Trump is only the most recent in a long line of US presidents who have overestimated their ability to manage the Israeli-Palestinian conflict — a role requiring deep engagement with the conflict’s details and an acute understanding of the regional political dynamics and constraints.
Essen, Germany has been declared Europe’s “Green Capital” for 2017 in recognition of its transformation from a city of coal and steel into a role model of environmental consciousness for urban areas struggling with the effects of deindustrialisation.
By establishing organisations and networks to represent their interests in European politics, female migrants are amplifying their voices and dismantling barriers to women’s political empowerment.
Electric trains in the Netherlands have relied entirely on renewable energy since 1 January 2017, and now the UK and Belgium are following in their tracks.
A look at October–November 2016 developments in state diplomacy, funding, alliances and policy in response to a continuing surge of international migration.
Despite the recent UN Summit for Refugees and Migrants, tensions surrounding the movement of refugees and migrants remain high. Renewed efforts to stem the flow of irregular migrants could have a negative impact on those in need of protection.
With the world’s attention fixed on migration, it is vital that Habitat III and the New Urban Agenda usher in a new narrative on urban development that centres on promoting migrants’ inclusion in cities.
Outcomes from the recent UN Summit for Refugees and Migrants and the US-hosted Leaders’ Summit on the Global Refugee Crisis are encouraging indicators that governments are developing a more unified approach to addressing large movements of migrants and refugees.
Does migration cause development or vice versa? There is often a misunderstanding — or even a wilful ignorance — about the linkages between the two.
UNU Junior Fellow Bavo Stevens looks at some of the prevailing models of migration governance and the challenges presented by fragmented migration policy perspectives among nations, regions and global forums.
Habitat III is an opportunity to pave the way for culturally and contextually sensitive solutions to the challenges of rapid urbanisation in small island developing states.
Building “resilience” is a common development goal, but the concept’s varied interpretation presents many challenges when moving from notion to political discourse and sound policy.
An emerging rural-urban disparity in carbon emissions demonstrates how equal access to resources should form the bedrock of future urbanisation and climate governance.
A look at Kanazawa’s cityscape and richness of crafts that have developed in response to winter — snapshots of how climate and natural environment influence material culture and lifestyles.