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Is Syria really a 'climate war'? We examined the links between drought, migration and conflict

OPINION: Putting too much emphasis on the climate overlooks the role of political and socio-economic factors in determining a community’s vulnerability to environmental stress.

Are facts about women in war oversimplified?

According to one researcher, oversimplified perceptions of gender roles in war and conflict reproduce gender stereotypes and existing inequalities.

Soldiers play when they are at war

War and play have increasingly become blended together, with negative consequences for a young soldier’s perception of war, say researchers.

Medieval shipwreck hints at psychological warfare

Details of a sunken Danish royal ship reveals colourful details about psychological warfare in the middle ages.

Gender matters in war reporting

Being a journalist in war zones and armed conflicts is becoming increasingly dangerous. Most of the journalists killed in the field are men, but the concern is about the security of their female colleagues.

Why do Norwegian youths believe the West is at war with Islam?

Nearly sixty percent of Oslo’s youth population believe the West is at war with Islam. Is it just a sign of the times?

Investigating mass graves can build trust

Violence ended in the former Yugoslavia, the conflicts did not. Forensic investigations of mass graves can help to reconcile enemies.

Lone-wolf terrorists can be tracked

Lone-wolf terrorists are often on the periphery of radicalized environments, shows new research. This could help authorities to forestall future attacks.

Sweden’s promise of a permanent home becomes migrant magnet

Asylum seekers have gone through the trauma of leaving their homes and families. The potential for a new stable life weighs strongly in their choices of where to seek safety.

2014 was a record year for conflicts

Last year was probably the most violent one since the end of the Cold War.