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A Right to a Clean Environment in the Middle East: Opportunities to Embrace or Reject

Following the Stockholm Declaration in 1972 emphasizing an essential need for a clean environment, a number of international proclamations were issued that contributed to international recognition of a substantive right to a clean...

Equitable and Reasonable Use of Water Within the Euphrates-Tigris River Basin

I. Introduction

The principle of subsidiarity suggests that issues should be dealt with at the level upon which they can be resolved most effectively. Sharing water resources from international watercourses requires coordination...

Equitable and Reasonable Use of Water Within the Euphrates-Tigris River Basin

I. Introduction

The principle of subsidiarity suggests that issues should be dealt with at the level upon which they can be resolved most effectively. Sharing water resources from international watercourses requires coordination...

Trouble in Mesopotamia: Can America Deter a Water War Between Iraq, Syria, and Turkey?

I. Introduction

The tensions over the waters of the [Tigris-Euphrates] basin have reached internationally acknowledged levels, and a lack of cooperation among the riparians confronts the world with a new potential conflict area....

A Water Solution for the Middle East Conflict

Introduction

The key issue is no longer resource development and water quantity but resource allocation and water quality.1

The United Nations (U.N.) has recognized that "water stands today...