COVID-19 And Intra-African Migration Fluxes: Food Insecurity and Its Consequences

According to the fourth annual Global Report on Food Crises[1], the current number of human beings at risk of starvation is 135 million. This number is expected to double post-COVID, with an estimated 265 million people at risk of famine across the world.[2] Some of the main causes of food insecurity include conflict, environmental disasters, economic crises, diseases, and displacement. The region most at-risk is the African continent


OP ED - War is gendered; solutions to it must be gender-sensitive

It was in a spring sunny day in Bogota, Colombia, in a rather small waiting room, filled with a pleasant coffee aroma that I met former FARC combatant Rosa for the first time.

Discerning the Reality from Narrative in Libya: Finding the Way Forward

We must look for real solutions to the problems at hand. Determine the reality from the narrative and address the hard questions with proactive answers. If economic mismanagement is indeed undermining any political settlement, explore genuine financial accountability mechanisms that acknowledge the diverging financial streams in Libya.

Plight of the Protests: Iraq and Lebanon’s Trials and Tribulations in the Face of COVID-19

Despite government measures to stop the spread of coronavirus, the poorly structured health system in Iraq forced civilians to take matters into their own hands. There is serious concern that with the lack of a strong public health sector, as well as the resentments of protesters, there will be a second wave of COVID-19 throughout the country

COVID-19: Will we learn from our mistakes?

The inequitable response to the 2008 crisis laid the seeds for a decade of populism, instability, and violence around the world. With today’s ground fertile for populist narratives, unprecedented resource competition, and autocratic power-grabs, the scale of the COVID-19 crisis makes it clear that we can’t afford to make the same mistakes again.

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The Brussels International Center is an independent, non-profit, think-and-do tank based in the capital of Europe that is committed to developing solutions to address the cyclical drivers of insecurity, economic fragility, and conflict the Middle East and North Africa, and its impact to the EU.


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BIC's latest project takes critical aim at yesterday's approaches to security and defence, with a view towards developing proactive solutions to the evolving nature of insecurity and hybrid warfare. Building off our extensive coding process, we will use qualitative and quantitative data to evaluate the impacts of new trends - such as disinformation campaigns, cyber warfare, climate challenges, and geopolitical factors - on the various social, political and economic drivers of conflict and instability.


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