Peace is Breaking Out in Colombia

Colombia marked a major milestone this week in ending its 52 year-long conflict with FARC when the UN certified disarmament of the rebel group as complete. This is a step -- and a very consequential one -- to...

“Climate Refugees,” Explained

What makes a "climate refugee?" There is no standard definition and no such a category of refugees currently exist under international law. But the fact is people who have been uprooted because of climate chang...

The “Four Famines,” Explained

Hunger will be the humanitarian disaster of 2017.  The UN already declared a full fledged famine in parts of South Sudan last month, and three other situations around the world are precariously close to crossi...