The UN has been working for 20 years to increase the number of female peacekeepers – but countries that give their troops to the UN are reluctant to put more women in active combat.
An expert on Sri Lanka’s economy identifies and explains three key challenges that Ranil Wickremesinghe will have to overcome if he hopes to steer the country out of its crisis.
Traditionally cool countries need to look at how nations with high levels of heat adapt.
More than half of us are either born overseas or have a parent who was born overseas.
A new book by Manjula Datta O’Connor argues that family violence raises some culturally specific issues, but the problem is not limited any particular group.
A scholar of Islam writes about how widespread authoritarianism in the Muslim world shapes governments’ foreign policy toward Muslim minorities abroad.
Weapons manufacturers in China are likely to benefit most from Russia’s losses, while US companies will also see a boon.
This is a transcript of The Conversation Weekly podcast episode published on May 5, 2022.
The decolonisation process was to take place rapidly during the reign of Elizabeth II.
The security landscape in the Asia-Pacific region is shifting in the face of China’s increasingly assertive foreign policy.
Preliminary research finds that India’s high growth rate has failed to trickle down to society’s marginalised communities, with caste, gender and background still dictating life chances.
And after India banned wheat exports in May due to the high temperatures, we find out how vulnerable crops are to extreme heat. Listen to The Conversation Weekly podcast.
It’s common for people to live near others who speak a different – but similar – language. But generally, they handle their differences without violence.
Monte Carlo simulations can predict different potential outcomes because they provide for the presence of random variables or elements.
‘Smart’ solutions to urban solid waste are creating serious challenges for low-income women waste workers in India.
Living in factory owned accommodation can provide certain freedoms.
Tan France, of Queer Eye fame, delves into the skin-shade prejudice he experienced as a child in England and the colonial history at its roots.
Rising populations and a warming climate mean storm surges from super cyclones are likely to affect increasing numbers of vulnerable people.
Millets have been around for thousands of years – and are back in fashion.
This long, uncharacteristically early heatwave has hit hundreds of millions of people in one of the world’s most densely populated and vulnerable regions.