Water wars in Middle East taking centre stage

In the wake of the Inter-Regional conflicts and intra-state civil strife, water wars, an ancient form of geopolitical confrontation is now taking a centre stage in the Middle East.

A few non-Arab regional powers, including Iran, Turkey and Ethiopia, are flexing their muscles and making moves to fill the vacuum caused by the implosion of central governments and the general malaise afflicting the so-called Arab Order.

The ancient cradle, is somehow dependent on the free fall of the  two great rivers – the Tigris and Euphrates, which, with many regional tributaries have sustained life, culture and great empires for ages. But now, a weakened and embattled Iraq is facing an existential challenge as the country is starving of water needed for drinking, irrigation and sustenance due to Iran and Turkey  have been constructing dams and diverting rivers that add more to Iraq’s starvation for the needed water.

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