Category Archives: Regional Context

Prince Hassan writes: Water Cooperation for a Secure World

On November 28th, 2013, HRH Prince Hassan will be officially launching the new Strategic Foresight Group report “Water Cooperation for a Secure World” in Amman, Jordan. The following article is a curtain raiser to the launch and discusses key messages … Continue reading

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Jordan Wikileaks Cables on Environment, Water and Energy

Wikileaks has just uploaded more than 4,000 new cables originating from the US Embassy in Jordan. Although most of the media concern is about the political content of those cables, there is a considerable number of cables dealing with Jordanian … Continue reading

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The Environmental Dimensions of Arab Revolutions

It has been a breathtaking show for the last couple of months, and is still open to all scenarios. The wave of Arab revolutions and public uprising has been changing the political landscape in almost all Arab countries since the … Continue reading

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Strategic Foresight: Rethinking Middle East Water

The flow of reports and assessments on the water situation in the Middle East will never stop, while the actual water flows in rivers is being diminished. This is becoming a major hot issue that may contribute to more instability … Continue reading

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Measuring economic costs of environmental deterioration in Arab countries

By: Batir Wardam It has became a common conclusion for both environmentalists and “green economists” alike that any breakthrough in commitment to environmental remediation will only be economically feasible when the evidence is conclusive that the cost of remediation is … Continue reading

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