How Water Woes May Lead to World-Wide Clashes

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Ethiopia has underscored its right to dam the Nile River and contends that that right is based upon the Harmon Doctrine, which the United Nation states is a State’s unlimited use of the waters from a transboundary watercourse that is located within its national borders. Without consensus disagreements about the consumption of transboundary water coupled with Ethiopia’s reliance on that Doctrine, States such as Egypt face serious consequences because it is geographically located downstream from its major source of water, which can potentially impact that State’s agricultural industry and possibly reduce the amount of drinking water available for its citizen.

The Most Powerful Development Bank Located in China?

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This summer, China spearheaded an agreement with Brazil, Russia, India and South Africa (known collectively as the “BRICS” countries) to create financial mechanisms that would challenge the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and as CNN’s Commentor Fareed Zakaria said no “these are worrying signs . . . because Beijing’s efforts will surely succeed. http://wapo.st/1EI46jP. As I mentioned, […]