Middle East & North Africa

 

There are 353 items related to Middle East & North Africa. Items are listed by date added.

 

At the Root of Exodus: Food Security, Conflict and International Migration

At the Root of Exodus: Food Security, Conflict and International Migration

Source: World Food Programme, 2017

Countries: Syria

Topics: Conflict Prevention

Added: 11/05/2017

 

There has been a surge in international migration in recent years, reaching a total of 244 million individuals in 2015. Forced displacement has also reached a record high, with 65.3 million individuals displaced worldwide by the end of 2015 – including refugees, IDPs and asylum seekers. Yet while the absolute...

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Sudan's Deep State: How Insiders Violently Privatized Sudan's Wealth, and How to Respond

Sudan's Deep State: How Insiders Violently Privatized Sudan's Wealth, and How to Respond

Source: Enough Project, 2017

Countries: Sudan

Topics: Conflict Causes, Extractive Resources, Governance, Livelihoods

Added: 01/05/2017

 

Sudan’s government is a violent kleptocracy, a system of misrule characterized by state capture and co-opted institutions, where a small ruling group maintains power indefinitely through various forms of corruption and violence. Throughout his reign, President Omar al-Bashir has overseen the entrenchment of systemic looting, widespread impunity, political repression, and...

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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: Conflict Prevention, Renewable Resources

Added: 26/04/2017

 

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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Using a Novel Climate–Water Conflict Vulnerability Index to Capture Double Exposures in Lake Chad

Using a Novel Climate–Water Conflict Vulnerability Index to Capture Double Exposures in Lake Chad

Source: Regional Environmental Change, 2017

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

Countries: Chad

Topics: Assessment, Climate Change, Conflict Causes, Livelihoods

Added: 24/04/2017

 

Climate variability is amongst an array of threats facing agricultural livelihoods, with its effects unevenly distributed. With resource conflict being increasingly recognised as one significant outcome of climate variability and change, understanding the underlying drivers that shape differential vulnerabilities in areas that are double-exposed to climate and conflict has great...

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Insurgency, Terrorism and Organised Crime in a Warming Climate – Analysing the Links Between Climate Change and Non-State Armed Groups

Insurgency, Terrorism and Organised Crime in a Warming Climate – Analysing the Links Between Climate Change and Non-State Armed Groups

Source: Adelphi, 2016

Author(s): Katharina Nett and Lukas Rüttinger

Countries: Afghanistan, Guatemala, Syria

Topics: Climate Change, Conflict Causes, Livelihoods

Added: 23/04/2017

 

Over the past ten years, both our understanding and awareness of the links between climate change and security have increased tremendously. Today the UN, the EU, the G7 and an increasing number of states have classified climate change as a threat to global and/or national security. However, the links between climate...

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Recurring Storms: Food Insecurity, Political Instability, and Conflict [Video]

Recurring Storms: Food Insecurity, Political Instability, and Conflict [Video]

Source: CSIS, 2017

Author(s): Emmy Simmons

Countries: Afghanistan, Nigeria, Syria

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

Added: 10/04/2017

 

Please join us for the launch of our newest report, Recurring Storms: Food Insecurity, Political Instability, and Conflict, written by Emmy Simmons. Hear a presentation and join a dialogue with experts on why renewed and expanded international collaboration to anticipate and prepare for food insecurity is essential. Afghanistan, Nigeria, and Syria...

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Counting the Cost: Agriculture in Syria after Six Years of Crisis

Counting the Cost: Agriculture in Syria after Six Years of Crisis

Source: Food and Agriculture Organization of the UN, 2017

Countries: Syria

Topics: Assessment, Livelihoods, Renewable Resources

Added: 05/04/2017

 

Despite six years of crisis in Syria, agriculture remains a key part of the economy. The sector still accounts for an estimated 26 percent of gross domestic product (GDP) and represents a critical safety net for the 6.7 million Syrians – including those internally displaced - who still remain in rural...

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Nature Knows No Boundaries: The Role of Nature Conservation in Peacebuilding

Nature Knows No Boundaries: The Role of Nature Conservation in Peacebuilding

Source: Trends in Ecology and Evolution, 2017

Author(s): Alexandre Roulin, Alexandre Roulin, Alexandre Roulin, Mansour Abu Rashid, Baruch Spiegel, Motti Charter, Amélie N. Dreiss, and Yossi Leshem

Countries: Israel, Jordan, Palestine

Topics: Dispute Resolution/Mediation, Governance, Renewable Resources

Added: 03/04/2017

 

Nature is sometimes a source of conflicts, but more often suffers as a result of them. Although in some instances warfare might benefit wildlife by depopulating wilderness areas and reducing resource exploitation, conflicts are usually harmful to ecosystems. The destruction of natural resources can be deliberately used as a weapon,...

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Global Water Wars [Video]

Global Water Wars [Video]

Source: National Geographic, 2017

Countries: Israel, Palestine

Topics: Basic Services, Conflict Causes, Renewable Resources

Added: 27/03/2017

 

This episode of Parched zeroes in on India and Syria, two of the world’s most vulnerable hot spots for water-related conflict.

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Lage.Bericht//Middle East//EcoPeace - Water and Energy: Working Together for More Security [Video]

Lage.Bericht//Middle East//EcoPeace - Water and Energy: Working Together for More Security [Video]

Source: Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung, 2017

Countries: Israel, Jordan, Palestine

Topics: Cooperation, Renewable Resources

Added: 09/03/2017

 

In the Middle East, the consequences of climate change are already a reality of life. The region is one of the most water-stressed areas in the world, the average temperature is rising faster than elsewhere, and a massive reduction in rainfall is also expected for the coming years. Adding to...

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