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Author: Armin Bigham Ghazani

Nowhere is the challenge of water security greater than in the Middle East, the world’s most water scarce region. Changing climatic conditions, population growth, mismanagement and corruption reinforce water shortages throughout the region and exacerbate the already tense security situation. Besides the apparent ecological and economic damages, these challenges also have social implications that pose an eminent national security threat of Middle Eastern countries. Water shortage and pollution sparked violent protests in Basra, Iraq in 2018, in which governmental buildings...