Middle East & North Africa

 

There are 387 items related to Middle East & North Africa. Items are listed by date added.

 

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 Israeli-Palestinian Conflict over Water Resources

The Israeli-Palestinian Conflict over Water Resources

Source: Palestine-Israel Journal, 1998

Author(s): Arnon Sofer

Countries: Israel, Palestine

Topics: Peace Agreements, Renewable Resources

Added: 15/01/2018

 

If, after 49 years of bloody conflict between Israel and its neighbors, we are approaching the conclusion of hostilities, there will undoubtedly be renewed attempts to solve the problems of water in the region. Below we briefly review the geopolitical background that frames the discussions on water. We scrutinize the...

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Water in the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict

Water in the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict

Source: European Parliament, 2016

Author(s): Elena Lazarou

Countries: Israel, Palestine

Topics: Cooperation, Renewable Resources

Added: 15/01/2018

 

The Palestinian population in the West Bank and Gaza is one of the fastest growing in the world and its demand for water is increasing. Access and distribution of water in these territories has been an issue within the context of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict since 1967. In 1995, the Oslo...

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Oil and Intra-State Conflict in Iraq and Syria: Sub-State Actors and Challenges for Turkey's Energy Security

Oil and Intra-State Conflict in Iraq and Syria: Sub-State Actors and Challenges for Turkey's Energy Security

Source: Middle Eastern Studies, 2017

Author(s): Pinar Ipek

Countries: Iraq, Syria, Turkey

Topics: Extractive Resources, Governance, Livelihoods

Added: 18/12/2017

 

The continuing dependency on fossil fuels of the Middle East not only in Turkey's energy mix but also in world energy demand requires further analysis of oil and conflict in the region since the fall of Mosul in Iraq to the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria in June 2014....

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Integrating Climate Adaptation, Water Governance and Conflict Management Policies in Lake Riparian Zones: Insights from African Drylands

Integrating Climate Adaptation, Water Governance and Conflict Management Policies in Lake Riparian Zones: Insights from African Drylands

Source: Environmental Science & Policy, 2018

Author(s): Uche T. Okpara, Lindsay C. Stringer, and Andrew J. Dougill

Countries: Cameroon, Chad, Niger, Nigeria

Topics: Climate Change, Governance, Renewable Resources

Added: 06/12/2017

 

As river basin authorities and national governments develop policies to achieve sustainable development outcomes, conflicting signals between existing policies are undermining cross-thematic integrative modes of policy planning. This raises fundamental questions over how coherent portfolios of policy interventions across vital themes can best be advanced and managed. Taking the Lake...

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The Impact of Mines and Explosive Remnants of War on Gender Groups

The Impact of Mines and Explosive Remnants of War on Gender Groups

Source: UK Department for International Development, 2017

Author(s): Edward Laws

Countries: Cambodia, Colombia, Sudan

Topics: Gender, Weapons, Waste, and Pollution

Added: 30/11/2017

 

There is an increasing recognition in the international community that different gender groups are affected differently by the threat posed by the presence of mines/ERWs in their communities. Women, girls, boys and men often have distinct gendered roles and responsibilities within a community. Consequently, their exposure to and knowledge of...

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Power, Contested Institutions and Land: Repoliticising Analysis of Natural Resources and Conflict in Darfur

Power, Contested Institutions and Land: Repoliticising Analysis of Natural Resources and Conflict in Darfur

Source: Journal of East African Studies, 2017

Author(s): Brendan Bromwich

Countries: Sudan

Topics: Conflict Causes, Land, Renewable Resources

Added: 30/11/2017

 

The fact that attributing the conflict in Darfur to environmental factors masks human agency and therefore accountability for the violence is well recognised. However, this point is often made with reference to government culpability for the violence in terms that reduce the Darfur conflict to one of political and economic...

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Calming the Waters, Ploughing the Sea – Can Gender-Responsive Approaches to Intra-State Water Conflicts Lead to Peacebuilding? Evidence from Lebanon and Nepal

Calming the Waters, Ploughing the Sea – Can Gender-Responsive Approaches to Intra-State Water Conflicts Lead to Peacebuilding? Evidence from Lebanon and Nepal

Source: Springer, 2017

Author(s): Henri Myrttinen

Countries: Lebanon, Nepal

Topics: Gender, Governance, Renewable Resources

Added: 22/11/2017

 

Access to water, among other resources, has been and continues to be an implicit or explicit driver of intra-state conflict, and both access to water and conflicts are intimately linked to gendered power dynamics in any given society. While water as a conflict driver and the gendered nature of conflict...

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ISIS-Controlled Oil Production Sites, 2014-16 [Infographic]

ISIS-Controlled Oil Production Sites, 2014-16 [Infographic]

Source: Princeton University, 2017

Author(s): Jacob N. Shapiro

Countries: Iraq, Syria

Topics: Extractive Resources

Added: 12/11/2017

 

Using satellite imagery, a team of researchers led by Princeton University and the World Bank analyzed 42 oil production sites controlled by ISIS across Syria and Iraq from 2014 to 2016. They measured the volume of radiant heat produced by gas flaring at all production sites.

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Report of the Secretary-General on the Situation in Abyei

Report of the Secretary-General on the Situation in Abyei

Source: UN Security Council, 2017

Countries: South Sudan, Sudan

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

Added: 06/11/2017

 

The present report is submitted pursuant to paragraph 32 of Security Council resolution 2352 (2017), in which the Council requested to be informed of progress in implementing the mandate of the United Nations Interim Security Force for Abyei (UNISFA) and to have any serious violations of all applicable agreements brought...

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