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.
Primates have evolved behavioural strategies that can minimise the risk and costs of conflict.
Small business grants are supposed to help Colombia's disarmed FARC fighters start new lives as entrepreneurs. But interviews with 12 female ex-insurgents suggests the government plan may fail women.
A peace deal with the Taliban has been signed. But rebuilding Afghanistan after three decades of conflict will take much more than an accord, says a scholar of peacebuilding.
Whether it's global conflicts or communities in trouble, the solutions to peace and prosperity aren't only found by government. Sports, too, can bring about much-needed change.
Building a lasting peace in Afghanistan will take much more than an accord with the Taliban. In post-conflict nations, economic development and job creation are critical to national security.
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.
The skills that former child soldiers gain in wartime can be useful as they reintegrate into society.
Why a broad amnesty for Northern Ireland's Troubles remains unlikely.
Human conflict can bring isolation to environments, which helps the local ecology thrive. After the war has ended, the return of nature is a poignant memorial and symbol of peace.
Post-conflict processes are often slowed down or even halted by fear. Can Colombia buck the trend?
Some of the crucial mechanisms meant to deliver peace in Colombia have yet to be set up.
It seems the culprits in a "cash-for-kills" scheme that claimed thousands of lives might find a way to wriggle out of the peace process.
Survey data shows that Iraqis of all sectarian stripes agree on what's wrong with their country.
Establishing what happened to lost relatives and brutalised populations is a moral imperative.
Ukraine is implementing a deal to placate its restive separatists – but other countries have had trouble with similar strategies.
Colombia's deal with the FARC means third parties implicated in international crimes could at last face justice.
How are we to understand why people in different parts of the world continue to demand and participate in transitional justice institutions and processes in spite of the shortcomings?
Once one of the world's very poorest countries, Cambodia has been through a remarkable two and a half decades of growth and development.
The voters may have said no to the deal struck with the FARC, but Juan Manuel Santos and his fellow negotiators intend to keep going.