In country after country in Sub-Saharan Africa, new discoveries of oil, natural gas and mineral deposits have been making headlines every other week it seems. When Ghana’s Jubilee oil field hits…

Makhtar Diop |

"After four decades, peace is within reach. Let's grasp it with both hands and never let go, " said Malaysian Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak, during the signing of the…

Dave Llorito |

Can economics trump politics in South Asia, a region fragmented by decades of strife? Will greater regional cooperation and lowering barriers to trade bring harmony along with economic growth?…

Elizabeth Howton |

Part of a series on social inclusionChina is talking of a harmonious society, Brazil of social integration, India of social inclusion, and so on. The United Nations just released its first World…

Maitreyi Bordia Das |

We know the impact of violence can last generations. We also know that people can be affected by repeated cycles of conflict and instability. The result is that the poor get poorer and become less…

Ed Bell |

A “hearts and minds” model of conflict posits that development aid, by bringing tangible benefits, will increase population support for the government. This increased support in turn can lead to a…

Jed Friedman |