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Recurring Storms: Food Insecurity, Political Instability, and Conflict

Recurring Storms: Food Insecurity, Political Instability, and Conflict

Source: Center for Strategic & International Studies, 2017

Author(s): Emma Simmons

Countries: Afghanistan, Nigeria, Syria

Topics: Governance, Renewable Resources

Added: 10/02/2017

 

Changes in global weather patterns are now projected to have potentially devastating impacts on agriculture in the coming years and decades. The rising “double burden” of malnutrition already threatens to dampen global progress toward better health. Demographic change—a bulging population of youth in Africa and rapid urbanization—is creating opportunities for...

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Climate Change, Rainfall, and Social Conflict in Africa

Climate Change, Rainfall, and Social Conflict in Africa

Source: Journal of Peace Research, 2012

Author(s): Cullen Hendrix and Idean Salehyan

Topics: Conflict Prevention, Governance, Renewable Resources

Added: 08/02/2017

 

Much of the debate over the security implications of climate change revolves around whether changing weather patterns will lead to future conflict. This article addresses whether deviations from normal rainfall patterns affect the propensity for individuals and groups to engage in disruptive activities such as demonstrations, riots, strikes, communal conflict,...

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Climate Shocks and Political Violence: Beyond Scarcity, Beyond Africa CCAPS Research Brief No. 3

Climate Shocks and Political Violence: Beyond Scarcity, Beyond Africa CCAPS Research Brief No. 3

Source: Robert S. Strauss Center for International Security and Law, 2012

Author(s): Cullen Hendrix and Idean Salehyan

Topics: Conflict Prevention, Governance, Renewable Resources

Added: 08/02/2017

 

Contrary to conventional wisdom, environmental scarcity is not always a trigger of political violence. In fact, political violence may be more prevalent in times of environmental abundance, when there are more resources and opportunities for violent tactics—and more incentive to engage in such actions. Much of the research on climate...

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Social Environmental Mining Conflicts in Mexico

Social Environmental Mining Conflicts in Mexico

Source: Latin American Perspectives Journal, 2015

Author(s): Darcy Tetreault

Countries: Mexico

Topics: Extractive Resources, Governance, Livelihoods, Peace and Security Operations

Added: 08/02/2017

 

Examination of social environmental conflicts around mining in Mexico indicates that neoliberal reforms have facilitated “accumulation by dispossession,” first by transferring public resources in the form of mineral rights and state-run mining companies to the private sector and second by dispossessing smallholder farmers and indigenous communities of their land, water,...

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Weapons of Choice: The Effect of Natural Resources on Terror and Insurgencies

Weapons of Choice: The Effect of Natural Resources on Terror and Insurgencies

Source: Journal of Peace Research, 2016

Author(s): Axel Dreher and Merle Kreibaum

Topics: Conflict Causes, Extractive Resources, Governance

Added: 07/02/2017

 

This article investigates the effect of natural resources on whether ethno-political groups choose to pursue their goals with nonviolent as compared to violent means, distinguishing terrorism from insurgencies. It is hypothesized that whether or not the extraction of fossil fuels sparks violence depends both on the group’s characteristics and the...

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Managing Wickedness in the Niger Delta: Can a New Approach to Multi-stakeholder Governance Increase Voice and Sustainability?

Managing Wickedness in the Niger Delta: Can a New Approach to Multi-stakeholder Governance Increase Voice and Sustainability?

Source: Landscape and Urban Planning, 2016

Author(s): Charisma Acey

Countries: Nigeria

Topics: Extractive Resources, Governance, Livelihoods

Added: 06/02/2017

 

Recent efforts by the largest oil companies in Nigeria have shifted their corporate social responsibility to reflect more bottom-up participatory approaches to development and environmental conflict management in the Niger Delta. The newest approach, the Global Memorandum of Understanding, is a model of network governance, clustering groups of communities together...

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Developing Transboundary Water Resources: What Perspectives for Cooperation between Afghanistan, Iran and Pakistan

Developing Transboundary Water Resources: What Perspectives for Cooperation between Afghanistan, Iran and Pakistan

Source: EU/AREU, 2016

Author(s): Vincent Thomas, Mujib Ahmad Azizi, and Khalid Behzad

Countries: Afghanistan, Iran, Pakistan

Topics: Conflict Prevention, Cooperation, Governance, Renewable Resources

Added: 01/02/2017

 

Since the fall of the Taliban, the Government of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan (GIRoA) has been actively trying to resume its hydraulic mission that was put on hold in the late 1970s. Improving water control through the construction of dams has been described by the GIRoA as a silver...

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The Current Situation in Afghanistan

The Current Situation in Afghanistan

Source: USIP, 2017

Author(s): USIP

Countries: Afghanistan

Topics: Conflict Prevention, Governance, Humanitarian Assistance, Renewable Resources

Added: 01/02/2017

 

USIP works with local and international partners, both in government and from civil society, to address the immediate political crisis and underlying drivers of conflict. The Institute supports Afghan government agencies to strengthen the rule of law, reduce violent extremism, and build peacemaking skills across the country. The Institute strengthens...

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Orphan River: Water Management of the Kabul River Basin in Afghanistan and Pakistan

Orphan River: Water Management of the Kabul River Basin in Afghanistan and Pakistan

Source: Stockholm International Water Institute, 2016

Countries: Afghanistan, Pakistan

Topics: Climate Change, Conflict Causes, Governance, Renewable Resources

Added: 01/02/2017

 

At least seven major rivers bend their course between the sinuous rocks of the Hindu Kush that divide Afghanistan and Pakistan, watering plains and sustaining life on both sides of the border. Yet it is the 480-kilometre trench Pakistan built between the two countries in 2014, reportedly to stem growing...

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Addressing Global Environmental Challenges from a Peace Ecology Perspective

Addressing Global Environmental Challenges from a Peace Ecology Perspective

Source: Springer, 2016

Author(s): Hans Günter Brauch, Úrsula Oswald Spring, Juliet Bennett, and S. E. Serrano Oswald

Countries: Honduras, Mexico

Topics: Climate Change, Governance, Renewable Resources

Added: 01/02/2017

 

Addressing global environmental challenges from a peace ecology perspective, the present book offers peer-reviewed texts that build on the expanding field of peace ecology and applies this concept to global environmental challenges in the Anthropocene. Hans Günter Brauch (Germany) offers a typology of time and turning points in the 20th...

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