Conflict Causes

 

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Winter is Coming: The Long-Run Effects of Climate Change on Conflict, 1400-1900

Winter is Coming: The Long-Run Effects of Climate Change on Conflict, 1400-1900

Source: IZA Institute for Labor Economics, 2017

Author(s): Murat Iyigun, Nathan Nunn, and Nancy Qian

Topics: Climate Change, Conflict Causes

Added: 24/05/2017

 

This paper investigates the long-run effects of climate change on conflict by examining cooling from 1400-1900 CE, a period that includes most of the Little Ice Age. We construct a geo-referenced and digitized database of conflicts in Europe, North Africa, and the Near East from 1400-1900, which we merge with...

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Water Conflicts

Water Conflicts

Source: The International Encyclopedia of Geography, 2017

Author(s): Jacob D. Petersen-Perlman and Aaron T. Wolf

Topics: Conflict Causes, Cooperation, Renewable Resources

Added: 24/05/2017

 

The transboundary nature of water may lead to conflicts regarding its use. Yet, entities, both national and international, are more likely to cooperate over water than to engage in conflict. While the risk of water conflict may be exacerbated by several factors, institutional capacity, in the form of treaties or...

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Resource Wealth as Rent Leverage: Rethinking the Oil-Stability Nexus

Resource Wealth as Rent Leverage: Rethinking the Oil-Stability Nexus

Source: Conflict Management and Peace Science, 2015

Author(s): Benjamin Smith

Topics: Conflict Causes, Extractive Resources, Governance

Added: 24/05/2017

 

The study of the “resource curse” has become a major research agenda with multiple outcomes of interest—regime type, regime stability, civil conflict and economic growth to name a few. However, the proliferation of different measurement choices has hamstrung the quest for knowledge accumulation. In this essay I present a new...

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Housing, Land and Property Factsheet (April 2017)-Afghanistan

Housing, Land and Property Factsheet (April 2017)-Afghanistan

Source: Housing, Land and Property Task Force, 2017

Author(s): Housing, Land and Property Task Force

Countries: Afghanistan

Topics: Conflict Causes, Governance, Land

Added: 24/05/2017

 

Forced displacement often leads to the loss of land, homes and other property with serious consequences for individuals and communities, who as a result are deprived of their main source of physical and economic security. Disputes involving housing, land and property (HLP) are both a fundamental cause of conflict as...

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A Resolution for a Peaceful Climate: Opportunities for the UN Security Council

A Resolution for a Peaceful Climate: Opportunities for the UN Security Council

Source: SIPRI, 2017

Author(s): Camilla Born

Topics: Climate Change, Conflict Causes, Conflict Prevention

Added: 24/05/2017

 

The risk of human suffering is increasing sharply across the world. Stark inequality, shifting demographics, resource scarcity and extreme weather are each providing fertile ground for conflict. But scientific evidence shows that the worst is still to come; the Earth is projected to warm to 2.2°C above pre-industrial levels by...

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Weathering Climate Change: Can Institutions Mitigate International Water Conflict?

Weathering Climate Change: Can Institutions Mitigate International Water Conflict?

Source: Journal of Peace Research, 2012

Author(s): Jaroslav Tir and Douglas M. Stinnett

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

Added: 21/05/2017

 

Although the subject remains contested, some have speculated that climate change could jeopardize international security. Climate change is likely to alter the runoff of many rivers due to changes in precipitation patterns. At the same time, climate change will likely increase the demand for river water, due to more frequent...

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International Relations Theories: Energy, Minerals and Conflict

International Relations Theories: Energy, Minerals and Conflict

Source: POLINARES, 2010

Author(s): Roland Dannreuther

Topics: Conflict Causes, Extractive Resources

Added: 21/05/2017

 

IR theories seek to identify key regularities and patterns of interaction in the realm of international politics and to provide parsimonious models to explain the nature and underlying structures of that interaction. These theories generally have, whether implicitly or explicitly, a normative dimension – they say something about how international...

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The Rebirth of Water as a Weapon: IS in Syria and Iraq

The Rebirth of Water as a Weapon: IS in Syria and Iraq

Source: The International Spectator Italian Journal of International Affairs, 2016

Author(s): Tobias von Lossow

Countries: Iraq, Syria

Topics: Conflict Causes, Livelihoods, Renewable Resources

Added: 17/05/2017

 

The so-called Islamic State (IS) has increasingly used water as a weapon in order to further its political and military aims in Syria and Iraq. In this water-scarce region, IS has retained water and cut off crucial supplies, flooded large areas as well as contaminated resources. The capture of large...

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Population Growth and its Implications for Global Security

Population Growth and its Implications for Global Security

Source: The American Journal of Economics and Sociology, 2016

Author(s): Robert J. Walker

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

Added: 17/05/2017

 

Between 2015 and 2050 world population is projected to increase by nearly 2.5 billion, rising from 7.3 billion to an estimated 9.8 billion. The vast majority of that projected increase—an estimated 97 percent—will occur in the developing world. Demography is not destiny, but population growth in the developing world is...

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Problems with Water Use in Countries of East, South and Central Asia

Problems with Water Use in Countries of East, South and Central Asia

Source: Geography and Natural Resources, 2016

Author(s): A.P. Demin

Topics: Conflict Causes, Livelihoods, Renewable Resources

Added: 17/05/2017

 

The role of East, South and Central Asia in the world development is shown. The current per capita availability of water resources is calculated for the countries of the region. It is found that on the whole for the territory under investigation the availability of water resources is more than...

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