This is a digitally generated image of what a city might look like after a war.
Urban spaces are a repository of people’s beliefs, memories and collective conscience.
Psychologists have found people have different conflict management styles, from “sharks” to “owls”.
The violence in north-east Nigeria has displaced thousands of people.
The insecurity in the area has serious implications for development and the well-being of people, especially young people.
Conflict is unavoidable but we don’t have to argue.
There are things you can do to stop conversations about sensitive topics turning into a quarrel.
The battle for power in the animal world isn’t always about brute force.
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Life can be a struggle for power – not just for people but for nonhuman animals, too. An animal behaviorist explains how this quest can be more Shakespearean drama than boxing match.
Dozens of displaced people gather along the fence of the MONUSCO base in DRC.
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A specific regional protocol could ease the management of internally displaced persons in the region.
Cameroon’s President Paul Biya
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After 40 years in office, Cameroon’s 89 year old Paul Biya is the second longest serving leader in Africa. He is already eyeing another contest in 2025.
Police officers gather at the site where offcials say a Russian-made missile fell.
Polish authorities are investigating what they initially believed to be a Russian-made missile blast close to the border with Ukraine. Later, the country’s president said it was likely to have been an accident.
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In the absence of peace, efforts to address climate risks will be restrained, ineffective and counterproductive.
For one, the writing may be on the wall too.
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People understand the world through the stories they are told and tell, a historian writes. In the case of the war in Ukraine, narratives can create problems.
Laws from different places and eras largely reflect a universal human sense of justice.
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What people consider to be fair and just today are in line with the laws of ancient Mesopotamia and the Tang Dynasty in China – suggesting that these intuitions are part of human nature.
The pandemic has presented many ethical dilemmas for which there is no one right answer. Here’s how to interact with people who may have a different view from you.
An abandoned and disabled Russian tank.
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A military strategist breaks down how a smaller Ukrainian army has successfully taken back swaths of land from the Russians in the country’s northeast.
Residents in Poltava, Ukraine, survey the damage from a Russian attack.
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An overwhelming majority of Ukrainians are not willing to negotiate over the territorial integrity of the country, even if it means peace.
Russian soldiers patrol a theater in Mariupol, Ukraine, on April 12, 2022.
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As Ukraine retakes parts of its northeastern region from Russia, the Kremlin continues to increasingly look to private military companies to fill in military power gaps.
Private companies have launched dozens of imaging satellites – like the two small boxes in the middle of the photo – into orbit in recent years.
Private satellite companies have boomed in recent years, and many experts have wondered what role they would play in a conflict. They have proved to be invaluable to Ukraine in recent months.
Eritrean refugee children in Ethiopia.
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Eritrean refugees in Ethiopia are caught in a conflict in a country that was supposed to provide them refuge.
A UN peacekeeper watches the Syrian town of Quneitra from Israel in 2014,
UN peacebuilding missions require much cooperation and negotiation.
A Ukrainian war crimes investigator photographs the aftermath of a Russian missile attack in Zatoka, Ukraine, on July 26, 2022.
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Other recent conflicts that resulted in war crimes allegations help explain how complex it will be to gather evidence of war crimes in Ukraine – and provide answers for families of victims of the war.
Protesters demand the freedom of the Sahrawi population.
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Long considered a frozen conflict, the Western Sahara dispute roared back to life in late 2020, reviving old wounds and inflicting fresh ones.