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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.

New mathematical logic could have averted the attack on Saddam

A completely new type of mathematical logic has the potential to improve intelligence services worldwide. The US Army has already expressed keen interest.

Why do we spare civilians in war?

Neither compassion nor charity were the reasons why Western soldiers spared enemy civilians in war, new Danish research shows.

Friendships form countries’ foreign policy

When two countries constantly talk of each other as special friends and allies, this has consequences for practical policy.

1 in 6 children develop PTSD after a traumatic event

Children who are abused, experience war or terrorism, develop post-traumatic stress disorder more often than children who experience natural disasters, injury due to an accident or sudden death of a parent.

How the potato was brought to Norway

Famine, prohibition and war contributed to the potato’s popularity in the Norwegian kitchen. It all started with the priests.

Peacekeeping from cyberspace

YouTube videos, data about the location of mobile phones and volunteers who translate and make maps via digital networking are some of the new tools that are bolstering peacekeeping forces, according to a Norwegian researcher.