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As Iran comes under increased pressure from geopolitical rivals regarding sanctions, oil, and the nuclear deal, it has turned to hard power to assert its regional influence and hide its nerves.
Whilst the main protagonists of the Iran-Iraq War have long departed, the seeds sowed by the conflict continue to have rippling effects for the region today. With Iranian soft power at unprecedented levels, what will the future hold for Iraq?
Water security has become a national matter in the MENA region where 12 of the 17 most water-stressed countries in the world are located. So what strategies are being employed by the GCC states to counter this threat?
Gaza's reliance against Israel's bombardments is well-known, but human costs of the Israeli blockade are prolonged by a environmental landscape struggling to be revived. As arguably Gaza's most reliable life-source, what will happen next?
Propaganda or genuine concern? From al-Qaeda to the Taliban, armed groups have long been pushing demands for environmental protections, while they slaughter civilians, writes Austin Bodetti.