Sure, they’re billionaires, but the exploits of Richard Branson and Jeff Bezos have undeniably brought space tourism a step closer. That raises tricky legal, ethical and environmental questions.
A UN working group on cybersecurity is making incremental progress in highlighting the importance of including and protecting civilians.
The sketchy history of international efforts to control bioweapons suggests that nations will resist cooperative monitoring of gene hacking for medical research.
How do we ensure solutions to climate change doesn’t make biodiversity loss worse? Fifty of the world’s leading researchers on biodiversity and climate have sought to answer this question.
Two international law scholars explain the history of the ‘right to enter’ provision and how this applies to Australians stuck overseas.
Hammarskjöld lasting legacy was to develop the secretary-general’s political role, as the UN found its way through the Cold War.
The over-militarisation of the crisis across the Sahel region has done little to foster stability.
The fact that nearly half the world’s population is still struggling to escape poverty while global temperatures hurtle upward is not a coincidence.
A changing climate threatens the balance that communities in drylands have created.
The Murugappans have been fighting to stay in Australia for years. All the while, Sri Lanka has one of the worst records of state-perpetrated violence against civilians in the early 21st century.
The new EU regulation is about to change the way we do artificial intelligence. The United Nations needs to follow suit.
French policymakers understand that sharing the burdens of military operations with global partners can help boost flagging support at home.
Join us for a free online discussion about the history and future of the world’s oceans.
Intervention in Cabo Delgado is a potentially dangerous move with far-reaching consequences for SADC if its efforts fail, or it becomes a protracted intervention.
Establishing whether a genocide is happening in Ethiopia requires an independent and objective investigation – which probably won’t happen.
The ocean moderates climate change by absorbing CO₂ emissions, hosts valuable biodiversity and provides food to millions, but all of these services are threatened by pollution and human activities.
Chances are small that space junk will destroy property or harm a person, and existing space law could deal with such an event. But current law doesn’t address the bigger problem of space pollution.
International law bars nations from causing environmental harms in other states. Should that include sending thousands of refugees over the border in search of food, water and shelter?
A survey of the commemorations since 2014 reveals the politicking behind the writing of history and Rwanda’s place in the world.
Since 1999, extreme poverty has declined while rates of young people in education and employment have risen. Without investment though, the impact of the pandemic could see this progress imperilled,