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The Congolese Conflict and the Resource/Conflict Dilemma

The Congolese Conflict and the Resource/Conflict Dilemma

High levels of mineral reserves are a contributing factor in the 20+ year violent conflict in the Congo. Peace Science shows the link between natural resources and conflict, and how government income from natural resources can lead to more deadly, longer lasting, conflict. 

The North Korean Sanctions Are Working

The North Korean Sanctions Are Working

For over 10 years, the United Nations has led an international sanctions regime targeting North Korea. Now that China has joined, sanctions are starting to make a noticeable impact on the North Korean economy.

UN Chief Congratulates Sierra Leone On Peaceful Elections

UN Chief Congratulates Sierra Leone On Peaceful Elections

On April 4, 2018, Sierra Leone democratically elected its first president following years of civil war. Peace science shows how nonviolent civil resistance during government transition is important to the health and longevity of a democracy.