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Global Food and Water Crises SWA Articles

Will the Sanchi Oil Tank Collision Push Chinese Fishing Boats Further Into Foreign Waters?

A valuable Chinese fishery could be facing significant damage causing Chinese fishermen to use the disaster to launch a more aggressive campaign into foreign fishing grounds.

Water Crisis at Risk of Spreading throughout South Africa but Total Anarchy Unlikely

Despite what some authorities believe will be total social disorder in the event of running out of water, South Africans may need humanitarian assistance above traditional military protection.

Food and Water Insecurity in Iran: A Factor in Recent Protests?

Rising food and water costs in Iran will continue to provide the populace with a reason to rebel.

How to Address Gaza’s Water Crisis

Instead of focussing almost exclusively on outside forces, it is important to note that the mismanagement of political and economic institutions, as well as a risky investor climate, affects the Gaza Strip’s water security.

Seychelles to Restart Aquaculture Industry

With an economy that is vulnerable to external factors and dependent on tourism and industrial fishing, the return of an aquaculture industry could help ensure economic diversity and a sustainable food source for an increasingly challenged fisheries sector.

US: The 2018 Farm Bill

Fiscal responsibility will be a high priority for legislators working on the 2018 US Farm Bill. The administration will also need to ensure more private investment and the opening of new markets to offset any burdens placed on many who consider themselves part of President Trump’s base.

Groundwater Storage Improves the UAE’s Water Resilience: Could it be a Model for the Middle East?

A newly completed groundwater storage reservoir will bolster national water supplies and could serve as a model for other countries to emulate, but the high cost of desalination could be prohibitive.

India Implements New Agricultural Tariff While Australia Seeks FTA

Australian pulse farmers suffer a 30 per cent pay-cut while discussions to secure a free trade agreement with India must be carefully managed.

Eighty Days Left: Cape Town Grappling With Water Crisis

After experiencing the worst drought to hit the Western Cape Province in a century, the South African city of Cape Town could run out of drinking water within 80 days.

Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam: Search for Resolution Continues despite Increased Geopolitical Competition

If the wider geopolitical competition in the Red Sea region continues to be treated as a separate issue, there is a chance that Egypt, Sudan and Ethiopia will commit to an agreement on the sharing of the Nile.

Publication Guide

  • Associate papers are primary source assessments written by FDI associates. The assessment topics range from regional bilateral relationships and opportunities and challenges in our neighbouring countries.

  • Feature interviews are interviews conducted by an FDI Research Manager. Interview topics range from the sustainability of our planet to the improved provision of emergency food aid.

  • Normally issued in hardcopy, these represent a comprehensive study of one of FDI’s four research areas.

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  • A number of short articles addressing current intelligence topics, issued each week.

  • A record of discussions resulting from a single, or series of, roundtable conferences.

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