Despite hopes for lasting peace in Colombia, political economy of conflict remains intact

The historic peace deal will no doubt result in a significant decrease in, if not the end of, armed conflict between the government of Colombia and FARC rebels. But, as Antonio Sampaio explains, the situation in the country’s rural backwaters remains messy and far less clear-cut than the gestures and statements given in the grand halls of Havana might suggest.

A frozen conflict reignited?

Fierce border clashes between Ethiopia and Eritrea have highlighted unresolved tensions and the need for a lasting resolution, argues Anastasia Voronkova.


Ten strategic questions about Brexit

Recent strategic challenges have required cooperative, Europe-wide solutions – ‘Brexit’ would leave Britain isolated and with fewer options, finds Alexander Nicoll.