Conflict Causes

 

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Armed Conflicts and Natural Resources

Armed Conflicts and Natural Resources

Source: European Union, 2011

Author(s): Jan Kucera, Mayeul Kauffmann, Ana-Maria Duta, Ivette Tarrida Soler, Patrizia Tenerelli, Giovanna Trianni, Catherine Hale, Lauren Rizzo and Stefano Ferri

Countries: Africa

Topics: Conflict Causes, Extractive Resources, Livelihoods

Added: 12/01/2017

 

There are numerous examples in recent history that show the malefic role that natural resources can play in conflicts. They are often managed inadequately and irresponsibly, illegally exploited and traded, contributing directly or indirectly to tensions, insecurity and armed conflicts, particularly in developing countries. The control of scarce resources is...

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Conflict and the Environment

Conflict and the Environment

Source: UNEP, 2007

Author(s): The African Union Mission in Sudan

Countries: Sudan

Topics: Conflict Causes, Extractive Resources

Added: 12/01/2017

 

Sudan has been wracked by civil war and regional strife for most of the past fifty years, and at the time of finalizing this report, in June 2007, a major conflict rages on in Darfur. At the same time, Sudan suffers from a number of severe environmental problems, both within...

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The Ebb and Flow of Water Conflicts: A Case Study of India and Pakistan

The Ebb and Flow of Water Conflicts: A Case Study of India and Pakistan

Source: Springer, 2016

Author(s): Kristina Roic, Dustin Garrick, and Manzoor Qadir

Countries: India, Pakistan

Topics: Conflict Causes, Cooperation, Dispute Resolution/Mediation, Renewable Resources

Added: 08/01/2017

 

A growing body of evidence suggests that domestic water conflicts are not only more prevalent and violent than water conflicts at the international level, they can also have regional and international implications. Using India and Pakistan as a case study, this chapter explores how water conflicts within these two countries...

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Climate Change and Farmer-Herder Conflicts in West Africa

Climate Change and Farmer-Herder Conflicts in West Africa

Source: Springer, 2016

Author(s): Charlène Cabot

Topics: Climate Change, Conflict Causes

Added: 08/01/2017

 

Nomadic and semi-nomadic herders such as the FulBe have a long history of migrating and also of building relationships with various sedentary farming populations in West Africa. These contacts can take various forms, from coexistence to cooperation or competition and even to conflicts over shared natural renewable resources, namely fresh...

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Climate Change and Conflict: Taking Stock

Climate Change and Conflict: Taking Stock

Source: De Gruyter, 2016

Author(s): Halvard Buhaug

Topics: Climate Change, Conflict Causes

Added: 08/01/2017

 

Is climate change a major security threat? How has research on climate and conflict progressed in recent years? And where should it move forward? This brief essay reflects on some ways in which climatic changes could constitute a threat to peace and stability. Rather than assuming a direct causal link,...

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U.S. Domestic Regulation of Global Conflict Resources

U.S. Domestic Regulation of Global Conflict Resources

Source: Orbis, 2016

Author(s): Michael D. Beevers

Topics: Conflict Causes, Extractive Resources, Governance

Added: 01/01/2017

 

The violent conflicts in developing countries during the 1990s too often were blamed on rebel groups fighting for natural resource loot. Yet, the natural resources do not cause conflict, which is often rooted in deep-seated and historically contingent sets of grievances. For this reason, we should not expect regulations to...

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Natural Resources and Violent Conflict in Central Africa

Natural Resources and Violent Conflict in Central Africa

Source: Innovations for Peace and Development, University of Texas, 2016

Author(s): Andrew Stravers, Raheem Chaudhry, Tawheeda Wahabzada, and Michael Findley

Countries: Democratic Republic of the Congo

Topics: Conflict Causes, Extractive Resources

Added: 01/01/2017

 

Conflict has ravaged the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) for almost two decades. Scholars have proposed a number of theories to explain the role that mineral resources have played in this ongoing conflict. Some claim that natural resources play a leading role in providing funding for rebel operations, and...

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Hydropolitics in Transboundary Water Conflict Cooperation

Hydropolitics in Transboundary Water Conflict Cooperation

Source: Springer, 2016

Author(s): Subash Prasad Rai, Aaron T. Wolf, Nayan Sharma, and Harinarayan Tiwari

Topics: Conflict Causes, Cooperation, Renewable Resources

Added: 01/01/2017

 

Water is a fundamental human need and key to economic development. Since the beginning of civilization, people have faced problems associated with river and freshwater sharing. To add on to the precarious situation, most of the freshwater rivers are transboundary rivers, i.e. they cross at least one political border, either...

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International Symposium on Water Diplomacy: An Overview

International Symposium on Water Diplomacy: An Overview

Source: SIWI, 2016

Topics: Conflict Causes, Gender, Governance, Renewable Resources

Added: 28/12/2016

 

In recent years, diplomacy has evolved to be more inclusive, open and transparent, involving more diverse actors than the traditional diplomats, in order to better tackle complex global challenges such as water scarcity and climate change. Global interdependencies are growing. Decision-making in one part of the world can easily impact...

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Bipartisan Climate and Security Consensus Statement Release [Video]

Bipartisan Climate and Security Consensus Statement Release [Video]

Source: Center for Climate and Security, 2016

Author(s): Sherri Goodman, Geoffrey Kemp, Ronald Keys, Samual Locklear III, and Dov Zakheim

Topics: Climate Change, Conflict Causes

Added: 18/12/2016

 

There exists a U.S. national security consensus that climate change presents a “strategically-significant risk” and will require a “comprehensive response.” It’s an issue that the next President of the United States (and likely, many after that) will have to take very seriously, no matter their ideological predilections. In this context,...

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