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  • A Holistic Assessment of the Water-for-Agriculture Dilemma in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia 

    Kim, Ameen; van der Beek, Hans (Center for International and Regional Studies, 2018)
    Prior to the emergence of the oil industry and the subsequent rapid agricultural expansion of the 1970s, there has been little to no concern about water for agriculture in Saudi Arabia since prehistoric times. ...
  • Society in the Persian Gulf: Before and After Oil 

    Potter, Lawrence G. (Center for International and Regional Studies, 2017-11-01)
    This essay takes as its focus society in the Persian Gulf over the long term, both before and after oil. In order to understand the transitions society has gone through, it is necessary to review the region’s historical ...
  • Water Management in the Nile Basin: A Fragmented but Effective Cooperative Regime 

    Hilhorst, Bart (The Center for International and Regional Studies (CIRS), 2016)
    Ongoing expansions of hydro-infrastructure in the Nile basin, combined with infrastructure completed in the past decade, are increasing the capacity to regulate the Nile as well as the benefits accrued to the Nile waters. ...
  • Studying Disadvantaged Youths in the Middle East: A Theoretical Framework 

    Hashemi, Manata (Center for International and Regional Studies, 2015-10-28)
    Disproportionate levels of youth unemployment and economic marginalization in the Middle East have prompted many regional observers to conclude that socioeconomically disadvantaged Middle Eastern youth are more prone to ...
  • Water, State Power, and Tribal Politics in the GCC: The Case of Kuwait and Abu Dhabi 

    Lambert, Laurent A. (Center for International and Regional Studies, 2014)
    This paper shows that the GCC cities’ remarkable capacity to provide water to all their inhabitants despite the regional aridity should not be explained solely by apolitical factors such as the availability of desalination ...

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