How the End of Civil Conflicts Can Lead to Increased Deforestation
A new study found the loss of forest cover significantly increased in four countries that recently declared peace after years of war.
Atlanta Has Built a Task Force to Change Street Names Honoring White Supremacists
And it has identified six monuments and roughly 30 street names that could soon possibly meet the chopping block.
Bringing Female Voices Into Sudan's Male-Dominated Peace Talks
A conversation with Rasha El Fangry, the coordinator of the Collaborative for Peace of Sudan.
Why the Far Right's Rallying Cry of a Leftist 'Civil War' Is No Laughing Matter
The allegations of a leftist civil war are just the latest in a string of far-right conspiracy theories. And as we saw with Edgar Maddison Welch and Lane Davis, those conspiracy theories can lead to a violent aftermath.
How This Conservative News Site Misreported a Confederate Monument Rally
A reporter for The Daily Caller neglected to mention he'd given a speech in front of protesters in support of white nationalism.
Is There Really a Link Between Climate Change and National Security?
It would appear so, going by current research.
The Image of a Confederate Flag Is Far From Harmless
A 2010 study found that it can activate anti-black bias in whites.
Is Climate Change to Blame for the Syrian Civil War?
Researchers say yes—human impacts on the climate made droughts leading up to the war two to three times more likely.
What an Electoral Game Changer Actually Looks Like
Despite the usual array of punditry, there's not much President Obama could have done in the weeks leading up to the recent mid-terms to change the outcome.
Political Scientist Forecasted the Central African Republic Genocide
A conversation about the grim business of predicting mass atrocities.
The Financial Meltdown of the New Orleans Slave Market
As you watch 12 Years a Slave recall that the market in humanity really was a market—with dizzying asset price changes, speculative bubbles, and a fear of volatility greater than a fear of civil war.
The Long-Term Harm Caused by Short-Term Exposure to Violence
A study of the political upheaval in Kenya shows what harm violence can have on the children who witness it.