interview with the editors of Politique Internationale, Daniel Yergin, president of Cambridge Energy Research Associates (CERA) and a world-renowned authority on energy, analyses the consequences that military intervention in Iraq would have on the energy market. He believes that the "fear premium" is already adding three to five dollars a barrel to prices, which have jumped 50% since the beginning of 2002. The author of the best-selling book The Prize: The Epic Quest for Oil, Money and Power nevertheless seeks to reassure. In the event of a war Saudi Arabia would increase its output to hold prices down, and the United States will not hesitate to use its strategic reserves. He does warn against the risks of an extended conflict since beyond two or three weeks he believes that the market will become very nervous. It will also be important to reassure countries such as India and China, which do not have strategic reserves and where the fear of shortages could trigger panic.

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(1) Gregory J. Petrakis, " Organized Crime and the Financing of Terrorist and Guerilla Movements ", in International Scientific and Professional Advisory Council of the United Nations Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice Programme, Countering Terrorism through International Cooperation, Milan, ISPAC, 2001.
(2) Dominique Venner, Histoire du terrorisme, Pygmalion, 2002.
(3) Peter Waldmann, " Existe una politica europea de lucha contra el terrorismo y el crimen organizado ? ", in Colloque du Comité universitaire européen pour la Colombie, Institut des Hautes études d'Amérique latine, 20 mars 2002.
(4) Sur les relations entre les guérillas de Birmanie et la drogue, voir Pierre-Arnaud Chouvy, Les Territoires de l'opium, conflits et trafics du Triangle d'or et du Croissant d'or, Olizane, 2002.
(5) Lire : Alain Labrousse, " L'essor des narco-nuisances ", in Politique Internanionale, no 91, printemps 2001.
(6) " L'islam au bout du fusil ", entretien accordé à Politique Internationale, no 74, hiver 1996-1997.
(7) Ugo Rankl, article inédit.
(8) Cité par Peter Dale Scott et Jonathan Marshal, Cocaine Politics, Drugs, Armies an the CIA in Central America, University of California Press, 1991.
(9) Idem.
(10) Témoignage publié dans : Reinares, Terrorismo y antiterrorismo, Paidós, Barcelone, 1998.