Economic, Political Factors Increase Conflict Risk More Than Environmental, Demographic Ones, Argue Experts
MARCH 2009—New ECSP Report Article Finds Population Growth, Density Related to Conflict But Outweighed by Income, Stability
Confiscation and extraction of natural resources made war in the Democratic Republic of the Congo “a very lucrative business”.
The latest volume of ECSP's flagship publication, ECSP Report 14 is now online-only, with individual issues released throughout 2012. Articles address the demographic roots of the Arab Spring; the links between population dynamics and environmental resources like water, biodiversity, and food; and the potential impact of climate change mitigation efforts on conflict, among other topics. The new ECSP Report is available on the Wilson Center website, the 'New Security Beat' blog, and Issuu.com.
NOVEMBER 2007—ECSP Director Geoff Dabelko Offers Strategic Advice to Assessments' Authors
The update section is designed to highlight the environment, population, and security activities of various organizations. The bibliography includes a wide range of publications, organized by theme, which relate to environment, population, and security.
FEBRUARY 2007—Collaboration Draws on Program's Expertise
Au milieu des discussions sur les menaces de « guerres de l’eau », un lien moins dramatique mais plus immédiat entre l’eau et la violence est souvent ignoré : la violence engendrée par la mauvaise gouvernance des ressources en eau.
The Middle East Program's Haleh Esfandiari compares the approach of various Muslim countries toward population growth and family planning, in this Point of View column from the May issue of Centerpoint.