Asia & Pacific

 

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Forest Law Enforcement Governance and Trade in Myanmar: A Conflict-Sensitivity Analysis

Forest Law Enforcement Governance and Trade in Myanmar: A Conflict-Sensitivity Analysis

Source: International Alert, 2017

Author(s): Jana Naujoks and Robert Barclay

Countries: Myanmar

Topics: Governance, Peace Agreements, Renewable Resources

Added: 22/01/2018

 

The aim of this report is to provide a conflict-sensitivity analysis of forest governance in Myanmar to inform all stakeholders involved in the negotiations of the Forest Law Enforcement, Governance and Trade Voluntary Partnership Agreement (FLEGT VPA) in Myanmar. Drawing on several case studies from across the country, this report seeks...

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Putting Violent Armed Conflict in the Center of the Salween Hydropower Debates

Putting Violent Armed Conflict in the Center of the Salween Hydropower Debates

Source: Critical Asian Studies Journal, 2017

Author(s): Diana Suhardiman, Jeff Rutherford, and Saw John Bright

Countries: Myanmar

Topics: Governance, Renewable Resources

Added: 15/01/2018

 

Regional economic integration has become the dominant development pathway promoted, endorsed, and followed by many developing country governments in South East Asia and globally. Focusing on hydropower development, this article shows how forces of globalization manifested in the Myanmar government’s strategies to promote economic growth are shaping the Salween River...

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Water in Central Asia: A Prospect of Conflict or Cooperation

Water in Central Asia: A Prospect of Conflict or Cooperation

Source: Journal of Public and International Affairs, 2008-2009

Author(s): Beatrice Mosello

Countries: Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan

Topics: Cooperation, Renewable Resources

Added: 15/01/2018

 

Water is the central resource involved in one of the world’s greatest human-induced ecological disasters: the desiccation of the Aral Sea in Central Asia. Increasing demand and declining supplies of water have been compounded by rising nationalism and competition among the five Central Asian states, which, in turn, has hampered...

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The Politics of Natural Disasters in Protracted Conflict: The 2014 Flood in Kashmir

The Politics of Natural Disasters in Protracted Conflict: The 2014 Flood in Kashmir

Source: Oxford Development Studies, 2017

Author(s): Rajesh Venugopal

Countries: India

Topics: Conflict Causes, Governance

Added: 15/01/2018

 

This paper explores the politics of the 2014 floods in the contentious and conflict-prone Indian state of Jammu and Kashmir. The September 2014 floods were the most serious natural disaster in the state in the past 60 years, and affected some two million people in the Kashmir valley. Drawing on qualitative...

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Agriculture-Nutrition Linkages and Child Health in the Presence of Conflict in Nepal

Agriculture-Nutrition Linkages and Child Health in the Presence of Conflict in Nepal

Source: International Food Policy Research Institute, 2016

Author(s): Elizabeth Bageant, Yanyan Liu, and Xinshen Diao

Countries: Nepal

Topics: Livelihoods, Renewable Resources

Added: 15/01/2018

 

Much policy and research attention has focused on the relationship between agriculture and nutrition. We extend this analysis to the context of Nepal’s decade-long civil conflict. Understanding how conflict or similar stress mitigates the agriculture-nutrition linkage is essential to developing impactful agriculture and nutrition policy in potential conflict zones. To...

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Peacebuilding and Pasture Relations in Afghanistan

Peacebuilding and Pasture Relations in Afghanistan

Source: Peacebuilding, 2015

Author(s): Stefan Schutte

Countries: Afghanistan

Topics: Governance, Land, Renewable Resources

Added: 15/01/2018

 

This article examines the virtue of attempts to local peacebuilding around issues of pasturelands in Afghanistan. It looks at the value of local empirical research that aims to assess local pasture access regimes to inform peacebuilding approaches that build on local custom. Conceptually, it looks at state-society relations in Afghanistan...

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Bougainville: Origins of the Conflict, and Debating the Future of Large-Scale Mining (Chapter in "Large-scale Mines and Local-level Politics: Between New Caledonia and Papua New Guinea")

Bougainville: Origins of the Conflict, and Debating the Future of Large-Scale Mining (Chapter in "Large-scale Mines and Local-level Politics: Between New Caledonia and Papua New Guinea")

Source: ANU Press, 2017

Author(s): Anthony J. Regan

Countries: Papua New Guinea

Topics: Conflict Causes, Extractive Resources, Governance, Land

Added: 08/01/2018

 

The 50-year relationship between large-scale mining (LSM) and locallevel politics in Bougainville has been complex and fraught. Bougainville is the only place in the world where host community violence has resulted in the long-term closure of a large-scale mine. Bougainville Copper Ltd (BCL), a subsidiary of Conzinc RioTinto Australia (CRA),...

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Use Environmental Diplomacy to Resolve the Sir Creek Dispute

Use Environmental Diplomacy to Resolve the Sir Creek Dispute

Source: Stimson Center, 2017

Author(s): Saleem H. Ali

Countries: China, India, Pakistan

Topics: Conflict Prevention, Governance, Land, Renewable Resources

Added: 27/12/2017

 

Thus far, Sir Creek has been primarily viewed as a maritime dispute. However, given the significance of this region and the growing concerns of climate change impacting this vital ecosystem, I propose reconfiguring this dispute as an opportunity for joint environmental conservation and management. Re-framing the Sir Creek dispute as...

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Warlord Led Civil Conflicts for Natural Resources: Policy Options for Conflict Resolution

Warlord Led Civil Conflicts for Natural Resources: Policy Options for Conflict Resolution

Source: Journal of Global Peace and Conflict, 2017

Author(s): Didarul Hasan and Sajal Lahiri

Countries: Myanmar

Topics: Conflict Prevention

Added: 27/12/2017

 

We develop a two-period model linking natural resources to civil conflicts led by warlords. Contrary to the existing literature, we assume that both resource extraction and wage rate are endogenous. We examine some policy options for the international community as well as for the conflict-affected country. We find that current...

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Forest Ownership Conflict between a Local Community and the State: A Case Study in Dharmasraya, Indonesia

Forest Ownership Conflict between a Local Community and the State: A Case Study in Dharmasraya, Indonesia

Source: Journal of Tropical Forest Science, 2017

Author(s): A. Mutolib, Yonariza, Mahdi, and H. Ismono

Countries: Indonesia

Topics: Governance, Land, Renewable Resources

Added: 20/12/2017

 

Forest ownership conflict in Production Forest Management Unit (PFMU) Dharmasraya, West Sumatra occurs due to legal pluralism in forest ownership. The local community claims the forest as tanah ulayat (communal land) but the state claims the forest as state land. Due to this legal pluralism, forest grabbing by the local...

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