Jihadi groups take advantage of endemic poverty, inequality, high unemployment levels, illiteracy, ethnic divisions, and poor governance to spread their campaign of violence in the Sahel region.
Only an emphasis on civilian aspects of rule, such as education and health, can shield the state from rebellions that challenge state power in the future.
A new survey of Taiwanese and Australian citizens has revealed some surprising results about their views on security and China.
Plus, why sarcasm is so difficult for children to understand – and how to help them. Listen to episode 23 of The Conversation Weekly podcast.
Due to the poor security response of the Nigerian state, insurgency will continue to pose a serious threat to its northeast border communities.
It's a confluence of local, regional, national and, possibly, foreign interests.
Mismanagement of funds appears to be the biggest challenge confronting the Niger Delta peacebuilding programme.
Although COVID-19 measures have had a negative impact on food supply in Nigeria, there are other factors responsible for the dramatic rise in food prices.
Cameroon’s anglophone crisis is not simply a dispute between two feuding groups: a range of international actors have been architects of the current situation.
Fifty years after the Biafran civil war in Nigeria, the efforts of secessionist diplomats have recently come to light through the decryption of telexes sent from Portugal to Biafra during the war.
Decades of armed conflict in Afghanistan has destroyed health-care infrastructure and the reconstruction efforts have failed to provide accessible healthcare, exacerbating the COVID-19 crisis.
Leaders’ efforts to end conflict have been ineffective. Working through regional economic communities might be part of a better approach.
The peace process has unfolded in fits and starts, and thus far there doesn’t seem to be a light at the end of the tunnel.
Despite the best efforts of governments, schools and parents there’ll be learning losses across the board and worsened educational outcomes for the poor.
A nationally mandated quarantine isn’t keeping Colombia’s armed groups at home. Despite calls for a ceasefire, they are still killing activists, threatening humanitarian workers and seizing aid.
Drones could help United Nations peacekeepers save civilians’ lives – but there are obstacles.
Dissidents in Colombia’s FARC guerrillas are threatening to renew armed struggle three years after signing a landmark peace deal. Here, experts explain the history of Colombia’s fragile peace process.
Meet the unsung aid workers who put their lives on the line during war and natural disaster to make sure the dead are treated with respect – and that their grieving families get closure.
A group of scientists want a new Geneva Convention to safeguard the environment during wars and conflicts. We already have such rules, but they’re inadequate, inconsistent and unclear.
The skills that former child soldiers gain in wartime can be useful as they reintegrate into society.