Climate Monitor

Outlook 2019: The Year in Drought

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Tracking some of the most vulnerable and food-insecure regions in what is expected to be the hottest year ever.

The Geopolitical Impact of Climate Change in Vietnam

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As a country that’s particularly susceptible to climate change, Vietnam will face a daunting assortment of security, economic, and political challenges in the decades to come.

Climate Change, Hunger, and Terrorism in the Lake Chad Basin

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For an example of how climate change can fuel terrorism and regional conflict, look no further than the Lake Chad Basin.

The Hidden Price of Interlinking Rivers in India

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Are the economic benefits of India’s interlinking river project worth the massive and largely unquantified ecological risks?

Outlook 2018: The Year in Drought

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Droughts disrupted food production and spurred migration and conflict worldwide in 2017. Will 2018 be any different?

UN Sounds Alarm over Somalia Drought

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Drought and food insecurity have created a humanitarian crisis in Somalia, leading to an uptick in piracy in the Gulf of Aden among other destabilizing developments.

Famine, Al-Shabaab Threaten Progress in Somalia

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A famine is threatening a delicate sense of hope in one of Africa’s most dysfunctional states.

Climate Monitor: Drought and the Syrian Civil War

A shepard tends to their flock. Many believe the Syrian civil war to be a result of water conflict.

In this new series of articles for 2016, Geopoliticalmonitor.com will explore the links between weather fluctuations and geopolitical conflict.

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