Episode four of To the moon and beyond, a podcast series marking the 50th anniversary of the moon landings.
In the fourth episode of our podcast series, we look at the practical, legal and ethical questions about going to set up base on the moon – and mining its resources.
Rebels from the Lord’s Resistance Army making their way to a camp in southern Sudan. The group forcibly recruits children.
Natural resources are an important factor in explaining why some rebel groups forcibly recruit children into their ranks.
A newspaper vendor outside a polling station during the 2011 elections in Nigeria.
Nigerian print media played a crucial role in monitoring violence, and thereby deterring it.
Cyber attacks are becoming part of traditional warfare, but who should be targeted in response and what force should be used?
The practices and values of craftsmanship correspond well with the requirements for a sustainable economy. But they're threatened by industry.
President Muhammadu Buhari (left) and Vice President Yemi Osinbajo during a campaign rally in Akure, Ondo State.
In the end, Buhari possibly won simply because the Peoples Democratic Party wasn't offering a viable alternative.
Nanotechnology and materials are the source of countless innovations, but we don't accurately know how they are affecting humans and the environment.
Bioenergy Carbon Capture and Sequestration, known as BECCS, is one of the technologies we may need to limit warming to 1.5 degrees.
Delays on climate action to reduce emissions means that we may have to consider technologies that strip carbon dioxide from the atmosphere. But that will come at a cost.
Les grèves internes dans tout le pays pourraient nuire à l'économie au moins autant que les sanctions annoncées (Téhéran, 2017).
Les sanctions ne font qu’aggraver un phénomène déjà bien installé dans le pays : la dégradation des conditions de travail et de l’économie nationale.
Juste après un attentat suicide à Kirkouk en novembre 2017.
Loin d’avoir été défait, le mouvement djihadiste conserve d’importantes capacités de nuisance sur fond d’instabilité sociopolitique structurelle en Irak.
Internal strikes throughout the country might harm the economy at least as much as the announced sanctions (Tehran, 2017).
As Iran struggles under another round of international sanctions, a widening social gap is putting President Hassan Rouhani's government under pressure.
Abraham Bloemaert (1564–1651), Cain assassine Abel (vers 1590). La vengeance, émotion universelle trouve un écho particulièrement favorable dans la propagande djihadiste.
Comment conceptualiser la vengeance et ses relations à la violence djihadiste ?
Members of the Iraqi police forces sit outside a building in the city of Fallujah on June 30, 2016 after they’ve recaptured the city from Islamic State (IS) group jihadists.
Was the early conception of IS a branching-out of the old Baath party? Or was it, as some argue, completely separate with no connection at all? Reality is probably a bit of a mix of both.
Lire des fictions améliore nos capacités d'empathie.
Des chercheurs tentent de comprendre la fonction de la lecture à l’âge digital, tandis que les effets négatifs des écrans sont pointés du doigt.
Reading fiction can make you happier, nicer towards others and better focused in your activities.
To counter the unbalanced effects of the digital age, reading literature is the key.
The 2016 Standing Rock protest was only the most recent manifestation of the indigenous American values inherited by European settlers on this land.
Anti-immigrant policies ignore that American ideals like liberty, equality and the pursuit of happiness can be traced back to the indigenous pioneers who once moved freely across North America.
A Najaf, le 31 août 2017. Un homme embrasse la tombe d'un soldat irakien tué par l'État islamique.
Haidar Hamdani / AFP
Le groupe djihadiste est-il une incarnation « néo-baasiste » ou au contraire l’expression du rejet violent de tout l’héritage du régime de Sadam Hussein ? Le débat fait rage, et aussi fausse route.
Tax sheltering is not just the domain of exotic Caribbean isles. Major world powers, including the United Kingdom, play a critical and previously undisclosed role in global tax avoidance.
The Netherlands, Switzerland, the United Kingdom, Singapore and Ireland are among the rich countries that funnel major corporate money into secret offshore tax shelters, according to a new study.
Ogiek leaders wait to hear the African Court’s ruling.
The African court has demonstrated its autonomy in a continent where judicial independence remains shaky in many states.