Asia & Pacific

 

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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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Gendered Vulnerabilities of Smallholder Farmers to Climate Change in Conflict-Prone Areas: A Case Study from Mindanao, Philippines

Gendered Vulnerabilities of Smallholder Farmers to Climate Change in Conflict-Prone Areas: A Case Study from Mindanao, Philippines

Source: Journal of Rural Studies, 2017

Author(s): Alvin Chandra, Karen E. McNamara, Paul Dargusch, Ana Maria Caspe, and Dante Dalabajan

Countries: Philippines

Topics: Climate Change, Livelihoods, Renewable Resources

Added: 08/02/2017

 

Smallholder farmers in the Philippines are typically considered to be particularly vulnerable to climate change, yet, relatively little is known about how that vulnerability differs between men and women farmers, particularly in conflict-prone areas. Using the region of Mindanao in Philippines as a case study, this paper presents an analysis...

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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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Regional Ecological Challenges for Peace in Africa, the Middle East, Latin America and Asia Pacific

Regional Ecological Challenges for Peace in Africa, the Middle East, Latin America and Asia Pacific

Source: Springer, 2016

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

Countries: Colombia, Israel, Mexico, Nigeria, Pakistan, Palestine, Vietnam

Topics: Cooperation, Dispute Resolution/Mediation, Peace and Security Operations

Added: 01/02/2017

 

This book presents peer-reviewed texts from the International Peace Research Association’s Ecology and Peace Commission: M.I. Abazie-Humphrey (Nigeria) reviews “Nigeria’s Home-Grown DDR Programme”; C. Christian and H. Speight (USA) analyse “Water, Cooperation, and Peace in the Palestinian West Bank”; T. Galaviz (Mexico) discusses “The Peace Process Mediation Network between the...

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The Empirical Visibility of Land Use Conflicts: From Latent to Manifest Conflict through Law Enforcement in a National Park in Indonesia

The Empirical Visibility of Land Use Conflicts: From Latent to Manifest Conflict through Law Enforcement in a National Park in Indonesia

Source: Land Use Policy, 2017

Author(s): Yusran Yusran, Muhammad Alif K. Sahide, Supratman Supratman, Adrayanti Sabar, Max Krott, and Lukas Giessen

Countries: Indonesia

Topics: Dispute Resolution/Mediation, Land

Added: 01/02/2017

 

The rich literatures about land use conflicts make a valuable contribution by empirically describing the substance of local land use conflicts and through this making those cases accessible for research from multiple science disciplines. Those studies, however, often are descriptive in nature, and have a rather vague theoretical conceptualisation of conflict. We...

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Oil Palm-Community Conflict Mapping in Indonesia: A Case for Better Community Liaison in Planning for Development Initiatives

Oil Palm-Community Conflict Mapping in Indonesia: A Case for Better Community Liaison in Planning for Development Initiatives

Source: Applied Geography, 2017

Author(s): Nicola K. Abram, Erik Meijaard, Kerrie A. Wilson, Jacqueline T. Davis, Jessie A. Wells, Marc Ancrenaz, Sugeng Budiharta, Alexandra Durrant, Afif Fakhruzzi, Rebecca K. Runting, David Gaveau, and Kerrie Mengersen

Countries: Indonesia

Topics: Land, Livelihoods, Renewable Resources

Added: 01/02/2017

 

Conflict between large-scale oil-palm producers and local communities is widespread in palm-oil producer nations. With a potential doubling of oil-palm cultivation in Indonesia in the next ten years it is likely that conflicts between the palm-oil industry and communities will increase. We develop and apply a novel method for understanding...

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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: Journal of Conflict Resolution, 2017

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

Countries: India

Topics: Conflict Causes, Renewable Resources

Added: 01/02/2017

 

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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Water Insecurity in the Indus Basin: The Costs of Noncooperation

Water Insecurity in the Indus Basin: The Costs of Noncooperation

Source: United Nations University - Institute for Water, Environment and Health, 2017

Author(s): Ashok Swain

Countries: Afghanistan, China, India, Pakistan

Topics: Cooperation, Renewable Resources

Added: 25/01/2017

 

The world is encountering an era in which new threats and opportunities abound. Terrorism threatens peace and harmony far and wide, but equally challenging are a host of threats stemming from what many consider as even more menacing developments such as overpopulation, climate change, loss of species diversity, failures of...

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