4 Nov 2013 Poaching Peace and Security
From the Janjaweed militia of Sudan to the Central African Republic’s Séléka alliance, rebels across Africa are relying on money generated by poaching. What’s fueling this unfortunate phenomenon? According to J. Peter Pham, it’s the demands of increasingly prosperous Asian clients. More on «Poaching Peace and Security»
7 Aug 2013 Timor-Leste: A Fragile Peace
The international community may be overly optimistic about the long-term prospects for security and stability in Timor-Leste, warns Loro Horta. A growing gap between rich and poor and a bloated and corrupt bureaucracy are some of the problems that could push the country back towards state failure. More on «Timor-Leste: A Fragile Peace»
16 May 2013 Somali Piracy: Gone for Good?
What's behind the recent decline in maritime piracy attacks off the Horn of Africa? Sonia Rothwell believes that military operations on land and at sea are starting to have the desired effect, as are more controversial measures developed by private companies. More on «Somali Piracy: Gone for Good?»
6 May 2013 Why Terrorism is Different
While the Boston Marathon bombing was immediately labeled as a terrorist attack, the US has witnessed several outbreaks of mass violence that weren’t defined that way. Today, James Joyner revisits a familiar definitional game – i.e., he tries to distinguish one form of politically motivated violence from another. More on «Why Terrorism is Different»