Geopolitical impacts of changing patterns of oil production & consumption 1. Gulf Wars (1990-91 & 2003-11) MERIP report on oil and the Gulf War Background to the first Gulf War Background to the second Gulf War Oil conflict in China? Is it about the islands? US – China conflict over oil? Japan – China conflict ‘all about oil’ Ditto from the Huffington Post Great short video here from The Economist: This is a youtube video covering the issue briefly.