Comparing Urban Governance and Citizen Rights in China and India›By Michael Kugelman // Thursday, May 31, 2012Today, according to Xuefei Ren, 129 cities in China and 45 in India have populations of over a million people. Such large-scale urbanization has created major governance challenges. Speaking at a May 23 Asia Program event co-sponsored with the Kissinger Institute on China, United States Studies, and the Comparative Urban Studies Project, Ren, a Wilson Center Fellow, examined two case studies of urbanization-driven governance in China and India and their effect on citizen rights.MORE
Her first case study involved housing demolitions and urban re-development in Shanghai and Mumbai. In Shanghai, nearly a million households were relocated between 1995 and 2008 to make way for hotels, airports, and luxury apartments. City regulations in 1991 and 2001 legalized forced demolitions, and no prior consent from residents was needed.
However, Ren noted that displaced residents “are not quite powerless.” She highlighted the case of a woman who sued the city government after being relocated and was eventually granted the compensation she had requested. In 2003, China’s central government ordered a freeze on large-scale demolitions. Several years later, it passed a “landmark” property rights law.
Meanwhile, in Mumbai, local officials in the early 2000s had their own re-development plans. The Indian city is rife with overcrowded, low-income housing; slums are populated by seven million citizens (40 percent of the city’s total population), and comprise up to 10 percent of Mumbai’s total land area.
In 2004, aware that most of the slums were located in desirable areas – near airports or in central business districts – city planners recognized a major development opportunity. Over the next two years, officials launched a demolition campaign that left 400,000 people homeless. According to Ren, certain categories of residents were theoretically entitled to compensation, but with “legal protections carrying little weight,” most of them received nothing.
Yet, as in Shanghai, Mumbai’s city dwellers successfully fought back. Housing activists staged acts of “direct agitation,” including a series of street protests and road blockages. Such tactics, said Ren, were “disruptive but effective.” The Mumbai courts sided against the activists in 2006, but India’s Supreme Court later issued a ruling in their favor.
Fighting Land Acquisitions: A Comparison
Ren’s second case study compared land acquisition efforts outside the slums.
Last year, residents in Wukan, a village along China’s southeast coast in the province of Guangdong, launched a protest movement against land seizures. They alleged that government officials had sold their land to developers and failed to provide residents with appropriate compensation. The protestors made two demands: the return of their land and the holding of local elections.
Notably, Ren said, protestors in Wukan affirmed their support for the Communist Party, and never framed their movement as an anti-government effort. In March 2012, local elections were in fact held, with two leaders of the protest movement voted into office (one as village chief, the other as his deputy).
Ren also discussed an attempt by India’s Tata Motors corporation to acquire land in Singur, a village about 100 miles from Calcutta in the state of West Bengal. The company wanted to use this land to construct a factory for the Nano, a small, cheap car marketed to India’s urban middle class. In 2005, the West Bengal government, which had been controlled by the Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) for nearly 30 years, actively wooed the firm. State authorities “went overboard” in offering Tata Motors subsidies and highly fertile land, said Ren. Small landowners were obliged to surrender their plots at low prices, and in 2006 the corporation formally took over the land (nearly 1,000 acres altogether), despite heavy opposition from peasants.
However, violent protests continued and after several months, Tata Motors was forced to pull out of West Bengal. Then, in a state election in May 2011, the Trinomool Congress Party, led by the populist leader Mamata Banerjee, swept the CPI-M from power. Banerjee had run her campaign on a promise to restore the land to Singur’s farmers.
Just weeks after the new government assumed power, West Bengal passed a law that would allow for about 400 acres from the Tata Motors project to be returned to farmers who had refused government compensation for their land.
Ren acknowledged that in both countries, citizenship rights are not enjoyed by all and tend to be unevenly distributed across social groups. Still, she concluded, Chinese and Indian cities “have become strategic sites for reassembling citizen rights.” By asserting their land and housing rights, city denizens “are becoming active citizens.”
Michael Kugelman is a program associate with the Wilson Center’s Asia Program. He can be reached at email@example.com and on Twitter @michaelkugelman.
Photo Credit: Mumbai pipes, courtesy of flickr user lenskap.
Environment, Natural Resource Guidelines for Peacekeepers Moves UN Closer to ‘Greening the Blue Helmets’›By Stuart Kent // Wednesday, May 30, 2012UN peacekeepers not only operate in conflicts where land and natural resources are a component of the fighting but their own bases and operations can also impact the local environment. As well as documenting practical steps to minimize the footprint of field missions, a new report from the United Nations Environment Program (UNEP) reviews the relationship between natural resources and conflict and what it means for peacekeeping.
While there’s been talk about “greening” UN peacekeeping for years, the details about the economic, environmental, and mission benefits contained in Greening the Blue Helmets: Environment, Natural Resources and UN Peacekeeping Operations suggest that this talk is getting closer to reality.
As of December 2011, the UN’s Department of Peacekeeping Operations was responsible for 121,591 personnel, 17,000 vehicles, and 257 aircraft across 16 different operations worldwide. These forces account for more than half of the entire UN system’s carbon emissions and can significantly strain the resources of fragile host communities, according to the report.
Building on the 2009 Environmental Policy for UN Field Missions, the UNEP report provides a dozen best practice examples from ongoing missions.
Field cases serve as evidence of how increasing water and energy efficiency, safely discarding solid and hazardous wastes, protecting cultural and historical sites, and ensuring a limited footprint after the closing down of camps, can save environmental and financial resources. These measures, the report claims, also reduce the risk of tension with host communities, such as occurred in Haiti when an outbreak of Cholera was traced to unsanitary water management practices at a UN camp.
Technologies recommended include better waste management systems, improved water systems, energy efficient buildings, and green energy capacities. However, some improvements can be made by simply encouraging behavioral changes; the UN mission in Timor-Leste reduced energy consumption by 15 percent over 12 months using a “CarLog” system to encourage fuel efficiency. With a 2009 global fuel bill of $638 million, even a 15 percent margin relates to a significant figure (much like the logic behind similar efficiency efforts within the U.S. military).
However, uncertain mission lengths are a major barrier to the adoption of more efficient technologies. Despite UN operations lasting an average of seven years and evidence indicating that capital investments could be recovered within one to five years in some cases, year-to-year mandates complicate long-term planning.
Natural Resource Nexus
Conceptually, the nexus of natural resources, conflict, and peacebuilding must be a central concern of peacekeeping operations, asserts the report.
In Africa alone, 13 operations have been conducted in response to conflicts associated with natural resources, at a cost of around $32 billion. Exploitation of natural resources such as diamonds, timber, and oil has financed and fueled conflicts in Sierra Leone, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, and Liberia. Communal tensions over access to scarce land and water resources are also considered an exacerbating influence on conflict dynamics in much of Sudan and now South Sudan, according to the report.
Addressing this nexus can also provide opportunities to reduce and redress conflict. In Darfur, firewood collection is a dangerous task for women and girls. By making “firewood patrols” a regular feature of the UN forces’ protection, the prevalence of sexual violence has been limited.
The UN Assistance Mission in Afghanistan is cited in the report for its efforts to hire ex-combatant and vulnerable populations to aid in the reforestation of extensively degraded pistachio woodlands from 2003 to 2009.
“Natural resources can provide opportunities for emergency employment and…sustainable livelihoods for former combatants,” write the authors.
Countries recovering from episodes of violence tend to have a low capacity to effectively and equitably manage a natural resource base that itself may have been degraded by conflict. Recent attention, however, is being paid to the peacebuilding potential of managing shared resources.
According to the report, “while only 54 percent of peace agreements reached between 1989 and 2004 contained provisions on natural resources, all of the major agreements concluded between 2005 and 2010 included such provisions.” This includes the renovation of land tenure systems, management of valuable extractive industries, and reallocation of resource rents.
Preventing Predatory Extraction
As peace begins to take hold, “access to land may be a key determining factor affecting the successful reintegration of a former combatant into a community.”
According to interview data from Northern Uganda, 93 percent of male LRA ex-combatants were unable to access land after demobilization. Often due to the death of an elder relative, sale of land by a family member, or land grabs by other members of the community.
While shared resources can build trust between communities, spoiler groups that use aggressive means to secure resource rents in the aftermath of conflict can endanger a fragile peace. The report identifies a role here for peacekeeping forces – and in particular for their civilian contingent – to identify these potential risks and opportunities for action.
In particular, the report recommends a higher level of clarity about the relationship between peacekeeping forces and so called “expert panels” – groups of civilian specialists called upon by the Security Council to provide advice on an official basis about natural resources in the aftermath of conflict.
The UN mission in the Democratic Republic of Congo, for instance, was given a direct mandate in 2008 to work with the DRC expert panel and to “use its monitoring and inspection capacities to curtail the provision of support to illegal armed groups derived from illicit trade in natural resources.”
UNEP Program Officer Matti Lehtonen, in an email interview, called the panels a “tremendous asset that is not yet used up to its full potential.” However, he noted, “expert panels and peacekeeping missions are different tools with different objectives so there is also a need to maintain a degree of independence.”
The report identifies a set of key recommendations for the UN moving forward:
- Ensure that pre-deployment and in-mission training includes instruction on environment and natural resource management
- Aid and encourage disarmament, demobilization, and reintegration programs to look closely at emergency employment and sustainable livelihoods related to natural resources and the environment
- Support and encourage civil affairs personnel to seek ways to capitalize on peacebuilding opportunities around natural resources and the environment
- Systematically inform the Security Council of linkages between natural resources and conflict in states where the Council may be considering action
- Where natural resources have fueled or financed conflict, provide peacekeepers with a more systemic mandate to act on these issues
- Effectively implement best practices identified in the 2009 environmental policy
Photo Credit: UN peacekeepers in Côte d’Ivoire distribute water during a 2007 mission, courtesy of United Nations Photo. 8MXM49VWC3ZH
Full Extent of Africa’s Groundwater Resources Visualized for the First Time›By Stuart Kent // Monday, May 28, 2012Alan Macdonald, Helen Bonsor, and Brighid Dochartaigh of the British Geological Survey, and Richard Taylor of University College London, writing in Environmental Research Letters.MORE
The authors hope to remedy this with new research presented in “Quantitative Maps of Groundwater Resources in Africa.” They used estimates compiled from geologic data and 283 aquifer summaries from 152 different publications to quantitatively visualize, for the first time, the full extent of Africa’s groundwater resources.
Tapping a Hidden Resource
The study estimates the scale of the continent’s groundwater resources at around 0.66 million km3. This volume, the authors explain, is “more than 100 times the annual renewable freshwater resources, and 20 times the freshwater stored in African lakes.”
Tapping into this massive resource is not always straightforward, however. The largest aquifers, and those most able to support high yielding bores, are concentrated in the arid regions of North Africa. The depth of these aquifers and their distance from major populations creates substantial economic challenges for extraction.
The geographic distribution of aquifers across sub-Saharan Africa is also quite variable, and local geology can determine not just the availability and accessibility of water but also its quality. For instance, geologic specificities can result in elevated levels of arsenic and other undesirable chemicals. Furthermore, “contamination…is common in urban areas from widespread and dispersed faecal effluent from on-site sanitation and leaking sewers.”
Throughout Africa, “groundwater provides an important buffer to climate variability and change,” say the authors. But these buffers are not a singular solution to the threat of future water scarcity.
As the analysis shows, most aquifers, especially south of the Sahara, are unlikely to sustain boreholes of a higher capacity than that required by community-level hand pumps (one liter per second of flow at minimum). Yet, commercial irrigations schemes and urban towns typically demand boreholes greater than five liters per second, according to the study.
So, groundwater extraction may help communities and some small-scale farmers maintain access to water, particularly because many aquifers are found to possess the storage capacity required “to sustain abstraction through inter-annual variations in recharge,” however, “strategies for increasing irrigation or supplying water to rapidly urbanizing cities that are predicted on the widespread drilling of high yielding boreholes are likely to be unsuccessful.” Especially, the authors assert, where drilling precedes detailed local scale mapping of the available resources.
Sources: Environmental Research Letters.
Image Credit: Figures 1 and 3, courtesy of Environmental Research Letters.
Digging for Crumbs: Michael Klare on the Global Scramble for the World’s Last Resources›Yale Environment 360 has a good interview up with Hampshire College Professor Michael Klare about the thinking behind his recent book, The Race for What’s Left: The Global Scramble for the World’s Last Resources. According to Klare, increased scarcity and a surging global appetite for natural resources have led us into an unprecedented period of exploitation where maintaining a supply of crucial resources means exploiting ever more remote, fragile, and dangerous regions of the globe (Afghanistan and the Arctic, for example).
Touching on everything from Canada’s tar sands and “fracking” in the United States, to rare earth minerals and agricultural land grabs, Klare explains the security implications of this newest resource “scramble” and his hopes for future solutions.
We’ve excerpted the first question and answer of the interview, by Diane Toomey, below, but the complete discussion is worth a read.
Yale Environment 360: You make the point that when it comes to the age-old competition for raw materials, we’re in an unprecedented age. How so?Continue reading on Yale Environment 360.
Michael Klare: I do believe that’s the case. Humans have been struggling to gain control of vital resources since the beginning of time, but I think we’re in a new era because we’re running out of places to go. Humans have constantly moved to new areas, to new continents, when they’ve run out of things in their home territory. But there aren’t any more new continents to go to. We’re going now to the last places left on earth that haven’t been exploited: the Arctic, the deep oceans, the inner jungles in Africa, Afghanistan. There are very few places left that haven’t been fully tapped, so this is humanity’s last chance to exploit the earth, and after this there’s nowhere else to go.
Photo Credit: Drilling in Siberia, courtesy of flickr user MOBmole.
Imelda Abano on Environmental Reporting in the Philippines›“What we are trying to do is to explore more strategies on how to improve environmental reporting in the Philippines – and on how to reach the government and communities as well,” said Imelda Abano, president of the Philippine Network of Environmental Journalists, Inc. (PNEJ) and senior correspondent at Business Mirror, in an interview with ECSP.MORE
With an overwhelmingly coastal population of around 95 million, the 7,150 island archipelago of the Philippines is seen as highly vulnerable to environmental and climate-related threats. One of Albano’s major aims as president of the PNEJ is therefore to “empower local journalists to report more on environmental issues like biodiversity, climate change, disaster, and other environmental challenges in the Philippines,” she said.
Compelling reporting, she said, comes from “try[ing] to understand what the government is trying to say or what researchers or other organizations are trying to say,” and then relating that information back to the people “in the layman’s terms.”
Environmental issues require a lot of context, she said. One of the most important related issues in the Philippines is population growth.
“When you talk about environment issues, it really resonates or links to population issues,” Abano said. Current UN projections estimate that by 2050, the population could balloon to nearly 155 million. “This really affects our jobs, women, culture, and of course the population around the coastal areas.”
Poor Land Tenure: A Key Component to Why Nations Fail›By Tim Hanstad // Thursday, May 24, 2012The murder of five land rights campaigners during the last two months – one in Colombia, three in Brazil, and one in Cambodia – have not captured many headlines, but they are a reminder of the central role land tenure plays not just in rural economic development but also in sparking broadly distributed economic gains throughout a society.MORE
Violence has often been threatened against those around the world who advocate for the land rights of the world’s poor. Even for those who aren’t on the front lines, but rather, like my organization, quietly partner with governments to bring about fundamental and structural change to a country, the hazards can be real.
When I started this work more than two decades ago after graduating from the University of Washington School of Law, a bulletproof vest was as essential as a notebook and pen to conduct fieldwork in certain places.
In fact, three colleagues of Landesa’s founder, Roy Prosterman (including a fellow University of Washington alum, Mark Pearlman), were assassinated while meeting to discuss land rights reform legislation in El Salvador in 1981.
To understand why people continue to risk life and limb to help the poor gain control over the land they depend on and why people are willing to kill to stop them, it helps to review the big picture.
Subsistence Without Investment
Around the world there are more than one billion people who are desperately poor. The vast majority of these poor share two traits: one, they rely on agriculture to survive; and two, they don’t legally control the land they till.
Many are sharecroppers, indentured servants, or informal possessors who struggle to climb out of poverty because they don’t have incentives to invest in their land to improve their harvest and their lives. Their lack of legal control over the land is a huge stumbling block not just for their immediate families, but also for the development of their communities and nations, as highlighted in the wonderful new book, Why Nations Fail: The Origins of Power, Prosperity, and Poverty.
The authors, Daron Acemoglu and James A. Robinson, of MIT and Harvard, respectively, make clear that even in the most dysfunctional nations, money is being made – often lots of it – but it is not being distributed widely. These “extractive systems,” they argue, are designed specifically to take wealth from a broad class of people (slaves, farmers, mine workers, etc.) to benefit a much smaller subset (the ruling elite, the landed gentry, etc). Sierra Leone’s diamond mines, the Democratic Republic of Congo’s cobalt mines, and Burma’s vast timber and mineral resources are all examples of systems that exploit not just labor but sovereign natural resources and funnels those proceeds to a small group with the goal of continually extracting more wealth.
In these settings, the opposition to democratic land-rights reform rarely stems from fears that compensation won’t be fair. Instead the elite fear that giving the poor ownership gives them power and leverage: the power of economic opportunity and to not be exploited, and the leverage to pull children out of the fields and send them into the classroom, to start home businesses, and to be innovative.
The inherent power in land rights, when multiplied by hundreds of thousands or millions of families, can be exploited during critical junctures to dramatically change the trajectory of a nation’s history to eliminate the extractive systems.
Moving Growth Forward
global rush for land, these efforts are particularly timely and critical.
Among the countries currently undertaking such efforts are India, China, Kenya, and Rwanda.
India, with little fanfare, has launched a variety of promising new programs that aim to provide millions of poor rural families with secure titles. In West Bengal, the government is providing landless families with micro-plots of land and training their daughters in organic agriculture. In Odisha, the government is providing indigenous tribes with title to the land their families have farmed for generations without legal control. Because of these initiatives, hundreds of thousands of families across India are now, for the first time, able to send their children to government residential schools, obtain agricultural training, and defend their investments in their own land.
China is gradually rolling out the implementation of documented, 30-year property rights for farmers as well as considering legislative changes that will more effectively protect those rights from later expropriation. While the stand-off in the fishing village of Wukan last year garnered headlines and is certainly not an aberration, the central government is putting together a framework to try to minimize violations of farmers’ land rights.
Kenya just last month adopted land legislation to fulfill the new constitution’s promise to secure land rights for millions of poor farmers. And Rwanda is in the process of formalizing land rights for rural families throughout the country.
Such reforms have been even more effective when women’s land rights are specifically targeted.
Efforts like these should be celebrated and expanded. And new UN guidelines on land rights endorsed last week can provide direction on the necessary national policies, legislation, and programs. Let’s hope that the deaths of so many who have dared to stand up in defense of the lands rights of the poor do not stop brave officials in governments around the world from making progress in the fight against poverty.
As Acemoglu and Robinson note, “Growth moves us forward only if not blocked by the economic losers who anticipate that their economic privileges will be lost and by the political losers who fear that their political power will be eroded.”
Tim Hanstad is president and CEO of Landesa, a global development non-profit that works to secure land rights for the world’s poor. Follow us on Twitter at @Landesa_Global.
Sources: Acemoglu and Robins (2012), Arlington National Cemetery, Columbia Reports, Common Dreams, Food and Agriculture Organization, Landesa, Prosterman et al. (2009), The New York Times, Voice of America.
Video Credit: Landesa Global; Photo Credit: New land rights-holders in India, used with permission courtesy of Deborah Espinosa/Landesa.
Philippines’ Bohol Island Demonstrates Benefits of Integrated Conservation and Health Development›By Janet Edmond // Wednesday, May 23, 2012In March 2012, I participated in a study tour to the island of Bohol, near the unique Danajon double barrier reef ecosystem – the only one of its kind in the Philippines and one of only three in the Indian and Pacific Oceans. Nowhere is the connection between population dynamics and biodiversity more evident than in the Philippines, one of the most densely-populated countries on the planet, with more than 300 people per square kilometer. Nearly every major species of fish in the region shows signs of overfishing, according to the World Bank.MORE
Sponsored by the USAID-supported BALANCED Project, the study tour was organized by our partner, PATH Foundation Philippines, Inc. (PFPI), to show the benefits of health organizations working hand-in-hand with conservation groups in areas vulnerable to environmental destruction. Together with mayors and city administrators from around the Verde Island Passage, another strategic marine region of the Philippines, I saw firsthand how local men and women are struggling to improve their families’ quality of life.
Remote communities often lack access to and knowledge about basic medical services, including reproductive health information on how to increase the years between births to ensure healthier mothers, children, and families. In areas like the Philippines, where people are heavily reliant on their natural resources for both sustenance and their livelihoods, beyond the health benefits, access to reproductive health services can also contribute to protecting local biodiversity by slowing growth rates to more sustainable levels.
PFPI is working with municipal, executive, and legislative officials – particularly health, agriculture, and environment officials – and local community associations to deliver an integrated package of population, health, and environment (PHE) interventions.
PFPI helps setup community-based programs composed of adult peer educators, who promote the links between smaller family size and better health; volunteers who work with fishing families to reduce destructive environmental practices and promote alternative livelihoods; and distributors who serve as outlets for PHE information and family planning and reproductive health commodities. Youth peer educators also work to deliver integrated messages to young people, encouraging planned families and small business development in order to break the existing cycle of poverty. Taken together, these synergistic interventions help men and women increase their abilities to better manage their environment and reduce pressures on already-fragile marine resources.
Our study tour to Bohol included visiting several PFPI sites in communities in the northern provinces of Ubay and Bien Unido, some of the poorest areas on the island. In parts of Ubay, according to a provincial official, the poverty rate is an alarming 75 percent. But the people here are clearly motivated and articulate a bold vision of improving their children’s future in terms of health, education, livelihoods, and food security.
During one visit, we heard from a young man who ferries passengers on his motorcycle across town. He spoke passionately of how, as he drives people around, he also talks to them about the benefits and options for limiting family size and promoting a healthy environment.
On our visit to a distant island surrounded by a marine protected area abutting the Danajon bank, we listened to women who talk to their neighbors about the need to improve family health, protect the environment from destructive human activities, and also provide family planning commodities for a small fee. Along the way, we also met an elderly man whose arm had been lost to dynamite fishing years ago. The municipal coastal resources manager explained that although the destructive practices had been outlawed years ago, the need for food often trumps health and safety concerns. As part of the BALANCED Philippines Project, PFPI and community partners are working with the fishermen to respect the protected area’s boundaries, implement improved fishing practices, and develop alternative livelihoods.
By the end of the study tour, the mayors and local officials from the Verde Island Passage clearly understood and were convinced of the need to better integrate and link health and conservation efforts to reduce pressure on coastal resources. They are already implementing their “action plans” with support from Conservation International Philippines and PFPI, through the BALANCED Philippines Project, to integrate family planning and health activities into marine conservation and livelihoods efforts. These local actors are making a significant difference in the lives of their neighbors, friends, and families, by giving them the tools to manage their resources and bodies, building bridges across sectors, and confronting the main threats to biodiversity in this unique country.
Despite the success of these and other integrated population, health, and environment programs, many conservation professionals shy away from addressing reproductive health issues, considering them too sensitive or outside of their organizations’ mission.
But since 2000, approximately 400,000 people have joined the 1.1 billion already living in fragile ecosystems worldwide. Though the natural population growth rate in these areas has undergone a significant drop – from 1.6 percent in 2000 to 1.3 percent today – a significant unmet need for health services remains and growth will continue. The intersection of people and nature in these areas will therefore play a significant role in the success or failure of conservation efforts in the years to come. Integrated PHE programs are not only good for the environment, but they further development efforts by providing valuable health services and encouraging sustainable alternative livelihoods.
Janet Edmond is the director of population and environment at Conservation International and the deputy director for outreach and advocacy for the BALANCED Project.
Photo Credit: Fisherman showing his daily catch in the Verde Island Passage, used with permission courtesy of Giuseppe Di Carlo/Conservation International.
Valerie Hudson and Chad Emmett: Women’s Well-Being Is the Best Predictor of State Stability›“The best predictor of a state’s stability and security is the level of violence against women in society,” said Texas A&M; University’s Valerie Hudson in this interview with ECSP. That link is “based on rigorous empirical analysis,” she said. “There’s something to it. It’s not just political correctness.”MORE
Hudson is the co-author of Sex and World Peace, which she launched with Chad Emmett (also interviewed) at the Wilson Center last month. The book is the product of 10 years of research by Hudson, Emmett, and co-authors Bonnie Ballif-Spanvill, and Mary Caprioli. In the world of gender studies, “one of the things that we quickly discovered was that anecdotes abound, but anecdotes do not add up to data,” Hudson said.
To combat that discrepancy the authors created the WomanStats Project, a database of more than 324 variables from 175 countries. Using indicators such as the physical security of women, trafficking in women, sex ratio and son preference, equity in family law, polygyny, female genital cutting, and age of marriage, the authors were able to assess women’s well-being on both a micro-scale and between nations.
Comparing this data to the Global Peace Index, the authors found that contrary to conventional wisdom, “the best predictor of a nation’s stability and security is not their level of democracy, it’s not their level of wealth, it’s not what ‘Huntington civilization’ they belong to,” said Hudson. It’s violence against women.
“We think that there is a link between what’s happening at the micro level with women in the country and what kind of behavior you’re seeing from the state on the world stage.” Given that link, she added, improving the status of women could do more to enhance a state’s security than, “say, exporting democracy or exporting free market capitalism.”
The Obama administration seems to recognize this link. “What’s exciting is that the United States is developing a national action plan to implement this kind of mainstreaming of women into national security, diplomacy, and foreign policy contexts,” Hudson said, adding that “we feel that we could provide the information that would help make this a grounded and effective action plan.”
However, bottom-up initiatives will also play an important role in improving women’s equality and security, said Emmett. As a geographer and Middle East specialist, he pointed out that there are a lot citizen initiatives “coming out of the Islamic world where Muslim women themselves are implementing change, are taking action, are doing things.”
Hudson sees the WomanStats Project as a tool that women around the world can use in their efforts towards equality. “Our feeling is that we want to lower the barriers for people from all walks of life to begin to see and access information on the situation of women…and we’re able to provide that.”
Improving Food Security Through Land Rights and Access to Family Planning›Modeling Climate Change, Food Security, and Population,” a recent study for MEASURE Evaluation and USAID. Moreland and Smith combine demographic changes, food needs, and economic capacity into a single aggregate model to assess how family planning and climate change might affect food security from now until 2050. Using Ethiopia as an example, the model finds that if access to family planning services were increased to meet existing needs, the subsequent decrease in demand for food would reduce child malnutrition and effectively counteract a projected 25 percent shortfall in caloric availability from climate change’s impact on agriculture. Programs designed to increase access to family planning should therefore be incorporated into national adaptation and food security strategies, they conclude. “Family planning, especially in countries with high unmet need, provides a potential solution not only for women’s reproductive health, but also for adapting to the effects of climate change.”MORE
recently endorsed a set of voluntary guidelines for land tenure governance in the context of food security that aims to strike a balance between encouraging productive investment and ensuring equitable and sustainable development. Population growth, climate change, and environmental degradation are putting pressure on the legal and cultural systems that govern land rights, resulting in “inadequate and insecure tenure rights” which can “increase vulnerability, hunger and poverty, and can lead to conflict and environmental degradation when competing users fight for control of these resources.” The guidelines, drawn from consultations with hundreds of people from both the private and public spheres and representing more than 130 countries, emphasize the need to safeguard access to land, fisheries, and forests – as well as the resources they provide – in a way that respects customary tenure systems, which are not always reflected in official tenure policies or records. They also emphasize strengthening the ownership rights of women and other traditionally marginalized groups in order to enhance food security and minimize the risk of instability and conflict in the future.
The Global Water Security Assessment and U.S. National Security Implications›By Stuart Kent // Monday, May 21, 2012“Water security is about much more than access to H2O,” said Jane Harman, director, president, and CEO of the Wilson Center at the May 9 meeting, “Global Water Security: The Intelligence Community Assessment.” The event – part of the Wilson Center’s National Conversation Series – brought together a number of experts to discuss a recently released intelligence community assessment of global water security. [Video Below]MORE
“Water will affect our ability to protect our environment, achieve food [security], provide energy security, and respond to climate change,” said Maria Otero, Under Secretary for Civilian Security, Democracy, and Human Rights at the Department of State.
Otero was joined by Kerri-Ann Jones, Assistant Secretary of State for Oceans and International Environmental and Scientific Affairs; Casimir Yost and Maj. Gen. Richard Engel, USAF (ret.), of the National Intelligence Council; Ellen Laipson, director and CEO of the Stimson Center; Alexandra Cousteau of Blue Legacy and a National Geographic emerging explorer; and ECSP Director Geoff Dabelko.
The United States, Otero asserted, possesses a unique capacity to provide its global partners with the “science and technology to really…make a difference…at a scale that is significant.”
The Intelligence Assessment
Water problems in countries important to the United States are likely in the next 10 years, Engel said. “Failure to properly deal with this [will] result in agriculture degradation, productivity-wise, in certain countries that will affect them locally and effect global markets and also disable their ability to really succeed economically.”
The National Intelligence Council (NIC), which directed the intelligence community-wide assessment, looked most closely at the strategically important states that cover “the geography between the Nile and the Mekong, where there was a clear intersection of U.S. national security interests and risks to water availability,” said Yost.
Looking out to 2040, they examined three global drivers for water scarcity: population growth, economic development, and climate change.
In the near-term, economic development and population growth are “the more significant drivers as compared to climate change,” said Engel. However, “beyond 2040 that equation might change significantly.”
Water challenges could trigger social disruption, and in some states where other stressors exist, state failure is possible, Engel said. He pointed out that if these states are stressed, one impact will be that “they won’t be able to support…U.S. policy objectives.”
In other instances, water may be used as leverage between states; for example, “one state would potentially develop its water activity first and deny another state the access to that water.” Or, we could see “water potentially being used as a weapon” by terrorists or by states seeking to marginalize sections of their own populace, said Engel.
Water as a factor in more traditional conflicts between states was seen as unlikely, but plausible, in the next decade.
Diplomacy and Engaging Across Sectors
Several years ago, “getting outside the boundaries of traditional security and traditional definitions of national security was hard,” Laipson said. But “it’s not a hard sell anymore; people really…understand the interconnectedness of hard security and soft security.” Working on these connections requires engaging across sectors and scales and opening up the floor to many different actors.
It is important “to make sure that everybody sees a stake and that this isn’t being done to accrue power or prestige to the United States,” said Laipson. “We’re in the mix with everybody else to try to solve the problem.” “People have to have a more wide-angle lens view of who are the stakeholders,” she said. In many states, “when you bring the water engineers and the hydrologists together…they don’t want to become political actors, they don’t want to be dragged in to brief the prime minister or face the press.”
On behalf of the Department of State, Otero reiterated five priorities for water security, as laid out by Secretary Hillary Clinton: building cross-scale institutional capacity, increasing diplomatic efforts, mobilizing financial support, promoting science and technology, and building sustained partnerships.
At this intersection of diplomacy and development, said Jones, “you have to deal with the issues of the local economies ability to produce what it needs in terms of food and energy and…about how you reach out to other donors and other partners.”
Despite the difficulty, outreach efforts are critical because local actors are often the most knowledgeable, Laipson said. She pointed to the example of the Mekong River, which is shared by millions who, despite not seeing themselves as national security actors, possess critical knowledge about the river system and what future changes might mean for their livelihoods and stability.
Protecting Water to Protect People
In some countries the water security story will be all about cooperation, while in others, there is a real need for concern, said Laipson. “Water problems get managed at the sub-national level and at the super-national level. So, you have water authorities that can do the right thing in part of the national territory, even if at the national level, the policies aren’t so great.”
“The real world is going to be about the disaggregated realities,” she asserted.
Capturing these nuances is difficult said Engels. “Not enough hydrological models are available globally to really understand what’s taking place,” and often the data that is available is simply too aggregated to provide a detailed understanding.
Community-level stories help illustrate the real impact of scarcity and quality issues that sometimes seem abstract, said Cousteau. “We hear a lot about the ‘global water crisis,’” she said. “Part of it is a very immediate human tragedy that we have to address…but we don’t talk enough about the coming human tragedy if we don’t look at these river systems and maintaining their integrity…to support healthy communities.”
These changing river systems “have to satisfy demands from a lot of different, both powerful and not powerful interests,” Cousteau said. “We need to continue looking at these rivers as ecosystems…and understand it’s the systems that provide us with buffers.”
Institutionalizing the protection of these buffers and ecosystem services make a real difference to the security of individuals and of states, she argued. For example, Botswana’s Okavango delta “still exists because, in spite of the fact that the water originates in Angola, which was torn apart by civil war [and] runs almost 2000 miles to the Okavango delta passing through Namibia, which is a desert nation, they have recognized that the Okavango delta needs to exist.” People in all three countries have established a trans-basin commission designed to make cooperative decisions about the watershed system.
Encouraging this sort of collaboration is critical to avoiding water-related conflicts, which have thus far been extremely rare.
“Nearly every sector of human activity relies on water resources,” said Harman, yet “freshwater has no direct substitute.” Taken in aggregate, the bottom line, Otero asserted, is that “left unaddressed, water challenges worldwide are going to present a threat to U.S. security interests.”
“Afghanistan, Against the Odds: A Demographic Surprise” Launches ECSP Report 14›By ECSP Staff // Friday, May 18, 2012A few months ago, Elizabeth Leahy Madsen broke down Afghanistan’s first-ever nationally representative survey of demographic and health issues in a two-part series here on the blog. Now, we’ve published her analysis in a rich new policy brief format. It is the first issue of Environmental Change and Security Program Report 14, the latest volume of ECSP’s flagship publication.MORE
In “Afghanistan, Against the Odds,” Madsen examines the surprising results of this fall’s demographic survey and how the country’s statistics compare to neighboring Pakistan.
“Just as Afghanistan and Pakistan’s political circumstances have become more entwined,” writes Madsen, “their demographic paths are more closely parallel than we might have expected. For Afghanistan, given its myriad socioeconomic, political, cultural, and geographic challenges, this is good news. But for Pakistan, where efforts to meet family planning needs have fallen short of capacity, it is not.”
The publication of this brief marks the re-launch of ECSP Report as an online-only volume, with individual issues scheduled to be released throughout the year. Forthcoming ECSP Report 14 briefs will address the demographic roots of the Arab Spring; the links between population dynamics and environmental resources like water, biodiversity, and food; and the potential impact of climate change mitigation efforts on conflict.
Published since 1996 in hard copy and online, the new ECSP Report will now be available on the Wilson Center website, New Security Beat, and Issuu. You can read the previous 13 volumes of the ECSP Report on the Wilson Center website.
Download ECSP Report 14: “Afghanistan, Against the Odds” from the Wilson Center.
Sex and World Peace: How the Treatment of Women Affects Development and Security›By Kate Diamond // Thursday, May 17, 2012“What we have discovered is that the very best predictor of how insecure and unstable a nation is not its level of democracy, it’s not its level of wealth, it’s not what ‘Huntington civilization’ it belongs to, but is in fact best predicted by the level of violence against women in the society,” said Valerie Hudson, co-author of Sex and World Peace, at an April 26 book launch at the Wilson Center.MORE
Co-author Chad Emmett joined Hudson, along with Jeni Klugman, the World Bank’s director of gender and development, and Richard Cincotta, demographer-in-residence at the Stimson Center, to discuss the security implications of gender inequality and potential policy responses.
The Paradox of Missing Women
The basis of the book – applying a gender lens to international security – followed from early feedback from her colleagues at Brigham Young University, who suggested that if her goal was to understand the reasons for “blood spilt and lives lost,” she would do better to look at ideological conflict rather than women’s security.
In response, she made a simple comparison of deaths from conflict and the number of “missing women” in the world. Looking at “as many [conflicts] as I possibly could,” Hudson said she totaled 152 million deaths in 20th century fighting. By comparison, the United Nations Population Fund reported that at the turn of the century – just “one generation, if you will, of the century” – 163 million women went missing from Asia alone.
The missing women phenomenon is “a significant paradox” in global development, said Klugman. “On the one hand there have been enormous advances in terms of life expectancy, but at the same time, relative to boys and men, there’s still enormous excess mortality.”
“We see females who are missing at birth – and that’s the fairly well-known problem of sex-selective abortions…in China and India,” she continued. “And then we have girls who die before they reach their fifth birthday…inadequate water and bad sanitation…and then of course we still have fairly high rates of maternal mortality, which are affecting women of child-bearing age.”
Where a woman lives also affects her security, or lack thereof, at different stages of her life, said Emmett. In sub-Saharan Africa, for instance, relatively balanced sex ratios suggest that females are safer as babies than in South Asia, where ratios skew in males’ favor. As mothers, however, women may have a “more favorable status” in the Middle East and North Africa than sub-Saharan Africa or South Asia, given the region’s relatively low maternal mortality rates, he said.
“A Clash of Gender Civilizations”
whether a state’s security affects the security of its women “on its head,” said Hudson, and instead asked “does the security of women impact the security of states?”
Do gender inequities make problems like food insecurity and famine more likely? Do they make poverty, disease, demographic problems, poor governance, and conflict more likely?
In short, the authors say 10 years of empirically-based, interdisciplinary research indicate the answer is yes. “Perhaps the engine of state conflict is actually a clash of gender civilizations,” Hudson said, and not the “clash of civilizations” that Samuel Huntington put forth in his seminal 1993 article.
Looking at health, for instance, the authors found that “the larger the gender gap, the higher the AIDS rate and the higher the rate of infectious diseases,” said Hudson. “And the larger the gender gap, the lower the life expectancy not just for women, but for men.”
Conversely, “the smaller the gender gap, the lower the infant mortality rates, the lower the child malnutrition rates.” Tying the two together, she asked, “might inequitable treatment of women make disease and ill health more likely for the nation?”
The authors repeated that analysis across the board: states with a larger gender gap and fewer rights for women tend to have higher levels of both perceived and actual corruption, lower national incomes, higher and less sustainable fertility levels, and a greater likelihood of both inter- and intra-state violence. Conversely, a smaller gender gap and stronger women’s rights are linked with more durable peace agreements, lower infant mortality and child malnutrition rates, a greater focus on social welfare issues, and higher levels of trust in government.
Convincing the Unconvinced: “A Tough Order”
If gender inequality is one of conflict’s “tap roots,” Hudson continued, “then maybe we would have more success in helping the international system be more peaceful if we concentrated…more on holding nations accountable to their obligations under CEDAW [the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women].”
That goal, however, “is a tough order,” said Cincotta, who was the discussant on the panel. “What we’re talking about is in a world governed by men, largely, countries governed by men, who appeal for their power largely to communities also controlled by men – how do you convince them that giving up some of their power is in their best interest?”
Cincotta pointed to a specific conclusion the authors drew in the book: that states would welcome greater scrutiny of potential rights violations once they understood the connection between stronger women’s rights and stronger state security.
“That to me is a real stretch,” he said. “You’re asking for [states] to say ‘okay, I’m going to bring in [women and human rights defenders], and allow these reports to be made, and I’m going to be better off for it.’”
“[The authors] start out from the beginning warning you that this is the beginning of a long venture and that they can’t prove causality with all the things that they talk about…but they point to certain relationships that are worth thinking about.”
Bottom-Up and Top-Down Progress
Although states may be hesitant to adopt a gendered approach to improving state security, Emmett said women are taking the lead in fostering bottom-up momentum for greater equality. For example, in Saudi Arabia, women activists are pressing the government to be allowed to drive; in Afghanistan, girls are persevering in the face of acid attacks to attend school; and Somali women are raising the call to end female genital mutilation.
The international community also has a role to play, said Klugman. The World Bank’s 2012 World Development Report focused on gender inequality for the first time in its 35-year history, and for the first time made “the explicit recognition that these [gender] gaps do not disappear with [economic] growth.” Achieving greater equality will depend on activists and policymakers at every level, and in all sectors, working in tandem, she said.
“You can intervene if you like in one domain, for example making a formal policy change,” Klugman said, “but unless you’re thinking about what’s happening with respect to the other norms…you’re not really going to realize the hoped-for gains.”
Adenike Esiet: Building Support for Improving Adolescent Sexual and Reproductive Health in Nigeria›By Kate Diamond // Wednesday, May 16, 2012“In Nigeria, young people under the age of 25 are driving the HIV epidemic…and that’s been the opening place for people to begin to say, ‘let’s address the issues of young people’s sexual and reproductive health,’” said Adenike Esiet, executive director of Action Health Incorporated in Lagos, during an interview with ECSP.MORE
On any number of health indicators, girls suffer disproportionately. “For every one boy in the age bracket of 10 to 24 who is HIV positive, there are three girls who are HIV positive,” Esiet said. “Over 60 percent of cases of complications from unsafe abortion reported in Nigerian hospitals are amongst adolescent girls. In fact in literature, 10-15 years ago, this was described as ‘a schoolgirl’s problem’…and it’s still an ongoing problem.” She added: “And for girls too, the issue of sexual violence is huge. It goes largely unreported but it’s occurring at epidemic levels.”
Esiet spoke on an adolescent health panel during the April 25 “Nigeria Beyond the Headlines” event at the Wilson Center. Progress is slow on these issues, in large part because “there’s a whole lot of silence about acknowledging young people’s sexuality,” she said.
Adults “want to believe [adolescents] shouldn’t be sexually active.” But turning a blind eye to adolescent sexuality can mean that efforts “to provide access to education or services is hugely resisted by practitioners who should be doing this.”
Action Health works to fill the gap that emerges. “Our work covers advocacy, community outreach, and service provision for young people,” said Esiet.
“Our primary entry road in to work with young people is creating access to sexuality education and youth friendly services. And in the course of trying to do that, we have to do a whole lot of advocacy with government and also with ministries or education and ministries of health and youth development.”
The group has worked with government officials and agencies to establish a nationwide HIV education curriculum and paired with local healthcare providers to increase access to “youth-friendly” sexual and reproductive health services. Funding shortages and insufficient resources have hampered the curriculum’s success, though, and the pervasive attitude against youth sexuality has limited the reach of services, she said. Ultimately, “there are a whole range of issues that truly need to be addressed” for outreach efforts to be successful.
‘People and the Planet’ Study Re-Introduces Demography to Sustainability Debate›
John May, Center for Global DevelopmentBy ECSP Staff // Tuesday, May 15, 2012The original version of this article, by John May, appeared on the Center for Global Development’s Global Health Policy blog.
Population issues have been conspicuously absent from the discussions on the environmental sustainability of our globalized economy in the run-up to the Rio+20 Conference on Sustainable Development, which will take place in Brazil, June 20-22, under the auspices of the United Nations.MORE
Fortunately, the new report, People and the Planet by the Royal Society, should help change this woefully shortsighted approach. The report demonstrates clearly and convincingly that demographic trends cannot be separated from consumption patterns, and that there is no chance to achieve a path of equitable and sustainable development without tackling population growth and consumption at the same time. In short, population and the environment cannot and should not be considered as two separate issues.
This strong and long overdue pitch to bring back the “p” word into the environmental debate is most welcome. In recent decades, international attention has shifted from rapid population growth to other urgent issues, such as the HIV/AIDS epidemic, humanitarian crises, climate change, and good governance. But reproductive health and voluntary family planning programs are still very much needed, especially in high fertility countries, and they require political leadership and long-term financial commitment. Broader access to family planning services will be needed to accelerate the decline of high fertility rates, particularly in countries where unmet needs for contraception are high.
Continue reading at the Center for Global Development.
Image Credit: People and the Planet cover, courtesy of the Royal Society.
Nigeria Beyond the Headlines: Environment and Security [Part Two]›By Kate Diamond // Monday, May 14, 2012In the coming years, Nigeria’s cohort of unemployed youth has equal potential to “be converted into either a religious or a regional clash, as certain youths get opportunities and other youths do not,” said Pauline Baker, President Emeritus of the Fund for Peace, during the day-long “Nigeria Behind the Headlines” event at the Wilson Center on the April 25 (read part one here).MORE
Youth in the troubled Niger Delta offer a case in point. Judy Asanti, executive director of Academic Associates PeaceWorks, a Nigeria-based conflict resolution NGO, said that the 2009 amnesty program the government enacted to disarm militants has, paradoxically, incentivized violence among the country’s marginalized youth as they struggle to establish livelihoods for themselves. Seeing the government pay former militants monthly stipends in exchange for disarming, marginalized youth are now motivated to take up arms against the state with the expectation that it will then have no choice but to pay them for peace.
Conflict in the country extends far beyond Niger Delta, however, and is motivated by a number of factors beyond opposition to the oil industry and its negative impact on local development. “Violence in Nigeria is unfortunately quite regular, quite intense, but also quite varied in its motives, in its scope, and in its direction,” said Peter Lewis.
“There is not a single fault line, north-south, Christian-Muslim, Yoruba-Hausa, or any other such simple division that would explain…the majority of violence in Nigeria.”
There is nonetheless a set of “critical issues” that are reflected across the country’s main centers of conflict, said Baker. In the delta region, central Nigeria, and northern Nigeria, “population issues, health issues, and natural resource issues are all critical,” she said.
Land and Climate Challenges
Anthony Nyong, head of gender, climate change, and sustainable development at the African Development Bank, said climate change exacerbates insecurity.
“Nigeria…is not immune to the threat of climate change,” he said. “We have seen Lake Chad dry up, we have seen people lose their livelihoods, and we’ve seen the migration that has come out of Lake Chad into Nigeria.”
How do you plan for this? The answer, Nyong said, is in figuring out how to “sustain green growth in the face of poverty alleviation.” The upcoming Rio+20 meetings will be an important forum for exploring alternatives, he argued. “We cannot continue on the development paradigm that we have chosen.”
George Akor, senior program manager at the Women Environmental Programme, pointed out the specific gendered impacts of environmental stress. “Climate change impacts, such as water scarcity, and falling agricultural productivity, may disproportionately affect women and girls,” he said, drawing from the 2010 Nigerian Millennium Development Goals Report.
“Women make up some 60 to 80 percent of [the] agricultural labor force in Nigeria – they play a very important role in this sector,” said Akor. Yet they rarely own the land because it is largely a patrilineal society. This disconnect reduces the capacity of Nigeria’s communities to adapt to challenges such as population pressure, severe erosion, uncontrolled logging, land subsidence, flooding in the coastal and riverine states, and drought and desertification in the north, he said.
“Water, land, and biodiversity are under severe pressure,” and that stress is manifested in crop failure, declining yields, and increased work time required for less food and less income. Women’s livelihoods are directly affected by these issues, said Akor.
The urban environment also faces pressure from poor land management, shoddy construction, and the continued growth of slums in major cities.
Industrial activities, such as illegal mining in the north-west, which received media attention after the discovery of widespread lead poisoning, and oil pollution from spillage and gas flares, are also serious environmental issues, Akor said.
Water Mismanagement and Government Opacity
Ameto Akpe of Nigeria’s BusinessDay newspaper. Yet, “every year, almost 200,000 kids under the age of five die from drinking unsafe water [and] many more fall terribly sick from water related diseases like cholera, dysentery, and typhoid fever.” Akpe described challenging authorities on the lack of safe water and routinely receiving answers that were evasive and nonchalant. “It’s something you see over and over again,” she said.
“The water sanitation crisis…is less about the lack of the resource, or even the lack of funds, and more about poor and faulty management failures that have dramatic consequences,” said Akpe. She pointed to a project in the city of Makurdi on the banks of the river Benue, where tens of millions of dollars have been spent on a new water treatment facility in an area that lacks the infrastructure to actually distribute the water to residents.
How could such an oversight occur? The reasons are complex, but corruption and a lack of transparency in government financing are major issues, she said. Despite government promises that 75 percent of Nigerians will have access to clean drinking water by 2015, the water budget has been repeatedly slashed since 2010. It is now 65 percent of what it used to be, Akpe said.
Reasons for Optimism in a Rising Civil Society
The growing rift between Nigerians and their government spilled into the open in January when thousands protested the end of the government’s long-standing fuel subsidy, which caused prices for food, fuel, and transportation to skyrocket overnight. Although there have been protests in response to oil price hikes in the past – notably in 1988 and 2000 – this round was markedly different, said Akwe Amosu, an Africa policy analyst with the Open Society Foundation.
The mood of the January protests was encapsulated by a student quoted in Reuters, said Amosu. “He said, ‘the bottom line is we don’t trust the government to do what they say anymore.’” Paired with the unequal distribution of recent growth, that distrust is reorienting public opinion and galvanizing civil society. Within weeks, the protests prompted the government to reign in the cutbacks and simply reduce, rather than repeal, the subsidy.
“There is a rising level of expectations that…is changing the way that people think,” said Amosu. “People are beginning to feel more acutely the difficulties around poverty, around jobs, around lack of services.” Those rising expectations are contributing to a level of discourse on governance that is unparalleled in the country’s recent history, and which, if sustained, could help brighten the country’s future.
“Nigeria’s never been this divided since the civil war, and yet the country has never been this united in protest in its history,” she said, quoting ActionAid’s Hussaini Abdu. “And I think that speaks to the idea that people are getting a handle on the idea that they are a critical part of holding the nation to account.”
Stuart Kent contributed to this article.
Photo Credit: Lagos slums, courtesy of flickr user smagdali (Stefan Magdalinski). Map courtesy of UNEP; video courtesy of PBS NewsHour.
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- Feminized Development in Latin America: Understanding the Confluence of Gender Equity and Cultural Tensions
- India’s Environmental Security Challenge: Water, Coal, Natural Gas, and Climate Change Fuel Friction
- Ravao’s Story: A Health and Environment Champion From Madagascar’s Mikea Forest
- Edna Wangui on East Africa’s Changing Pastoralists
- Can Family Planning Save Millions From Malnutrition in a Warming World?
- Linking Academia With Policy: Youth and Land Markets in Urban Development
- Climate and Conflict in East Africa, and UNEP’s Plan to Avoid Future Famines
- Three Critical Maternal Health Medicines That Could Save Women’s Lives
- As Coal Boosts Mozambique, the Rural Poor Are Left Behind
- Top U.S. Leaders: Global Health Is a Bridge to Security
- What Next? Finding Ways to Integrate Population and Reproductive Health Into Climate Change Adaptation
- Joel Cohen on Why Students Should Consider Demography
- Overfishing Pushes 80 Percent of Chinese Fishermen Towards Bankruptcy
- Making ‘Beyond Seven Billion’: Reporting on Population, Environment, and Security
- Social Interaction Key to Urban Resilience, Says Harvard's Diane Davis
- Connecting the Dots Between Security and Land Rights in India
- Clean Cookstoves and PHE Champions on Tanzania’s Northern Coast
- Surprise Geoengineering Test Goes Forward Off Coast of Canada
- Linking Biodiversity and WASH Efforts in Africa
- Top 10 Posts for October 2012
- October (21)
- Education as a Conservation Strategy – Really?
- From Dirty Wells to Endocrine Disrupters: Covering Women, Water, and Health at SEJ 2012
- Youth Bulge, Public Policy, and Peace in Pakistan
- Choke Point China Part II: Food Supply, Fracking, and Water Scarcity Challenge a Juggernaut Economy
- Kathleen Mogelgaard on How Malawi Shows the Importance of Considering Population, Food, and Climate Together
- Population and Environment in Saadani National Park, and Repositioning Family Planning in Sub-Saharan Africa
- Repairs Could Stifle South Asia’s Water War
- Can Riots Be Predicted? Experts Watch Food Prices
- Programmatic and Policy Recommendations for Addressing Obstetric Fistula and Uterine Prolapse
- Who Are the Most Vulnerable to Ocean Acidification and Warming?
- Family Planning as an Investment? The Aspen Institute at the 2012 Social Capital Markets Conference
- 2012 Aid Transparency Index
- International Day of the Girl Child: Recognizing the Unique and Complex Vulnerability of Young Girls
- The Race to Harness Himalayan Hydropower
- Bridges and Bicycles in India
- Beer: The Perfect Illustration of the Water-Energy-Food Nexus?
- A Lake of Hope and Conflict
- Containing a Development Flood: Green Urbanization in Asia
- Immediate Action Needed for Gaza to be Livable in 2020, Says UN Report
- Maintaining the Momentum: Highlights From the 2012 London Summit on Family Planning
- Top 10 Posts for September 2012
- September (20)
- Water and Land Conflict in Kenya in the Wake of Climate Change
- The Role of Renewable Natural Resources and Gender in Conflict
- Michael Klare on the Race for What’s Left
- World Contraception Day
- Green Solutions for Africa’s Urban Food Security
- Tracking This Year’s Extreme Weather
- After the London Summit on Family Planning: What Happens Now?
- Age Against the Machine
- Modeling Demographic Dividends, Fertility, and Income in Developing Countries
- Al Jazeera Maps Water Flashpoints Around the World
- Geoengineering Faces Dilemma: Experiment or Not?
- The Challenges and Benefits of Addressing Young Adolescent Reproductive Health
- Counting the World: UNFPA Highlights the Challenges of Census-Taking
- Ecological Footprint Accounting: Measuring Environmental Supply and Demand
- Why Mali Matters
- Regulating the Resource Curse: U.S. Adopts International Transparency Rules for Oil Industry
- Sahel Drought: Putting Malnutrition in the News
- Top 10 Posts for August 2012
- Nile Basin at a Turning Point as Political Changes Roil Balance of Power and Competing Demands Proliferate
- Changing Cities: Climate, Youth, and Land Markets in Urban Areas
- August (32)
- As Urbanization Accelerates, Policymakers Face Integration Hurdles
- Should AFRICOM Leave Development to the Professionals?
- Iran Is Reversing Its Population Policy
- Coming of Age: Reason for Optimism in Burma’s Turn Towards Democracy
- Geoff Dabelko on the Evolution of Integrated Development and PHE
- Resource Revolution: Supplying a Growing World in the Face of Scarcity and Volatility
- Another Year, Another Debate: Is the Failed States Index Simply Misnamed?
- In Poor Countries, Is Lower Fertility Bad for Equality?
- Linking Extreme Weather Events to Climate Change
- Gauging the Impact of Warming On Asia’s Life-Giving Monsoons
- Stress Levels of Major Global Aquifers Revealed by Groundwater Footprint Study
- Inside U.S. Climate Security Policy: Geoff Dabelko Interviewed by ISN
- New Wilson Center Initiative on Global Sustainability and Resilience
- Silence Surrounds Pakistan’s Most Serious Threats
- Best of Both Worlds: Moving On, But Staying With ECSP
- Hans Rosling on Religion, Babies, and Poverty
- Taking On Domestic Violence in Post-Conflict Liberia
- U.S. Drought, Climate Change Could Lead to Global Food Riots, Political Instability
- Family Planning Saves Lives, Can Help Mitigate Effects of Climate Change
- Artisanal Gold Mining Threatens Riverine Communities in Guyana
- Population and Sustainability in an Unequal World
- PRB’s 2012 World Population Data Sheet
- Iran’s Surprising and Shortsighted Shift on Family Planning
- PSA: We're Hiring Two Program Assistants!
- Three UN Millennium Development Targets Reached and a Review of the Human Drivers of Climate Change
- Is This What Climate Change Feels Like? Geoff Dabelko on ‘CONTEXT’
- A Roundup of the ‘Global Trends 2030’ Series on Population Aging
- A World Without AIDS, Still Worlds Away
- Emmanuel Karagiannis: Mediterranean Oil and Gas Discoveries Could Change Regional Alignments, Global Energy Equation
- From Youth Bulge to Food and Family Planning, Los Angeles Times’ ‘Beyond 7 Billion’ Series Synthesizes Population Challenges
- Population Aging: A Demographic and Geographic Overview
- Top 10 Posts for July 2012
- July (30)
- The Global Land Rush: Catalyst for Resource-Driven Conflict?
- PBS ‘NewsHour’ Reports on Reasons for Optimism Amid Niger’s Cyclical Food Crises
- Chaotic Climate Change and Adaptation in Fragile States
- New USGS Report and Maps Highlight Afghanistan’s Mineral Potential, But Obstacles Remain
- Urbanization and the Global Climate Dilemma
- Linking Water, Sanitation, and Biodiversity Conservation in Sub-Saharan Africa
- Tobias Feakin on the Debate in Europe About Climate Change and the Military
- Open Data Initiatives at USAID Reflect Move Towards Collaboration, Enabling Efforts
- In Mongolia, Climate Change and Mining Boom Threaten National Identity
- Visualizing Complex Vulnerability in Africa: The CCAPS Climate-Conflict Mapping Tool
- Urban Resilience: What Is It and How Can We Promote It?
- Center for American Progress Takes on Climate Change, Migration, and Why They Matter to U.S. National Security
- ‘Motherland Afghanistan’ Shows Maternal Mortality Not Just A Health Issue
- Re|Source 2012 Conference: Global Fight for Natural Resources “Has Only Just Begun”
- Nine Strategies to Stop Short of Nine Billion
- Pop at Rio+20: Despite Failure Narrative, Progress Made at Rio on Gender, Health, Environment Links
- Local Experts Needed to Protect Congo Basin Rainforests Amid Conflict, Development Challenges
- Gates Foundation Spearheads London Summit on Family Planning
- World Population Day 2012: Looking Beyond Reproductive Health
- Chronic Crisis in the Sahel Calls for a New Approach
- Geoff Dabelko at the Aspen Environment Forum: “We Have to Find Ways to Do Things Differently”
- USAID Turns to Crowdsourcing to Map Loan Data
- Guttmacher Updates Unmet Need Estimates, and West Africa’s Demographic Dividend Examined
- UNHCR Report on East African Environmental Migrants: Long on Anecdotes, Short on Data
- Hania Zlotnik Discusses Changes to Latest UN Population Projections
- An Update on PRB’s Population, Health, and Environment Project Map
- Global Threats Exist, But Also Many Global Demographic Opportunities for the United States
- Top 10 Posts for June 2012
- Book Review: ‘World Population Policies’ Offers Sweeping Overview of a Complex Field
- Aspen Ideas Festival Takes on “The Population Challenge”
- June (29)
- What Are the Most Important Factors in the Failed States Index?
- IPPF and Partners Connect Reproductive Rights With the Environment and Development
- Afghanistan’s Demography: A Bit Less Exceptional
- IFPRI Launches First ‘Global Food Policy Report’
- Poor Planning, Population Boom Stress Abuja’s Water System, Says Pulitzer Center
- Alexandra Cousteau on the Global Water Crisis and Choosing Between the Environment and the Economy
- Population Projections: Breaking Down the Assumptions
- Pop at Rio+20: Reproductive Rights Missing From Outcome Document – Assessing the Disappointment
- Climate-Conflict Thresholds and Water as a Casualty of Conflict
- Pop at Rio+20: Text Finalized, Population-Sustainable Development Links Left Out?
- Pop at Rio+20: Brazil a Model for Slowing Population Growth, Say Experts
- Pop at Rio+20: Favelas and Protests
- African Nations Pioneer Natural Resource Accounting With ‘Gaborone Declaration’
- Pop at Rio+20: Getting Women’s Rights on the Agenda
- Royal Society Launches ‘People and the Planet’ Study
- Pop at Rio+20: Cairo, Rio, and Beyond
- Burma at a Crossroads for Peacebuilding and Natural Resource Governance
- Sex and Sustainability on the Road to Rio+20
- Africa on the Move: The Role of Political Will and Commitment in Improving Access to Family Planning
- Gidon Bromberg at TEDx on Peacebuilding Through Water in the Middle East
- PHE and Community-Based Adaptation to Climate Change: Stronger Together
- For Yemen’s Future, Global Humanitarian Response Is Vital
- Re-Thinking Price Shocks and Conflict?
- The Year Ahead in Political Demography: Top Issues to Watch
- Family Planning and Results-Based Financing Initiatives
- Republic of Congo Demographic and Health Survey Shows High Maternal Health, But No Fertility Decline
- Bringing Environment and Climate to the 2012 Population Association of America Annual Meeting
- Top 10 Posts for May 2012
- USAID’s New Global Health Framework and Delivering Equity in Health Interventions
- May (30)
- Comparing Urban Governance and Citizen Rights in China and India
- Environment, Natural Resource Guidelines for Peacekeepers Moves UN Closer to ‘Greening the Blue Helmets’
- Full Extent of Africa’s Groundwater Resources Visualized for the First Time
- Digging for Crumbs: Michael Klare on the Global Scramble for the World’s Last Resources
- Imelda Abano on Environmental Reporting in the Philippines
- Poor Land Tenure: A Key Component to Why Nations Fail
- Philippines’ Bohol Island Demonstrates Benefits of Integrated Conservation and Health Development
- Valerie Hudson and Chad Emmett: Women’s Well-Being Is the Best Predictor of State Stability
- Improving Food Security Through Land Rights and Access to Family Planning
- The Global Water Security Assessment and U.S. National Security Implications
- "Afghanistan, Against the Odds: A Demographic Surprise" Launches ECSP Report 14
- Sex and World Peace: How the Treatment of Women Affects Development and Security
- Adenike Esiet: Building Support for Improving Adolescent Sexual and Reproductive Health in Nigeria
- ‘People and the Planet’ Study Re-Introduces Demography to Sustainability Debate
- Nigeria Beyond the Headlines: Environment and Security [Part Two]
- Nigeria Beyond the Headlines: Demography and Health [Part One]
- Population-Climate Dynamics: From Planet Under Pressure to Rio
- Pakistan’s Climate Change Challenge
- A Northern View: Canada’s Climate Claims and Obligations
- Learning From Success: Ministers of Health Discuss Accelerating Progress in Maternal Survival
- New Surveys Generate Mixed Demographic Signals for East and Southern Africa
- Bangladesh 2011 Demographic and Health Survey Shows Continued Fertility Decline, Improved Health Indicators
- The Future of South Asian Security: Prospects for a Nontraditional Regional Architecture?
- Taming Hunger in Ethiopia: The Role of Population Dynamics
- Population Changes Set to Remake Japanese Society
- Avoiding Adding Insult to Injury in Climate Adaptation Efforts
- Jack Goldstone on Post-Cold War Trends in Armed Conflict and Challenges for the World’s Youth
- Updates to African Conflict Database Give Researchers Access to Comprehensive, Near Real-Time Information
- Top 10 Posts for April 2012
- Nabeela Ali on How PAIMAN Is Improving Maternal Health in Pakistan
- April (31)
- Richard Matthew: Responsive Peacebuilding Includes the Environment and Natural Resources
- Women’s Rights and Voices Belong at Rio+20
- Uganda’s Demographic and Health Challenges Put Into Perspective With Newfound Oil Discoveries [Part Two]
- Uganda’s Demographic and Health Challenges Put Into Perspective With Newfound Oil Discoveries [Part One]
- China and the Geopolitics of the Mekong River Basin
- Karen Newman: Rio+20 Should Re-Identify Family Planning As a Core Development Priority
- Aspen Institute on Women, Population, and Access to Safe Water
- Loaded Dice and Human Health: Measuring the Impacts of Climate Change
- Karen Newman: Population and Sustainable Development Links Are Complex, Controversial, and Critical
- Senate Hearing Focuses on Threat of Sea Level Rise
- In Building Resilience for a Changing World, Reproductive Health Is Key
- ‘Earth Focus’ Talks to PAI About Bringing Out Women’s Voices on Climate Change
- Megacities, Global Security, and the Map of the Future
- ‘Green Prophet’ Interviews Geoff Dabelko on Water Security in the Middle East
- Georgina Mace on Planetary Stewardship in a Globalized Age: Risks, Obstacles, and Opportunities
- Yemen: Revisiting Demography After the Arab Spring
- Neil Adger: Embrace Community Identities To Improve Climate Adaptation
- Geoff Dabelko On ‘The Diane Rehm Show’ Discussing Global Water Security
- Invest in Women’s Health to Improve Sub-Saharan African Food Security, Says PRB
- Responses to JPR Climate and Conflict Special Issue: John O’Loughlin, Andrew M. Linke, Frank Witmer (University of Colorado, Boulder)
- After the Disaster: Rebuilding Communities
- Impressions of London’s Global Change Conference
- Reproductive Health an Essential Part of Climate Compatible Development
- Peacemakers or Exclusion Zones? Saleem Ali on Transboundary Peace Parks
- A New Land Security Agenda to Enable Sustainable, Equitable Development
- Serving the Reproductive Health Needs of Urban Communities in Nairobi
- Youth, Aging, and Governance: A Political Demography Workshop at the Monterey Institute of International Studies
- Natural Resource Management, Climate Change, and Conflict
- Responses to JPR Climate and Conflict Special Issue: Steve Lonergan (University of Victoria)
- Responses to JPR Climate and Conflict Special Issue: François Gemenne (Sciences Po)
- Top 10 Posts for March 2012
- March (29)
- Responses to JPR Climate and Conflict Special Issue: Solomon Hsiang (Princeton University) and Todd G. Smith (University of Texas, Austin)
- Taking Stock of Past and Current Demographic Trends
- One Country, Two Stories: Marc Sommers on Rwandan Youth’s Struggle for Adulthood
- Much Ado About Conflict? Climate’s Links to Violence Reexamined
- Demography, Climate in the Spotlight at Planet Under Pressure
- First Impressions: Four Takeaways from the Global Water Security Intelligence Assessment
- Global Water Security Calls for U.S. Leadership, Says Intelligence Assessment
- Fourth World Water Development Report Released by UN
- PBS ‘NewsHour’ and Pulitzer Center Examine Water Shortage and Health Issues in Ghana and Nigeria
- Hotspots: Population Growth in Areas of High Biodiversity
- Food Security in a Climate-Altered Future [Part Two]
- Food Security in a Climate-Altered Future [Part One]
- Finding the Link Between Water Stress and Food Prices
- John Williams: Helping People and Preserving Biodiversity Hotspots
- Reflections on Women in the Arab Spring
- Kavita Ramdas: Why Educating Girls Is Not Enough
- ECSP Seeking Interns for Summer 2012
- Africa’s Demographic Challenges, Genderizing Food Security and Climate Responses
- Central Asia’s Dam Debacle
- Women’s Health: Key to Climate Adaptation Strategies
- Geoff Dabelko on Finding Common Ground Among Conservation, Development, and Security at the 2011 WWF Fuller Symposium
- Ethiopia Provides Model for Improving Climate, Other Data Services in Africa
- The Missing Links in the Demographic Dividend
- More People, Less Biodiversity? The Complex Connections Between Population Dynamics and Species Loss
- Reaching Out to Environmentalists About Population Growth and Family Planning
- How a Gold Mining Boom Is Killing Children in Nigeria
- Melanne Verveer and Others at Heinrich Böll Gender Equity and Sustainable Development Conference
- Top 10 Posts for February 2012
- Military-to-Military Environmental Cooperation: Still a Good Idea for China and the United States
- February (29)
- USAID’s New Climate Strategy Outlines Adaptation, Mitigation Priorities, Places Heavy Emphasis on Integration
- USAID’s Donald Steinberg on Futures Analysis for International Development
- Programming to Address the Health and Livelihood Needs of Adolescent Girls
- The Sahel’s Complex Vulnerability to Food Crises
- Integration, Communication Across Sectors a Must, Say Speakers at 2012 NCSE Environment and Security Conference (Updated)
- The U.S. Military, Climate Change, and Maritime Boundaries
- Kaitlin Shilling: Climate Conflict and Export Crops in Sub-Saharan Africa
- Stuck: Rwandan Youth and the Struggle for Adulthood (Book Preview)
- Championing Women’s Rights and Population Issues in Kenya With the ‘Reject’
- The Ramsar Convention: A New Window for Environmental Diplomacy?
- Taking a Livelihoods Approach to Understanding Environmental Security
- Dialogue TV With Sharon Burke, Neil Morisetti, and Geoff Dabelko
- Assigning Value to Biodiversity, and the 2011 Human Development Report
- Afghanistan and Pakistan: Demographic Siblings? [Part Two]
- Afghanistan’s First Demographic and Health Survey Reveals Surprises [Part One]
- Challenge of Making Climate Change News Sound Newsy
- ‘Marketplace’ and ‘NewsHour’ Highlight Population, Health, and Environment Program in the Philippines
- Democratic Republic of Congo and Madagascar Connect Family Planning With Environmental Health
- Political Demography: How Population Changes Are Reshaping International Security and National Politics (Book Launch)
- Pop at COP: Population and Family Planning at the UN Climate Negotiations
- The Real Population Bomb: Megacities, Global Security, and the Map of the Future (Book Preview)
- Ryan Britton: Addressing Population in Science Media for ‘EarthSky’
- Saudi Arabia’s Youth and the Kingdom’s Future
- Papua New Guinea Youth Conflict Study Reveals Effects of Civil War on Young Men
- Water and Population: Limits to Growth?
- Securing Development and Peace in the Niger Delta: A Social and Conflict Analysis for Change
- Top 10 Posts for January 2012
- What Would It Take To Help People ‘and’ the Planet?
- Is Foreign Aid Worth the Cost?
- January (19)
- Indonesia: Pioneering Community Outreach Creates Success Story
- Richard Black: Future Climate-Migration Interactions Will Stress Cities, “Trap” Vulnerable Populations
- Call for Papers: Reducing Urban Poverty
- ‘New Security Beat’ Is Five Years Old
- Move Beyond “Water Wars” to Fulfill Water’s Peacebuilding Potential, Says NCSE Panel
- UNEP Maps Conflict, Migration, Environmental Vulnerability in the Sahel
- Securing a Sustainable Future: The Military Takes On a New Mission
- Delivering Solutions: Advancing Dialogue to Improve Maternal Health
- New Research on Climate and Conflict Links Shows Challenges for the Field
- A Call for Young People to “Get Angry” About Global Warming
- ECSP at the 12th Annual NCSE Environment and Security Conference
- Jon Barnett: Should Climate Change Be Addressed by the UN Security Council?
- Iran: A Seemingly Unlikely Setting for World’s Fastest Demographic Transition
- Assessing Africa’s Youth Bulge
- Jon Barnett: Climate Adaptation Not Just Building Infrastructure, But Expanding Options
- Do High Food Prices Cause Social Unrest?
- Migration and Environmental Change, Minority Land Rights and Livelihoods
- Top 10 Posts for 2011
- Three New Reports Highlight Ongoing Significance of Youth Demographics in Global Trends
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- December (29)
- The Unconquered: In Search of the Amazon’s Last Uncontacted Tribes
- Engaging Faith-Based Organizations on Maternal Health
- Managing the Planet: The Road to Rio+20
- IRP Editors Cover Rwanda’s Population, Health, and Environment Challenges
- Ambassador-at-Large for Global Women’s Issues on Durban and the Role of Women in Combating Climate Change
- In Somalia, Beyond the Immediate Crises, Demography Reveals a Long-Term Challenge
- Climate Diplomacy in Perspective
- From Dakar: Explaining Population Growth and Family Planning to Environmentalists
- How Much Did the Climate Talks in Durban Accomplish?
- Pulitzer Center Launches Collaborative Reporting Project on Reproductive Health
- Watch: Dr. Vik Mohan on Integrating Family Planning and Conservation in Madagascar
- Famine and Food Insecurity in the Horn of Africa: A Man-Made Disaster?
- Can “Climate-Smart Agriculture” Help Feed Africa’s Growing Population?
- Climate Change, Uncertainty, and Conflict in the Niger River Basin
- Why South Asia Needs a Kabul Water Treaty
- The Legacy of Little America: Aid and Reconstruction in Afghanistan
- Youth Need More Information on Climate, Population Links
- Sanitation and Water MDGs in the Middle East and North Africa: Missing the Target?
- PHE Champions Bring Their Experiences From the Field to the International Family Planning Conference in Senegal
- New UNEP Climate Report Says Women Face “Disproportionately High Risks”
- Watch ‘Mother Jones’’ Kate Sheppard on Covering the Evolving Environment and Reproductive Rights Beat
- African Women, Most Vulnerable to Climate Change, Are Agents of Change
- Gender, Family Planning Should Be Part of Climate Discussions, Says Mary Robinson
- Compromise Is Hard: The Problems and Promise of REDD+
- Addressing Gender-Based Violence Across Humanitarian Development in Haiti
- New Population, Health, and Environment Program for Lake Victoria
- At Family Planning Plenary, Youth’s Messages Captivate Audience
- Reaching Rural Rwandans With Integrated Health and Livelihood Messages
- Top 10 Posts for November 2011
- November (28)
- Book Preview: In ‘War and Conflict in Africa’, GWU Scholar Skeptical That Natural Resources Play a Leading Role
- The Yasuní-ITT Initiative Is a Practical Climate Solution That Must Be Embraced at Durban
- UNiTE To End Violence Against Women
- Supply and Demand, Land and Power in the Global South
- 7 Billion: Reporting on Population and the Environment
- Lifting the Veil: What Can We Learn From EITI Reports?
- George Washington University’s PISA Helps Share Rural Vietnamese Climate Adaptation Strategies
- Glacial Lake Outburst Floods: "The Threat From Above"
- Book Review: ‘Plundered Nations? Successes and Failures in Natural Resource Extraction’
- Watch: Geoff Dabelko on Climate Adaptation and Peacebuilding at SXSW
- Geoengineering for Decision Makers
- Reducing Urban Poverty: A New Generation of Ideas
- In Colombia, Rural Communities Face Uphill Battle for Land Rights
- Jotham Musinguzi on Investing in Family Planning for Development in Uganda
- Food Security, the Climate-Security Link, and Community-Based Adaptation
- Healthy People, Healthy Ecosystems: Results From a Public-Private Partnership
- Maternal Health in Kenya: New Research Unnecessary, Time to Address Existing Gaps
- Twin Challenges: Population and Climate Change in 2050
- Rwanda: Dramatic Uptake in Contraceptive Use Spurs Unprecedented Fertility Decline
- Watch: Ann Blanc on Finding Unique Partnerships to Address Maternal Health Needs
- Improving Maternal Health: A Conversation With Kenyan Field Workers and Policymakers
- Good Company: ‘New Security Beat’ Honored for Best Population Commentary
- Safeguarding South Asia’s Water Security
- Coffee Farmer and Extension Manager Promotes Improved Health and Livelihoods in Rwandan Coffee Communities
- STATcompiler: Visualizing Population and Health Trends
- New Report Launched: ‘The World’s Water’, Volume Seven
- Top 10 Posts for October 2011
- Bring the Water-Energy Nexus to Rio+20
- October (28)
- Seven Ways Seven Billion People Affect the Planet
- Day of 7 Billion Puts Future Generations in Spotlight
- The Planet at 7 Billion: Lessons from Somalia
- Watch: Gidon Bromberg Gives an Update on Jordan River Rehabilitation Efforts
- How Did We Arrive at 7 Billion – and Where Do We Go From Here? [Part Two]
- How Did We Arrive at 7 Billion – and Where Do We Go From Here? [Part One]
- Watch: Understanding Peak Water Can Help Us "Avoid the Worst Disasters," Says Peter Gleick
- People and Wildlife Compete in East Africa’s Albertine Rift
- Peter Gleick: Population Dynamics Key to Sustainable Water Solutions
- Water and Poverty in a World of 9 Billion, Vulnerable Agriculture in the Niger Basin
- Sex and Sustainability: Reflections For My Son Nick
- Watch: Scott Wallace on the Amazon’s Last Uncontacted Tribes and the Intersection Between Human Rights and Conservation
- Health and Harmony: Population, Health, and Environment in Indonesia
- Rwanda’s 2010 Demographic and Health Survey Shows Remarkable Drop in Fertility and Child Mortality
- PHE Is One Great Idea That Won’t Be On the Rio Agenda, Says Roger-Mark De Souza
- Minority Youth Bulges and the Future of Intrastate Conflict
- Panetta: Diplomacy and Development Part of Wider Strategy to Achieve Security; Will They Survive Budget Environment?
- Jon Foley: How to Feed Nine Billion and Keep the Planet Too
- Lisa Hymas on Envisioning a Different Future With Family Planning in Ethiopia
- Silent Suffering: Maternal Morbidities in Developing Countries
- The Complexity of Scaling Up
- Strengthening the Voices of Women Champions for Family Planning and Reproductive Health
- Women and Water: Streams of Development
- Watch: First Impressions From the Inaugural SXSW Eco Conference
- Watch: Dennis Taenzler on Four Key Steps for REDD+ to Avoid Becoming a Source of Conflict
- El Niño, Conflict, and Environmental Determinism: Assessing Climate’s Links to Instability
- Top 10 Posts for September 2011
- Weathering Change: New Film Links Climate Adaptation and Family Planning
- September (26)
- SXSW Eco Panel: Three Great Ideas That Won’t Be On the Rio+20 Agenda
- Aaron Wolf on Water Management, Agriculture, and Population Growth in the Middle East
- Women Leaders Urge Stronger Advocacy on Health and Public Policy
- Ethiopia’s 2011 Demographic and Health Survey: Remarkable Fertility Decline, Continued Rural Health Challenges
- Digging Deeper: Water, Women, and Conflict
- Remembrance: Wangari Maathai, Nobel Peace Prize Winner, Linked Environment and Conflict
- Reproductive Health’s Connection to Global Problems
- Gates and Winnefeld: Development a Fundamental Part of National Security
- What If Experts Are Wrong On World Population Growth?
- Broadening Development’s Impact: From Sustainability to Governance and Security
- Perfect Storm? Population Pressures, Natural Resource Constraints, and Climate Change in Bangladesh
- Loren Landau: We Need to Move Beyond Traditional Views of Migration
- Babatunde Osotimehin Answers Seven Questions on Population
- Food Security and Conflict Done Badly…
- Development or Security: Which Comes First?
- What Somalia Teaches Us: Sanitation, Health, and Conflict
- Water: Asia’s New Battleground
- Debts, Deficits, and Development
- Rich Thorsten on Water Sanitation, Population, and Urbanization in the Developing World
- Family Planning and Seven Billion at the Aspen Institute
- Is it Time for Sustainable Development Goals?
- Watch: Don Lauro on How Integrated Development Deepens Community Involvement
- Family Planning Can Help in Afghanistan
- Top 10 Posts for August 2011
- Karen Seto on the Environmental Impact of Expanding Cities [Part Two]
- Karen Seto on the Environmental Impact of Expanding Cities [Part One]
- August (32)
- Population and Development, Scarcity and Fairness
- Pakistan’s Biggest Threats May Not Be What You Think They Are
- ‘Dialogue’ TV: Revisiting Mr. Y and “A National Strategic Narrative”
- Certification: The Path to Conflict-Free Minerals from Congo
- Redrawing the Map of the World’s International River Basins
- What’s in a Name? Watch Don Lauro on PHE, HELP, and HELPS
- Youth Bulge and Societal Conflicts: Have Peacekeepers Made a Difference?
- IRP and TIME Collaborate on Indonesia’s Palm Oil Dilemma
- Kenya’s New Data Website Puts the Ball in Media’s Court
- The Role of Faith-Based Organizations in Maternal and Newborn Health Care
- Improving Human Health and Conservation in Madagascar’s Forest Communities
- Public-Health Campaigns as Outsized Threats to Authoritarian Rule
- The Hungry Planet: Global Food Scarcity in the 21st Century
- Why Women’s Rights Are Key to Thriving in the Age of the “Black Swan”
- International River Basins: Mapping Institutional Resilience to Climate Change
- Next Step, Clean Up the Niger Delta: The UNEP Ogoni Environmental Report
- Benefits of Integrating Population, Health, and Environment
- The World at 7 Billion: Can We Stop Growing Now?
- Conflict Minerals in the DRC: Still Fighting Over the Dodd-Frank Act, One Year Later
- Environmental Cooperation for Peacebuilding in Sierra Leone
- Fistula, Stigmatization, and Development
- PRB’s Population Data Sheet 2011: The Demographic Divide
- Watch: Aaron Wolf on the Himalayan and Other Transboundary Water Basins, Climate Change, and Institutional Resilience
- Beyond Supply Risks: The Conflict Potential of Natural Resources
- Backdraft: Minimizing Conflict in Climate Change Responses
- Sajeda Amin on Population Growth, Urbanization, and Gender Rights in Bangladesh
- What’s the Impact of Family Planning in the Developing World?
- Population, Health, and Environment Approaches in Tanzania
- Reducing Health Inequities to Better Weather Climate Change
- Maternal Health Challenges in Kenya: What New Research Evidence Shows
- The Year of Drought and Flood
- Top 10 Posts for July 2011
- July (25)
- The Specter of “Climate Wars”
- Watch: Alecia Fields on Population, Health, and Environment Advocacy with the Sierra Club
- Maternal Health in Kenya From a Human Rights Perspective
- Second Generation Biofuels and Revitalizing African Agriculture
- Maternal Health Challenges in Kenya: An Overview of the Meetings
- Drought Does Not Equal Famine
- Farahnaz Zahidi Moazzam on the Population Reference Bureau’s “Women’s Edition” Trip to Ethiopia
- In Rush for Land, Is it All About Water?
- Indonesia’s Military and Climate Change
- Water, Energy, and the U.S. Department of Defense
- UN Security Council Debates Climate Change
- Failed States Index 2011
- Leona D'Agnes on Evaluating PHE Service Delivery in the Philippines
- Life on the Edge: Climate Change and Reproductive Health in the Philippines
- Pakistan’s Demographic Dilemma
- Watch: Michael Renner on Creating Peacebuilding Opportunities From Disasters
- Preparing for the Impact of a Changing Climate on U.S. Humanitarian and Disaster Response
- In FOCUS: To Live With the Sea: Reproductive Health Care and Marine Conservation in Madagascar
- World Population Day 2011: The Year of Seven Billion
- Watch ‘Dialogue’ TV on Severe Weather and Climate Change: Is There a Connection?
- Rare Earths No More?
- Double Choke Point: Demand for Energy Tests Water Supply and Economic Stability in China and the U.S.
- Consumption and Global Growth: How Much Does Population Contribute to Carbon Emissions?
- Women, Food Security, and Peacebuilding
- Top 10 Posts for June 2011
- June (34)
- Quality and Quanitity: The State of the World’s Midwifery in 2011
- Nepal to East Africa: Population, Health, and Environment Programs Compared
- In FOCUS Coffee and Community: Combining Agribusiness and Health in Rwanda
- Ecological Tourism and Development in Chi Phat, Cambodia
- Watch: Demographic Security 101 With Elizabeth Leahy Madsen
- Why Fund Both Farm Subsidies and Foreign Aid?
- Watch ‘Dialogue’ TV on the Future of Women and the Arab Spring
- A Death Foretold
- Women in Agriculture: Closing the Gender Gap for Development and World Hunger
- Food Security in Kenya’s Yala Swamp
- Watch: Richard Matthew at TEDxChange on Natural Resources, Conflict, and Environmental Peacemaking
- Enhancing Public Engagement in Climate Change: The 2011 Climate Change Communicators of the Year
- New Oxfam Report Tackles Broken Food System
- The Implications of Urbanization on Food Security and Child Mortality of the Urban Poor
- Will Expanding “Human Security” Really Improve People’s Lives?
- Shall the Religious Inherit the Earth?
- China’s Other Looming Choke Point: Food Production
- Finding the Right Paddle: Navigating Climate Change Adaptation and Mitigation Strategies
- Pakistan’s Population Bomb Defused?
- Watch: Catherine Kyobutungi on Monitoring the Health Needs of Urban Slums
- Helping Hands: An Integrated Approach to Development
- Global Climate Change Vulnerability and the Risk of Conflict
- Book Launch: ‘Human Population: Its Influence on Biological Diversity’
- Save the Date: “Maternal Health Challenges in Kenya: What Research Evidence Shows”
- One in Three People Will Live in Sub-Saharan Africa in 2100, Says UN
- Aquaculture’s Promise for Food-Insecure Pakistan
- Watch: Younger Generation Will Prioritize Health, Education, Human Rights, Says Frederick Burkle
- The Future of Women in the MENA Region: A Tunisian and Egyptian Perspective
- Measuring Ecosystem Vitality and Public Health With the Environmental Performance Index
- Yemen Beyond the Headlines: Losing the Battle to Balance Water Supply and Population Growth
- Watch: Janani Vivekananda on Climate Change and Stability in Fragile States
- Yemen Beyond the Headlines: Governance, State Capacity, and the U.S.
- Top 10 Posts for May 2011
- Health Development: Providing Free Care and Overcoming Gender-Based Violence
- May (31)
- Mozambique Coal Mine Brings Jobs, Concerns
- Yemen Beyond the Headlines: Women’s Health and Well-Being, Foundations of a Fragile State
- Admiral Mullen: “Security Means More Than Defense”
- USAID Egypt’s Health and Population Legacy Review
- The Truth About the Three Gorges Dam
- Environmental Action Plans in Darfur: Improving Resilience, Reducing Vulnerability
- Watch: Eric Kaufmann on How Demography Is Enhancing Religious Fundamentalism
- Biofuels: The Grassroots Solution
- Mapping Population and Climate Change
- Winning Hearts and Minds: An Interview with Chief Naval Officer Admiral Gary Roughead
- Bolivia: A Return to Pachamama?
- USAID, Muslim Separatists, and Politics in the Southern Philippines
- The Walk to Water in Conflict-Affected Areas
- Connections Between Climate and Stability: Lessons From Asia and Africa
- The Mineral Security of the United States
- India’s Quest for a Lower Carbon Footprint
- Watch: Edward Carr on Delivering Development and Rethinking Assumptions
- Ten Billion: UN Updates Population Projections
- Family Planning as a Strategic Focus of U.S. Foreign Policy
- Population and Environment Connections: The Role of Family Planning in U.S. Foreign Policy
- Report: Family Planning and U.S. Foreign Policy
- Reporting on Global Health: A Conversation With the International Reporting Project Fellows
- A New Security Narrative: What’s America’s Story for the 21st Century?
- How Does Organic Farming in the U.S. Affect Global Food Security?
- Population Growth and Climate Change Threaten Urban Freshwater Provision
- Designing Health and Population Programs to Improve Equity: Moving Beyond the Rhetoric
- Where Does It Hurt? Climate Vulnerability Index
- Managing Our Forests: Carbon, Climate Change, and Fire
- Accessing Maternal Health Care Services in Urban Slums: What Do We Know?
- Top 10 Posts for April 2011
- Coping with Change: Climate Adaptation Today
- April (30)
- Watch ‘Dialogue’ TV on Integrating Development, Population, Health, and the Environment
- Watch: Jennifer Dabbs Sciubba on Population and National Security
- The U.S. Government’s Response to Disasters: Myth, Mistakes, and Recovery
- Watch: Addressing the National Security Implications of U.S. Oil Dependency
- Aspen Institute: The Revolution We Need in Food Security and Population
- Population Growth and its Relation to Poverty, the Environment, and Human Rights
- Making Life Easier in Rural Tanzania
- Overcoming Pakistan’s Demographic Challenges
- Is Universal Access to Family Planning a Realistic Goal for Sub-Saharan Africa?
- Dividend or Deficit? The Economic Effects of Population Age Structure
- Watch: Frederick Burkle on Lessons from Haiti and Professionalizing Humanitarian Assistance
- Our Shared Future: Environmental Pathways to Peace
- Integrating Development: A Livelihood Approach to Population, Health, and Environment Programs
- UN Releases Early Results of Global Population Projections
- Climate Adaptation, Development, and Peacebuilding in Fragile States
- PRB Discussion on Population and National Security
- Madagascar, Past and Future: Lessons From Population, Health, and Environment Programs
- In Search of a New Security Narrative
- Watch: Elizabeth Leahy Madsen Explains the Demography-Civil Conflict Interface in Less Than Two Minutes
- UK Helping to Relieve Climate-Related Stress on China’s Agriculture
- What “Lost” Cultures Can Contribute to Management of Our Planet
- Book Review: Envisioning a Broader Context to Security With ‘The Ultimate Weapon is No Weapon’
- Innovations From Development to Delivery
- Watch: Dan Smith on How International Alert Builds Peace
- Tunisia Predicted: Demography and the Probability of Liberal Democracy in the Greater Middle East
- ‘The Fence’ on U.S.-Mexico Border: Ineffective, Destructive, Absurd, Say Filmmakers
- Biofuels: Food, Fuel, and Future?
- What’s the Link Between Population and Nuclear Energy?
- Top 10 Posts for March 2011
- Forest Conservation Method a Fit for Canada’s Oil Sands?
- March (33)
- The Impact of Environmental Change and Geography on Conflict
- Book Launch: ‘The Future Faces of War: Population and National Security,’ by Jennifer Dabbs Sciubba
- Watch Michael Renner on Improving Environmental Peacebuilding by Moving From the Technical to the Social
- The Gathering Global Food Storm
- Building a Gender Strategy for the Afghanistan Ministry of Public Health
- Integrated Approach Helps “Model Farmers” Increase Productivity
- Surging on a Knife’s Edge
- Watch: David Lopez Carr and Liza Grandia on Rural Population Growth and Development in Guatemala
- The Continuing Challenges of Integrated Development
- “Better Bang for the Buck” With the Population, Health, and Environment Consortium
- USAID: Maternal Deaths in Bangladesh Decline by 40 Percent in Less Than 10 Years
- Congressional Hearing: Clean Water Access Is a Global Crisis, Human Right, and National Security Issue
- China’s Green Five-Year Plan: Making “Ecological Security” a National Strategy
- Congressional Report: Avoiding “Water Wars” in Central and South Asia
- Somali Piracy Shows How an Environmental Issue Can Evolve Into a Security Crisis
- Managing the Planet’s Freshwater
- Make Sure Women Can Lead in the Middle East
- Watch: Roger-Mark De Souza on the Scaling Advantages of Population, Health, and Environment Integration
- Mapping the Hot Spots of the 2010/11 Food Crisis
- Rural Poverty: The Bottom One Billion
- Watch: Richard Cincotta on Political Demography and Unrest in the Middle East
- Engineering Solutions to the Infrastructure and Scarcity Challenges of Population Seven Billion (and Beyond)
- Celebrating Ordinary Women Doing Extraordinary Things to Improve Gender Equality and Maternal Health Worldwide
- World Bank Pipeline Project in Chad Reveals Development Challenges
- Of Revolutions, Regime Change, and State Collapse in the Arab World
- Watch: Stephan Bognar on Integrated Development for Donors and Practitioners
- What’s Behind Iraq’s Day of Rage? It’s Pretty Basic
- Joan Castro on Integrated Population and Coastal Resource Management in the Southern Philippines
- Carrying Capacity: Should We Be Aiming to Survive or Flourish?
- Youth Revolt in Egypt: A Country at the Turning Point
- Encouraging Childhood Education and Birth Spacing as an Approach to Conservation
- Watch: Sir John Sulston on the Royal Society’s People and the Planet Study
- Top 10 Posts for February 2011
- February (32)
- ‘Dialogue’ Interviews International Reporting Project Fellows on Liberia
- Choke Point China: Escalating Confrontation Between Water Scarcity and Energy Demand Has Global Implications
- Mapping Demographics in WWF Priority Conservation Areas
- The Middle East’s Demographic Destiny
- Watch: Laurie Mazur on a Pivotal Moment for the Global Environment and World Population
- Deforestation, Population, and Development in a Warming World: A Roundtable on Latin America
- Coverage Wrap-up: Institutional Shifts, Development-as-Security, Women’s Empowerment, and Complex New Threats
- USAID’s Role in National Security
- Health, Demographics, and the Environment in Southeast Asia
- Watch: Geoff Dabelko and John Sewell on Integrating Environment, Development, and Security and the QDDR
- Promoting Family Planning and Livelihoods for a Healthy Environment in Uganda
- Civilian Power in a Complex, Uncertain World
- Can Women Help Make Peace Agreements Sustainable?
- Watch: Teaching Environment and Security at West Point
- Yemen’s Revolt Won’t Be Like Egypt or Tunisia
- Demographic Trends and Policy Implications in Northeast Asia
- Climate-Induced Migration: Catastrophe or Adaptation Strategy?
- Eliya Zulu on Population Growth, Family Planning, and Urbanization in Africa
- A Dialogue on Managing the Planet
- Food Price Shocks and Instability Highlight Weaknesses in Governance and Markets
- A Conversation on Art and Social Change
- Why the Poorest Aren’t Necessarily the Most Vulnerable to Food Price Shocks
- Reality Check: Challenges and Innovations in Addressing Postpartum Hemorrhage
- The International Framework for Climate-Induced Displacement
- First Steps on Human Security and Emerging Risks
- More on Tunisia’s Age Structure, its Measurement, and the Knowledge Derived
- ‘Blood in the Mobile’ Documents the Conflict Minerals of Eastern Congo
- Book Preview: ‘The Future Faces of War: Population and National Security’
- Mapping Muslim Population Growth
- Improving Health and Preserving Ecosystems in the Democratic Republic of Congo
- Book Preview: ‘Environmental Politics: Scale and Power’
- Top 10 Posts for January 2011
- January (36)
- U.S.-Mexico Cooperation in Renewable Energies
- A Lens Into Liberia: Experiences from IRP Gatekeepers
- The Age of Revolution? Demography Experts Comment on Tunisia’s Shot at Democracy
- Is the Glass Half Full or Half Empty?
- Taiwan’s Birth Rate Lowest Recorded in History
- Watch: Joan Castro on Resource Management and Family Planning in the Philippines
- ASRI’s Integrated Health and Conservation Programming in Borneo
- Tunisia’s Shot at Democracy: What Demographics and Recent History Tell Us
- Water Security, Nonproliferation, and Aid Shocks in the Middle East
- Mapping the “Republic of NGOs” in Haiti
- China’s Biggest Environmental Stories of 2010/11
- Elizabeth Malone on Climate Change and Glacial Melt in High Asia
- Watch: Amy Webb Girard on Integrated Development Strategies for Improved Women’s Nutrition
- National Geographic's Population Seven Billion
- In FOCUS: To Get HELP, Add Livelihoods to Population, Health, and Environment
- Doing Research on Reproductive Health, Environment, and Security?
- Turning Up the Water Pressure [Part Two]
- Turning Up the Water Pressure [Part One]
- Haiti 2011: Looking One Year Back and Twenty Years Forward
- Watch: Cynthia Brady on Natural Resources, Climate Change, and Conflict at USAID
- Greater Than the Sum of Its Parts: Quantifying the Integration of Population, Health, and Environment in Development
- Women and Climate Change
- Civil-Military Interface Still Lacks Operational Clarity
- Integrated Development in PHE: Updates From Ethiopia and the Philippines
- UNEP/PCDMB Progress Report From Brussels
- Women and Youth in 21st Century Statecraft
- Watch: Annie Wallace on Connecting PHE Approaches With Climate and Poverty
- Abdalah Overcomes the Odds
- Peter Gleick on Peak Water
- Gender-Based Violence in the DRC
- ‘Clear Gold’ Report From CSIS
- A Crucial Connection: India’s Natural Security
- Paradise Beneath Her Feet: How Women Are Transforming the Middle East
- New Insights Into the Population Growth Factor in Development
- End of the Year Edition: Top 10 Posts for 2010
- Top 10 Posts for December 2010
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- December (28)
- A Review of Brazil’s Environmental Policies and Challenges Ahead
- The Cholera Quandary
- Those Who Would Carry the Water
- ‘New Security Beat’ Goes Mobile and a Guide to ECSP Media Sources
- Maternal Undernutrition
- The Role of Population Dynamics in Climate Adaptation
- U of M’s ‘Momentum’ on Water Scarcity, Population, and Climate Change
- Watch: Too Few or Too Many?
- Demographic Security Comes to the Hill
- Judith Bruce on Empowering Adolescent Girls in Post-Earthquake Haiti
- The GRRT Toolkit for Humanitarian Aid
- The World’s Toilet Crisis
- Watch: Joel E. Cohen on Solving the Resource-Population Equation in the Developing World
- Whither the Demographic Arc of Instability?
- COP-16 Cancun Coverage Wrap-up
- Bringing Cambodia Back from the Brink: An Audio Interview with Suwanna Gauntlett
- Expanding Access to Maternal Health Commodities
- The Number Left Out: Bringing Population Into the Climate Conversation
- From Cancun: Getting a Climate Green Fund
- Hans Rosling Double Feature: ‘The Joy of Stats’ on BBC and Population Growth at TED
- Afghanistan’s Non-Confrontational Conservation
- International Responses to Pakistan’s Water Crisis
- From Cancun: Roger-Mark De Souza on Women and Integrated Climate Adaptation Strategies
- Nervous Neighbors: China-India Water Relations
- Empowering Women in the Muslim World
- Top 10 Posts for November 2010
- Managing the Mekong: Conflict or Compromise?
- World AIDS Day 2010: Not Yet in a Position to Say “Mission Accomplished”
- November (30)
- Changing Glaciers and Hydrology in Asia
- IGWG’s K4Health Gender and Health Toolkit Is a One-Stop Shop for Integration
- Climate-Proofing Development: An Interview With Karen Hardee
- PRB’s Jay Gribble at Kenya’s National Leaders Conference on Population and Development
- Food and Environmental Insecurity a Factor in North Korean Shelling?
- Watch: Blue Ventures PHE Program in Madagascar
- ECSP Seeking Interns for Spring 2011
- Robert Walker on Family Planning Promotion and Global Population Growth
- What’s Good for Women Is Good for the Planet
- Nigeria’s Future Clouded by Oil, Climate Change, and Scarcity [Part Two, The Sahel]
- Nigeria’s Future Clouded by Oil, Climate Change, and Scarcity [Part One, The Delta]
- Human and Climate Security in Africa
- Colin Kahl on Demography, Scarcity, and the "Intervening Variables" of Conflict
- Former Botswana President Champions Health, Governance Issues
- Poverty, Politics, and Pollution
- Governing the Far North: Assessing Cooperation Between Arctic and Non-Arctic Nations
- No Peace Without Women
- Yale Environment 360: ‘When The Water Ends: Africa’s Climate Conflicts’
- John Bongaarts on the Impacts of Demographic Change in the Developing World
- Where Have All the Malthusians Gone?
- Blue Ventures’ Integrated PHE Initiative in Madagascar
- The Ultimate Weapon Is No Weapon: Human Security and the New Rules of War and Peace
- Demography and Women's Empowerment: Urgency for Action?
- Fixing the Sky: The Checkered History of Weather and Climate Control
- Mapping World Bank-Funded Projects
- Tamara Kreinin on Women's Empowerment, Population Growth, and Sustainability
- Meeting the Health Challenges of the Urban Poor
- Rare Earths Intrigue: In Response to Chinese Ban, Japan and Vietnam Make a Deal
- Mobile Phones for Maternal Health in the Developing World
- Top 10 Posts for October 2010
- October (31)
- PATH Foundation’s ‘Population, Health, and Environment Leadership as a Way of Life’
- Watch: David Aylward on How Wireless Technology is Changing Global Health and Empowering Women
- Energy and Climate Change in the Context of National Security
- Watch: Alex Evans on Natural Resource Supply and Demand, Scarcity, and Resilience
- Christian Leuprecht on Demography, Conflict, and Sub-National Security
- Rape, Resource Management, and the UN in Congo: What Can Be Done?
- Watch: Population, Health, and Environment in Ethiopia
- UNFPA State of World Population 2010
- Assessing Our Impact on the World's Rivers
- Barbara Crossette on UNFPA State of the World Population 2010 Report
- Laurie Mazur at SEJ 2010 on ‘A Pivotal Moment: Population, Justice, and the Environmental Challenge’
- Brian O’Neill: Population is Neither a Silver Bullet nor a Red Herring in Climate Problem
- New Study Finds Lower Population Growth Could Cut Carbon Emissions
- MDGs for Women Largely Unmet
- Meeting the Needs of Latin America's Rural and Urban Populations
- Youth on Fire at UN Climate Talks in Tianjin
- Admiral Mullen and the "Strategic Imperative" of Energy Security
- Welcome Back, Roger-Mark: A Powerful Voice Returns to PHE
- The “Condom King” speaks at TEDxChange on Poverty Reduction and a “9th MDG”
- Tracking the End Game: Sudan's Comprehensive Peace Agreement
- Youth Delegation Makes a Splash at UNFCCC
- What You're Saying: Uncommon Discourse on Climate-Security Linkages
- Rare Earths Wake-Up, Aid Shocks, and the "Securitization" Distraction
- Wilson Center Scholar Huma Yusuf on Pakistan's Population Policy: Will it Work?
- Tackling Youth Unemployment, Instability in Kenya
- Nicholas Kristof on Maternal Health Challenges and Opportunities
- Choke Point U.S.: Understanding the Tightening Conflict Between Energy and Water in the Era of Climate Change
- Ethiopian Case Study Illustrates Shortcomings of “Land Grab” Debate
- Google Data Maps Development Indicators
- The Tenth Parallel: Dispatches From the Fault Line Between Christianity and Islam
- Top 10 Posts for September 2010
- September (30)
- India’s Threat from Within
- Jon Barnett on Climate Change, Small Island States, and Migration
- Integrated Analysis for Development and Security Policymakers
- Pakistan After the Floods: A Continuing Disaster
- Syria: Beyond the Euphrates
- Apply Today: Deadline Approaching for Wilson Center Fellowship Applications
- Weather as a Weapon: The Troubling History of Geoengineering So Far
- Latin America’s Future: Emerging Trends in Economic Growth and Environmental Protection
- The Effects of Climate Change on Water in South Africa and Tibet
- Women, Water and Conflict as Development Priorities Plus Some Geoengineering Context
- Circle of Blue Launches ‘Choke Point: U.S.’ Series Examining Intersection of Water and Energy Resources
- Alex Evans on Resource Scarcity and Global Consumption
- U.S. v. China: The Global Battle for Hearts, Minds, and Resources
- UN Millennium Development Goals Summit: PHE On the Side
- Iraq: Steve Lonergan on the Southern Marshes
- Environmental Security Along the U.S.-Mexico Border
- Israel and Lebanon: New Natural Gas Riches in the Levant
- A Blueprint for Action on the U.S.-Mexico Border
- Joseph Speidel on Population, the Environment, and Growth
- Improving Monitoring, Transparency, and Accountability for Maternal, Newborn, and Child Health
- Climate Science, Military and Gender Roles, and the Tibetan Plateau
- Yemen: Population, Environment, and Security Collide
- Climate-Security Linkages Lost in Translation
- New World Bank Report on Land Grabs Is a Dud
- Saleem Ali at TEDxUVM on Environmental Peacemaking
- The Dead Sea: A Pathway to Peace for Israel and Jordan?
- GMHC 2010: Lessons Learned & Recommendations
- Top 10 Posts for August 2010
- ‘Watch Live: September 2, 2010’ Integrated Analysis for Development and Security: Scarcity and Climate, Population, and Natural Resources
- GMHC 2010: Maternal Health Realities: Accountability and Behavior Change
- August (25)
- Iraq: Water, Power, Trash, and Security
- GMHC 2010: Empowering the Next Generation
- ‘NSB’ Blogs from the 2010 Global Maternal Health Conference in New Delhi
- The Complexities of Decarbonizing China's Power Sector
- The Future of Sub-Saharan Africa’s Tentative Fertility Decline
- When National Security Overlaps With Human Security
- The Feed for Fresh News on Population
- “All Consuming:” U of M’s ‘Momentum’ on Population, Health, Environment, and More
- Climate Change Adaptation and Mitigation in the Agricultural Sector
- Historic Floods Plague Pakistan
- Fire in the Hole: A Look Inside India’s Hidden Resource War
- Floods, Fire, Landslides, and Drought: The Guardian’s “Weather Crisis 2010”
- ‘Interview with Maria Ivanova, Wilson Center Scholar:’ Engaging Civil Society in Global Environmental Governance
- ‘UK Royal Society: Call for Submissions’ "People and the Planet" Study To Examine Population, Environment, Development Links
- Misguided Projections for Africa's Fertility
- How Maternal Mortality and Morbidity Impact Economic Development
- Flooded With Food Insecurity in Pakistan
- Land, Education, and Fertility in Rural Kenya
- “There Is No Choice:” Climate, Health, Water, Food Security Must Be Integrated, Say Experts
- Seven Billion and Counting
- Reform Aid to Pakistan's Health Sector, Says Former Wilson Center Scholar
- The Conflict Potential of Climate Adaptation and Mitigation
- Boosting the U.S. Role in the Global Health Arena
- Top 10 Posts for July 2010
- ‘Restrepo’: Inside Afghanistan's Korengal Valley
- July (31)
- PRB Maps the PHE World
- Ban Ki-moon: Natural Resources Should Be Part of Peacebuilding
- Interview With Wilson Center Scholar Margaret Wamuyu Muthee: Envisioning a New Future for Kenya’s Next Generation
- Drug Barons, Poachers, Ranchers, Oh My! Guatemala’s Forests Under Siege
- ‘Dialogue Television’ on Rebuilding Haiti
- Addressing Gender-Based Violence to Curb HIV
- Wilson Center's Michael Kugelman Finds the Real Culprit in Pakistan's Water Shortage
- Cleo Paskal: India Is Key to Climate Geopolitics
- A Return to Rural Unrest in Nepal?
- Stephanie Hanson Reports on PHE in Agricultural Development and Rwanda’s ‘One Acre Fund’
- WomanStats Maps Gender-Linked Security Issues
- Landmark Law Takes Aim at the “Resource Curse”
- Harnessing the Peace Potential of Youth in Post-Conflict Societies
- Chad Briggs: Dealing with Risk and Uncertainty in Climate-Security Issues
- Demographics, Depleted Resources, and Al Qaeda Inflame Tensions in Yemen
- In Pakistan, Clinton Calls for Human Security; USAID’s Shah Commends Birth Spacing
- In Kampala, African Leaders Discuss Maternal Health While Attacks Renew Concern over Somalia
- Local Case Studies of Population-Environment Connections
- ‘Dialogue Television’ Interviews Paul Collier
- Rear Admiral Morisetti Launches the UK’s “4 Degree Map” on Google Earth
- DRC’s Conflict Minerals: Can U.S. Law Impact the Violence?
- An "Aye" for an "Aye": Everyone Has a Right to Be Counted
- Stacy VanDeveer: Will Using Less Oil Affect Petrostate Stability?
- New Film Looks at Sub-Saharan Africa’s Unmet Need for Family Planning
- Time to Give a Dam: Alternative Energy as Source of Cooperation or Conflict?
- The United States and China: Clean Energy Friends or Foes?
- India’s Maoists: South Asia’s “Other” Insurgency
- Rough Waters Ahead: Our Changing Ocean
- USAID Head Calls for Integrating Health Services in New Global Health Initiative
- Top 10 Posts for June 2010
- Is the Third Pole the Next Site for Water Crisis?
- June (28)
- U.S. Navy Task Force on Implications of Climate Change
- U.S.-Mexico Cooperation on Renewable Energy: Building a Green Agenda
- ‘Interview:’ Educate Girls, Boys, To Meet the Population Challenge, Say Pakistan’s Leading Demographers
- Interview With Wilson Center Scholar Jill Shankleman: Could Transparency Initiatives Mitigate the Resource Curse in Afghanistan?
- Backdraft: The Conflict Potential of Climate Mitigation and Adaptation
- Cutting the Head Off Conservation
- ‘Dialogue Television’ Explores Pakistan's Population Challenge
- Brookings’ “Taking Stock of the Youth Challenge in the Middle East”
- Women Deliver in the Climate Change Debate
- Trillions of Dollars of Minerals? Misusing Geology and Economics to the Detriment of Policy
- Sustainable Development
- Protect Nature to Protect Us: Biodiversity and Adaptation to Climate Change
- Defusing the Bomb: Overcoming Pakistan's Population Challenge
- Women Deliver: Real Solutions for Reproductive Health and Maternal Mortality
- Afghanistan’s Mineral Wealth: Gold Mine, Curse, or Illusion?
- Natural Resource Frontiers at Sea
- The Feed for Fresh News on Population
- Women Deliver 2010: First Impressions
- ‘The Plundered Planet’: A Discussion With Paul Collier
- Book Review: ‘Climate Conflict: How Global Warming Threatens Security and What to Do About It’ by Jeffrey Mazo
- Rare Earth: A New Roadblock for Sustainable Energy?
- New Security Challenges in Obama’s Grand Strategy
- VIDEO: Paul Collier On Romantics and Ostriches
- Shrinking Desired Family Size and Declining Child Mortality
- Improving Transportation and Referral for Maternal Health
- VIDEO: Family Planning in Conflict Areas
- Top 10 Posts for May 2010
- Voices of World Water Day: Water and Health
- May (36)
- ‘Frontlines’ Interviews John Sewell: "Promoting Development Is a Risky Business"
- Can Food Security Stop Terrorism?
- USDA v. Taliban
- The Eye in the Sky: Using Remote Sensing for Population-Environment Research
- The Contradictions That Define China
- Visualizing Human and Natural Resources
- Urbanization, Climate Change, and Indigenous Populations: Finding USAID’s Comparative Advantage
- Look Beyond Islamabad To Solve Pakistan’s “Other” Threats
- Securing Food in Insecure Areas
- ‘NATO 2020’ Recommendations Avoid “New Security” Challenges
- 21st Century Water
- Political Rhetoric or Policy Reality? Tracking Trends in Environment, Peace, and Security
- The Feed for Fresh News on Population
- USAID’s Shah Focuses on Women, Innovation, Integration
- Interplays Between Demographic and Climatic Changes
- USAID Launches GeoExplorer: Connecting Natural Resource Management Activities, Practitioners, and Communities
- Coffee and Contraception: Combining Agribusiness and Community Health Projects in Rwanda
- Challenges Found in ‘The Places We Live’
- New Maternal Mortality Statistics: A Catalyst for Increased Investment
- As Somalia Sinks, Neighbors Face a Fight to Stay Afloat
- ‘Campus Beat:’ Finding a Home for Political Demography
- Population and Environmental Challenges in Rwanda
- Don’t Cry for Me, Argentina: Why a Melting Arctic Needs Stronger Governance
- New Research on Population and Climate: The Impact of Demographic Change on Carbon Emissions
- Want to Model Climate Change? There's an App for That
- The Food Security Debate: From Malthus to Seinfeld
- Deepwater Horizon Prompts DOD Relief Efforts, Questions About Energy Security
- Pop-Up Video: Cable News Covers PHE Connections
- Climate Security: Join in the Dialogue!
- DOD Measures Up On Climate Change, Energy
- The Feed for Fresh News on Population
- Population and Sustainability
- Philippines’ Bohol Province: Elin Torell Reports on Integrating Population, Health, and Environment
- Family Planning in Fragile States
- Thinking Outside the (Lunch) Box: Meat and Family Planning
- Top 10 Posts for April 2010
- April (32)
- Food Security Comes to Capitol Hill, Part Two: Women's Edition
- Food Security Comes to Capitol Hill, Part One
- Parched and Hoarse, Indus Negotiations Continue to Simmer
- Paul Collier Discusses the Plundering of the Planet at the World Bank
- Climate Change and Gender
- VIDEO - A World of Water: Teaching Water Conflict and Cooperation in the Classroom
- Event Update: Sustainable Urbanization
- Water Scarcity in Dhaka: The Mess in Bangladesh
- The Feed for Fresh News on Population
- Sustainable Urbanization: Strategies For Resilience
- High Altitude Turbulence: Challenges to the Cordillera del Cóndor of Peru
- Climate Change and U.S. Military Strategy
- World Bank President: Climate Policy Is Not "One-Size-Fits All"
- Maternal Health Solutions in Peru
- Integrating Population, Health, and Environment in Ethiopia’s Bale Mountains
- Shape of Things to Come: Uganda’s Demographic Barriers to Democracy
- Shape of Things to Come: A Demographic Perspective of Haiti’s Reconstruction
- ‘The Shape of Things to Come:’ Yemen
Why Women Matter for Demographic Security
- Demobilized Soldiers Developing Water Projects – and Peace
- Book Review: ‘Global Warring: How Environmental, Economic, and Political Crises Will Redraw the World Map’ by Cleo Paskal
- City Living: World Health Day 2010 Focuses on Urban Health
- Watch: Jennifer Dabbs Sciubba on Bringing Demography Into the Classroom
- SOUTHCOM Takes Disaster Response to Google
- Population, Health, and Environment
- VIDEO – Joshua Busby on Climate Change and African Political Stability
- To Invest in a Sustainable Future, Fund Voluntary Family Planning
- A Tough Nut to Crack: Agricultural Remediation Efforts in Afghanistan
- The Feed for Fresh News on Population
- Canada Flip-Flops on Family Planning, Will the G-8 Follow?
- Top 10 Posts for March 2010
- Conflict and Peacebuilding in Africa
- Send in the Scientists, Says Finnish MP
- March (26)
- On the Air With Arab Demographics
- Guerrillas vs. Gorillas in the Congo Basin
- The Plight of Urban Refugees in Nairobi
- Climate Change and Energy in Defense Doctrine: The QDR and UK Defence Green Paper
- Megatrends: Embracing Complexity in Today’s Population and Migration Challenges
- Maintaining the Momentum: Highlights From the Uganda International Conference on Family Planning
- Demographic Trends
- ‘Wilson Center on the Hill:’ Haiti’s Long Road Ahead
- The Feed for Fresh News on Population
- Energy Is a “Constraint on Our Deployed Forces”: DOD DOEPP Nominee Sharon Burke
- Is the Melting Arctic a Security Challenge or Crisis? The View From Russia and Washington
- Tapping In: ‘Secretary Clinton on World Water Day’
- Maternal and Newborn Health as a Priority for Strengthening Health Systems
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- VIDEO – Juan Dumas on Natural Resources, Conflict, and Peace
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- Patriotism: Red, White, and Blue...and Green?
- Video—Ken Conca: ‘Green Planet Blues: Four Decades of Global Environmental Politics’
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- VIDEO—Pape Gaye: Improving Maternal Health Training and Services
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- Oli Brown on Climate Security and Environmental Peacebuilding
- Land Grab: Sacrificing the Environment for Food Security
- Peace Through Parks on Israel's Borders - Dream or Reality?
- Watch: Harriet Birungi: Challenges Facing HIV-Positive Adolescents in Kenya
- Collier and Birdsall: Plunder or Peace
- VIDEO—How the World’s Poor Live on $2 a Day
- Lessons from the Field: Focusing on Environment, Health, and Development to Address Conflict
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- Water: The Next Climate Negotiation Tool?
- Water, Conflict, and Cooperation: Practical Concerns for Water Development Projects
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- Walker's World: From Warming to Warring: A Review of Cleo Paskal's New Book
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- ‘DotPop:’ Copenhagen’s Collapse: An Opportunity for Population?
- Eco-Tourism: Kenya's Development Engine Under Threat
- Science and Geopolitics in Copenhagen
- VIDEO—Alexander Carius, Adelphi Research: Finding Empirical Evidence for Environmental Peacebuilding
- Amid Blizzards, Protests, and Lock-downs, Population Gets Stunning Moments in the Sun in Copenhagen
- Integrating HIV/AIDS and Maternal Health Services
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- Google’s Fight Against Climate Change
- The Ambivalent Security Agenda in Copenhagen
- Development Seeking its Place Among the Three “Ds”
- NATO Says Don't Fight the Planet
- Tackling the Biggest Maternal Killer: How the Prevention of Postpartum Hemorrhage Initiative Strengthened Efforts Around the World
- Climate Reporting Awards Live From COP; Revkin To Quit NYT
- Climate and Security Hopes
- Nobel Pursuits: Linking Climate Efforts With Development, Natural Resources, and Stability
- Water Conflicts Enter the Fourth Dimension
- Climate and Security Comes to Copenhagen
- U.S. Policy on Post-Conflict Health Reconstruction
- VIDEO – Integrating Population, Health, and Environment (PHE) in Ethiopia
- Interactive U.S. Map Shows Population, Energy, and Climate Data by State
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- November (19)
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- The Kids Aren't Alright: Surveying Pakistan's Youth
- Hot and Cold Wars: Climate, Conflict, and Cooperation
- The Campus Beat: Using Blogs, Facebook, to Teach Environmental Security at West Point
- UNEP’s David Jensen on Linking Environment, Conflict, and Peace in the United Nations
- Start With A Girl: A New Agenda For Global Health
- Traffic Jam: Gender, Labor, Migration, and Trafficking in Dubai
- Pakistan’s Demographic Challenge Is Not Just Economic
- Ethiopia: A Holistic Approach to Community Development Blossoms Two Years After Taking Root
- The Youth Bulge Question
- Covering Climate: What's Population Got to Do With It?
- Today: International Day for Preventing the Exploitation of the Environment in War and Armed Conflict
- VIDEO: David Jensen on UNEP and Natural Resource Management After Conflict
- Climate-Security Gets "To the Point" Today
- Reporting From Kenya: U.S. Editors Cover Health, Environment, and Security
- The Future of Family Planning Funding
- VIDEO: Scott Radloff on Family Planning Under the Obama Administration
- VIDEO: Carol Dumaine on Energy and Environmental Security in the 21st Century
- October (15)
- VIDEO: José G. Rimon on Key Trends in Funding Family Planning
- VIDEO: Cleo Paskal on How Climate Change Will Destabilize Energy Supplies
- Bringing the Climate Fight to New Battlefields
- Send in the Scientists: Finnish MP Calls for Assessing Toxic Waste Threats in Somalia
- Video: Laurie Mazur on Population, Justice, and the Environmental Challenge
- If It Bleeds It Leads: Pop-Climate Hits the Blogosphere
- VIDEO: Alexander Carius on Climate Change and Security in Europe
- Population’s Links to Climate Change
- Steady Drum Beat for Climate and Security Linkages
- VIDEO: Geoff Dabelko on Environment and Security at Society of Environmental Journalists Conference
- Teaching Demographic Security: Jennifer Sciubba on Explaining Population’s Conflict Links to Undergrads
- Missives From Marrakech: Growing and Slowing, and a Letter From the King
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- September (15)
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- Columbia University's Marc Levy on Mapping Population and Geographic Data
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- Half the Sky, All the Promise: The Personal is Political in NYT Special Issue
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- June (23)
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- VIDEO: Geoff Dabelko on the Global Environmental Change and Human Security Conference (Day Two)
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- ‘Earth 2100’ To Explore Climate, Natural Resources, Population Growth
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- Environmental Cooperation Could Boost U.S.-Chinese Military Engagement, Says ECSP Director Dabelko
- Food, Water, Energy, Timber, Population: Do Madagascar’s Forests Stand a Chance?
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- VIDEO: Steven Sinding on ‘Making the Case for U.S. International Family Planning Assistance’
- Former USAID Population Directors Argue for Major Boost in Family Planning Funding
- PODCAST - Forests for the Future: Family Planning in Nepal's Terai Arc Landscape
- At the Fifth World Water Forum, Africa Steps Up
- ‘60 Minutes’ Gives Community-Conservation Programs Short Shrift
- VIDEO: Duff Gillespie on ‘Making the Case for U.S. International Family Planning Assistance’
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- March (23)
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- In Yemen, Water’s Role in the War on Terror
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- VIDEO: Gidon Bromberg on the Good Water Neighbors Project
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- Hot Water: High Levels of Radioactivity Found in Jordan's Groundwater
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- This Just In: Panel Ponders Perils to Planetary Reporting
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- Human Health Dependent on Biodiversity, Argue Scientists
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- Rebels Overrun Government Troops in Eastern DRC; Thousands Displaced, Including Virunga's Gorilla Rangers
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- Close Quarters: Population-Climate Panel Draws Crowd at Society of Environmental Journalists’ Annual Conference
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- PODCAST - Sharing the Forest: Protecting Gorillas and Helping Families in Uganda
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- In Kashmir, Diplomacy Soothes Friction Over Water Resource Management
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- The More Things Change…Russia Embraces Free Trade (in Nuclear Waste)
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- “Code Green”: Friedman Calls for an American-Led Revolution in Energy, Environment
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- July (24)
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- Al Jazeera Films the Evaporating Way of Life of Niger’s Tuareg Rebels
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- March (18)
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- Environmental, Demographic Challenges Threaten Latin America's Stability, Prosperity, Say Experts
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- Kenyan Army Cracks Down on Mount Elgon Militia
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- Uganda, Rwanda, DRC Join Together to Protect Threatened Mountain Gorillas
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- Kenya’s Ethnic Land Strife
- "Bahala na”? Population Growth Brings Water Crisis to the Philippines
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- Trip Report: Garmisch, Germany
- PODCAST - Global Media Award Winners Highlight Population Issues
- December (15) ▼ ►
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- Melting Arctic Poses Multiple Security Threats, Say Canadian Experts
- Weekly Reading
- PODCAST – New Research on Demography and Conflict: A Discussion with Henrik Urdal
- Climate Change Threatens Middle East, Warns Report
- From the Director's Chair
- China’s Environment: A Few Things We Should Know
- PODCAST – Environmental Security and Regional Cooperation in Central America: A Discussion with Alexander Lopez
- U.S Defense Planners Must Consider Age Structure, Migration, Urbanization, Says Defense Consultant
- Bangladesh’s Stability Threatened by Natural Disasters, Migration, Terrorism
- Agriculture as Key Post-Conflict Step
- NYT Magazine Features “Climate Conflicts” as One of 2007’s Ideas
- Role-Playing—for a Serious Purpose
- Water Causing Tension in Central Asia
- PODCAST - Simulated Negotiations for Integrated Development in East Africa
- Illegal Logging Threatens Ecosystems, Communities
- Environmentalists and Indigenous Peoples: Natural Allies?
- November (13)
- New UN Report Highlights Climate Change, Poverty
- Environmental Peacemaking in the Golan Heights?
- Green Helmets for Gorillas? Weighing the Case for Ecological Intervention
- Sustainable Agriculture Vital to Africa’s Future
- New Carbon Monitoring Website Launched
- Discovery of Oil Destabilizing Great Lakes Region
- New Reading: Environment, Population, and Security in Africa
- The Shifting Discourse on Oil Independence
- Russia in the Arctic: A Race for Oil or Patriotism?
- Public Health Bonanza
- New Climate Change-Security Report Looks Into Three Troubling Futures
- Lieberman-Warner Bill Includes Climate and Conflict Provisions
- UNEP Releases 4th Global Environmental Assessment
- October (11)
- PODCAST – Demography, Environment, and Civil Strife
- DoD Official Fields Bloggers' Questions on AFRICOM
- An (Un)natural Disaster in Nicaragua
- Arctic Update
- Climate Security Assessment Text in Senate Intelligence Bill
- 2007 Nobel Peace Prize Selection Calls Attention to Environment, Security Links
- ‘Lancet’ Series Takes on Energy, Health
- PODCAST - Discussion with Military Expert on Environmental Security
- Thirsty for Change
- Capitol Hill Considers National Security Implications of Climate Change
- Quantitative Study Reveals Link Between Climate Change and Conflict in China
- September (6) ▼ ►
- August (11)
- A Good Woman Is Hard To Find
- Failed States and Foreign Assistance
- A New Cold War in the Arctic?
- The Bewildering Web of U.S. Foreign Assistance
- Closing the Floodgates: Reducing Disaster Risk in South Asia
- ECSP, Project on Emerging Nanotechnologies Dive Into New Media
- Too Big or Too Small? Population Growth and Climate Change
- Biofuels Fueling Conflict: The Need for Solid Research
- University Podcasts Opening Up the Classroom
- Poisonous Emissions Envelop Russian Town
- Warming Up to Migration: Labor Mobility and Climate Change
- July (11)
- Underground Lake in Darfur: Fertile Ground for Cooperation or Conflict?
- PODCAST - Trade, Aid, and Security
- NPR, National Geographic Explore Links Between People and Climate
- AFRICOM and Environmental Security
- The "Crime" of Dialogue
- The Greening of Population
- A Word of Caution on Climate Change and “Refugees”
- Environment and Security News Roundup
- A Hurricane's Uneven Silver Lining
- PODCAST - Unleashing the Potential of Urban Growth
- ‘Lancet’ Challenges HIV, Conflict Correlation
- June (9)
- UN Highlights Climate Change-Security Link in Sudan
- Consequences of Climate Change: Imagining a World Without Tequila and Lattes
- Newfound Migration in Southern Sudan Poses Old Conservation Questions
- PODCAST - The Role of Gender in Population, Health, and Environment Programs
- Women, By the Numbers
- Climate and Security Meets YouTube
- Not So Sweet: Conflict Cocoa in Côte d’Ivoire
- If I Get Sick in a Combat Zone - Nicholas Kristof in Central Africa
- Environmental Trustbuilding Opportunities - DOD and the PLA
- May (3) ▼ ►
- April (10)
- Saving the World
- Climate and Security Reaches a Crescendo
- Generals/Admirals Flag Climate Change
- The New York Times Sees “The Shape of Things to Come” in Very Young Populations
- Pop Goes the Environment: Op-Eds Break the P-E Silence
- Climate and security links heat up
- Environmental Security - It's Big in Europe
- Britain’s Environment Secretary Sees the Security Light
- Climate, Security Bill Introduced in Senate
- The French Connection: Population, Environment, and Development
- March (10)
- Princeton Project Outlines New National Security Strategy
- Seeing is Believing: Environment, Population, and Security in Ethiopia
- Climate Change and Non-Pro: One of These Things is Not Like the Other
- Environment, Population, Conflict Scholar to Washington
- Climate Change Possible Culprit of Darfur Crisis
- Book Review - ‘Bridges Over Water: Understanding Transboundary Water Conflict, Negotiation and Cooperation’
- African Diplomat Discusses Regionalism and AIDS
- A Diversified Agenda for the New Africa Command
- Good Env, Conflict, & Cooperation Resource
- WHO Article Explores Family Planning-Poverty Link
- February (7)
- March Conference on Population, Development, and the Environment
- Where the Wild Things Aren’t: Grim Outlook for Asia’s Forests and Animals
- Water Stress Increasing; Management Still the Answer
- U.S. Forgives Liberian Debt; Now Only a Few Billion More to Go
- Reforestation in Niger: Is It a Model for Success?
- Dems, Bush Agree on Combating Pandemics
- Will Climate Change Ignite Terrorism?
- January (16)
- United States Funds Antiretrovirals for Vietnamese Military
- European Conference: Integrating Environment, Development, and Conflict Prevention
- Wood Gathering Risky Business for Ethiopian Girls, Women
- Pentagon Source on Environmental Activities
- Tackle Violence to Address AIDS, Say Experts
- UN: Environment Threatened in Post-Conflict Lebanon
- Environment, Poverty, Security: What’s Population Got to Do With It? ‘(Online Discussion)’
- Poor Aid, Trade Policies Can Undermine Security, Say Authors of New Volume
- China Pledges to Address Gender Imbalance
- As Population Grows, Persian Gulf Anticipates Water Shortage
- Sachs: Poverty Alleviation Route to Security
- Caucuses Discuss Environment’s Impact on Security
- Global Risk Factors
- Pakistan Promotes Contraception to Slow Growth
- Measuring the Global Glass Ceiling
- Welcome to Our New Blog!
- December (17) ▼ ►
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- Natural Power: Sustainability Policies and Practices at the New York Power Authority Thursday, June 13, 2013
- Harmony in the Forest: Improving Habitats for Species and People in East Asia Thursday, May 30, 2013
- Vision, Innovation, and Action to Address Child Marriage Tuesday, May 21, 2013
- The GEF Looking Forward Monday, May 20, 2013
- Backdraft: The Conflict Potential of Climate Change Adaptation and Mitigation (Report Launch) Thursday, May 16, 2013
- Is the bride too beautiful? Safe motherhood in rural Rwanda Tuesday, May 21, 2013
- Who Runs the (Global Health) World? Tuesday, May 21, 2013
- DoD and Global Health: Time for a Dose of Development Realism Tuesday, May 21, 2013
- NPR: Why spending more on women in global health makes sense even if men are doing worse | Tuesday, May 21, 2013
- The promise and pitfalls in efforts to reform US foreign food aid | Tuesday, May 21, 2013
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