Will the flames of war in the Middle East be fanned or quenched by water? This is the central question addressed by this unusually forthright book. The book provides sobering analyses of Israel's water predicament and of the hydro-political implications for the country, particularly in the light of recent developments in the 'peace process'.
|Publisher:||Palgrave Macmillan UK|
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About the Author
MARTIN SHERMAN is Lecturer in Political Science, University of Tel Aviv, Israel. He is Director on the board of several commercial companies and writes frequently in the Israeli press on issues of current interest. Some of his research has been published in journals such as International Journal of Intelligence and Counter Intelligence, Journal of Strategic Studies, Journal to Theoretical Politics and Nations and Nationalism. His previous book, Despots, Democrats and the Determinants of International conflict was published by Macmillan in 1998.
Table of ContentsAcknowledgements Introduction Water: A Vital and Scarce Strategic Resource Supply and Demand for Water in Israel The Dual Menace to Israel's Water Resources: Deteriorating Quantity and Quality The Waters of the Mountain Aquifer: An Inevitable Source of Conflict The Kinneret: A Vital, Volatile and Vulnerable Water Source Middle Eastern Realities: Stable Geology and Volatile Politics Will Water Quench or Fuel the Flames of Animosity? Arab Recriminations: Separating Fact from Fabrication Resolving Conflict Over Water: Separating Fact from Fantasy The Hydro-Political Significance of the Oslo Accords and 'Peace Process': Policy Options and Imperatives Appendices Bibliography Index