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Tir, Jaroslav Professor


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  • Dr. Tir's specialty is international relations, with a focus on causes, consequences and management of armed conflicts. His research spans the topics of territorial disputes, environmental conflict, domestic and ethnic conflict, and diversionary theory of war. Dr. Tir has been awarded grants to study how climate change impacts violence patterns in rural Kenya (NSF IBSS grant with John O’Loughlin and Terrance McCabe, $1 million) and how institutionalized international river cooperation can prevent the so-called water wars of the future (NSF/DOD Minerva grant with Douglas Stinnett, $236,000).


  • territorial conflict, diversionary theory of war, environmental security, international water politics, water scarcity, intergovernmental organizations, UN peacekeeping


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