Middle East & North Africa

 

There are 330 items related to Middle East & North Africa. Items are listed by date added.

 

The Climate-Conflict Nexus: Pathways, Regional Links, and Case Studies

The Climate-Conflict Nexus: Pathways, Regional Links, and Case Studies

Source: Springer, 2016

Author(s): Tobias Ide, P. Michael Link, Jürgen Scheffran, and Janpeter Schilling

Countries: Israel, Kenya, Palestine

Topics: Climate Change, Conflict Causes

Added: 25/10/2016

 

The role of climate change as a potential cause of violent conflict has been debated in the scholarly and policy communities for several years. We review the most recent quantitative and qualitative literature and find that research on the issue has produced little consensual findings so far. Further, we discuss...

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Food Security and Livelihood Assessment: Syria

Food Security and Livelihood Assessment: Syria

Source: Food Security Cluster, 2016

Author(s): Regional Food Security Analysis Network, FAO, iMMAP, and Food Security Cluster

Countries: Syria

Topics: Humanitarian Assistance, Livelihoods, Renewable Resources

Added: 25/10/2016

 

With the Syrian crisis now in its sixth year, the humanitarian situation across the country continues to deteriorate. Since March 2011, violence in Syria has claimed hundreds of thousands of lives and resulted in more than 11 million people – over half of the population - fleeing their homes. Approximately...

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Iraq: Mosul Humanitarian Response Situation Report #1 (17 – 19 October 2016)

Iraq: Mosul Humanitarian Response Situation Report #1 (17 – 19 October 2016)

Source: UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs, 2016

Countries: Iraq

Topics: Humanitarian Assistance

Added: 24/10/2016

 

The commencement on 17 October of the operation to retake Mosul city from the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) marked an escalation of the Level 3 emergency in Iraq. There are grave concerns for the women and men, girls and boys caught up in what could become...

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Water Resources, Cooperation and Power Asymmetries in the Water Management of the Lower Jordan Valley:  The Situation Today and the Path that Has Led There

Water Resources, Cooperation and Power Asymmetries in the Water Management of the Lower Jordan Valley: The Situation Today and the Path that Has Led There

Source: Springer, 2016

Author(s): Christine Bismuth

Countries: Israel, Jordan, Palestine

Topics: Governance, Renewable Resources

Added: 23/10/2016

 

This chapter aims at providing an overview of the uses and the state of the water resources in the Lower Jordan Basin. The years 2007/2008 serve as a base line to describe the specifi c situation, marked by a succession of drought years during the fi rst decade of the...

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Research in Two Case Studies:  Irrigation and Land Use in the Fergana Valley and Water Management in the Lower Jordan Valley

Research in Two Case Studies: Irrigation and Land Use in the Fergana Valley and Water Management in the Lower Jordan Valley

Source: Springer, 2016

Author(s): Christine Bismuth, Sebastian Hoechstetter, and Oliver Bens

Countries: Israel, Jordan, Kyrgyzstan, Palestine, Tajikistan, Uzbekistan

Topics: Renewable Resources

Added: 23/10/2016

 

This chapter aims to present an overview of the two case studies “Irrigation and land use in the Fergana Valley” and “Water management in the Lower Jordan Valley”. It names the main criteria and reasons for their selection as cases in the study of implications of major water engineering projects....

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Mitigating Transboundary Wastewater Conflicts: Building Partnerships and Trust through Collaborative Dialogue

Mitigating Transboundary Wastewater Conflicts: Building Partnerships and Trust through Collaborative Dialogue

Source: Journal of Peacebuilding & Development, 2016

Author(s): Clive Lipchin, Jaclin Best, Jacob Cutler, and Shira Kronich

Countries: Israel, Jordan, Palestine

Topics: Conflict Prevention, Dispute Resolution/Mediation, Renewable Resources

Added: 23/10/2016

 

The effects of the seemingly intractable conflict between Israel and Palestine extend well beyond the political sphere into daily life. Wrangling over the use and management of limited resources, particularly water, gives everyday activities a political weight of their own. Dealing with the political, economic and social complexity of transboundary...

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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: Cooperation, Renewable Resources

Added: 23/10/2016

 

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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Fluid Sovereignty: State–Nature Relations in the Hasbani Basin, Southern Lebanon

Fluid Sovereignty: State–Nature Relations in the Hasbani Basin, Southern Lebanon

Source: Annals of the American Association of Geographers, 2016

Author(s): Michael Mason and Mohamad Khawlie

Countries: Lebanon

Topics: Governance, Renewable Resources

Added: 20/10/2016

 

The concept of fluid sovereignty denotes configurations of state authority in which flows of living and nonliving things, within and across borders, render insecure claims of unconditional territorial control. Loss of monopoly control of the means of violence within a territory conventionally signals weak political sovereignty. Bordering Israel (including the...

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Targets of Opportunity: Analysis of the Use of Depleted Uranium by A-10s in the 2003 Iraq War

Targets of Opportunity: Analysis of the Use of Depleted Uranium by A-10s in the 2003 Iraq War

Source: International Coalition to Ban Uranium Weapons and PAX, 2016

Author(s): Wim Zwijnenburg and Doug Weir

Countries: Iraq

Topics: Governance, Weapons, Waste, and Pollution

Added: 10/10/2016

 

The US and UK have acknowledged firing 116,000kg of depleted uranium (DU) ammunition in the 2003 Iraq War. Just over 45% of this was fired by one platform, the US A-10 Thunderbolt II ground attack aircraft. The chance release of targeting data from 1,116 sorties flown by A-10s between March...

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Armed Opposition Groups and the Right to Exercise Control over Public Natural Resources: A Legal Analysis of the Cases of Libya and Syria

Armed Opposition Groups and the Right to Exercise Control over Public Natural Resources: A Legal Analysis of the Cases of Libya and Syria

Source: Netherlands International Law Review, 2015

Author(s): Daniëlla Dam-de Jong

Countries: Libya, Syria

Topics: Extractive Resources, Governance

Added: 02/10/2016

 

This article examines whether international law provides a legal basis for the exploitation of natural resources by armed opposition groups. This issue is particularly pertinent in light of the ongoing armed conflict in Syria—and the 2011 armed conflict in Libya, where third states are looking for ways to provide non-military...

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