Natural Resources and Conflict in Afghanistan: Seven Case Studies, Major Trends and Implications for the Transition
Written by Renard Sexton, Afghanistan Watch
In Afghanistan, natural resources and conflict have a intimate and complex relationship. Conflict assessment surveys have consistently reported that access to natural resources is the cause for more than half of local level conflict incidents in Afghanistan. In particular, competition for land and water are regularly cited as two top causes of conflict in communities across Afghanistan.
This study identifies the major conflict trends in the natural resource sector in Afghanistan by developing and examining seven representative case studies. The cases are drawn from across the country, representing diverse geographic, ethnic, social and resource settings.
Read the paper here.
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