Asia & Pacific

 

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India, Climate Change and Security in South Asia

India, Climate Change and Security in South Asia

Source: Center for Climate and Security, 2017

Author(s): David Antos

Countries: Bangladesh, India

Topics: Climate Change, Land, Livelihoods, Renewable Resources

Added: 09/05/2017

 

South Asia faces a wide array of social, political, and economic issues that already threaten security in the regioni . The region has a history of border disputes, sectarian violence, and government corruption. In addition, population increases continue to stress the growing problems associated with urbanization, such as poor sanitation,...

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Backdraft #7: Janani Vivekananda on What Renewable Energy Projects Can Learn from Oil, and Future-Proofing Humanitarian Responses [Podcast]

Backdraft #7: Janani Vivekananda on What Renewable Energy Projects Can Learn from Oil, and Future-Proofing Humanitarian Responses [Podcast]

Source: New Security Beat, 2017

Author(s): Lauren Herzer Risi

Countries: Jordan, Kenya

Topics: Conflict Causes, Land, Livelihoods, Renewable Resources

Added: 02/05/2017

 

As more and more development and humanitarian programs contend with climate-related problems, there are important lessons learned from past experience that should not be forgotten, says Janani Vivekananda, formerly of International Alert and now with adelphi, in this week’s episode of “Backdraft.” In her work with International Alert, Vivekananda found there...

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Depoliticizing Water Conflict: Functional Peacebuilding in the Red Sea–Dead Sea Water Conveyance Project

Depoliticizing Water Conflict: Functional Peacebuilding in the Red Sea–Dead Sea Water Conveyance Project

Source: Hydrological Sciences Journal, 2016

Author(s): Karin Aggestam and Anna Sundell

Countries: Israel, Jordan, Palestine

Topics: Conflict Prevention, Renewable Resources

Added: 26/04/2017

 

This article analyses the nexus of technocracy–peacebuilding and its implications on water conflicts and hydropolitics. It is a conceptual exploration which advances an interdisciplinary approach by combining theories from two distinct research fields: peacebuilding and transboundary water management. It probes the argument that synergies between water management, development and peacebuilding...

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Insurgency, Terrorism and Organised Crime in a Warming Climate – Analysing the Links Between Climate Change and Non-State Armed Groups

Insurgency, Terrorism and Organised Crime in a Warming Climate – Analysing the Links Between Climate Change and Non-State Armed Groups

Source: Adelphi, 2016

Author(s): Katharina Nett and Lukas Rüttinger

Countries: Afghanistan, Guatemala, Syria

Topics: Climate Change, Conflict Causes, Livelihoods

Added: 23/04/2017

 

Over the past ten years, both our understanding and awareness of the links between climate change and security have increased tremendously. Today the UN, the EU, the G7 and an increasing number of states have classified climate change as a threat to global and/or national security. However, the links between climate...

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War on Drugs and War on Terror: Case of Afghanistan

War on Drugs and War on Terror: Case of Afghanistan

Source: The Peace and Conflict Review, 2009

Author(s): Daniela Corti and Ashok Swain

Countries: Afghanistan

Topics: Livelihoods, Renewable Resources

Added: 20/04/2017

 

The drug trade is a very important component of Afghanistan’s economy. In the post 9/11 period, the United States has put a high priority to its war against drugs policy in Afghanistan after linking the drug trade to the financing of the Islamic terrorist groups.The basic strategy of US war...

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The Indus II and Siachen Peace Park: Pushing the India–Pakistan Peace Process Forward

The Indus II and Siachen Peace Park: Pushing the India–Pakistan Peace Process Forward

Source: The Commonwealth Journal of International Affairs , 2009

Author(s): Ashok Swain

Countries: India, Pakistan

Topics: Conflict Prevention, Cooperation, Governance, Land

Added: 20/04/2017

 

The peace process between India and Pakistan, which started in 2000, moved very slowly before coming to a standstill following the terror attack on Mumbai in November 2008. This article argues that both these two South Asian neighbours need to focus on new areas of bilateral cooperation, which might help...

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Routledge Handbook of Environmental Conflict and Peacebuilding

Routledge Handbook of Environmental Conflict and Peacebuilding

Source: Routledge, 2018

Author(s): Ashok Swain and Joakim Öjendal

Countries: Bosnia and Herzegovina, Burma, Cambodia, Columbia, Ethiopia, Ivory Coast, Nepal, Rwanda

Topics: Conflict Prevention, Governance

Added: 20/04/2017

 

The past two decades have witnessed the emergence of a large body of research examining the linkage between environmental scarcity, violent conflict and cooperation. However, this environmental security polemic is still trying to deliver a well-defined approach to achieving peace. Studies are being undertaken to find the precise pathways by...

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Environmental Trap: The Ganges River Diversion, Bangladeshi Migration and Conflicts in India

Environmental Trap: The Ganges River Diversion, Bangladeshi Migration and Conflicts in India

Source: Uppsala University Department of Peace and Conflict Research, 1996

Author(s): Ashok Swain

Countries: Bangladesh, India

Topics: Conflict Causes, Governance, Renewable Resources

Added: 20/04/2017

 

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Renewable Natural Resource Shocks and Conflict Intensity: Findings from India’s Ongoing Maoist Insurgency

Renewable Natural Resource Shocks and Conflict Intensity: Findings from India’s Ongoing Maoist Insurgency

Source: Sage Journals, 2015

Author(s): Kishore Gawande, Devesh Kapur, Shanker Satyanath

Countries: India

Topics: Land, Livelihoods, Renewable Resources

Added: 12/04/2017

 

An interesting stream of the civil conflict literature has identified an important subset of civil conflicts with disastrous consequences, that is, those that emerge as a consequence of shocks to renewable natural resources like land and water. This literature is, however, reliant on qualitative case studies when claiming a causal...

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Recurring Storms: Food Insecurity, Political Instability, and Conflict [Video]

Recurring Storms: Food Insecurity, Political Instability, and Conflict [Video]

Source: CSIS, 2017

Author(s): Emmy Simmons

Countries: Afghanistan, Nigeria, Syria

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

Added: 10/04/2017

 

Please join us for the launch of our newest report, Recurring Storms: Food Insecurity, Political Instability, and Conflict, written by Emmy Simmons. Hear a presentation and join a dialogue with experts on why renewed and expanded international collaboration to anticipate and prepare for food insecurity is essential. Afghanistan, Nigeria, and Syria...

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