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Peacekeeping missions can actually increase criminal violence, research finds

Credit: CC0 Public Domain The presence of UN peacekeeping missions can inadvertently make criminal violence worse by providing the security necessary for organised crime to flourish, and creating a ‘peacekeeping economy’ which criminals can exploit, finds a new study by Dr. Jessica di Salvatore of the University of Warwick. Dr. di Salvatore set out to […]

Study examines how picture books introduce kids to politics

Credit: CC0 Public Domain Politics have been known to put adults to sleep, but political engagement could be part of children’s bedtime stories as well. Lessons about the importance of politics could be part of their early education. A new University of Kansas study analyzed political messages in the most popular picture books of the […]