Category: Conflict

Coca and development

Sean Mowbray examines the continued presence of Coca as a staple of economic life in South America and asks why the ‘War on Drugs’...

USA, the fallen superpower?

The wane of the US as world superpower has long been prophesied. Warwick University student Karan Thakrar argues that recent world events are bringing this...

Africa’s forgotten war

Politics might have kept the Democratic Republic of Congo’s civil war off the global agenda for more than a decade, but the scale of...

Syria: where do we go from here?

As the UN’s stalemate remains in place, with no official intervention, former DiA volunteer Lydia Greenaway explores the differing attitudes towards intervening and what...

A tribute to the Blue Berets (the DPKO)

. Alistair Walker analyses the sacrifices made by the UN’s Department of Peacekeeping Operations in Conflict. Alistair is studying an MA in Interactive Journalism...

Sri Lanka: The Killing Fields

. Bombs in no fire zones, executions with no evidence of combat, a corrupt regime that is still in power – what will it...

A Landmark Ceasefire

. To follow Aditi Gupta‘s recent post concerning the treatment of ethnic minorities in Burma, Alistair Walker examines the ceasefire between the Karen separatist movement...

South Sudan: another Biafra?

Six months ago South Sudan was born – yet fighting in the region continues. Rowan Emslie explores the path of the world’s youngest country, drawing...

Egypt: a second revolution?

Tahrir Square c.Ramy Raoof . The events in Egypt of the past six days have not failed to shock the western world and have...