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Ahok Wins First Round of Jakarta Elections

20 February 2017

Jarryd de Haan, Research Analyst Future Directions International 16 February 2017 In his paper titled “Ahok Wins First Round of Jakarta Elections” Jarryd de Haan, Research Analyst, Indian Ocean Research Programme, writes that Unofficial results from the Jakarta gubernatorial election show that Christian-Chinese candidate Basuki “Ahok” Tjahaja Purnama has come out ahead in the first round with 42.27…

Potential for a Pakistan-Afghanistan Water Treaty

6 February 2017

Madeleine Lovelle, Research Analyst Future Directions International 01 February 2017 In her paper titled “Potential for a Pakistan-Afghanistan Water Treaty” Madeleine Lovelle, Research Analyst, Global Food and Water Crises Programme, explains that Pakistan and Afghanistan share seven trans-boundary rivers, with the majority commencing in Afghanistan. The Kabul River has been the main source of water conflict between…

Lesotho Must Re-Evaluate Water Arrangements with South Africa in Wake of Record Drought

6 February 2017

Ogi Jokanovic, Research Assistant Future Directions International 01 February 2017 In his paper titled “Lesotho Must Re-Evaluate Water Arrangements with South Africa in Wake of Record Drought” Ogi Jokanovic, Research Assistant, Indian Ocean Research Programme, writes that in 1986, the governments of Lesotho and South Africa entered into a joint water supply enterprise titled the…

Syria: Uncertainty Following the Damascus Water Crisis

6 February 2017

Madeleine Lovelle, Research Analyst Future Directions International 25 January 2017 In her paper titled “Syria: Uncertainty Following the Damascus Water Crisis” Madeleine Lovelle, Research Analyst, the Global Food and Water Crises Programme, writes that In late December 2016, the main water supply for Damascus and its surrounding region was cut off. The supply was reportedly cut off…

The Indus Treaty Revisited: India-Pakistan Water Sharing

31 January 2017

Mervyn Piesse, Research Manager Future Directions International 11 December 2016 In his paper titled “The Indus Treaty Revisited: India-Pakistan Water Sharing” Mervyn Piesse, Research Manager of the Global Food and Water Crises Programme, writes that Since the partition of the Sub-continent in 1947, water has been a divisive issue between India and Pakistan. The Indus Water…

Melanesia: Climate Change, and Food and Water Security

17 November 2016

Reginald Ramos, Research Analyst Future Directions International 10 November 2016 In this paper, FDI Global Food and Water Crises Research Analyst Reginald Ramos outlines the demographic, environmental and nutritional challenges that threaten food and water security in Melanesia. He finds that, given the strategic significance of the Melanesian region, it is in Australia’s national interest to continue assisting…

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