- Armament and disarmament
- Conflict and peace
- Peace and development
Are Somali pirates 'victims' of their circumstances?
Peace talks between the Colombian Government and Fuerzas Armadas Revolucionarias de Colombia (FARC), the oldest guerilla group in the country, have sparked so-called 'peasant movements' across Colombia.
What can the attack at Deerfield, Massachusetts against English civilians in 1704 teach us about 'rational choice' in conflicts?
Land inequality has long been at the heart of rural conflict in Colombia and it is unclear if the recent agreement on the 'radical transformation of rural Colombia' between the Colombian Government and the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) will improve the situation.
Despite growing work on the ecoomics of conflict, the impact on firms is still unknown, even whether conflict favours or hinders firms.
Once a conflict is over and humanitarian aid leaves, how are people fed, livelihoods secure and market access improved?
The recent additional sanctions against North Korea and Iran are unlikley to change these regimes' policies and could hav enegative effects if they hurt citizens rather than the powerful elite.