Middle East & North Africa

 

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Identifying Synergies and Tradeoffs in the Sustainability Security Nexus: The Case of Israeli-Palestinian Wastewater Treatment Regime

Identifying Synergies and Tradeoffs in the Sustainability Security Nexus: The Case of Israeli-Palestinian Wastewater Treatment Regime

Source: Hydrological Sciences Journal, 2015

Author(s): Itay Fischhendler

Countries: Israel, Palestine

Topics: Basic Services, Cooperation, Renewable Resources

Added: 20/01/2017

 

The literature on environmental security often assumes complementarity between promoting sustainability and broader security goals. As sustainability and security are viewed to be positively correlated the possible tradeoffs between security objectives and aspects of sustainable development have largely been overlooked. This study examines under what conditions these tradeoffs are likely...

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Substitutability, Securisation, and Hydro-Hegemony: Ontological and Strategic Sequencing In Shared River Relations

Substitutability, Securisation, and Hydro-Hegemony: Ontological and Strategic Sequencing In Shared River Relations

Source: Conflict, Security & Development, 2015

Author(s): Gary Winslett

Countries: Syria, Turkey

Topics: Conflict Prevention, Cooperation, Governance, Renewable Resources

Added: 20/01/2017

 

When a river passes through multiple states, to what extent are those states able to co-operate over or come into conflict over that shared water source? To address this question, I build on previous literature that emphasised benefit sharing, securitisation narratives and basin-level hydro-hegemony to advance an ontologically and strategically...

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International Water Rights on the White Nile of the New State of South Sudan

International Water Rights on the White Nile of the New State of South Sudan

Source: Boston College International & Comparative Law Review, 2016

Author(s): Andreas K. Wendl

Countries: Egypt, South Sudan, Sudan

Topics: Conflict Prevention, Cooperation, Governance, Renewable Resources

Added: 18/01/2017

 

The birth of South Sudan falls directly in the demarcation zone of the rivalry between downstream and upstream riparian states on the waters of the Nile River. The downstream states—Egypt and Sudan—stress their “natural and historic” rights to the entire flow of the Nile based on the 1959 Nile Agreement...

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Environment is the 'Silent Casualty' of Armed Conflict

Environment is the 'Silent Casualty' of Armed Conflict

Source: UNEP, 2016

Author(s): Michael Logan and Jens Laerke

Countries: Iraq

Topics: Conflict Causes, Livelihoods

Added: 12/01/2017

 

Top UN officials call for action to protect environment in times of war.

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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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A Bigger Problem than ISIS?

A Bigger Problem than ISIS?

Source: The New Yorker, 2017

Author(s): Dexter Filkins

Countries: Iraq

Topics: Assessment, Renewable Resources

Added: 08/01/2017

 

On the morning of August 7, 2014, a team of fighters from the Islamic State, riding in pickup trucks and purloined American Humvees, swept out of the Iraqi village of Wana and headed for the Mosul Dam. Two months earlier, isis had captured Mosul, a city of nearly two million people, as...

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The 2016 - Al-Mishraq Sulphur Plant Fire: Source and Risk Area Estimation

The 2016 - Al-Mishraq Sulphur Plant Fire: Source and Risk Area Estimation

Year: 2017

Author(s): Oscar Björnham, Håkan Grahn, Pontus von Schoenberg, Annica Waleij, Birgitta Liljedahl, and Niklas Brännström

Countries: Iraq

Topics: Assessment, Extractive Resources, Weapons, Waste, and Pollution

Added: 08/01/2017

 

On October 20th 2016, Daesh (Islamic State) set fire to the sulphur production site Al-Mishraq as the battle of Mosul became more intense. A huge plume of toxic sulphur dioxide and hydrogen sulphide caused comprising casualties. The intensity of the SO2 release was reaching levels of minor volcanic eruptions which...

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Water, Livestock, and Malnutrition: Findings from an Impact Assessment of “Community Resilience to Acute Malnutrition” Programming in the Dar Sila Region of Eastern Chad, 2012–2015

Water, Livestock, and Malnutrition: Findings from an Impact Assessment of “Community Resilience to Acute Malnutrition” Programming in the Dar Sila Region of Eastern Chad, 2012–2015

Source: Feinstein International Center, 2016

Author(s): Anastasia Marshak, Helen Young, and Anne Radday

Countries: Chad

Topics: Assessment, Livelihoods, Programming, Renewable Resources

Added: 28/12/2016

 

The Dar Sila region of eastern Chad experiences highly variable rainfall, seasonal food insecurity, and high prevalence of acute malnutrition. In 2012, Concern Worldwide put in place an integrated program that combines nutrition, health, water, sanitation, and hygiene (WASH), and food, income, and markets (FIM) in the Dar Sila Region...

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Navigating Complexity: Climate, Migration, and Conflict in a Changing World

Navigating Complexity: Climate, Migration, and Conflict in a Changing World

Source: Wilson Center and USAID, 2016

Author(s): Schuyler Null and Lauren Herzer Risi

Countries: Sudan, Syria

Topics: Climate Change, Conflict Causes

Added: 06/12/2016

 

Record levels of displacement and accelerating climate change have prompted many to wonder if the world is headed toward a more violent future. Whether a policymaker, practitioner, diplomat, or peacebuilder, the nexus of climate change, migration, and conflict is posing fundamental challenges in a myriad of ways. This document is...

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Environmental Emergency Response to the Lebanon Crisis

Environmental Emergency Response to the Lebanon Crisis

Source: UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs and UNEP, 2006

Countries: Israel, Lebanon

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

Added: 04/12/2016

 

In July 2006, open hostilities broke out between Israel and Hezbollah, with heavy aerial bombardment of Lebanon, especially south Lebanon and south Beirut. The conflict resulted in loss of life, injuries and considerable damage to Lebanese industrial installations and infrastructure. The conflict has immediate and longer-term environmental impacts. 

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