Phone surveys were used to gather data in Ethiopia.
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Our work highlights the potential of phone surveys to monitor active and large-scale conflicts.
Javelin anti-tank missiles, T-72 tanks and Bayraktar TB2 drones are just some of the weapons that other nations have sent to Ukraine.
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An arms trade expert explains the wide variety of military aid nations around the world have sent to Ukraine.
Avoiding conflict is essential to maintaining space as a global commons, to be used by all.
Our reliance on space infrastructure means that conflict in space would have global catastrophic consequences. But a recent declaration by the United States provides hope.
War with China is very likely, but it is avoidable if we take the threat seriously and act now.
A man identified only as Viktor shows his neighbor’s grave in Bucha, Ukraine. It was too dangerous to go to the cemetery.
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Ukrainian families’ anguish at not being able to bury their loved ones underscores a deep human need, an anthropologist writes.
Ralph Fiennes as Coriolanus in the 2011 film adaptation.
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In 26 of his 38 plays, Shakespeare includes a war. Reading them, one is tempted to ask ‘when will we ever learn?’ rather than pronounce, ‘lest we forget’.
Military personnel walk on the tarmac at Canadian Forces Base Trenton.
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In a world where co-operation has given way to competition and conflict, how will Canada approach the prospect of war?
Russia sees itself as a perennial target.
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As Western sanctions seek to isolate Russia, they also perversely reinforce the country’s mythic view of itself as a special place that outsiders want to destroy.
Replacing ships like the Moskva will be pricey. The flagship of Russia’s Black Sea Fleet recently sank after suffering damage.
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Russia is on the verge of defaulting on its foreign debt, which not only could have severe economic consequences but could also complicate Putin’s ability to wage a prolonged war in Ukraine.
Peace activists demonstrate outside the European Commission building on March 22, 2022, in Brussels.
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Russia and Ukraine have held several rounds of failed peace talks. Understanding the challenges to successful peace talks helps illuminate the struggle for peace in Eastern Europe.
Widespread protests have followed changes in the subsidised price of Baladi bread, a traditional Sudanese flatbread.
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Wheat and bread play a central role for food security and political stability in Sudan.
A wheat warehouse in western Ukraine. Food insecurity is expected to worsen with rising food prices and the war trapping wheat, barley and corn in Ukraine and Russia.
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Environmental catastrophe, war, a worldwide pandemic. What does this mean for feeding the world today and in the future?
Members of Congress give Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky a standing ovation during a speech by videoconference on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C., on March 16, 2022. Ukraine says it is pioneering a new source of financial support: cryptocurrency.
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Cryptocurrency allows Ukraine to get quick financial support, and Russia, to bypass international sanctions and protect some of its economic interests.
There is little evidence that Russia has coordinated cyber operations with conventional military operations in Ukraine.
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Cyberattacks can be devastating, just not on the battlefield, according to researchers who looked at 10 years of armed conflicts around the world.
The body of a serviceman near a destroyed Russian military vehicle.
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Estimates of casualties from the war in Ukraine have varied widely. Some of this is due to genuine difficulty counting the dead, but there are also strategic reasons to put out misleading death tolls.
Two Ukrainian soldiers patrol a street as elderly women walk past a house damaged by artillery shelling in Novoluhanske in eastern Ukraine on Feb. 23, 2022.
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A new form of conflict resource is real estate — the farms, houses, apartment buildings, villages, towns and cities of any country. Real estate trafficking has a big impact on civilian populations.
Indonesia received the G20 presidency from Italy.
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Past sanctions on Russia, including being expelled from another international forum, haven’t had the desired results. So why try the same thing again?
Gen. William T. Sherman on horseback at fortifications near Atlanta in 1864.
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A career soldier and a careful scholar of the military profession, William Tecumseh Sherman knew that wars are part of human nature, and are unavoidably cruel and harsh.
Poetry matters: City workers in Kiev, Ukraine, protect a monument to Italian poet Dante Alighieri from shelling by the Russians.
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In the middle of a brutal war, poetry asserts its value, challenging the darkness and inhumanity.
Some African leaders have not forgiven NATO for the ouster and death of Libya’s Gaddafi.
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African countries’ decision to avoid condemning Russia for its invasion of Ukraine was not based only on issues directly connected to the conflict.