Africa’s Youth Challenge and the Private Sector: An Agent of Change

July 16, 2014

Youth unemployment poses challenges for growth and development in Africa, but the private sector could be the solution. While all actors, including the youth, are responsible for transforming employment creation in Africa, this shared responsibility has led to no significant improvements in the...

Competing Voices: Gender and Ideology in Egypt

October 23, 2013

Secular and Islamist discourse in Egypt share a core essence of masculine dominance. Egypt and the wider Middle East are undergoing major change following revolutions. But what is the best way to plan for and navigate the future? A number of post-Arab Spring political and strategic analyses have...

Humanitarian Aid: Far From a Feel-Good Workout

June 23, 2013

As the Syrian refugee crisis deepens, charitable trips have turned into publicity stunts. Despite aid convoys developing into an institutionalised process of our global charity sector, the increase in the number of humanitarian relief convoys sent out is not proportionate to their affectivity in...

Laos: Silencing Civil Society

February 04, 2013

The abduction of the highly respected community leader Sombath Somphone sheds light on the challenges Lao society has to face. Though usually depicted as a country filled with wild nature populated by people with an outstanding laissez-faire mentality, discourse regarding Laos has shifted these...