David Katz & Arkadiy Shafran

2020, VOL. 45, NO. 4, 292–310

This article presents a nongovernmental initiative to address asymmetric
hydropolitical relations in the Jordan River basin through issue
linkage. The initiative would develop desalination capacity along the
Mediterranean to supply water to Jordan, with Jordan generating
and distributing solar energy to Israel and the Palestinian Authority.
Such a project could provide a range of economic, environmental
and geopolitical benefits to the parties involved, though it would also
increase national dependencies on critical resources, which may be
a serious impediment to adoption. Still, such mutual dependencies may be preferable to the current unilateral and asymmetric relations.

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