Water becoming ‘a tool of conflict’ in Syria and Iraq

Blue and Green: The fate of the conflicts in Iraq and Syria could be decided by one of the world’s most important resources – water – security experts have said. The two countries, like much of the Middle East, frequently suffer from water shortages. Scientists fear that climate change will cause ever more severe droughts, which could exacerbate tensions and conflict in the region. Speaking to the Guardian, Michael Stephen, deputy director of the Royal United Services Institute thinktank in Qatar, explained......

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