Tag Archives: Yemen civil war

Deaths from landmines are on the rise – and clearing them all will take decades

Sam Clarke, University of Sheffield Nearly quarter of a century after most of the world signed a convention outlawing the use of antipersonnel landmines, the number of people being killed or maimed by these insidious and lethal weapons remains high – and rising. The Landmine Monitor for 2021, released on November 10, reported 7,073 casualties in 2020, including 2,492 people …

Read More »

Arab Spring: after a decade of conflict, the same old problems remain

Simon Mabon, Lancaster University As the popular refrain of “ash-shab yurid isqat an-nizam” rang out across the Middle East in the early months of 2011, the nature of political life and relations between rulers and ruled began to fragment. The chant – which roughly translates as “the people want the fall of the regime” – became the slogan of the …

Read More »