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Environment

Journal Essay

Saudi Arabia: The Strategic Dimensions of Environmental Insecurity

James A. Russell

Summer 2016, Volume XXIII, Number 2

Saudi Arabia sits in the middle of the world's climate furnace. There are fewer hotter, drier places on the planet, ...

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Commentary

The transformation from an arid land into a world-class city

Khalaf Ahmad Al Habtoor, July 14, 2015

I was born on the shores of a desert, a harsh unforgiving environment where even polluted sour-tasting ground water was ...

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Journal Essay

Food Insecurity: The Basic Threat in an Overburdened Region

Amal A. Kandeel

Winter 2014, Volume XXI, Number 4

Since the 1980s, after two decades of low and stable international food prices, the world's agricultural commodities markets began to ...

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Journal Essay

Water Insecurity, Climate Change and Governance in the Arab World

Scott Greenwood

Summer 2014, Volume XXI, Number 2

The Middle East has been among the most arid regions of the globe for several thousand years. Nevertheless, recent extreme ...

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Speech

What Could Go Wrong for China?

Ambassador Chas W. Freeman, Jr., USFS (Ret.), June 23, 2007

Lord Lamont asked me to consider what could go wrong for China. I have concluded, first, that China is ...

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Speech

China in the Times to Come

Ambassador Chas W. Freeman, Jr., USFS (Ret.), March 27, 2007

We are here to inaugurate a new center for research, analysis, and education about China, a country to our far ...

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