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Climate Risk and Food Security in Mali: A Historical Perspective on Adaptation

Climate Risk and Food Security in Mali: A Historical Perspective on Adaptation

Source: Earth's Future, 2017

Author(s): Alessandra Giannini, P. Krishna Krishnamurthy, Rémi Cousin, Naouar Labidi, and Richard J. Choularton

Countries: Mali

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

Added: 07/09/2017

 

We combine socioeconomic data from a large-scale household survey with historical climate data to map the climate sensitivity of availability and access dimensions of food security in Mali, and infer the ways in which at-risk communities may have been impacted by persistent climatic shift. Thirty years after 1982–1984, the period...

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A Game of Stones: Smuggling Diamonds in the Central African Republic

A Game of Stones: Smuggling Diamonds in the Central African Republic

Source: Global Witness, 2017

Countries: Central African Republic

Topics: Conflict Causes, Extractive Resources

Added: 07/09/2017

 

Over a crackly mobile phone somewhere in the Central African Republic (CAR), or maybe Cameroon, a dealer is pitching for business. “Yes, it’s scary,” he says, “but in this business, (…) you have to dare.” The business is diamonds and, as he reminds us, “this [CAR] is a diamond country.”1 The...

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Climate Change and Terrorist Groups - Explaining the Links [Video]

Climate Change and Terrorist Groups - Explaining the Links [Video]

Source: Adelphi, 2017

Author(s): Neil Morisetti, Bert Koenders, and Lukas Rüttinger

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

Added: 07/09/2017

 

The rise of non-state armed groups and terrorism poses new challenges for national, regional and international security. As the climate is changing, so too are the conditions in which these groups operate. Our new video, featuring Neil Morisetti and Bert Koenders, sheds light on ongoing discussions and latest research revolving...

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International Relations Theories: Energy, Minerals and Conflict

International Relations Theories: Energy, Minerals and Conflict

Source: Polinares - EU Policy on Natural Resources, 2010

Author(s): Roland Dannreuther

Topics: Conflict Causes, Conflict Prevention, Cooperation, Extractive Resources

Added: 07/09/2017

 

IR theories seek to identify key regularities and patterns of interaction in the realm of international politics and to provide parsimonious models to explain the nature and underlying structures of that interaction. These theories generally have, whether implicitly or explicitly, a normative dimension – they say something about how international...

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Natural Resource Conflicts in North-Central Nigeria

Natural Resource Conflicts in North-Central Nigeria

Source: Mandaras Publishing, 2004

Author(s): Roger Blench

Countries: Nigeria

Topics: Conflict Causes, Governance, Land, Renewable Resources

Added: 07/09/2017

 

West Africa in general and Nigeria in particular has experienced a considerable increase in natural resource conflict since the beginnings of the 1990s. Of particular concern are the clashes between farmers and pastoralists, especially in wetland areas. This has come about because the full potential of wetland areas has begun...

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A Dynamic Theory of Resource Wars

A Dynamic Theory of Resource Wars

Source: Oxford University Press, 2012

Author(s): Daron Acemoglu, Mikhail Golosov, Aleh Tsyvinski, and Pierre Yared

Topics: Conflict Causes, Extractive Resources, Renewable Resources

Added: 07/09/2017

 

We develop a dynamic theory of resource wars and study the conditions under which such wars can be prevented. Our focus is on the interaction between the scarcity of resources and the incentives for war in the presence of limited commitment. We show that a key parameter determining the incentives...

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Conflicts over Land in the Niger River Delta Region of Mali

Conflicts over Land in the Niger River Delta Region of Mali

Source: University of Groningen, 2008

Author(s): Pato Daniel Kaboré

Countries: Mali

Topics: Conflict Causes, Governance, Land, Renewable Resources

Added: 07/09/2017

 

The presence of competing stakeholders for more and more limited resources in the inland delta of the Niger River of Mali, gives rise to conflicts. The causes to the environmental degradation which generates or exacerbates such conflicts have been studied from different perspectives by scientists of a range of disciplines...

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Ecotourism, Environmental Preservation and Conflicts over Natural Resources

Ecotourism, Environmental Preservation and Conflicts over Natural Resources

Source: Horizontes Antropológicos, 2003

Author(s): Michael Kent

Countries: Brazil

Topics: Conflict Causes, Land, Livelihoods

Added: 07/09/2017

 

Ecotourism has profound social impacts through the transformations it generates in the distribution of access to natural resources. At the heart of this transformation stands the paradox of ecotourism: it exploits natural environments while at the same time depending on their preservation. As a result, ecotourism has increasingly become articulated...

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A Future Resource Curse in Indonesia: The Political Economy of Natural Resources, Conflict and Development

A Future Resource Curse in Indonesia: The Political Economy of Natural Resources, Conflict and Development

Source: University of Oxford, 2007

Author(s): Mohammad Zulfan Tadjoeddin

Countries: Indonesia

Topics: Conflict Causes, Extractive Resources, Renewable Resources

Added: 20/08/2017

 

This paper addresses two main questions: First, to what extent is the current international literature on resource conflicts relevant to Indonesia? Second, to what extent have natural resources been a factor into different types of conflict in Indonesia and what channelling mechanisms are in place? The paper also seeks to...

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Global Water Security

Global Water Security

Source: United States Office of the Director of National Intelligence, 2012

Author(s): United States Office of the Director of National Intelligence

Countries: United States

Topics: Climate Change, Conflict Causes, Renewable Resources

Added: 20/08/2017

 

This report—requested by the Department of State—is designed to answer the question: How will water problems (shortages, poor water quality, or floods) impact US national security interests over the next 30 years? We selected 2040 as the endpoint of our research to consider longer-term impacts from growing populations, climate change,...

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