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Environmental Security and Climate Change: "A Security Assessment of the Balkan Region" (a chapter in "Implications of Climate Change and Disasters on Military Activities")

Environmental Security and Climate Change: "A Security Assessment of the Balkan Region" (a chapter in "Implications of Climate Change and Disasters on Military Activities")

Source: Springer, 2017

Author(s): Wendell C. King, Kosta Delev, and Kuman Gerovski

Topics: Climate Change, Renewable Resources

Added: 26/09/2017

 

This presentation provided a baseline understanding of the concepts of environmental security with a particular focus on understanding the security threats posed by the key environmental security drivers of climate change and water as a scarce resource. The presentation defined environmental security as a process where human-induced environmental changes have...

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From Climate Change to Anarchy?: A Study of the Effects of Long-term Climate Change on the Dynamics of Violent Conflict in Kenya 2007-2008

From Climate Change to Anarchy?: A Study of the Effects of Long-term Climate Change on the Dynamics of Violent Conflict in Kenya 2007-2008

Source: Swedish Defence University, 2017

Author(s): Petter Martinsson

Countries: Kenya

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

Added: 26/09/2017

 

This paper studies the effects of long-term climate change on the dynamics of violent conflict in the Kenyan crisis of 2007-2008. Climate change has been found to worsen livelihood conditions in East Africa, leading to a higher competition for resources and increased intergroup tensions. This, in turn, leads to a...

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Environmental Security, Water Resources and International Security Organizations (Chapter in "Security and Human Right to Water in Central Asia")

Environmental Security, Water Resources and International Security Organizations (Chapter in "Security and Human Right to Water in Central Asia")

Source: Springer, 2017

Author(s): Miguel Ángel Pérez Martín

Topics: Climate Change, Livelihoods, Renewable Resources

Added: 26/09/2017

 

There is a wide range of environmental threats to the Human Right to Water and Sanitation (HRWS) in Central Asia: desertification, the intensive use of insecticides and fertilizers harmful to the environment, global warming, nuclear pollution risks—uranium waste dumps—or pollution coming from extractive or military industrial complexes. Most of these...

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Kitchen as the New Venue of Foreign Policy

Kitchen as the New Venue of Foreign Policy

Source: Conflict Cuisine Project, 2016

Author(s): Johanna Mendelson-Forman

Topics: Conflict Prevention, Renewable Resources

Added: 26/09/2017

 

Conflict Cuisine examines the nexus of food and war. Included in this study is the practice of culinary diplomacy and gastrodiplomacy by governments and citizens of countries that have experienced war or conflict. In diplomatic terms, Conflict Cuisine and the use of food to persuade and educate is a form...

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Global Food Security

Global Food Security

Source: National Intelligence Council, 2015

Author(s): National Intelligence Council

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

Added: 26/09/2017

 

We judge that the overall risk of food insecuritya in many countries of strategic importance to the United States will increase during the next 10 years because of production, transport, and market disruptions to local food availability, lower purchasing power, and counterproductive government policies. Demographic shifts and constraints on key...

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On Malaria and the Duration of Civil War

On Malaria and the Duration of Civil War

Source: Journal of Conflict Resolution, 2014

Author(s): Benjamin Bagozzi

Topics: Conflict Causes

Added: 26/09/2017

 

Geographic factors such as rugged terrain and distance from capital cities are widely believed to prolong civil wars by enabling rebel groups to resist total defeat. This article argues that prevalence of malaria can similarly serve to asymmetrically enhance rebels’ defensive capabilities and thus prolong civil war. Malaria prevalence does...

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Droughts, Land Appropriation, and Rebel Violence in the Developing World

Droughts, Land Appropriation, and Rebel Violence in the Developing World

Source: Journal of Politics, 2017

Author(s): Ore Koren, Benjamin Bagozzi, and Bumba Mukherjee

Topics: Conflict Causes, Land, Renewable Resources

Added: 26/09/2017

 

Scholars note that rebel atrocities against civilians often arise within rural areas in the developing world. This characterization is not far-fetched, and recent data show that rebel atrocities do predominately occur within rural agricultural regions. Yet the frequency of such incidents also varies substantially across different agricultural regions and years....

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Identifying the Effect of Climate Variability on Communal Conflict through Randomization

Identifying the Effect of Climate Variability on Communal Conflict through Randomization

Source: Canadian Journal of Development Studies, 2017

Author(s): Esteve Corbera, Carol Hunsberger, and Chayan Vaddhanaphuti

Topics: Climate Change, Conflict Causes, Livelihoods

Added: 26/09/2017

 

In recent years, the focus of quantitative climate-conflict research has shifted from studying civil wars to studying different types of conflicts, particularly non-state and communal conflicts, based on the argument that these local-level conflicts are a more likely consequence of climate variability than civil war. However, the findings from previous...

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Ambiguity in Transboundary Environmental Dispute Resolution: The Israeli-Jordanian Water Agreement

Ambiguity in Transboundary Environmental Dispute Resolution: The Israeli-Jordanian Water Agreement

Source: Journal of Peace Research, 2008

Author(s): Itay Fischhendler

Countries: Israel, Jordan

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

Added: 26/09/2017

 

Cooperation over transboundary environmental resources, water in particular, has been analyzed from various perspectives. Each study identifies the problems of cooperation differently and suggests different mechanisms to enhance it. Yet, the role of ambiguity, particularly significant in treaty design to resolve environmental disputes, has thus far been overlooked. Such a...

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International Water Scarcity and Variability: Managing Resource Use across Political Boundaries

International Water Scarcity and Variability: Managing Resource Use across Political Boundaries

Source: University of California Press , 2016

Author(s): Shlomi Dinar and Ariel Dinar

Topics: Conflict Prevention, Cooperation, Governance, Renewable Resources

Added: 26/09/2017

 

International Water Scarcity and Variability considers international water management challenges created by water scarcity and environmental change. Although media coverage and some scholars tend to cast natural resource shortages as leading inexorably toward armed conflict and war, Shlomi Dinar and Ariel Dinar demonstrate that there are many examples of and mechanisms...

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