economics »

Top Picks: Grotesque gap years, Iraq minorities, and a chance for peace

Top Picks: Grotesque gap years, Iraq minorities, and a chance for peace

carolyn.simon@hrc.org July 8, 2016 0

Welcome to IRIN's weekly top picks of must-read research, podcasts, reports, blogs and in-depth articles to help you keep on top of global crises. Four to read : Iraq's missing minorities As we

Read More »
Why is China getting involved in Afghan peace talks?

Why is China getting involved in Afghan peace talks?

July 4, 2016 0

During German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s recent visit to China, the two countries agreed to jointly fund a disaster response centre in Afghanistan.

Read More »
Top Picks: Opportunistic op-ed, the council of elders, and a writer’s regret

Top Picks: Opportunistic op-ed, the council of elders, and a writer’s regret

June 10, 2016 0

Welcome to IRIN's weekly top picks of must-read research, podcasts, reports, blogs and in-depth articles to help you keep on top of global crises. Five to read: Writing Human Rights and Getting It

Read More »
Briefing – who’s who in Burundi’s armed opposition

Briefing – who’s who in Burundi’s armed opposition

dan.rafter@hrc.org June 7, 2016 0

A year after President Pierre Nkurunziza controversially decided to stand for a third term in office in Burundi, more than 1,150 people have died in political violence, according to conflict tracking NGO ACLED

Read More »
Fancy a holiday in a former Taliban stronghold?

Fancy a holiday in a former Taliban stronghold?

June 1, 2016 0

With peace returning to the Swat Valley, Pakistan has opened up the former tourism hotspot to visitors once again, but the army retains tight control as the threat from militants remains.    The

Read More »
The Philippines

The Philippines

carolyn.simon@hrc.org April 28, 2016 0

The island of Mindanao in the southern Philippines is rich in resources as well as population diversity. It is also home to a violent patchwork of sometimes-overlapping armed groups. These include Islamist revolutionaries

Read More »
Forgotten Conflicts: The Philippines

Forgotten Conflicts: The Philippines

April 28, 2016 0

With a peace deal stalled on the southern Philippine island of Mindanao, more militant Islamist groups are emerging and aligning themselves with the so-called Islamic State. In other parts of Mindanao, indigenous communities

Read More »
A peace deal hangs in the balance in the Philippines

A peace deal hangs in the balance in the Philippines

April 28, 2016 0

Captain Jimmy Amolay looked across the river at the charred wreckage of a backhoe sitting in shallow, muddy water. Islamist militants blew up the tractor even though it was being used to dredge

Read More »
Can de-radicalisation be taught at school?

Can de-radicalisation be taught at school?

dan.rafter@hrc.org April 26, 2016 0

Until recently, Fazal Akbar survived by begging on the streets of the Pakistani city of Peshawar after his mother died of cancer and his father was killed in a suicide bombing. Now, he

Read More »
Coerced or committed? Boko Haram’s female suicide bombers

Coerced or committed? Boko Haram’s female suicide bombers

dan.rafter@hrc.org April 19, 2016 0

The female suicide bomber has become the signature weapon of the Nigerian jihadist group, Boko Haram. Women have strapped explosives to their bodies in other recent conflicts – from Chechnya to Iraq, from

Read More »