by Andrew Scanlon The use of minerals to fund conflict presents one of the clearest cases of the vast complexities of globalisation. Materials extracted in one region will be sent to a second region to be used in production of goods which will then be sold in a third region. In some cases, this cycle fuels and prolongs conflicts near the origin points of the metal. … [Read More...] about Tracing Conflict Minerals – Blockchain Beyond Cryptocurrencies
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by Prachi Aryal The United Nations Human Rights Council recently passed a resolution allowing the collection, consolidation, and preservation of information and evidence surrounding the gross violations of human rights that occurred in Sri Lanka during the Civil War. Sri Lanka’s Civil War was a protracted conflict that took place between 1983 and 2009 resulting in … [Read More...] about Sri Lankan War Crimes: Will victims ever receive justice?
by Christina Chatzitheodorou In much of the academic discourse on terrorism, the role of women tends to be overlooked. However, women have held a variety of … [Read More...] about The role of women in ISIS: From Wives and Mothers to Soldiers
By Matthew A. Hughes The Colombian government has been engaged in a low-intensity asymmetric war since the 1960s, mainly against two leftist … [Read More...] about Plan Colombia’s Security Legacy and the Need to Consolidate Gains