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Weaponizing Water: Water Stress and Islamic Extremist Violence in Africa and the Middle East

Marcus D. King
Weaponizing Water: Water Stress and Islamic Extremist Violence in Africa and the Middle East
ISBN: 978-1-955055-83-3
$95.00 $47.50
Forthcoming February 2023/245 pages/LC: 2022033694
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"Marcus King's concise and very readable analysis of how water resources can be and have been weaponized in conflicts is perfect for anyone who wants to learn more about the treatment of scarce environmental resources in contested areas." —Elizabeth Chalecki, University of Nebraska Omaha

"Undoubtedly the most comprehensive book on the subject of water weaponization that there is today." —Jeremiah Ogonda Asaka, Sam Houston State University 

DESCRIPTION

Drought, lack of access, poor quality … water supplies are in jeopardy across Africa and the Middle East. These same areas are rife with conflicts involving Islamic extremist groups. Marcus King explores linkages between water stress and violent conflict by looking closely at how ISIS in Syria and Iraq, Boko Haram in Nigeria, and al-Shabaab in Somalia have weaponized water in the pursuit of political ends.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Marcus D. King is professor of practice in environmental and international affairs at Georgetown University.

CONTENTS

  • Water Stress and Violent Extremism.
  • The Islamic State of Syria and Iraq.
  • Extremist Violence in Nigeria.
  • Al-Shabaab in Somalia.
  • Stemming the Tide of Water Weaponization.