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MENA: The power of soil: How our precarious climate shaped the Arab Spring

MENA: The power of soil: How our precarious climate shaped the Arab Spring | CIHEAM Press Review | Scoop.it
The history of the Middle East, and the recent teachings of the 2010-11 uprisings, highlight an important lesson: Ignore ecological integrity at your peril
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BREAD, FREEDOM, AND MIGRATION: THE ROLE OF FOOD IN THE ARAB AWAKENING

BREAD, FREEDOM, AND MIGRATION: THE ROLE OF FOOD IN THE ARAB AWAKENING | CIHEAM Press Review | Scoop.it

North Africa’s short-lived Arab Spring of 2010-11 illustrates a disastrous cycle of conflict, food insecurity, and forced migration. Food shortages sparked tension. Migration accelerated. As young people moved away, the farming sector suffered, yields declined, and competition for food increased among those who stay behind. 

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