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Woda a geopolityka i bezpieczeństwo Bliskiego Wschodu
Water and Middle East Geopolitics and Security

Author(s): Marcin Andrzej Piotrowski
Subject(s): Politics / Political Sciences
Published by: Polski Instytut Spraw Międzynarodowych

Summary/Abstract: The Middle East is the world’s most unstable region, which impacts on Western interests and security. Though overshadowed by the global “war on terror” and the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, a common problem that continues to affect the area “from Marrakech to Bangladesh” is access to sources of drinking water. For as early as 1985 Boutros Boutros-Ghali, then foreign minister of Egypt and later UN Secretary-General, recognized that forthcoming armed conflicts in the Middle East would be linked to disputes over access to water.

  • Issue Year: 2005
  • Issue No: 2
  • Page Range: 86-102
  • Page Count: 12
  • Language: Polish