Will water really be the source of the next conflict in the Middle East?

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This is the question posed by Arabian Peninsula expert Jon B. Alterman in the World Politics Review. He argues:

“The most likely source of political and social unrest in the Middle East over the next 20 years is not warfare or military coups — it’s water. Military threats get all the press, but water is the real game-changer.”

We’ll comment later on this piece, but it is absolutely worth a read.