TITLE

GEOPOLITICS OF "BLUE GOLD" - CONFLICT SOURCE IN THE ARAB WORLD

AUTHOR(S)
Bu┼če, Dorel; Avram, Cristina
PUB. DATE
September 2012
SOURCE
Strategic Impact;2012, Vol. 44 Issue 3, p48
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Recently, with all the climate changes happening all around the world and the global warming talks, water became a worrying issue at global level. This indispensable and irreplaceable resource is, however, unevenly distributed, and on the world's resources map, North Africa and the Middle East appear to be threatened the most by the water scarcity. In addition, the rapid growth of the Arab population makes water become more valuable than oil and, if decades ago, countries were concerned about obtaining an oil rich territory to instantly secure their wellbeing, now, the Arab countries are becoming more preoccupied with the way they would be able to supply water to their population, in addition to the industry and the agriculture. For the Arab world, this problem proves to be particularly difficult, as the resource is diminishing, the demand is increasing, and thus the deficit could easily lead to internal conflicts that might trigger regional and global consequences.
ACCESSION #
82514340

 

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