The 15th of March 2018 marked the 7th anniversary of the Syrian war. After seven years of continued bloodshed and intense violence, it is clear that the international system has failed Syria. Carne Ross, former British diplomat and founder of Independent Diplomat (ID), provides his insights into the matter.
Why is piracy on the rise amid Venezuela’s economic crisis?
US foreign policy has fuelled violence in Latin America throughout history. What impact will Trump’s latest policy changes have in the region and on its Dreamers?
The history of international development is full of brief bubbles of excitement over ‘silver bullets’ to combat poverty. Is the artificial intelligence hype any different?
Ethiopia’s Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD) is over half way towards completion. But will the dam cause more problems than it solves?
Iraq and Afghanistan are striking examples of the entanglement of Western aid and defence priorities. But is securitization here to stay?
Pressure is mounting on tech companies to up their efforts in tackling online extremism. But is there still too much emphasis on Islamist groups - and not enough on the far-right?
A refugee’s right to privacy and data protection is found in international human rights law - but are humanitarian agencies doing enough to protect the data of the people they work with?
What does the EU’s new joint army pact tell us about Europe’s changing power dynamics in the Brexit era?