Asia & Pacific

 

There are 574 items related to Asia & Pacific. Items are listed by date added.

 

Water: Reason for Conflict or Catalyst for Peace? The Case of the Middle East

Water: Reason for Conflict or Catalyst for Peace? The Case of the Middle East

Source: L'Europe en Formation, 2012

Author(s): Christiane J. Fröhlich

Countries: Iraq, Jordan, Syria, Turkey

Topics: Conflict Causes, Cooperation, Livelihoods, Renewable Resources

Added: 20/01/2017

 

The global freshwater resources amount to approximately 1,4 billion cubic metres. Only about 2.5 per cent of this water is sweet and drinkable ; moreover, the majority of these 2.5 per cent are difficult or impossible to reach. 69 per cent of the global sweet water resources are bound in glaciers...

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Research Methods for Exploring the Links between Climate Change and Conflict

Research Methods for Exploring the Links between Climate Change and Conflict

Source: Wiley, 2017

Author(s): Tobias Ide

Countries: Armenia, Côte d'Ivoire, Democratic Republic of the Congo, El Salvador, Guatemala

Topics: Climate Change, Conflict Causes

Added: 19/01/2017

 

The potential links between climate change and conflict have received much attention in recent years, but there is little consensus on the issue in the relevant literature. So far, few methodological reflections exist in climate–conflict research. This is unfortunate given the tremendous innovations in methods the research field has experienced...

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Critical Geopolitics and School Textbooks: The Case of Environment-Conflict Links in Germany

Critical Geopolitics and School Textbooks: The Case of Environment-Conflict Links in Germany

Source: Elsevier, 2016

Author(s): Tobias Ide

Countries: Armenia, Côte d'Ivoire, El Salvador, Guatemala

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

Added: 19/01/2017

 

This study explores the conceptual and empirical utility of studying school textbooks from a critical geopolitics perspective. School textbooks bind together various discourses, modalities and genres and can reflect the dominant knowledge in a given society. They therefore have a high potential to reveal the citational practices resonating between the...

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Women, Peace, and Security: Afghanistan-Pakistan Women’s Policy Brief

Women, Peace, and Security: Afghanistan-Pakistan Women’s Policy Brief

Source: USAID, 2017

Author(s): Ana C. Rold, Sameena Imtiaz, and Mariam Safi

Countries: Afghanistan

Topics: Gender, Livelihoods

Added: 18/01/2017

 

The Pakistan-Afghan Women’s Forum for Peace and Democracy (PAWFPD) was established in 2012 to enhance cross-border cooperation between Afghanistan and Pakistan. This initiative engages and empowers women from both countries to participate in processes that help to build peace in the region. In October 2015, the United Nations Security Council...

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Afghanistan 2017 Humanitarian Needs Overview

Afghanistan 2017 Humanitarian Needs Overview

Source: UNOCHA, 2017

Author(s): UNOCHA

Countries: Afghanistan

Topics: Humanitarian Assistance

Added: 18/01/2017

 

Afghanistan remains one of the most dangerous, and most violent, crisis ridden countries in the world. The continued deepening and geographic spread of the conflict has prompted a 13% increase in the number of people in need of humanitarian assistance in 2017, now 9.3 million. Violations of International Humanitarian Law...

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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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Managing the Indus in a Warming World: The Potential for Transboundary Cooperation in Coping with Climate Change

Managing the Indus in a Warming World: The Potential for Transboundary Cooperation in Coping with Climate Change

Source: Springer, 2016

Author(s): David Michel

Countries: Afghanistan, China, India, Pakistan

Topics: Climate Change, Cooperation, Dispute Resolution/Mediation, Renewable Resources

Added: 08/01/2017

 

Decision-makers in Afghanistan, China, India, and Pakistan must reconcile a host of overlapping socioeconomic, ecological, and policy pressures to ensure their countries’ future water needs. Growing populations and expanding economies are driving rising water demands, even as environmental degradation and unsustainable consumption practices increasingly stretch the shared resources of the...

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Demanding Rights in Company-Community Resource Extraction Conflicts: Examining the Cases of Vedanta and POSCO in Odisha, India

Demanding Rights in Company-Community Resource Extraction Conflicts: Examining the Cases of Vedanta and POSCO in Odisha, India

Source: Springer, 2016

Author(s): Kate Macdonald, Shelley Marshall, and Samantha Balaton-Chrimes

Countries: India

Topics: Extractive Resources, Land

Added: 08/01/2017

 

Amidst intensified competition for land available to private investors in mining, industrial and commercial agriculture sectors, contests between transnational companies and communities over land are emerging in many countries as a significant domain of social conflict. This chapter examines the cases of two company-community conflicts over land in the Indian...

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National Corruption Survey 2016: Afghan Perceptions and Experiences of Corruption

National Corruption Survey 2016: Afghan Perceptions and Experiences of Corruption

Source: Relief.web, 2016

Author(s): Integrity Watch-Afghanistan

Countries: Afghanistan

Topics: Governance, Renewable Resources

Added: 31/12/2016

 

December 8, 2016 (Kabul, Afghanistan) – Integrity Watch Afghanistan launched its biennial National Corruption Survey today. The report estimated $3b were paid in bribes in the last one year – an almost 50% increase compared to 2014. The amount of bribes estimated is much higher than the Afghan government revenue...

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War and Wildlife: Linking Armed Conflict to Conservation

War and Wildlife: Linking Armed Conflict to Conservation

Source: Ecological Society of America, 2016

Author(s): Kaitlyn M. Gaynor, Kathryn J. Fiorella, Gillian H. Gregory, David J. Kurz, Katherine L. Seto, Lauren S. Withey, and Justin S. Brashares

Countries: Afghanistan, Colombia, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Nicaragua, Zimbabwe

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

Added: 28/12/2016

 

Armed conflict throughout the world's biodiversity hotspots poses a critical threat to conservation efforts. To date, research and policy have focused more on the ultimate outcomes of conflict for wildlife rather than on the ecological, social, and economic processes that create those outcomes. Yet the militarization that accompanies armed conflict,...

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