Archive for July, 2009

Water Woes For Failing States: The Last Straw In South Asia?

Via Foreign Policy, a sobering look at the likely impact that water shortages will have upon already tense relations between India and Pakistan.  As the report notes, the Kashmiri water crisis has the potential to plunge South Asia into chaos: “…When it comes to the stability of one of the world’s most volatile regions, it’s […]

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Oil, Gas, and Water: Cooperation in The South Caucasus

Via Circle of Blue, an interesting report on a model of cooperation between Georgia, Armenia and Azerbaijan over water that may disprove the assumption that competition for water can only trigger conflict.  As the article notes: “…It is often assumed that competition for water will trigger conflict. But in the South Caucasus — a globally […]

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