Political Systems and Civil War

    by Matthew Corcoran
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    Military forces of Colombia patrol territories where guerrillas of FARC remain active. Photo by Vlad Galenko

    Over the last half century, the world has learned a great deal about how costly civil wars can be — they devastate economies, take millions of lives, and cause mass displacement. A scholar at NYU Abu Dhabi is studying the politics of civil war and the way in which political institutions mediate social conflict more generally. His findings could hold lessons for many countries around the world struggling with violence and social unrest.

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    The Resident Expert: Crisis in Iraq, Syria, and Ukraine

    by Matthew Corcoran
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    Reports of revolution and civil war in Iraq, Syria, and Ukraine have dominated the media this year. Salaam checked in with NYU Abu Dhabi Professor of Social Research and Public Policy Georgi Derluguian to ask how a social scientist might think about these geopolitical events and what might motivate young people to take part in these conflicts.

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    Meet the Falcon

    by Rhoshenda Ellis


    The NYUAD Falcon was out in full force with the community to support the Men's and Women's basketball teams as they faced off against Paris Sorbonne University Abu Dhabi last week. The NYUAD athletics mascot and new fan club were celebrated with a spirit party, including face painting, poster making, and a performance by the university's faculty band RLOE.

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