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Melanesia, the biggest sub-region in the South Pacific, includes Papua New Guinea (PNG), Fiji, the Solomon Islands, Vanuatu, Nauru and New Caledonia. Due to its geographical proximity, Melanesia is Australia’s immediate neighbour and is fundamental to regional stability, a major strategic interest...
Turkey, Syria and Iraq depend on the Tigris-Euphrates river system for their food and water security. Both rivers have contributed to interstate tension and hostility, and the region is yet to agree on a water-sharing mechanism that could lead to more amicable...
Nepal, endowed with perennial rivers and mountainous topography, has enormous scope to generate hydroelectricity, but only one per cent of that potential has been realised.
The Himalayan river basins in the Tibetan Plateau Region provide a key source of water to...
This book brings together some of the world’s leading water researchers with an especially written collection of chapters on: water economics; transboundary water; water and development; water and energy; and water concepts.
Freshwater governance holds a prominent position in the global...
Taking Australian public attitudes into perspective, this paper focuses on the current and future challenges facing the Australia-US alliance, with a focus on China's rise.
September 2011 marks two important milestones - the tenth anniversary of the devastating 9/11 terrorist attacks and the 60th...
Over the next 40 years, there is a high probability of a global food and water crisis. This will result from population pressures, an increasing shortage of fresh water and a decline in access to arable land. The result will be demand exceeding supply due...
Ongoing political instability and conflict undermine food security in Yemen by damaging economic infrastructure, causing internal displacement and contributing to food price inflation.
Yemen is critically food, water and energy insecure. Political turmoil and resource constraints mean that the situation is...
This paper examines population trends, the impact of racial differences on political stability and economic trends in order to ascertain the kinds of challenges that Indonesia will need to address in the near future if it is to meet its developmental goals.