Lord Lamont asked me to consider what could go wrong for China. I have concluded, first, that China is a nice place to carp at but you wouldn't want to have to run the place. Second, that a great deal could go wrong with it and some of it will, but most of it won't.
We are here to inaugurate a new center for research, analysis, and education about China, a country to our far West that never stops challenging the minds of those who study it or the character of those who rule it. No country has had a history of comparable continuity.
Water Politics in the Middle East: A Context for Conflict or Cooperation?, Water in the Middle East: A Geography of Peace, and Water Conflict: Economics, Politics, Law and the Palestinian-Israeli Water Resources
Water has generally been ignored in studies of the Middle East in favor of the minutiae of ideological disputes within the now-forgotten political movements. More attention is being paid to water now, but there are still some faults.