Author: benno-zogg

Benno Zogg is co-head of the Peace & Security Programme at foraus and researcher at the Center for Security Studies’ (CSS) think tank at ETH Zurich.

Too Many Men – The Security Implications of Asia’s Male Surplus

Benno Zogg - Asia has a male surplus unprecedented in human history: men outnumber women by 70 million in India and China. The consequences of this imbalance are far-reaching and include gender dynamics, labour markets, everyday interactions between men and women – and, notably, security and crime.

How Organized Crime Inhibits Development in Kosovo

Benno Zogg – Happy Birthday! Kosovo celebrated ten years of independence last week. However, some of its problems like economic stagnation, political impasse, and corruption give little cause for joy. Many of them are linked to organized crime. Development aid, including aid from Switzerland, must not ignore this connection, and can act against it. On February 17th 2008, Kosovo declared independence despite weak state structures, […]