Turkish Environmentalists Strive to Change Policy

by Austin Bodetti As Turkey deals with the fallout from its decision to import Russian-made technology for missile defense and navigates the complexities of intervening in the Syrian Civil War, the news media has rarely failed to cover the growing… Continue Reading  

How Water Scarcity Is Destroying Gaza

by Austin Bodetti The persistent humanitarian crisis in the Gaza Strip rarely fails to make headlines, but the political violence at the heart of the territory’s problems often obscures an evolving environmental issue with just as many implications: water scarcity.… Continue Reading  

Why Pakistan Needs Environmentalism

by Austin Bodetti Pakistan has to contend with a long list of threats to its national security, including the recurring spillover from an endless conflict in Afghanistan, the growing risks of a simmering rivalry with India, and the ever-looming possibility… Continue Reading  

Iraq: Beyond Oil and ISIS

by Austin Bodetti As Iraq continues its lengthy recovery from a ruinous four-year showdown between the Islamic State (ISIS or IS) and an American-led coalition, Iraqi officials are determining which aspect of their country’s reconstruction to prioritize. Among the most… Continue Reading  

Islam and Environmentalism

by Austin Bodetti Across the Global South, community leaders, politicians, and scientists are wrestling with how to rally their compatriots to combat climate change and prepare their countries for the dangers of environmental degradation. In several corners of the Muslim… Continue Reading