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Development Policy 23-10-2017

The real wave of refugees is yet to come

Climate change in Africa is going to be a much stronger driving force for mass migration than political turmoil, writes Tara Shirvani.
Armenia 23-07-2015

Cool heads needed in Nagorno-Karabakh’s long hot summer

Summer is a dangerous time in the disputed territory of Nagorno-Karabakh. Armenian and Azeri forces must keep their cool to avoid escalating the 27 year-old conflict, writes Tim Stott. 
Global Europe 14-07-2015

A Syrian no-fly zone will save lives and help end the conflict

Reckless diplomacy disguised as caution cost lives in Srebrenica. And it's happening again, this time in Syria, argue Muhamed Sacirbey and Najib Ghadbian.
Arif Husain, chief economist at the UN World Food Programme.
Development Policy 07-04-2014

The CAR: it doesn’t get much worse than this

The Central African Republic (CAR) – torn apart since December by widespread conflict and killings of civilians by armed groups – is unravelling. The consequences are already catastrophic for many people. Almost the entire population is in desperate need of food, writes Arif Husain.
Global Europe 12-09-2012

EU must act to avert another Caucasus conflict

Michael Kambeck argues that Azerbaijan should face EU sanctions over its decision to pardon a soldier convicted of killing an Armenian counterpart during a NATO-sponsored training exercise.
Global Europe 27-08-2012

Achieving peace in Nagorno-Karabakh

The conflict between Armenia and Azerbaijan has an enormous impact on both countries economically, socially, as well as on the quality of democracy and the respect for individual and collective freedoms. It is also shocking how little one side knows about the other, and how much of the dispute is based on propaganda-induced prejudices, writes Diogo Pinto.
Global Europe 19-06-2012

Europe’s risky tolerance of tension in the Caucasus

Military tensions have grown in recent weeks between Armenia and Azerbaijan. Charles Tannock argues that the EU should take steps to diffuse the situation.