Category: conflict

Iraq’s maritime heritage finds a haven in the classroom | Al-Fanar Media

With ancient boatbuilding crafts nearly extinct, scholars and researchers aim to bring knowledge of Iraq’s maritime heritage to a new

Water Wars | Weapons of Reason

In the future, water may become an increasingly scarce resource and a source of violent conflict. But history teaches us

Can militant groups be environmentalists? | World Politics Review

The case for engaging with militant groups to protect the environment Competition over scarce natural resources is often a key

On the frontline of war, Yemeni women are building peace | Equal Times

The lived experience of those most affected by war, and those working hardest to end it, has led to a

Banned Identity: A history of couscous during the Spanish Inquisition | EATEN Magazine

For EATEN Magazine No. 7, I wrote about the history of couscous during the Spanish Inquisition — from noble dish

An environmental movement for times of war, too | Open Canada

While current global action focuses on the impact of humans and industry on the environment during peacetime, what about during

Hitting nature where it hurts: Iran feels the pernicious effects of U.S. sanctions on biodiversity conservation | Equal Times

US sanctions are hampering conservation interventions necessary to protect critically endangered species from going extinct Situated at the confluence of

Iraqi Kurdistan’s archaeological hotspots revived, but vulnerable | Nature Middle East

Political uncertainty, a protracted economic crisis and rapid development pose challenges to heritage conservation in the archaeologically rich Kurdistan Region

Islamic State plunges research in Iraq into darkness | Nature Middle East

As the Islamic State takes over large areas of northern Iraq, science research and education grinds to a near halt.