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Mediterranean Quarterly (1 December 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 (1 June 2012) 23 (2): 64–76.
Published: 01 June 2012
...Walter W. Hill Realism tells us that states are unitary actors and foreign policy ends at the water’s edge. This essay questions this view in the context of recent US policy on Afghanistan. In early 2008, Senator Barack Obama won several early primary victories and gained a substantial lead in the...
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Mediterranean Quarterly (1 March 2016) 27 (1): 97–121.
Published: 01 March 2016
...Fred H. Lawson Recent studies of Egypt's long-standing dispute with Ethiopia over the distribution of the waters of the Nile River assume that the adoption of the Nile Basin Initiative in 1999 heralded a sharp turn toward regional conciliation and harmony. This assumption is unwarranted, given...
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Mediterranean Quarterly (1 March 2018) 29 (1): 70–95.
Published: 01 March 2018
.... FAO agriculture water food imports self-sufficiency © 2018 by Mediterranean Affairs, Inc. 2018 Jordan’s Food Security Challenges P. R. Kumaraswamy and Manjari Singh Food security emerged as a major concept in development studies in the 1970s, when several developing countries...
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Mediterranean Quarterly (1 June 2009) 20 (2): 26–39.
Published: 01 June 2009
... as in dividing the people that share its waters. Geographically, it is locked inside the largest group of landmasses on the globe — Europe, Asia, and Africa, regions so different yet linked historically as well as physically.1 A total of twenty-one countries share the Mediterra- nean’s...
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Mediterranean Quarterly (1 June 2016) 27 (2): 105.
Published: 01 June 2016
....” Mediterranean Quarterly 27, no. 1 (2016): 97–121. On page 121 of the print version of the article, the last sentence should read: “But it is even more true, as Whittington, Waterbury, and Jeuland observe merely in passing, that “the trust required for regional water markets to func- tion seems far away...
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Mediterranean Quarterly (1 March 2013) 24 (1): 38–56.
Published: 01 March 2013
... tension between Israel and Iran. The Levant Basin Energy Arena The Levant Basin is located along and off the coast of Syria, Lebanon, Israel, and the Gaza Strip, extending westward into Cypriot waters. The basin con- nects to the Red Sea via the Suez Canal and the Black Sea through...
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Mediterranean Quarterly (1 March 2014) 25 (1): 95–104.
Published: 01 March 2014
... be the worst tactical position for him to adopt in this situation. The particular focus of recent Turkish-­Greek tensions over Cyprus and other issues continues to grow, particularly with the oil and gas reserves off the waters of southern and southwestern Cyprus and the possibility of...
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Mediterranean Quarterly (1 September 2009) 20 (3): 95–121.
Published: 01 September 2009
... and waters through the years. In 1981, the increasing loss of lives at the hands of pirates, and the devastating consequences on interna- tional trade, compelled the International Chamber of Commerce to form an anticrime organization, the International Maritime Bureau (IMB). This new bureau was...
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Mediterranean Quarterly (1 December 2014) 25 (4): 1–4.
Published: 01 December 2014
... middle class. His Royal Highness Prince El Hassan of Jordan presents another key issue to the region with respect to societal stability in his essay, “Water: The One Crisis That Also Represents the Biggest Opportunity for a Middle East People’s Peace.” The issue of water (and access to it) in...
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Mediterranean Quarterly (1 September 2007) 18 (3): 56–71.
Published: 01 September 2007
...). Turkey will worry if Greece insists on the simultaneous delimitation of the continental shelf and the EEZ. For many years, Turkey has been adding issues at the negotiating table, such as gray zones, demilitarization of islands, and the breadth of the territorial waters. On the other hand, Greece...
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Mediterranean Quarterly (1 June 2000) 11 (2): 59–77.
Published: 01 June 2000
... to target civilian infra- structure far from the Kosovo front: bridges, municipal water-pumping stations, smelting and chemical plants, car and shoe factories, oil refineries, city power grids, textile plants, and food-industry facilities.5 In...
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Mediterranean Quarterly (1 December 2000) 11 (4): 117–139.
Published: 01 December 2000
... changed over time, and they include a host of thorny issues such as crafting security arrangements, drawing border lines, and normalizing relations. Issues abound concerning free trade, tourism, water rights, refugees, settle- ments, and economics and finance...
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Mediterranean Quarterly (1 March 2006) 17 (1): 16–22.
Published: 01 March 2006
... waters. But despite its “clear phases, timelines, target dates, and benchmarks aiming at progress through reciprocal steps by the two parties in the political, security, economic, humanitarian, and institution-building fields, under the auspices of the Quartet” intended to move it toward a...
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Mediterranean Quarterly (1 March 2016) 27 (1): 5–21.
Published: 01 March 2016
..., and sources of fresh water. At the same time, climate change will squeeze the basin’s ecosystems from the supply side. Scientists forecast that climate change will have a generally negative impact on the basin, in particular on water supplies, although there are parts of the basin that are...
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Mediterranean Quarterly (1 September 2006) 17 (3): 65–85.
Published: 01 September 2006
...: Common Courage Press, 2006). Humanity’s Ecological Footprint Evaggelos G. Vallianatos Life thrives primarily on one-quarter of the earth, about 11.4 billion hec­tares of land and water. The oc­eans take up 2.0 billion hec­tares of that fertile quarter. The...
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Mediterranean Quarterly (1 June 2003) 14 (2): 21–45.
Published: 01 June 2003
... entire Euro-Mediterranean space. • Increased desertification and soil erosion and decreased food produc- tion will likely lead to further demographic shifts to include future environmental refugees. • Finally, there may well be Increased resource scarcity, most notably water...
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Mediterranean Quarterly (1 December 2000) 11 (4): 140–160.
Published: 01 December 2000
... breathe, the food we grow, and the water we drink are at risk because the global environment is in danger.”6 Vice President Gore said on Earth Day 2000: “When it comes to our air, our water, and the earth itself, we all have a responsibility to look not just to...
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Mediterranean Quarterly (1 December 2008) 19 (4): 29–53.
Published: 01 December 2008
... negotiations over the return of the Golan Heights.”46 Water access remains a major geostrategic roadblock to peace and a ter- ritorial handover of the Golan. Syrian concerns about water have long fed disputes with Israel, and the capture of the Golan Heights in 1967 was partly driven by Israel’s need...
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Mediterranean Quarterly (1 September 2015) 26 (3): 123–126.
Published: 01 September 2015
... that mitigate this rosy outlook. The discovery of natural gas deposits in the eastern Mediterranean pushes and pulls the two countries in con- tradictory directions. On the one hand, deposits in commercially viable fields under the territorial waters of Greece, Israel, and Cyprus have prompted...