Africa | 14.07.18

Motors of Social Change

Sprawling cities bring their own transportation needs. Where options can be limited, can these needs also bring the ability for social and economic change?

Americas | 17.07.18

The Rise and Fall of Detroit

‘Motor City’ went from being a vision of the new United States to a place of severe poverty and urban decay. Why does it matter for the industrialized world?

10.04.18

A Blueprint for African Tyrants

Hissene Habré was the first former African head of state to be tried before a court in an African country. What can the trial’s success teach us about the future of the international legal framework, and what is the precedent for other human rights abuses on the continent?

Development | 21.02.18

The Banality of Certainty

What is the logic of ‘Value for Money’ in development sector, and could it force foreign aid agencies to choose between irrelevance and subterfuge?