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December 12th, 2014

Is Nigeria Heading for a New Civil War?

Nigeria remains wholly unpredictable, but the future looks desperate.   Since I returned from Nigeria last year, I have become increasingly aware of the western media’s failure to represent the true extent of the humanitarian crisis that has enveloped the northern regions of the country....

November 27th, 2014

The Nagorno-Karabakh conflict: Obstacles to Resolution

Olivia Christian argues that geopolitical interests are being favoured over civilian human rights, preventing the resolution of the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict....

November 13th, 2014

Question on Nigeria – A House of Lords Visit

 On Thursday October 30th 2014 Baroness Cox asked a question in the House of Lords about what assessment Her Majesty’s Government has made of recent developments in Nigeria, with particular reference to the terrorist activities of Boko Haram....

November 3rd, 2014

Why Islamophobia is More Dangerous Than al-Qaeda in Burma

On September 3rd 2014, al-Qaeda’s leader, Ayman al-Zawahiri, featured in an online video declaring the group’s opening of a ‘new branch’ in the Indian subcontinent....

October 29th, 2014

Timor Leste: The Limits of International Peacekeeping

The percentage of post-conflict countries that recede back into violence is estimated to be anything from 20 to 56%....

October 24th, 2014

Past and Present: Boko Haram in Historical Context

Nigeria is no stranger to religious and ethnic conflict. The militant Islamist group Boko Haram is the latest in a long line of fundamentalist groups and movements that have existed in Nigeria over the centuries....

October 9th, 2014

Thoughts on conflict and forgiveness in Northern Uganda

“You have killed me for no reason, I even knew you.” – Ugandan youth describing his flashbacks (Veale, A., Stavrou A....

October 2nd, 2014

Fear and loathing in Northern Nigeria: Boko Haram and the government’s counterinsurgency problems

Since its birth in 2009, Jama’atu Ahlis Sunna Lidda’awati wal-Jihad (translated from Arabic as ‘People Committed to the Prophet’s Teachings for Propagation and Jihad’), the terror organisation commonly known as Boko Haram, has waged a violent campaign against the Nigerian government and its citizens to impose its own interpretation of Sharia law....

September 25th, 2014

Change Can be a Reflective Choice: reflections on an internship with SWAN

Sana Ahmad reflects on her internship with the Shan Women’s Action Network (SWAN) and her journey into the field of human rights.  ...

September 17th, 2014

Getting To Know Burma

Gemma Heard explains why she fell in love with Burma, and invites you to join her as she learns more about this fascinating country.  ...
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