The Disaffected Lib: We’ve Got Law of the Sea. Is It Time for Law of the River?

One of the great successes of the international community was the U.N. Convention on the Law of the Sea hammered out following negotiations that lasted from 1973 until 1982. Now we are facing similar, perhaps even greater challenges with rivers and relations among the nations they pass through.   A classic case is the Nile where ...

The Disaffected Lib: Well, Duh. Water Woes = War

The Interaction Council, a body comprising mainly former government leaders, warns that the world is facing a serious water crisis that threatens global peace, political stability and economic development. “The future political impact of water scarcity may be devastating,” says former Canadian Prime Minister and IAC co-chair Jean Chrétien. “Using water the way we have ...