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An interview with Ariel Colonomos on the political economy of predicting the future.

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31.05.16 | Sunila Galappatti Ajith Boyagoda
A Long Watch: The Capture of Commodore Boyagoda

Commodore Ajith Boyagoda of the Sri Lankan Navy became the Tamil Tigers’ highest-ranking captive, held for eight years at the height of the civil war.

18 May 1944

18 May is the anniversary of the 1944 mass deportations of Crimean Tatars. Brian Glyn Williams, in ‘The Crimean Tatars’ explains their history and plight.

A natural salesman, the boy displays a collection of his finest Afghan carpets against the stunning backdrop of the Pamir Mountains.
15.04.16 | Magnus Marsden
Actually Existing Silk Roads

Western efforts to implement a ‘New Silk Road’ to bring stability and prosperity to Afghanistan are doomed to failure, ignoring as they do the myriad Actually Existing Silk Roads that Afghan traders have informally built, argues Magnus Marsden.

Author: Magharebia
01.04.16 | Rasmus Alenius Boserup Luis Martinez
From Opacity to Complexity: The resilience of the Algerian state

Luis Martinez and Rasmus Alenius Boserup, editors of Algeria Modern, explain how the Algerian state has weathered the Arab Spring and domestic unrest.


A new study suggests that European governments may have deliberately allowed hundreds of thousands of migrants to cross their borders to provide a source of cheap labour.

Credit: Michael Day

In a world of low oil prices, local content can make petro-development more realistic for African oil and gas producers, not less.

Author: Ibrahem Qasim

Collateral damage is neither actively sanctioned nor a war crime, and this uncertainty means the perpetrators hold no responsibility to the victims.

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UN peacekeeping forces continue to have a squalid record of sexual abuse – Rosa Freedman asks how they can be held accountable amidst a culture of impunity.

Author: Mstyslav Chernov

Fortress Europe opened its gates last summer. The tragedy in Paris has threatened to slam them shut again.

Source: Flickr- Wahlkampf in Nigeria 2015

Though Africa saw thirteen national elections in 2015, only two countries, Nigeria and Tanzania, saw a change at the top. The new presidents have targeted corruption with encouraging results, explains Keith Somerville.

British soldier in Helmand
04.01.16 | Mike Martin
Crisis and confusion in Helmand

The British SAS have returned to Sangin district in Afghanistan’s Helmand province, ostensibly to tackle a resurgent Taliban offensive. Local dynamics belie this simplistic analysis, as Mike Martin explains.