Tag: Iraq

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

Kurdistan Rawanduz River Kira Walker

Dam building projects could fuel water stress in Middle East | DW

While scientists warn of their negative impact on biodiversity, the autonomous Kurdistan Region is building multiple dams to respond to

A worsening water crisis is threatening Iraq’s future | World Politics Review

Instability will continue in Iraq so long as its long-neglected water crisis is not addressed The many ongoing challenges in

Building social cohesion through football in post-ISIS Iraq | Nature Middle East

Promoting contact between members of different groups can build tolerance within an intervention, but building broader social cohesion is more

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

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

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.

Businessman Pioneers Emu Farming in Kurdistan | Rudaw

The tall flightless birds who call the warm, red earth of Australia home were brought here by Hassan Ali Rahman