Civil war

People board a truck as they leave Khartoum, Sudan, on June 19, 2023.

‘I no longer have a dream’: Sudan has the largest displacement of children in the world


Telecommunications and internet connectivity were cut off again across Sudan as millions of people face an ongoing civil war. UNICEF spokesperson James Elder just returned from Darfur, a particularly troubling epicenter of the violence, and spoke to The World’s host Marco Werman about the latest conditions.

Democratic Republic of Congo Defense Forces gather in the North Kivu province village of Mukondi, Thursday March 9, 2023.

Rebel reliance: Part I

Critical State
Syrian Democratic Forces soldiers hold a position in Hassakeh, northeast Syria, Jan. 27, 2022.

A prison battle in Syria puts the spotlight on the plight of child detainees

Conflict & Justice
Head of the Presidential Council of Libya Mohamed al-Manfi, German Chancellor Angela Merkel, French President Emmanuel Macron, Italian Prime Minister Mario Draghi and Libyan Prime Minister Abdul Hamid Dbeibah attend a press conference on Libya in Paris

Elections in Libya should be part of a larger process toward peace, analyst says

A building is still riddled with war damage, on the former frontline of the Lebanese Civil War, in Beirut, Lebanon, Tuesday, April 13, 2021.

Checking in on democratic peace: Part I

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Three men are shown wearing traditional Saudi headdress and garments while seated at a long white table.

Yemen pledging drive hopes to raise $2.4 billion to save aid ops as coronavirus spreads


The United Nations and Saudi Arabia host a pledging conference for war-ravaged Yemen on Tuesday to help raise some $2.4 billion as funding shortages imperil the world’s biggest aid operation.

A group of military men stand in a line with their weapons.

Analysis: Who joins rebel armies?

Critical State

Trying to figure out who actually does the fighting in civil wars — and why they join — is an ongoing challenge for conflict scholars.

Woman in crowd looking at camera

Liberia was founded by people enslaved in the US. Advocates say the US should not end an immigration program that helps them.

Global Politics

A small immigration program for Liberians in the US will expire at the end of March. Minnesota economists and health care companies say their losing immigration status will have an outsized effect.

Civil War Re-enactors

Arts, Culture & Media

Novelist Tom Dyja visits a Civil War re-enactment.

Forward, March

Arts, Culture & Media

Novelist Tom Dyja visits a Civil War re-enactment to find out why civilians dress up in heavy woolen uniforms and stage elaborate battle scenes.