No hopes left: will the UNHRC’s vote bring justice to the war crimes of Sri Lanka?

By Prateek SrivastavaSouth Asia AnalystSpecial report After 26 years of gruesome civil war, Sri Lanka declared victory over the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) in May 2009. Following this one of its kind ‘Military Victory,’ the Rajapaksa (brotherly) administration pursued post-war policies that remained hostile towards ethnic and religious minorities and repressed anyone whoContinue reading “No hopes left: will the UNHRC’s vote bring justice to the war crimes of Sri Lanka?”

Back to tradition: the case for reintegration of traditional agricultural pest control practices

By Nick Gutkin Sustainability Analyst Throughout the history of agriculture, farmers have faced a common foe in agricultural pests. These pests take many forms, such as weeds, animals, and diseases, but all in some way reduce the productivity and survival of crop species. The annual impact of pests on crops varies depending on world regionContinue reading “Back to tradition: the case for reintegration of traditional agricultural pest control practices”

Israel election special: Netanyahu appeals to Arab-Israeli voters in a bid to cling to power

By Ömer Erkut Bulut Europe/MENA Analyst Israel is holding a general election for the fourth time in two years. The elections will be a referendum for the current prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s leadership. Although Benjamin Netanyahu could find a way of both retaining his post and avoiding a trial of corruption amidst the last twoContinue reading “Israel election special: Netanyahu appeals to Arab-Israeli voters in a bid to cling to power”

How can Game Theory help understand post-Brexit UK-US trade negotiations?

By Paul-Henri Minet* Guest Contributor  Since the launch of official trade negotiations between the United Kingdom (UK) and the United States (US) in May 2020[1], the trade position of these two countries has significantly evolved. The reality of Brexit and the election of President Joe Biden are turning points which undoubtedly have an impact onContinue reading “How can Game Theory help understand post-Brexit UK-US trade negotiations?”

What about girls? Examining the exclusion of girl soldiers in the post-conflict peace-building process

By Natalie Domaas Sub-Saharan Africa Analyst Disarmament, demobilisation, and reintegration (DDR) programmes implemented in post-conflict settings have faced much criticism over their effectiveness and success rate. Such criticisms include the lack of a gendered perspective, which causes many female combatants to be excluded from these programmes. While the plight of female combatants and the needContinue reading “What about girls? Examining the exclusion of girl soldiers in the post-conflict peace-building process”

Farmer protests: a representation of India’s inequalities

By Prateek Srivastava South Asia Analyst  India is more than two months into the wave of protests rocking the country. Thousands of farmers from all across the country have been camping outside New Delhi (1) in the braving winter and rain to protest the infamous New Farmer’s laws. As the country awaits its 72nd RepublicContinue reading “Farmer protests: a representation of India’s inequalities”