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12 Mar 2012 description

This week, we present a selection of cartoons that show issues currently shaping the international relations agenda. We begin with CartoonMovement.com’s cartoon strip on the aftermath of the 2010 Haiti earthquake.

09 May 2011 description

A new Haitian government under Michel Martelly is unlikely to resolve the Caribbean country's myriad reconstruction and development challenges. What Haiti urgently needs now is better governance. Haitians and their international counterparts have to work together to create legitimate public authority for rebuilding a country that does not rest primarily on formal, rules-based institutions.

By Markus Schultze-Kraft for ISN Insights

14 Jan 2011 description

Aimee Ansari, the Humanitarian Policy Advisor for Oxfam International, discusses the status of reconstruction efforts in Haiti a year after the 2010 earthquake. She examines the role of poverty and inequality in Haiti's development and why the Haitian people need to be included during the process of reconstruction and recovery to stabilize both Haiti's society and economy.

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29 Jan 2010 description

With aid to Haiti largely failing in the past and the daunting task of rebuilding the capital at present, many wonder whether international development plans will be lost in the rubble, Simon Roughneen writes for ISN Security Watch.

By Simon Roughneen in Port-au-Prince for ISN Security Watch

Much of Haiti's capital lies in ruins after the devastating 12 January earthquake. Up to 200,000 people are thought to have died, many now buried in mass graves outside the city.

20 Jan 2010 description

Private security companies are eager to deploy to Port-au-Prince to provide humanitarian assistance, for a price, Jody Ray Bennett comments for ISN Security Watch.

By Jody Ray Bennett for ISN Security Watch


After what the UN has called the worst disaster with which it has ever been confronted, the massive earthquake that rocked Haiti on 12 January created a tremendous demand for humanitarian assistance that many US private military and security companies (PMSCs) are eager to supply.

Five days after …