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The Parched Tiger: India, Pakistan, and the Politics of the Indus River

Via Harvard’s Mittal South Asia Institute, commentary on the politics of the Indus River: The Mittal Institute’s Syed Babar Ali Fellow, Muhammad Imran Mehsud comes to Cambridge from Hazara University Mansehra, Pakistan, where he is an Assistant Professor of International Relations. He is an expert on South Asian transboundary hydropolitics and his research project at the […]

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Can India and Pakistan’s Historic Water Pact Endure?

Via F0reign Policy, an article on the Indus Waters Treaty – which was created to avoid conflict – but, to confront the climate crisis, it must evolve: Since 1960, a treaty brokered by the World Bank has prevented a water war between pugnacious neighbors India and Pakistan—even as the two countries have gone to war […]

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The Parched Tiger: Indus Intrusion – India’s Aggressive Maneuvers on Pakistan’s Waters

Via Modern Diplomacy, commentary on Indian/Pakistani tensions over water: Water, a precious resource has become the center of a fierce battle between India and Pakistan. At the heart of this conflict lies the mighty Indus River, a lifeline for Pakistan’s agricultural sector and source of livelihood for millions. In recent years, India’s actions have raised […]

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Melting Himalayan Glaciers Could Leave 2B People Facing Water Scarcity

Via The National News, an article on a recent study that found that Himalayan glaciers in the region disappeared 65 per cent faster in the decade from 2011 to 2020: Himalayan glaciers providing critical water to nearly two billion people are melting faster than ever before due to climate change, exposing communities to unpredictable and […]

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Water Politics In The Himalaya

Via Earth.org, a look at water politics in the Himalaya: Rivers are a source of life and a crucial resource for both India and Pakistan. The two countries share six rivers, including the Indus River. While the 1960 Indus Water Treaty has been the foundation of water-sharing between the two nations, it has not prevented […]

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Troubled Waters: India, Pakistan, and the Indus Water Treaty 2.0

Via The Diplomat, an article on how – while it is clear that the Indus Water Treaty needs to be renegotiated – the process is likely to be packed with trouble: The Indus Water Treaty (IWT), one of the most effective water sharing mechanisms in the world, recently came back into the spotlight as a […]

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