What are the risks we face from volcanoes? ▶

What are the risks we face from volcanoes? ▶

In her inaugural lecture held at the University of Auckland, Professor Jan Lindsay gives an insight into her research into volcanoes all over the world. A consistent focus of her research has been on improving societal resilience to volcanic hazards – in the early...
What is the state of democracy in Latin America?

What is the state of democracy in Latin America?

By Francesc Badia i Dalmases This year’s election cycle will tell us whether political systems in the region can deal with social tensions made worse by the pandemic. Aseries of elections in Latin America this year, either held already or scheduled to take place, are...
Can peace come to Yemen? 🔊

Can peace come to Yemen? 🔊

Since 2014, Yemen has been embroiled in an ongoing civil war. In the process, it has become the salient battleground for the ongoing rivalry between Saudi Arabia and Iran and has been described as the world’s worst humanitarian disaster by the UN. What are the...
What causes the loss of smell in COVID-19?

What causes the loss of smell in COVID-19?

By Helen Murray New research shows that SARS-CoV-2 infection can cause significant damage to the olfactory bulb and brainstem and highlights the importance of monitoring the neurological symptoms of COVID-19. Although COVID-19 is primarily a respiratory disease, many...
Is it time for New Zealand to leave Afghanistan?

Is it time for New Zealand to leave Afghanistan?

By Robert Patman & Ryan Webb New Zealand can take some pride from the largely positive contribution it has made in nation-building and advancing human rights in Afghanistan says Robert Patman and Ryan Webb.  Following the attacks of September 11, 2001, few...