With great power comes great responsibility: A report from the frontier of armed conflict forecasting

Pax et Bellum Editorial Board | Analysis, Civil Wars, Global, International Politics, Lovisa Mickelsson, Remco Jansen | , , , , ,

Forecasting violent political crises such as the devastating resource wars of the 1990s or the ongoing conflict in Syria is a dream to researchers and policy-makers. What if we could indeed anticipate these crises; could we save people from the horrors of war? Can data …

How to Define Violence in Aleppo?

Pax et Bellum Editorial Board | Analysis, Civil Wars, Middle East and North Africa, Violence against Civilians | , , , , , , ,

The Mass Violence Awareness Initiative (MVAI) is a non-Governmental Organization which is based in Uppsala, Sweden. It seeks to increase public awareness about incidents of past, current and possible upcoming mass violence, genocide and related phenomena around the world.

There is understandably much use of …

Sexual violence – South Sudan’s neglected survivors and crimes

Pax et Bellum Editorial Board | Alexandra Hallqvist, Analysis, Sub-Saharan Africa, Violence against Civilians, Zoe Meijer | , , , , , , ,

Historically, sexual violence has been a part of war. However, while it used to be seen as “just” a byproduct of war, we have finally come to the realization that sexual violence is often used as a strategic tool during conflict. Especially after the rape …

From regime change to authoritarian stability? The Trump presidency and the Syrian Civil War

Pax et Bellum Editorial Board | Americas, Analysis, Aron Woonink, Civil Wars, International Politics, Middle East and North Africa, Opinions | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

Many jars of ink have been spilt on Donald Trump’s election last month. Every spectator, whether they’re journalists, policymakers or ordinary citizens, wonders what this remarkable figure’s victory will mean for the US and the rest of the world. Will Muslims be banned from entering …