Matteo Vergani (PhD) is a researcher and senior lecturer in sociology at the Alfred Deakin Institute for Citizenship and Globalisation at Deakin University, Australia. His primary research interests are political violence, its causes, its impact on society, and the study of what could prevent it.
On the 9 year anniversary of the Westgate attack, this Perspective takes stock of recent political developments and the evolution of the threat from al-Shabaab within both Somalia and Kenya.
This perspective analyses the recent ECtHR ruling and explains its impact on the policy of European countries to repatriate children that are still in the Northeast Syria camps.
This Perspective will assess five common predictions of the Taliban’s rule in Afghanistan when they took over a year ago and consider whether things turned out as badly as many believed.