Alexandra Rosenmann – Anthropologist: Why the Collapse of Mayan Civilization Could Resemble What We Are in for as Donald Trump Takes Office

The Mayan civilization is famous for its collapse, but could something similar happen in the near future? At least one expert on the region says yes. American¬†anthropologist and archeologist Arthur Andrew Demarest has studied Mesopotamia for nearly four decades. And while pundits ponder the collapse of the two-party system,¬†Demarest insists Americans should think bigger. “Almost all civilizations collapse, especially complex …

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Lisdey Espinoza Pedraza and Markus Heinrich – Water Scarcity: Cooperation or Conflict in the Middle East and North Africa?

More than any other region, the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) is plagued by instability and conflict. Conflict has traditionally been caused by political, military, ethnic and religious issues, but, in an increasingly complex world, potential causes of insecurity have widened and diversified considerably. Though traditional sources of conflict continue to play a major role, economic, social and environmental …