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Once the conflict ends: what drives the return of internally displaced people?

Ana María Ibáñez

Internally displaced persons face difficult decisions even after the conflict ends.

The consequences of internal armed conflict for development (part 2)

Scott Gates, Håvard Hegre, Håvard Mokleiv Nygård and Håvard Strand

The post-2015 agenda should set clear goals pertaining to the reduction of conflict.

The consequences of internal armed conflict for development (part 1)

Scott Gates, Håvard Hegre, Håvard Mokleiv Nygård and Håvard Strand

Civil war has deleterious effects on the achievement of most of the MDGs.

Money changes everything? Poverty and deprivation in Northern Ireland

Neil T. N. Ferguson and Maren M. Michelsen

individuals in Northern Ireland experience handicaps from deprivation as a result of a conflict that, nominally, ended 20 years ago.

The misfortune of visibility in violent conflicts

Dr Damir Esenaliev and Susan Steiner

Desipte a common belief that Uzbeks are more prosperous than Kyrgyz people in Kyrgyzstan, a recent analyasis shows the Kyrgyz have slightly higher per capita expenditure than Uzbeks in urban areas.

‘Order at sea’ and landlocked countries in Africa

J. Paul Dunne

The number of maritime pirate attacks has been massively reduced and commentators are talking about ‘order at sea’ in the region.

Debating the future of the German arms industry, again

Michael Brzoska

Germany is, once again, debating the future of its arms industry, with long-held state support for arms production within Germany appearing to crumble.

The effect of firearm laws on firearm manufacturing location

Jurgen Brauer, Daniel Montolia and Elisa Trujillo

Desipte firearms being present is nearly every major conflict today, relatively little is known about the firearm industry.

When money isn’t enough to buy peace

Neil Ferguson

Randomised control trials underpin statistical research but they are sometimes accused of having ethical problems.

Voting under the gun: elections and conflict around the world

Thomas Flores

An 'election-violence' paradox: voting during civil conflict often leads to violence, but elections are often still considered a way to stabilize peace after a conflict ends.