Water Conflict

Global Forecast (9-6-2021)

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New dreams of an EU army, a humanitarian disaster brews in Ethiopia, and the contest to replace Suga Yoshihide heats up in Japan.

Kazakhstan Moves to Ease Water Conflict in Central Asia

A boat near the shrinking Aral Sea, Uzbekistan; cc Anton Ruiter, Flickr, modified, https://flickr.com/photos/antonruiter/6317973207/in/photolist-aCigjx-2iEcVy4-2jz5sjq-24QEhq4-2faRRcS-aCi1Mg-aChR3R-aCih9H-aChSkp-2gcsBGm-2k9SNen-2m9kJnC-2kCPuvH-2i8ii1e-2hX7VL5-2k42J5Z-2kYMauC-2jopMA9-cCg8bm-2hnpAQZ-2hY95JU-2jyiyUr-25dwdMi-2jDAo6Z-2m4MZKY-SZfvD7-aCi37Z-aCi9ER-aCiezz-aCi88P-aCkR6d-aCiapZ-aChXgK-aCkwjQ-aCifuF-aCkSUq-aChYND-2eqh3EX-aChY4H-ajpCjG-aChUB8-aCkA6S-aCi5uT-aCkAS9-aCkNus-aCkLYJ-z95CY3-ajpCEC-aCkL7U-aCi4iF

A new proposal from President Tokayev takes aim at one of the most pressing, albeit often understated, issues facing the region.

Protests, Shortages amid Record Mideast Heatwave

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A brutal heatwave is exacerbating resource shortages and fueling sectarian conflict in Iran and Iraq.

Ethiopia Proceeds with Filling of Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam

The Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam, satellite shot in 2019, cc Pierre Markuse from Hamm, Germany, modified,

The dam is a source of acute tension between Ethiopia and downriver states Sudan and Egypt.

Water Scarcity Monitor: Saudi Arabia, Spain, and Chile

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Examining three of the most water-stressed countries in the world according to the World Resources Institute (WRI)

China’s Foreign Policy Adrift upon Rivers of Sand

China's Three Gorges Dam, cc Dan Kamminga from Haarlem, Netherlands, modified, https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Three_Gorges_Dam.jpg

To understand China’s foreign policy toward India and bordering ASEAN countries, one must understand its national water crisis.

Water as a Building Block for Peace in Lebanon and Beyond

By Fars News Agency, modified, CC BY 4.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=92940086

Lebanon’s water crisis mirrors the country’s governance problems, and this tragic circumstance is by no means unique in the Middle East.

India’s Water Crisis: Beyond Chennai

A water truck in Kolhapur, Maharashtra; author: Arne Hückelheim, modified, https://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Datei:WaterTruckCropped.JPG

For India, the road to great power status is frought with critical water management challenges.

Backgrounder: The Water Crisis in Crimea

Sunset over the Dnieper River, which once met most of Crimea's water needs,, cc Flickr tuyddatygl, modified, https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0/

Exploring the economic, environmental, and geopolitical dynamics surrounding the ongoing water crisis in Crimea.

Glacier Watch: China-Kazakhstan Water Conflict and the Lake Balkhash Basin

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Glacier shrinkage in the Lake Balkhash basin is set to exacerbate water shortages in an already arid part of the world, creating a potential water conflict between China and Kazakhstan.

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