One of the World Bank's mandates is to prepare for the physical and human capital reconstructions of post-conflict Syria. But an image reconstruction of Syrians and of Syrian refugees is also needed
Two men were convicted in 1859 of violating the Fugitive Slave Act. They had rescued a runaway slave from slave hunters in Ohio, one of the small acts of resistance that led to the Civil War.
Decades after the end of a civil war that claimed hundreds of thousands of lives, the survivors' search for justice goes on.
Lincoln's description of the Union as a house divided is well-remembered today. But many Americans fail to heed its lessons about equality and the moral foundations of popular government.
Memorial Day, a holiday that began 150 years ago, was born out of generous gestures after the Civil War: Southerners decorated graves of Confederate soldiers as well as those of former Union enemies.
Competition between neighbours turns up the volume on inequality. Homicide and civil war may be the result.
The death of Mozambican opposition leader Alfonso Dhlakama could affect the progress made to end hostilities in the country.
For the thousands of children who have left armed groups, education is crucial to their reintegration.
We looked at ten countries in East Africa and found poverty and politics were much more important drivers of conflict and displacement than climate change.
The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees assesses the refugee claims of millions of people worldwide. It needs to be more open about what it discovers and how it makes decisions.
A historian looks back at Andrew Johnson's unlikely and unsuccessful presidency and why he wasn't cut out for the job.
President Trump claims that America is a nation based in faith. A scholar says, it's more complicated.
Since civil war broke out in the Central African Republic four years ago, citizens continue to live in fear. They say that peace will only come when the war criminals are brought to justice.
Joint border security measures between the US and Mexico have created a tough situation for those who fled violence back home decades ago.
Côte d'Ivoire's government needs to provide different incentives and opportunities to former combatants.
An Army veteran and professor of rhetoric explores poetry written by veterans about a divisive holiday born of the Civil War.
Last month South Sudan announced a dramatic increase in the cost of aid-worker permits from $100 to $10,000. It's now backtracked on the decision.
Civil servants stand as forgotten actors of the Lebanon civil war, a historical case that has not been reproduced in more recent conflicts.
IS has proved very adept at fending off massive conventional forces – but that doesn't mean crack private security teams would do any better.
In the 19th century, slaveholders advertised widely for runaway slaves and often hired men to track and capture fugitives. African-American communities offered sanctuary space to the runaways.