Water Politics In The Middle East

Water Politics In The Middle East

by Mostafa Dolatyar, Tim S. Gray
     
 

Most studies of water scarcity in the Middle East conclude that there is a significant risk of imminent conflict, even warfare, between states in the region. This book demonstrates that the evidence does not support this doom-laden prediction. Indeed, the authors show that although water scarcity has occasionally played a role in disputes in the Middle East, it has

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Most studies of water scarcity in the Middle East conclude that there is a significant risk of imminent conflict, even warfare, between states in the region. This book demonstrates that the evidence does not support this doom-laden prediction. Indeed, the authors show that although water scarcity has occasionally played a role in disputes in the Middle East, it has much more often promoted co-existence between adversaries. The reasoning behind this hypothesis is that water is too critical to be put at risk by warfare.

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Puts forward a new interpretation of water politics in the Middle East in which water is seen as a critical factor in moving countries towards cooperation rather than conflict with their neighbors. Examines case studies of three major international water basins in the region: the River Jordan, the Euphrates-Tigris basin, and the Arabian Peninsula. Dolatyar has been associated with the Iranian Ministry of Foreign Affairs since 1991. A second author, Tim S. Gray, teaches political thought at the University of Newcastle, UK. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

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ISBN-13:
9780312223823
Publisher:
Palgrave Macmillan
Publication date:
10/01/1999
Pages:
271
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.75(d)

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