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Mediterranean Quarterly (2014) 25 (4): 107–123.
Published: 01 December 2014
...El Hassan The Middle East has 10 percent of the planet's land and 5 percent of its population, but it contains less than 1 percent of the world's freshwater resources. Thirteen of the twenty-two members of the Arab League rank among the world's most water-scarce nations. The effects of climate...
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Mediterranean Quarterly (2014) 25 (4): 124–140.
Published: 01 December 2014
... as an area of geostrategic importance will continue to be vital to global geopolitics and that consigning it to the back burner is shortsighted. The three continents that meet at this crossroads account for almost 90 percent of the global population as well as over 60 percent of global gross domestic product...
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Mediterranean Quarterly (2018) 29 (4): 77–94.
Published: 01 December 2018
...Nikolaos Lampas Since 2013, Greece, along with the rest of Europe, has experienced a rapid increase in refugee flows. The sudden influx of refugees has had a negative impact on the perception of Greek society regarding their potential threat. According to a 2016 survey, 55 percent of Greeks believe...
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Mediterranean Quarterly (2013) 24 (3): 102–128.
Published: 01 September 2013
...Michele L. Crumley Coffee is the second most traded commodity in the world, and it is one of the leading exports for eighteen sub-Saharan African countries. Seventy percent of coffee is grown by smallholder farmers. As global trade of coffee has grown, have smallholder coffee farmers benefited from...
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Mediterranean Quarterly (2017) 28 (1): 29–57.
Published: 01 March 2017
... be significant for the Cypriot economy, amounting to approximately 2 percent of its gross domestic product, but these direct benefits will materialize gradually over a period of fifteen years and will not be available in time to influence the ongoing talks for the resolution of the Cyprus question. Gas...
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Mediterranean Quarterly (2017) 28 (1): 99–116.
Published: 01 March 2017
...Spyridon Plakoudas By June 2016, the Kurds of Syria (just 12 percent of the country's total population) controlled almost all of the 822-kilometer Turkish-Syrian border and advanced against Manbij and Raqqa — the Islamic State's resupply center and capital, respectively. How did the Syrian Kurds...
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Mediterranean Quarterly (2010) 21 (2): 1–11.
Published: 01 June 2010
.... This has generated a vast amount of data that these agencies have not been able to use productively, in spite of the expenditure of many billions of dollars, mostly with private firms. Some 70 percent of the approximately $75 billion spent on intelligence annually is spent on these firms. The author...
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Mediterranean Quarterly (2010) 21 (3): 86–103.
Published: 01 September 2010
... Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia” (FYROM), it revealed its irredentist aspirations and a furious wave of hatred against Greece (which owns 75 percent of King Philip's Macedonia). Claiming that its Slavic inhabitants are “Macedonians,” FYROM's ultranationalist administration is determined to continue stirring...
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Mediterranean Quarterly (2005) 16 (4): 112–139.
Published: 01 December 2005
... of migration patterns. Portuguese people have migrated to the Americas (United States, Venezu- ela, and Brazil); Europe (France, Luxembourg, and Germany); Africa; and Asia. Up to the 1950s, more than 80 percent of the Portuguese migration was directed to Brazil. After World War II, France replaced...
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Mediterranean Quarterly (2006) 17 (1): 34–47.
Published: 01 March 2006
... Mediterranean Quarterly: Winter 2006 The Pew survey, for example, found that 66 percent of respondents in Morocco, 51 percent in Jordan, and 58 percent in Pakistan believed that Washington was using the war on terror as a pretext for other objectives. When asked what America’s real motives were...
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Mediterranean Quarterly (2007) 18 (1): 113–134.
Published: 01 March 2007
... of Greece’s economically active population as measured by a common international classification of educational attainment has grown substantially. The average level for males rose over that period by 22.4 percent. The mean education of Greek females grew even faster, increasing by 23 percent (see...
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Mediterranean Quarterly (2002) 13 (2): 36–55.
Published: 01 June 2002
.... This total, however, is substantially lower in constant dollars than that of 1993, during the period of post–Persian Gulf War rearmament. In 2000, the United States led in arms-transfer agreements worldwide, making agreements valued at nearly $18.6 billion (50.4 percent of all such agreements...
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Mediterranean Quarterly (2004) 15 (3): 95–129.
Published: 01 September 2004
..., and foreign investment has fl ooded in. One of the main consequences of these developments has been a reduction in the eco- nomic differentials that separated Portugal from the European average. Since 1986, Portugal’s average per capita income has grown from 56 percent of the EU average to about 74...
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Mediterranean Quarterly (2018) 29 (1): 70–95.
Published: 01 March 2018
... (deserts, where most of the tribes dwell) and the ghor (val- leys). In terms of global food-security index, Jordan ranks 60 out of 113 countries listed with a score of 56.9. With the prevalence of undernourish- ment among 5 percent of its population, the intensity of its food deprivation is estimated...
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Mediterranean Quarterly (2017) 28 (2): 53–79.
Published: 01 June 2017
.... The electoral districts’ representation ranges from one to forty electoral seats; eight have a single MP. Municipal elections are held under a majority system; the winning can- didate must receive 50 percent plus one of the votes cast, otherwise a second round is held a week later between the top two...
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Mediterranean Quarterly (2004) 15 (4): 186–202.
Published: 01 December 2004
... getting older and producing fewer children, according to the Principal Demographic Statis- tics published by the CSO. The population enumerated on census night, 28 April 2002, was 3,917,203 persons compared with 3,626,087 in April 1996, representing an increase of 291,116 persons or 8 percent over...
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Mediterranean Quarterly (2015) 26 (1): 40–58.
Published: 01 March 2015
... — which is the second-largest in Europe in terms of industry value added to gross domestic product (GDP) (20 percent in 2013 accord- ing to World Bank data) but has lost 25 percent of its manufacturing base 12. Jean Claude Juncker, “A New Start for Europe: Political Guidelines and Opening...
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Mediterranean Quarterly (2014) 25 (1): 95–104.
Published: 01 March 2014
... to destabilize neighboring countries. Almost 35 percent of the Syrian population, some 6 million people, have so far been uprooted by the war — some 2 million fleeing abroad and putting intolerable strains on Jordan, whose small population has rapidly swelled by 15 percent, and Lebanon, whose population...
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Mediterranean Quarterly (2004) 15 (2): 38–46.
Published: 01 June 2004
... 0.5 Source: World Food Program, available at www.wfp.org. assessment mission concluded that crop production had dropped 25 percent below 2001 levels. Officials from the government of Ethiopia and relief orga- nizations increased their estimates of the number of people affected by the crisis...
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Mediterranean Quarterly (2007) 18 (2): 67–84.
Published: 01 June 2007
... nations that made up the European Union prior to the enlargement in 2004, which added ten new, mostly former Eastern bloc, members. The Bank of Greece estimates that tax evasion reaches an astronomical 63.3 percent of the country’s total economic activity.7 One of two taxpayers “commits tax eva...