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Rouhani is caught between disappointed reformists and restless conservatives. Lucas Jackson/Reuters

In Iran, where have all the promises of moderation gone?

Once seen as a diplomatic victory, the nuclear deal of 2015 is now perceived as a failure by conservatives who reject President Rouhani's message of moderation as economic recovery remains elusive.
Tensions between cattle herders and crop-farming communities in Nigeria have escalated in the past few months. Reuters/Akintunde Akinleye

Nigeria faces new security threat fuelled by climate change and ethnicity

Escalating clashes between herders and farmers in Nigeria threaten the country's national and food security. A response based on innovation, sustainability and political will is urgently needed.
The century since the first world war is littered with the broken promises of Muslim rulers to bring about a transition to more representative forms of government. AAP/Asmaa Abdelatif

How the political crises of the modern Muslim world created the climate for Islamic State

The rise of Islamic State and its declaration of the caliphate can be read as part of a wider story that has unfolded since the formation of modern nation states in the Muslim world.
Cyberwarfare is a threat that is anonymous, hard to trace and hard to defend against. Keyboard image via

Cyberwar is here to stay

The openness of the Internet gives an advantage to attackers – but what constitutes an act of war in the electronic world?

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