Tag Archive | environment

Image by Rod Waddington

Khat Chewing – Benign Practice or Social Peril?

A stimulant native to the Horn of Africa and the Arabian Peninsula, Khat is a narcotic leaf that induces mild euphoria upon chewing – an extremely popular custom in Somalia, Yemen, Kenya, Djibouti and Ethiopia. Lucrative business More than 25,000kg of khat is sold each day in Ethiopia’s Adaway Market and is a vital source of […]

Read the full story

Posted in Africa, Drugs, Economic Security, Food Security, Security Issues, World, Yemen

Image by Adil Khan

Is the Aral Sea Disaster Reversible?

Once the fourth largest lake in the world, the Aral Sea has shrunk by 90% over the past 50 years. Perhaps a paragon of unsustainable development and mismanagement, it has been described by the UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon as ‘one of the planet’s worst environmental disasters’. Is there hope for the people and the environment affected […]

Read the full story

Posted in Economic Security, World


Global Politics Tweets

Distinguished Scholar lecture in the School of IR - Cynthia Enloe on Feminist Thinking in an Age of #Trump. Tues at 5pm in School II. pic.twitter.com/c0iqPKbZdJ

Like Us On Facebook

Archives