This book focuses on the impact that emerging water problems in the Middle East will have on U.S. strategic interests in that region. It provides an invaluable study for students of the Middle East as well as for seasoned analysts.
Table of Contents
Foreword -- Preface -- Water: The Next Strategic Resource -- The Legal Regime of the Nile River Basin -- Jordan River Basin Water: A Challenge in the 1990s -- Desalination Technology: An Overview -- Water Problems, Solar Solutions: Applications of Solar Thermal Energy to Water Technologies -- Direct Seawater Irrigation as a Major Food Production Technology for the Middle East -- Turkey’s Peace Pipeline -- U.S. Government Policy Structure -- Water for the Year 2000
Joyce R. Starr is director for Economic and Social Development Studies and senior fellow for Near East Studies at the Center for Strategic and International Studies. Prior to joining the center in 1979, Dr. Starr served as associate special assistant to the president in the Carter White House. Daniel C. Stoll has been research associate in the Near East Studies and Council at the Center for Strategic International Studies since 1985.