Tag: drought

The demographic dimension: The role of population growth in the Arab uprisings

By Khaled Diab Decades of unprecedented population growth have played a significant role in Arab regime repression, the two main waves of revolutions that swept the region, and the fierce counterrevolutions that followed. Friday 24 January 2020 Over the past…

Greek island teaches Europe how to welcome refugees

The Greek island of Tilos has hosted more than seven times its population in refugees… and has done so with dignity, respect and with almost no external assistance.

Uganda’s refugee crisis, part 1: “Back home, all we could hear were guns and screaming”

Northern Uganda houses more refugees than entered the European Union during the peak of the “refugee crisis”. And Uganda has only 8% of the EU’s population and a fraction of its resources.

Dispelling the curse of the Nile

Conflict between Nile basin countries has been averted. But unless effective action is taken, a water war remains a distinct future possibility.

Egypt’s Nubians: damned by the dam

Half a century after the inundation, Nubians may finally gain recognition and redress for the loss of their homeland.

Forecast: dry, becoming drier

There’s more than enough fresh water in the world to sate our thirst. The problem is getting it to where it is desperately needed.