To see why, one must only consider the core economic principle of supply and demand.
Smugglers who transport migrants and refugees into the EU are both heroes and villains.
Many migrants would have stopped before they reached Europe – if only there had been the opportunities.
To improve, African countries need to find a balance between political and economic matters. This is where leadership becomes particularly important. But this is currently lacking on the continent.
The world is steadily transitioning to a multipolar systemic balance of power. The UN Security Council needs to reflect and be a truer representative of the emerging voices of a contemporary “UN”.
Governments often have limited knowledge of chemical production as it is the preserve of the private sector. Often these facilities are not as well secured as government facilities.
The UK went into Libya with gusto – but ended up in a morass of mission creep and bad planning.
We're unlikely to see the Syrian leader face charges for crimes against humanity any time soon.
Barack Obama assumed office in January 2009 amid public euphoria and high expectations of greater racial harmony and reduced gun violence at home and a more stable and peaceful international order.
The War on Terror-era programme of clandestine abductions and detentions wasn't just an American initiative.
As Libya falls further into chaos, the US has agreed to back the new government's request to lift an arms embargo against it.
Libya has become a case study for those who think the world should never intervene in national conflicts. Not so fast.
Barack Obama's dour disappointment with Europe is far more powerful than his worries about a Brexit.
Since 2011, Libya has been trying to fashion itself into a functioning democratic state – but instead, it's still mired in violent chaos.
Surely it isn’t too far-fetched to claim that if migrants are to promote democracy back home, it is beneficial for them to experience democratic values and principles in the countries hosting them.
As usage continues to grow in the region, what's the ongoing dynamic between the Middle East and social media? It's complicated.
With everything from Islamic State to disenfranchised black Africans to deal with, the former Gaddafi stronghold has everything to achieve.
The right are using a new film about the 2012 Benghazi US consulate attack as a political weapon against Hillary Clinton. Are they justified?
Twelve years after George W Bush proclaimed a new era of peace and stability in Iraq, the Middle East is more unstable and dangerous than ever before.
Quality higher education is crucial for recovery, peace-building, economic development and stronger governance in post-conflict societies.