Accession Number : ADA309388

Title :   U.S. Global Leadership: The U.S. Role in Resolving Middle East Water Issues.

Descriptive Note : Strategy research rept.,

Corporate Author : ARMY WAR COLL CARLISLE BARRACKS PA

Personal Author(s) : Myles, James R.

PDF Url : ADA309388

Report Date : 15 APR 1996

Pagination or Media Count : 29

Abstract : The Middle East has an ever-increasing regional water shortage with a clear trend toward catastrophic results within the next decade. Resolution of this severe problem is beyond the capability of any one country. Clearly, a regional approach is required. The Arab-Israeli Peace Process has assisted communication between long-term adversaries in the region. The United States, with its 'Pax Americana' status in the Middle East, has never been in a better position to help avoid potential war over the looming water shortage. This study project details the regional water problems, the international legal framework governing riparian countries, potential technical solutions, and the impact of the Arab-Israeli Peace Process. It concludes with a recommended solution that places the U.S. in a leadership role.

Descriptors :   *GLOBAL, *UNITED STATES GOVERNMENT, *MIDDLE EAST, *RESOLUTION, *PROBLEM SOLVING, *WATER RESOURCES, *SHORTAGES, *INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS, *WATER DISTRIBUTION, LEADERSHIP, PEACETIME, ARABS, SOLUTIONS(GENERAL), PATTERNS, CATASTROPHIC CONDITIONS, WAR POTENTIAL, ISRAELIS.

Subject Categories : Administration and Management
      Government and Political Science
      Hydrology, Limnology and Potamology

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE