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The Resource Diamonds / Ian Smillie

Diamonds / Ian Smillie

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Diamonds / Ian Smillie
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Diamonds / Ian Smillie
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Summary
Diamonds are a multi-billion dollar business involving some of the world’s largest mining companies, a million and a half artisanal diggers, more than a million cutters and polishers and a huge retail jewellery sector. But behind the sparkle of the diamond lies a murkier story, in which rebel armies in Angola, Sierra Leone and the Congo turned to diamonds to finance their wars. Completely unregulated, so-called blood diamonds became the perfect tool for money laundering, tax evasion, drug-running and weapons-trafficking. Diamonds brings together for the first time all aspects of the diamond industry. In it, Ian Smillie, former UN Security Council investigator and leading figure in the blood diamonds campaign, offers a comprehensive analysis of the history and structure of today’s diamond trade, the struggle for effective regulation and the challenges ahead. There is, he argues, greater diversification and competition than ever before, but thanks to the success of the Kimberley Process, this coveted and prestigious gem now represents a fragile but renewed opportunity for development in some of the world’s poorest nations. This part of the diamond story has rarely been told
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Smillie, Ian
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dictionaries
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Mines and mineral resources
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Diamonds / Ian Smillie
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Publication
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ODILO:034300000379
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4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
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electronic
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9780745682808
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optical disk
Label
Diamonds / Ian Smillie
Publication
Control code
ODILO:034300000379
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
http://library.link/vocab/inputERC
True
Isbn
9780745682808
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Specific material designation
optical disk

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