Are Armed-conflict Risks Enhanced by Climate-related Disasters in Ethnically Fractionalised Countries?

Research Paper Title Armed-conflict risks enhanced by climate-related disasters in ethnically fractionalised countries Abstract Social and political tensions keep on fueling armed conflicts around the world. Although each conflict is the result of an individual context-specific mixture of interconnected factors, ethnicity appears to play a prominent and almost ubiquitous role in many of them. This overall state… Read More

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Linking Civil Conflict Sensitivity to Growing-season Drought

Research Paper Title Civil conflict sensitivity to growing-season drought. Background To date, the research community has failed to reach a consensus on the nature and significance of the relationship between climate variability and armed conflict. The researchers argue that progress has been hampered by insufficient attention paid to the context in which droughts and other… Read More

Climate Change & Future Military Strategy

Climate change does not respect borders and we must work together to fight its threats. These are not the words of a ‘tree-hugger’, but the US Department of Defense. A recently published report says that extreme weather, rising temperatures, unpredictable rainfall and rising oceans could fuel armed insurgency and heighten the impact of a pandemic, through their effects on political instability, poverty, migration and resource disputes.… Read More