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Water and instability in the Middle East

by Natasha Beschorner

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Published by International Institute for Strategic Studies in London .
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    Subjects:
  • Water rights -- Middle East.,
  • Water-supply -- Middle East.,
  • Water use -- Middle East.,
  • Middle East -- Politics and government -- 1979-

  • Edition Notes

    StatementNatasha Beschorner.
    SeriesAdelphi papers -- no.273
    The Physical Object
    Pagination82 p. :
    Number of Pages82
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL13589337M
    ISBN 101857530586

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ISBN: OCLC Number: Notes: Cover title. "An analysis of environmental, economic and political factors influencing water management and water disputes in the Jordan and Nile basins and Tigris-Euphrates region.". Water and Instability in the Middle East (Adelphi series) Paperback – Ap by Natasha Beschorner (Author) See all formats and editions Hide other formats and editions.

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