Monthly Archives: June 2015

‘Green’ defence strategies (2)

The symbolic impact of a government’s defence budget outweighs its actual demand on the national finances as a sign of strategic intent based on the logic of force: this applies whether the state is large or small, formal or informal … Continue reading

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Unravelling rhino riddles

Why are some countries more effective than others at controlling rhino poaching, asks Paul Tanghe. Since 2008, surging consumer demand in Vietnam and China has triggered a global crisis in rhino poaching. In South Africa, the twentieth-century paradigm of conservation … Continue reading

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A brave Colombian

While Colombia’s ‘peace process’ moves slowly forward, the damage caused by the decades of conflict to the country’s environment and ecology will take equally long to repair. During those years of conflict, not just involving the Leftist FARC-EP (Revolutionary Armed … Continue reading

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