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.
Return of the Jedi saw Emperor Palpatine's regime brought crashing down – but the hard peace-building work to save the galaxy from a relapse was clearly never done.
Scientists need to be comfortable dealing with subjective views, rather than empirical data, and people's feelings to make progress in addressing climate change.
Many antropologists believe that conflict drove the evolution of altruism in humans. But research shows that quite the opposite is true.
Budgets were decimated in 2010, but the latest Strategic Defence and Security Review seeks to make amends.
A growing field of policy analysis now focuses on reducing armed violence. Remarkable consensus has emerged at high policy levels around the basic elements of an approach to reduce violence.
South African students have won a pyrrhic victory in their battle for free university education. Will students and their institutions ever be able to interact without violent conflict again?
Taking a lyrical swing at another rapper is part and parcel of the genre. So why the profound backlash when Meek Mill accused Drake of not writing his own lyrics?
When buildings began to rise from the ruins and the rubble, the planners missed an opportunity to create a better society.
Despite big hopes for rebuilding Coventry's manufacturing heart after the Blitz, the tale of Hillfields became one of sad decline.
Human and wildlife conflict in Tanzania's Ruaha region is extremely tense. There are many projects underway to alleviate this tension.
Indexes such as the Global Peace Index are used by a wide variety of players to make decisions ranging from investments to providing other support. But do they deserve this level of credibility?
Symbols matter – and there's no stronger symbol than a flag in a post-conflict society.
On defence, the Labour manifesto is full of fine words, but lacking in substance.