Conflict

Burundi: What Can Actually Be Done?

There are few tangible solutions to Burundi’s crisis in sight. But LSE International Development PhD candidate Benjamin Chemouni explores some positive actions regional and international actors can take.

The violence in Burundi is evolving and getting worse.

Challenges to President Pierre Nkurunziza’s rule are becoming professionalised, as demonstrated by the attacks on two military camps in Bujumbura last December. Godfroid Nyombare – Nkurunziza’s former […]

EVENT: Giles Duley: One Second of Light, 3 February 6.30pm

On Wednesday 3 February Humanitarian Photographer Giles Duley will be speaking at the LSE at a Public Lecture co-hosted by the Department of International Development and EMERGENCY UK. In his talk he will be introducing his latest book One Second of Light, which covers his work on the effects of conflict and humanitarian disaster over the last decade. Here he […]

January 26th, 2016|Events, Featured|1 Comment|
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    Aid Relationships, Global Governance and the International Crisis – Professor Teddy Brett

Aid Relationships, Global Governance and the International Crisis – Professor Teddy Brett

The unity and stability of the global economic system has always depended on aid relationships that sustain the concessional transfers that ameliorate the threats generated by economic, political and humanitarian crises, uneven development and environmental degradation. These transfers depend on discretionary exchanges between sovereign governments, multilateral agencies and civic organisations and individuals, but they also constitute a partially coordinated […]

  • The Italian coastguard rescues two of the 156 survivors of the October 3 tragedy off Lampedusa Island.
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    Africa at LSE: Deadly Journeys and Disappointing Arrivals: the Role of Africa in Europe’s Migration “Crisis”

Africa at LSE: Deadly Journeys and Disappointing Arrivals: the Role of Africa in Europe’s Migration “Crisis”

Pamela DeLargy provides an overview of irregular migration from African countries to Europe, while exploring emerging trends of migrating Africans and the patterns revealed by the onward movement of refugees once they reach Europe.

This post is part of our series African Perspectives on Migration looking at the theme of irregular migration.

The media focus on the dramatic journeys of Syrians […]

  • Professor Alcinda Honwana, Visiting Professor of International Development, Open University (Photo Credit: audioBoom)
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    Excluded youth are becoming angrier – Alcinda Honwana previews her upcoming LSE lecture

Excluded youth are becoming angrier – Alcinda Honwana previews her upcoming LSE lecture

Ahead of her upcoming public lecture on Wednesday 18 November, Alcinda Honwana explains the Congolese slogan that forms part of her title: “‘Enough!’ – Will Youth Protests Drive Political Change in Africa?”. First published on Africa at LSE.

Huge student demonstrations in South Africa in October 2015 were officially about university tuition fees, but were actually about the failure […]

November 12th, 2015|Events, Featured|0 Comments|
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    Conflict and Humanitarian Response – The Summer Course at LSE

Conflict and Humanitarian Response – The Summer Course at LSE

As conflicts and crises continue to stretch the humanitarian system, there is a growing need for critical thinking and reflection. As a result, in early July, the International Development department co-hosted, with the Overseas Development Institute’s Humanitarian Policy Group, a ‘Senior-level Course on Conflict and Humanitarian Response’. The course provided an opportunity for 40 mid-career and senior professionals to learn […]

  • Syrian Refugees Stopped at Bicske. Photo Credit: Freedom House, via Flickr: https://www.flickr.com/photos/syriafreedom/21390225535/
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    The UK response to the plight of Syrian refugees is a national embarrassment

The UK response to the plight of Syrian refugees is a national embarrassment

Solving the migrant crisis requires Europe and the US to sign up to a global resettlement plan for 60 million people fleeing conflict and persecution. Kevin Watkins, Executive Director of the Overseas Development Institute (ODI) and Professor in Practice at LSE, writes for the Independent. Europe once stood for human rights, collective action and the reconstruction of lives shattered by […]

Justice in the world’s most difficult places – JSRP

Dr Anna Macdonald introduces the Justice and Security Research Programme’s newly published Special Issue on the local realities of law and justice. Reposted from the JSRP. How people living in the world’s most difficult places – the poorest, most politically fragile and conflict-affected environments – seek redress, justice and social order is important both for them and for the world […]

September 10th, 2015|Featured, Publications|0 Comments|
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    Rajapaksa defeat marks end to civil war in Sri Lanka. Interview with Rajesh Venugopal

Rajapaksa defeat marks end to civil war in Sri Lanka. Interview with Rajesh Venugopal

On Tuesday 18 August, former Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa conceded defeat in his bid to become Prime Minister. To LSE’s Dr Rajesh Venugopal, who specialises in ethnic conflict and South Asia, this defeat marks a definitive end to the nation’s civil war. The following interview with Nikhil Lakshman (originally published on Rediff.com) discusses Rajapaksa’s future in Sri Lankan politics, […]

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    Talking about war makes it more likely. Look at South Sudan.

Talking about war makes it more likely. Look at South Sudan.

Following on from our recent post about avoiding the use of bombs to deal with Islamic State, former LSE fellow Mareike Schomerus (now with ODI) has co-authored an article with Lotje de Vries about the dangers of tempting war by talking about it. (Originally published in the Washington Post.) Today, Aug. 17, 2015, is yet another final deadline for the […]