Among the Syrian refugee population it is estimated that there are 2,000 university professionals and 100,000 university qualified students.
The simplistic assumption that the violence in central Kenya is the result of drought mask the more complex underlying dynamics of politics, access to resources and land.
International law should include an offence of 'creating a famine'.
Leaders in Davos are being asked to consider how global cooperation could be reinvigorated. They could do worse than start with UN reforms.
`Militancy' in Kashmir has taken on significantly changed dimensions, described best not by the armed struggle of a few, but by the unarmed, highly discursive resistance over new spaces of protest.
As one of the world's messiest conflicts, the war in Yemen seems to defy any political resolution.
When mass graves are disturbed, it makes it harder to find out the truth about what happened.
The current state of emergency in Ethiopia is the last attempt by the Tigrayan-led regime to stop the Oromo and Amhara protests and maintain political power.
PTSD isn't all about bombs and bullets. The baggage soldiers and medics bring to war zones will help us better understand diverse responses.
Do ISIS fighters feel guilty about the violence they perpetrate? Not likely, according to criminological research, which suggests terrorists "neutralise" their guilt, just as many other criminals do.
As Colombians head to the polls for the October 2 referendum to permanently end the country's civil war, everything from grief and hope to partisan politics will factor into their decision.
The peace accords signed by the FARC and the Colombian govenment on September 26 are momentous, but they're only the beginning of the path to peace.
Because primates have relationships too you know.
The peace deal in Colombia is not only a welcome surprise after 50 years of war, it's also groundbreaking. If Colombians vote in favor, it could offer hope for other countries in conflict.
For the survival of iconic species in Africa, it is crucial that conservation efforts do not ignore conflict zones.
Will the latest Ethiopia-Eritrea conflict spiral into a large-scale military confrontation? The odds are highly unlikely: neither side believes it would gain from such an eventuality.
Calls to stop division between emergency and development aid will be heard at UN's first ever humanitarian summit.
Protecting humanitarian workers requires an understanding of their individual situation, not broad assumptions.
The idea that the use of force should be a last resort is at the core of the world's security balance – and it's being trashed.
This has been a remarkably violent year – and many of the worst threats to human security are no less a problem than they were a year ago.