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How to build back better after a hurricane... and before the next

Imagine relocating the entire population of your country in the face of a colossal hurricane and two months later still not being able to get back…


Powering west Mosul’s water plants

Mosul was one of the last major holdouts in Iraq of the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL), who took control of the city in mid-2014. The military campaign to liberate the city started in…  


Africa’s unique vulnerability to violent extremism

Africa bears the brunt of lives lost, economies ruined, and relationships fractured by terrorism. It is the continent where al-Qaeda launched its war against the United States in 1998, by bombing the…  


Will enclaved development be the scenario of the future?

In the extractive industries, it is not unusual to see companies supported by political elite-pacts confining themselves to compounds protected by private security firms, literally walled off from the…  

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