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Israel and the Palestinians: The conflict between Israel and the Palestinians is about water, as well as land. The West Bank is a major source of water for Israel. But Palestinians complain that, on average, an Israeli uses three times as much water as a West Bank Palestinian.

1999-03-16

 war water Israel Palestine conflict Middle East Lebanon
Four East African states have signed an agreement to seek more water from the River Nile - a move strongly opposed by Egypt and Sudan. Under colonial-era accords, the two countries get 90% of the river's water...

2010-05-14

 water conflict Egypt Nile shortage Sudan Uganda Rwanda Tanzania Ethiopia
When in difficulty, human cultures, however elevated, are predisposed to default to institutions (or classes) which in turn are predisposed to default to tribes, which in turn so easily default to cliques, which in turn default to single leaders. The last are the equivalent of daddies of the original family-sized groups in which we and our predecessors lived, and in which our genes have been shaped, for millions of years. The default tends...

2011-06-21

 evolution society tribe leadership conflict hierarchy culture anthropology history human social
The closer the relationship between individuals, the more effort is put into resolving conflict.

2011-06-08

 macaque monkey social conflict communication