Tag Archives: Conflict

Calculating the costs of the Afghanistan War in lives, dollars and years

Heading for the exit. Brendan Smialowski/AFP via Getty Images Neta C. Crawford, Boston University The U.S. invaded Afghanistan in late 2001 to destroy al-Qaida, remove the Taliban from power and remake the nation. On Aug. 30, 2021, the U.S. completed a pullout of troops from Afghanistan, providing an uncertain punctuation mark to two decades of conflict. For the past 11 …

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Thinking objectively about romantic conflicts could lead to fewer future disagreements

How would a supportive outsider think about this dispute? Wodicka\ullstein bild via Getty Images Lindsey Rodriguez, University of South Florida The Research Brief is a short take about interesting academic work. The big idea Consciously channeling the perspective of a neutral third party can defuse romantic conflict and prevent future disputes, according to a study of 716 Americans my colleagues …

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Mozambique’s fossil fuel drive is entrenching poverty and conflict

Oil and gas extraction can have dire consequences for the countries in which it takes place. ARMBRUSTERBIZ/Pixabay Joshua Kirshner, University of York; Daniela Salite, University of York, and Matthew Cotton, Teesside University Earlier this year, militants stormed the coastal town of Palma, Mozambique, which lies close to vast plants for extracting liquefied natural gas (LNG). Dozens of people were killed …

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Mozambique’s fossil fuel drive is entrenching poverty and conflict

Oil and gas extraction can have dire consequences for the countries in which it takes place. ARMBRUSTERBIZ/Pixabay Joshua Kirshner, University of York; Daniela Salite, University of York et Matthew Cotton, Teesside University Earlier this year, militants stormed the coastal town of Palma, Mozambique, which lies close to vast plants for extracting liquefied natural gas (LNG). Dozens of people were killed …

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Nobel Peace Prize spotlights the links between hunger and conflict

Villagers collect World Food Programme aid dropped from a plane Feb. 6 in South Sudan. Tony Karumba/AFP via Getty Images

Villagers collect World Food Programme aid dropped from a plane Feb. 6 in South Sudan. Tony Karumba/AFP via Getty Images Jessica Eise, Purdue University The 2020 Nobel Peace Prize has been awarded to the United Nations World Food Program for its efforts to combat hunger, foster conditions for peace in conflict-affected areas and prevent the use of hunger as a …

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The impact of Brexit on relations between the UK and Gulf countries

Britain’s Queen Elizabeth II greets Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman at Buckingham Palace in central London on March 7, 2018. Dominic Lipinski/AFP

Hassan Obeid, INSEEC U. On January 31, the United Kingdom will cease to be a member of the European Union and regain its status as an “independent” trading partner. Over the course of 2019, the country ramped up its efforts to sign up trading partners and was able to establish 20 bilateral “continuity” agreements covering 50 countries or territories. While many …

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What primates can teach us about managing arguments during lockdown

Grooming is the key to positive relationships. tratong/Shutterstock

Grooming is the key to positive relationships. tratong/Shutterstock Nicola F. Koyama, Liverpool John Moores University The world may be reopening in some places, with people looking forward to pubs, restaurants and haircuts. Many of us will no doubt also be looking forward to some time away from home – alone – once more. Spending such prolonged time in close quarters …

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