Conflict Causes

 

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Perceptions of Justice and Violent Mobilization: Explaining Petroleum Related Riots in Southern Tanzania

Perceptions of Justice and Violent Mobilization: Explaining Petroleum Related Riots in Southern Tanzania

Source: Conflict Trends, 2016

Author(s): Elise Must and Siri Aas Rustad

Countries: Tanzania

Topics: Conflict Causes, Extractive Resources, Governance, Livelihoods

Added: 15/02/2017

 

​​Tanzania has remained remarkably peaceful despite being characterized as a high conflict risk country.  Recent natural gas discoveries led to waves of protests and riots and loss of civilian lives in a region never before marked by any political unrest. The mobilization was fuelled by local perceptions of injustice and...

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Climate Change and its Security Implications

Climate Change and its Security Implications

Source: Springer, 2016

Author(s): Tracey Skillington

Countries: Afghanistan, Pakistan, Somalia, Sudan

Topics: Climate Change, Conflict Causes, Renewable Resources

Added: 08/02/2017

 

A total of 1.2 billion people worldwide reside in states likely to experience some form of ‘climate-induced political instability’ in the decades ahead (International Alert 2007: 3, 2009: 8, 2015: 1). New patterns of extreme weather conditions such as intense heat waves, prolonged drought, or storm surges are not only...

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Environmental Scarcity and International Conflict

Environmental Scarcity and International Conflict

Source: Conflict Management and Peace Science Journal, 2003

Author(s): Phillip Stalley

Topics: Conflict Causes, Peace and Security Operations, Renewable Resources

Added: 07/02/2017

 

Since the end of the Cold War, scholars have increasingly tumed their attention to examining the link between depletion of renewable resources and conflict. Within this environmental security literature, academic opinion varies across a wide spectrum with some predicting a dark future of environmental "resource wars" both between and within...

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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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The Past, Present, and Future of Water Conflict and International Security

The Past, Present, and Future of Water Conflict and International Security

Source: Journal of Contemporary Water Research & Education , 2012

Author(s): David K. Kreamer

Topics: Conflict Causes, Conflict Prevention, Peace and Security Operations, Renewable Resources

Added: 07/02/2017

 

 Water stress and scarcity has affected, and will continue to affect, the stability of communities. An overview of global water security challenges indicates profound difficulties and potential flashpoints. There are many examples of struggles in supplying clean water throughout the world, and how water has been both a strategic tool...

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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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The Impact of Illicit Arms on Security: Case Study of Cattle Rustling in Northern Kenya

The Impact of Illicit Arms on Security: Case Study of Cattle Rustling in Northern Kenya

Source: University of Nairobi, 2016

Author(s): Ndambuki Muthike

Countries: Kenya

Topics: Conflict Causes, Livelihoods, Renewable Resources, Weapons, Waste, and Pollution

Added: 01/02/2017

 

One of the major challenges facing countries that are vulnerable to conflict is the existence of illicit small arms. This is because the illicit small arms open up opportunities for non-state actors to initiate and engage in continuous armed violence. Additionally, the ease of accessibility to small arms by individuals...

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Is Human Security a Relevant Concept in the Context of Climate Change Adaptation Policies?

Is Human Security a Relevant Concept in the Context of Climate Change Adaptation Policies?

Source: Springer, 2017

Author(s): Katriona McGlade, Christiane Gerstetter, Elizabeth Tedsen, and Rodrigo Vidaurre

Topics: Climate Change, Conflict Causes

Added: 01/02/2017

 

This paper analyses the relevance of the concept of human security for the purpose of climate adaptation policies. The starting point of this inquiry is recent high-level debates and reports framing climate change as a security issue. One way in which climate change can be considered a ‘security risk’ is...

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Climate Security as a Framework for Climate Policy and Governance

Climate Security as a Framework for Climate Policy and Governance

Source: Springer, 2017

Author(s): Mohamed Behnassi

Topics: Climate Change, Conflict Causes, Governance

Added: 01/02/2017

 

There is growing evidence that the impacts of climate change have the potential to trigger or amplify many risks and vulnerabilities with the possibility of increasing the likelihood of tensionsand conflicts in many fragile countries. This may also undermine the ability ofsomegovernmentsto provide the conditions necessary for human security. Such...

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Civil Conflict Sensitivity to Growing-Season Drought

Civil Conflict Sensitivity to Growing-Season Drought

Source: PNAS, 2016

Author(s): Nina von Uexkull, Mihai Croicu, Hanne Fjelde, and Halvard Buhaug

Topics: Climate Change, Conflict Causes, Land, Livelihoods

Added: 01/02/2017

 

To date, the research community has failed to reach a consensus on the nature and significance of the relationship between climate variability and armed conflict. We argue that progress has been hampered by insufficient attention paid to the context in which droughts and other climatic extremes may increase the risk...

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