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Heated debates but no consensus on climate change and violent conflict

by Michael Brzoska

The recent report by the International Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) gives conflicting messages on the question of whether climate change leads to violent conflict.

Firms in conflict: adapt or perish

by Francesco Amodio, by Michele Di Maio

Being an entrepreneur in a developing country affected by a violent conflict situation seems almost impossible, but it is not.

Does corruption lead to bad incentives for investment?

by Eleonora Nillesen

If corruption is as widespread and costly as people suggest, we need better evidence on how much corruption there is and how it affects people's daily lives.

Future challenges in international maritime security

by Anja Shortland, by Julia Amos, by Sarah Percy

The International Maritime Security Conference showed that maritime security is vital

Climate change and conflict in Indonesia

by Raul Caruso, by Roberto Ricciuti

Despite the substantial number of studies, researchers have not yet come up with a general interpretation of the climate change–violence nexus.

Measuring conflict exposure in micro-level surveys

For a peacebuilding and reconstruction policy to succeed, it must consider how people are affected by war and violence.

China, India and the three Cs

by Herbert Wulf

The influence of conflict, competition and cooperation on China–India relations continues to produce an unbalanced power dynamic.

What next in research on the economics of violent conflict?

by Dr Patricia Justino

While we have growing amounts of data on the relationship between violent conflict and household welfare, the theory is still catching up.

The governance of natural resources in hybrid political orders (part 2)

by Gilles Carbonnier, by Lara Atanasijevic

How can the governance of extractive resources in weak states be improved in North Kivu in eastern

The governance of natural resources in hybrid political orders (part 1)

by Gilles Carbonnier, by Lara Atanasijevic

How can the governance of extractive resources in weak states be improved in North Kivu in eastern