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Water Politics in the Middle East

A Context for Conflict or Co-operation?

  • Mostafa Dolatyar
  • Tim S. Gray

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiv
  2. Mostafa Dolatyar, Tim S. Gray
    Pages 1-14
  3. Mostafa Dolatyar, Tim S. Gray
    Pages 15-59
  4. Mostafa Dolatyar, Tim S. Gray
    Pages 60-84
  5. Mostafa Dolatyar, Tim S. Gray
    Pages 85-115
  6. Mostafa Dolatyar, Tim S. Gray
    Pages 116-163
  7. Mostafa Dolatyar, Tim S. Gray
    Pages 164-205
  8. Mostafa Dolatyar, Tim S. Gray
    Pages 206-219
  9. Back Matter
    Pages 220-255

About this book

Introduction

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.

Keywords

conflict cooperation politics research state water

Authors and affiliations

  • Mostafa Dolatyar
    • 1
  • Tim S. Gray
    • 2
  1. 1.Ministry of Foreign AffairsIran
  2. 2.Department of PoliticsUniversity of NewcastleNewcastle upon TyneAustralia

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