Traumatic Decarbonization in Carbon-based Political (UN)Settlements
From the Nigerian people to scholars, and even Nigerian government officials, the Nigerian government is often described as an elite cartel focused on dividing up the immense oil spoils. Oil has historically accounted for 65 – 85 percent of government revenues, but what happens when the oil money dries up?Continue Reading →
What is Global Famine?
There’s a lot of bad analysis around the current “world food crisis” and the purported threat of “Biblical famines” globally. The World Peace Foundation program on mass starvation clarifies.
Last year, UN Secretary General António Guterres cited figures of 276 million people worldwide who were food insecure and an increase in food prices […]Continue Reading →
Survival in the Remotest Mountains of Tigray
Authored by Jan Nyssen, Hailemariam Meaza, Sofie Annys, Emnet Negash, Biadgilgn Demissie, Zbelo Tesfamariam, Tesfaalem Ghebreyohannes
The people of Tigray owe their survival to no-one but themselves. This remarkable report is by a multi-author team from the universities of Mekelle and Ghent. It focuses on the small village of Debba Selama and tells this story. […]Continue Reading →
Days under siege
A letter from a young professional living in Tigrai
I am writing to share my story with the world as the world seems to be acclimatized to live with our suffering in Tigrai. From time to time I hear the international media struggling to put a positive light on the regime in Addis Ababa following […]Continue Reading →
Digital Famine: Discussing Risks and Prevention
The following blog was authored by Susanne Jaspars and was originally published by PeaceRep on 5 July 2022. The PeaceRep blog can be accessed here. The Peace and Conflict Resolution Evidence Platform is a seven-year research consortium led by the University of Edinburgh Law School.
Susanne Jaspars of LSE Ideas introduces a new […]Continue Reading →
Sanctions and Food Insecurity in Syria
This essay aims to shed light on the link between sanctions and food insecurity, an understudied subject in the Syrian context, and to contribute to available knowledge on the subject in general.Continue Reading →
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