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Resource-Induced Conflicts, Part IV: Society, Resources, and Conflict in Yemen

September 21, 2016

By: Dr. Charles Schmitz In Yemen, natural resources do not cause conflicts, people do.  The relationship between natural resources and people is mediated by society such that a simple, causal relationship between resource abundance or scarcity and conflict does not exist.  In Yemen, scarcity does not cause conflict; in fact, a better case might be made … Continue reading “Resource-Induced Conflicts, Part IV: Society, Resources, and Conflict in Yemen”

Dams as Centaurs

March 23, 2016

EDITORS NOTE: This is the second article in a four-part series which explores the role of water in human conflict and politics. The series marks (though is not affiliated with) World Water Day 2016, a UN initiative to promote awareness of water issues. More information on World Water Day can be found here. The first … Continue reading “Dams as Centaurs”


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