Environmental Politics in the Middle East

CIRS Summary Report No. 24 (2018)

34 Pages Posted: 23 Jan 2020

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Madalla Alibeli

United Arab Emirates University (UAEU)

Zahra Babar

Georgetown University

Uday Chandra

Georgetown University School of Foreign Service in Qatar

Jill Crystal

Auburn University

Ali El-Keblawy

University of Sharjah

Afyare A Elmi

affiliation not provided to SSRN

Francis Ghilès

CIDOB (Barcelona Centre for International Affairs)

Ilya Gridneff

Sahan Research

Islam Hassan

Georgetown University School of Foreign Service in Qatar

Clement Henry

affiliation not provided to SSRN

Mehran Kamrava

CIRS, Georgetown University-Qatar

Martin Keulertz

American University of Beirut

Umber Latafat

Georgetown University School of Foreign Service in Qatar - Center for International and Regional Studies

Anatol Lieven

Carnegie Endowment for International Peace

Abbas Maleki

Sharif University of Technology

Suzi Mirgani

Center for International and Regional Studies

Farah Saleh

Georgetown University School of Foreign Service in Qatar - Center for International and Regional Studies

Rumsha Shahzad

affiliation not provided to SSRN

Maria Snoussi

Mohammed V University of Rabat

Jeannie Sowers

University of New Hampshire

Harry Verhoeven

Georgetown University School of Foreign Service in Qatar

Wessel Vermeulen

OXCARRE

Elizabeth Wanucha

Georgetown University School of Foreign Service in Qatar - Center for International and Regional Studies

Eckart Woertz

Institut Barcelona d'Estudis Internacionals - IBEI

Date Written: September 3, 2018

Abstract

This report provides a summary of the "Environmental Politics in the Middle East" research initiative, which explores the geopolitics of natural resources in the Middle East in an attempt to expand the focus to include the region’s many natural resources other than natural gas, such as land, air, water, and food. Some of the issues under investigation include a focus on water scarcity, which is a global issue but one that is particularly acute in the Middle East; its impacts are examined through a case study on Yemen. Food security is studied in the case of Syria, which before the civil war began, in 2011, was one of the region’s notable food exporters. Aside from acute food shortages within Syria, the conflict has had ripple effects on the region and has led to rising food prices in neighboring states, such as Jordan, Turkey, and Iraq.

Keywords: Environmental Politics, Middle East, natural resources, food security

Suggested Citation

Alibeli, Madalla and Babar, Zahra and Chandra, Uday and Crystal, Jill and El-Keblawy, Ali and Elmi, Afyare A and Ghilès, Francis and Gridneff, Ilya and Hassan, Islam and Henry, Clement and Kamrava, Mehran and Keulertz, Martin and Latafat, Umber and Lieven, Anatol and Maleki, Abbas and Mirgani, Suzi and Saleh, Farah and Shahzad, Rumsha and Snoussi, Maria and Sowers, Jeannie and Verhoeven, Harry and Vermeulen, Wessel and Wanucha, Elizabeth and Woertz, Eckart, Environmental Politics in the Middle East (September 3, 2018). CIRS Summary Report No. 24 (2018), Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3447023

Madalla Alibeli (Contact Author)

United Arab Emirates University (UAEU) ( email )

P.O. Box 15551
Al-Ain
United Arab Emirates

Zahra Babar

Georgetown University ( email )

Washington, DC 20057
United States

Uday Chandra

Georgetown University School of Foreign Service in Qatar ( email )

Education City
Al Huqoul St
Doha
Qatar

Jill Crystal

Auburn University ( email )

415 West Magnolia Avenue
Auburn, AL 36849
United States

Ali El-Keblawy

University of Sharjah ( email )

University City Road
P. O. Box 27272
Sharjah, 27272
United Arab Emirates

Afyare A Elmi

affiliation not provided to SSRN

No Address Available

Francis Ghilès

CIDOB (Barcelona Centre for International Affairs) ( email )

Elisabets 12
Barcelona, 08001
Spain

Ilya Gridneff

Sahan Research ( email )

Nairobi
Nairobi
Kenya

Islam Hassan

Georgetown University School of Foreign Service in Qatar ( email )

Education City
Al Huqoul St
Doha
Qatar

Clement Henry

affiliation not provided to SSRN

Mehran Kamrava

CIRS, Georgetown University-Qatar ( email )

Doha, DC 20057
Qatar

HOME PAGE: http://cirs.georgetown.edu

Martin Keulertz

American University of Beirut ( email )

Beirut, 0236
Lebanon

Umber Latafat

Georgetown University School of Foreign Service in Qatar - Center for International and Regional Studies ( email )

Education City
Al Huqoul St
Doha, 23689
Qatar

Anatol Lieven

Carnegie Endowment for International Peace

1779 Massachuesetts Avenue, N.W.
Washington, DC 20036
United States

Abbas Maleki

Sharif University of Technology ( email )

Tehran
Iran

Suzi Mirgani

Center for International and Regional Studies ( email )

Education City
Al Huqoul St
Doha, 23689
Qatar

HOME PAGE: http://cirs.georgetown.edu/

Farah Saleh

Georgetown University School of Foreign Service in Qatar - Center for International and Regional Studies ( email )

Education City
Al Huqoul St
Doha, 23689
Qatar

Rumsha Shahzad

affiliation not provided to SSRN

Maria Snoussi

Mohammed V University of Rabat ( email )

Avenue Al Oumam
Agdal
Rabat, Rabat 10500
Morocco

Jeannie Sowers

University of New Hampshire ( email )

15 College Road
Durham, NH 03824
United States

Harry Verhoeven

Georgetown University School of Foreign Service in Qatar ( email )

Education City
Al Huqoul St
Doha
Qatar

Wessel Vermeulen

OXCARRE ( email )

Mansfield Road
Manor Road Building,Manor Road
Oxford, Oxfordshire OX1 4AU
United Kingdom

Elizabeth Wanucha

Georgetown University School of Foreign Service in Qatar - Center for International and Regional Studies ( email )

Education City
Al Huqoul St
Doha, 23689
Qatar

Eckart Woertz

Institut Barcelona d'Estudis Internacionals - IBEI ( email )

Ramon Trias Fargas 25-27
Barcelona, Barcelona 08005
Spain

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