Is it time for South Sudanese President Salva Kiir (right) and former vice-president Riek Machar to meet face to face?
South Sudan has been in the business of building peace for years but is no closer to implementing the roadmap to peace than when it drafted the first agreement.
Iranian officials show off the U.S. drone they shot out of the sky.
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Trump announced 'hard-hitting' new sanctions on Iran in response to the attack on a US drone. A peace studies scholar explains why sanctions rarely work.
Sanctions are making life increasingly difficult for ordinary Iranians, such as those in Isfahan.
Growing fears of a US conflict with Iran show why the kind of unilateral sanctions the Trump administration imposed last year don't work.
Protesters outside the army headquarters in Khartoum, Sudan.
The African Union's policy offers no wriggle room for a discretionary response to coups, a scourge that imperils the consolidation of democracy.
Indonesia’s incumbent president Joko Widodo.
We ask political and human rights experts to analyse what Jokowi's victory means, based on this early quick count, for civil liberties and the protection of human rights in Indonesia.
Presiden Petahana Joko Widodo.
Kami meminta pakar politik dan hak asasi manusia untuk menganalisis apa makna kemenangan Jokowi, berdasarkan hasil hitung cepat awal ini, bagi kebebasan sipil dan perlindungan HAM di Indonesia.
Calon presiden petahana Joko Widodo (kiri) dan calon wakil presidennya Ma'ruf Amin berpose setelah mendaftarkan diri mereka untuk pemilihan presiden tahun 2019 di kantor Komisi Pemilihan Umum beberapa waktu lalu di Jakarta.
Artikel ini bertujuan untuk menjelaskan masalah besar yang sejauh ini luput dari pembahasan: dampak negatif dari pencalonan Ma'ruf terhadap kelompok minoritas.
Incumbent presidential candidate Joko Widodo (left) and his running mate, K.H. Ma'ruf Amin, wave after registering for Indonesia’s 2019 presidential election at the General Election Commission (KPU) office in Jakarta.
This article aims to name the elephant in the room – the negative impacts of Ma'ruf's nomination on minority groups.
The Morris Inn on the University of Notre Dame campus has had a green roof since 2013.
Taking this step may improve the quality of life for vulnerable people and reduce the amount of air conditioning they use, making their neighborhoods less prone to power outages.
The U.S. won’t be able to walk all over Putin with unilateral sanctions.
American policymakers and lawmakers are floating unilateral sanctions against Russia, Iran and even Turkey in an effort to change behavior. But research shows sanctions only work in narrow circumstances.
Trump and Putin shake hands at the conclusion of their joint news conference.
AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais
Research on proactive behavior shows it can help people perform better at their jobs. A failure to do so can be even more consequential.
Jeff Sessions is citing the Bible in defending the Trump administration’s immigration policy.
AP Photo/Susan Walsh, File
Sessions ignored the many gospel teaching about love, and used a passagethat has been used historically to justify all manner of immoral behavior, including imperialism, slavery, Nazism and apartheid.
Congress could learn a thing or two about acting proactively from Elon Musk, seen here with his Dragon space capsule.
AP Photo/Jae C. Hong
Research shows the ability to act strategically for the long term is a key component of successful leadership – and sorely lacking in Congress these days.
COP 22 President Salaheddine Mezouar from Morocco, right, hands over a gavel to Fiji’s prime minister and president of COP 23 Frank Bainimarama, left, during the opening of the U.N. Climate Change Conference in Bonn, Germany, Monday, Nov. 6, 2017.
AP Photo/Martin Meissner
Although climate change threatens the world's small island nations, many can find ways to adapt and preserve their homes and cultures – especially if wealthy countries cut emissions and provide support.
Why so grim? Oh, tax cuts.
AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais
The Republican tax plan would ultimately make the current system less progressive while reducing the overall burden, two things research shows make countries less happy.
There is typically no fever, no broken bone, no lesion to examine under a microscope when evaluating mental illness. Diagnosing disorders therefore is hard. A new way to classify disorders could help.
Time to get up.
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Gaining a better sense of what genes are involved in regulating circadian clocks could put us on a path to find better treatments and therapies to help people adjust to time shifts.
Independent presidential candidate Evan McMullin.
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Many evangelicals are backing Trump, so why hasn't he caught fire with Mormons? A scholar of Mormons' political beliefs counts the ways.
Research shows that the test error is too high in NAPLAN.
It is not reasonable for politicians to say NAPLAN results have plateaued, because comparisons from year to year are not reliably accurate.
Reflective roof and skylights on a Walmart store, Las Vegas, NV.
Green and cool (reflective) roofs are effective tools for cooling overheated cities. Research in Chicago shows that their impacts depend on local conditions, so planners should site them carefully.