Tag Archive | environment

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Green Politics in the Age of Populism

Who will provide strong and stable leadership on the environment? Following May’s shock election announcement there has only been one issue on the agenda for both the media and political parties themselves: Brexit. One worrying effect of our preoccupation with constitutional issues is that green politics have been ignored. Despite Green Party gains in the […]

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Posted in Environmental Security, World0 Comments

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Khat Chewing – Benign Practice or Social Peril?

A stimulant native to the Horn of Africa and the Arabian Peninsula, Khat is a narcotic leaf that induces mild euphoria upon chewing – an extremely popular custom in Somalia, Yemen, Kenya, Djibouti and Ethiopia. Lucrative business More than 25,000kg of khat is sold each day in Ethiopia’s Adaway Market and is a vital source of […]

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Posted in Africa, Drugs, Economic Security, Food Security, Security Issues, World, Yemen

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Is the Aral Sea Disaster Reversible?

Once the fourth largest lake in the world, the Aral Sea has shrunk by 90% over the past 50 years. Perhaps a paragon of unsustainable development and mismanagement, it has been described by the UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon as ‘one of the planet’s worst environmental disasters’. Is there hope for the people and the environment affected […]

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Posted in Economic Security, World


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