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Dutch defence minister, Ank Bijleveld, and air force colonel Peter Tankink briefing journalists about a raid on an car factory in Hawija in November 2015 in which more than 70 civilians were killed. EPA-EFE/Lex van Lieshout

Collateral damage: crushing the myths of accuracy and accountability in modern warfare

Western militaries all too often try to hide the fact of civilian casualties as they spoil the popular narrative of a “clean” war.
Chinese company managers at the site of a highway project in Kenya. While traditional donors fund the social sectors, China’s emphasis is infrastructure. Reuters/Antony Njuguna

Is China displacing traditional aid donors in Africa? The evidence suggests not

The pervasive new argument is that China is upending the dominance of traditional Africa aid donors from the West. But a new study shows that while China is making inroads, the West is staying put.
Un véhicule de miliciens dans les faubourgs de Kunduz, en octobre 2016. Bahsir Khan Safi/AFP

Afghanistan : des milices pour quoi faire ?

L’élection de Trump pourrait entraîner une remise en question des opérations menées en Irak et en Afghanistan. Dans ce pays, qu’en est-il des milices, quinze ans après le début de l’intervention ?

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