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Benjamin Walsh

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Middle Eastern investment in Africa: a means to improve Gulf food security?

The food security of the Gulf states is heavily dependent on foreign imports. Europe and the Americas have been the traditional markets supplying food to them, but recent developments in sub-Saharan Africa may encourage Gulf investors to embrace potential opportunities in Africa.
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Iran: a regime that arrests its experts is not serious about solving its water crisis

This paper argues that arresting experts attempting to resolve a water crisis threatening the survival of the Iranian people is demonstrable of the fact that the regime in Tehran is not interested in such endeavours.
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Chinese overseas agricultural investment and Beijing’s dream of a new economic world order

There is a link between China’s plans to return to a position of global centrality and its food security. Beijing’s food security strategy has shifted toward overseas investments.
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The state of China’s agricultural research

China’s agricultural research is dominated by the State. Since the establishment of Communist China in 1949, the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) has linked its legitimacy to progress in the betterment of the agricultural sector. It is therefore easy to see why it still exercises near...
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China’s quest for nutritional security

Nutrition is an important, but under-appreciated, component of Chinese food security. A greater appreciation of the role that access to nutritious food plays in economic productivity could help to reduce the economic burden of an ageing population.