Is Water the Next Global Security Threat?

Despite the seemingly endless supply of water in the
developed world, many countries are facing devastating
water shortages that threaten individuals and communities
with drought, starvation, and armed conflict. How does water
access affect broader global security concerns, including
interstate relations and transboundary conflicts? How do
long-term trends predict water’s role in security issues?
Is water the flashpoint for the next major conflict in
developing countries?

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