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Oil and Borders: How to Fix Iraq’s Kurdish Crisis

Oil and Borders: How to Fix Iraq’s Kurdish Crisis

Source: International Crisis Group, 2017

Countries: Iraq

Topics: Dispute Resolution/Mediation, Extractive Resources, Land

Added: 22/10/2017

 

What happened? On 16 October 2017, the Iraqi federal government launched an operation to restore Iraqi sovereignty over the disputed territories, including Kirkuk and its oil fields. This reversed the situation in place since the Iraqi army collapsed in the face of an onslaught by the Islamic State in June...

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How Conflict Affects Land Use: Agricultural Activity in Areas Seized by the Islamic State

How Conflict Affects Land Use: Agricultural Activity in Areas Seized by the Islamic State

Source: Environ, 2017

Author(s): Lina Eklund, Michael Degerald, Martin Brandt, Alexander V Prishchepov, and Petter Pilesjö

Countries: Iraq, Syria

Topics: Land, Renewable Resources

Added: 22/10/2017

 

Socio-economic shocks, technogenic catastrophes, and armed conflicts often have drastic impacts on local and regional food security through disruption of agricultural production and food trade, reduced investments, and deterioration of land and infrastructure. Recently, more research has focused on the effects of armed conflict on land systems, but still little...

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Congo's Environmental Paradox: Potential and Predation in a Land of Plenty

Congo's Environmental Paradox: Potential and Predation in a Land of Plenty

Source: International Affairs Journal, 2017

Author(s): Pádraig Carmody

Countries: Democratic Republic of the Congo

Topics: Conflict Causes, Extractive Resources, Land, Renewable Resources

Added: 22/10/2017

 

This is an unusual, fascinating and important book. The role of resources in the Democratic Republic of the Congo's conflict(s) has received much media and academic attention in recent decades. However, this is the first book—that I am aware of—which explicitly focuses on a wide range of Congo's resources and...

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Enclosure, Dispossession, and the Green Economy: New Contours of Internal Displacement in Liberia and Sierra Leone?

Enclosure, Dispossession, and the Green Economy: New Contours of Internal Displacement in Liberia and Sierra Leone?

Source: African Geographical Review, 2017

Author(s): Connor Joseph Cavanagh

Countries: Liberia, Sierra Leone

Topics: Land, Livelihoods, Renewable Resources

Added: 22/10/2017

 

Through a review of recent writings in political ecology and agrarian studies, this paper appraises the potential for emerging forms of ‘green economy’ initiatives to catalyze new forms of internal displacement in West Africa, with specific emphasis on the postwar contexts of Liberia and Sierra Leone. Following the International Committee...

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Making Territory: War, Post-war and the Entangled Scales of Contested Forest Governance in Mid-Western Nepal

Making Territory: War, Post-war and the Entangled Scales of Contested Forest Governance in Mid-Western Nepal

Source: International Institute of Social Studies, 2016

Author(s): Sarah Byrne, Andrea J. Nightingale, and Benedikt Korf

Countries: Nepal

Topics: Governance, Land, Renewable Resources

Added: 22/10/2017

 

Ruptures that constitute exceptional events in national politics intersect in different ways with local politics, where more ongoing, continuous processes of both contestation and conservation around natural resource use may persist amidst a turbulent political landscape on other scales. Nepal, with its series of unfinished revolutions, civil war (1996–2006), and...

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It's Not All about the Land': Land Disputes and Conflict in the Eastern Congo

It's Not All about the Land': Land Disputes and Conflict in the Eastern Congo

Source: Rift Valley Institute, 2016

Author(s): Gillian Mathys and Koen Vlassenroot

Countries: Democratic Republic of the Congo

Topics: Conflict Causes, Dispute Resolution/Mediation, Governance, Land

Added: 22/10/2017

 

Land disputes are considered both key sources and perpetuating factors of conflict in the eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC). Over the years, scholars and practitioners have identified a number of critical land-related factors contributing to violence and conflict. These include a considerable diversity of forms of land governance...

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Dividing Communities in South Sudan and Northern Uganda: Boundary Disputes and Land Governance

Dividing Communities in South Sudan and Northern Uganda: Boundary Disputes and Land Governance

Source: Rift Valley Institute, 2016

Author(s): Martina Santschi and Cherry Leonardi

Countries: South Sudan, Uganda

Topics: Conflict Causes, Land

Added: 22/10/2017

 

In September 2014, a conflict erupted between South Sudanese and Ugandans in the borderlands of Kajokeji County, South Sudan and Moyo District, Uganda. Several people were killed, many more injured and thousands displaced. In Dividing Communities in South Sudan and Northern Uganda, the authors argue that the boundary dispute is not...

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Natural Resource Conflicts and Conflict Mitigation and Transformation

Natural Resource Conflicts and Conflict Mitigation and Transformation

Source: Peacebuild - The Canadian Peacebuilding Network, 2011

Author(s): Rena Ramkay

Topics: Dispute Resolution/Mediation, Governance, Land, Peace Agreements, Renewable Resources

Added: 08/10/2017

 

Peacebuild, in collaboration with the Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade Canada (DFAIT) convened the fifth in a series of six workshops on peacebuilding and conflict prevention policy issues on 30 June 2011 in the CANADEM conference room in Ottawa. The purpose of the workshop series is to exchange...

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Natural Resources and Conflict in Sudan: Addressing Environmental Issues in a Post-conflict Situation: The Case of Afghanistan

Natural Resources and Conflict in Sudan: Addressing Environmental Issues in a Post-conflict Situation: The Case of Afghanistan

Source: University of Stellenbosch, 2007

Author(s): François Henri Caas

Countries: Afghanistan, Sudan

Topics: Economic Recovery , Governance, Land, Peace Agreements, Renewable Resources

Added: 08/10/2017

 

Both Afghanistan and Sudan have experienced extended periods of war and violent conflict. Sudan has been engulfed in a nearly continuous and bitter civil war since independence in 1956. Afghanistan has been in a state of conflict since the Soviet invasion in 1979. Both nations are also among the poorest...

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Natural Resources and Territorial Conflict

Natural Resources and Territorial Conflict

Source: University of North Texas, 2013

Author(s): Christopher Macaulay and Paul R. Hensel

Topics: Conflict Causes, Extractive Resources, Governance, Land

Added: 08/10/2017

 

Studies of interstate territorial conflict have recognized natural resources as one of the elements that makes many territories "salient" or valuable to the claimant states. These studies have generally treated all resources as equivalent, though, with no distinction made between issues based on their value or renewability. We suggest that...

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