G20 highlights the risk of demonstrations during international summits

By | 2017-07-17T14:57:28+00:00 July 17th, 2017|Categories: Case Studies|

On July 7-8th world leaders from the members of the G20 group gathered in Hamburg, Germany for the annual meeting to discuss the international economic agenda. The meeting was attended by top officials from various countries and meant a significant boost to security in the city as well as the likelihood of public unrest. Safeture [...]

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June in Review

By | 2017-07-05T15:25:11+00:00 July 5th, 2017|Categories: Case Studies|

Following are some of major events that have been dominating the global headlines in the month of June: Terror attacks in London London suffered two major terror attacks in June, both targeting civilians right in the city center and its northern suburb. The first attack occurred on 3rd June 2017 on the busy [...]

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Storm and flooding in Western Cape

By | 2017-06-28T07:53:00+00:00 June 28th, 2017|Categories: Case Studies|

Between 6-8 June, much of South Africa’s Western Cape province, including Cape Town, was hit by a powerful storm which resulted in casualties and severe disruptions. The South African Weather Service reported it as the worst winter storm in 30 years as mudslides, flash floods and gale force winds left Cape Town partially paralyzed. Anticipated [...]

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Mora marks beginning of cyclone season in North Indian Ocean

By | 2017-06-21T11:43:20+00:00 June 21st, 2017|Categories: Case Studies|

In late May, Cyclone Mora lashed through Bangladesh and several other countries in North Indian Ocean region, causing widespread damage and disruptions to the local populace and travelers alike. Cyclone Mora as it is commonly referred to can be categorized as a “Severe Cyclonic Storm". Its arrival marked the beginning of the North Indian Ocean [...]

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Ongoing insurgency and militant activity in North Sinai

By | 2017-06-21T10:59:58+00:00 June 15th, 2017|Categories: Case Studies|

As of the 2011 political upheaval and the subsequent instability in Egypt the Sinai Peninsula has seen an active insurgency by ISIL- affiliated militants. Over the course of six years the group calling itself “Sinai Province” has carried out deadly attacks in the North Sinai Governorate as well as other parts of the country. Many [...]

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Terror attack at pop concert in Manchester

By | 2017-06-16T10:10:14+00:00 June 7th, 2017|Categories: Case Studies|

On 22 May, an explosion ripped through a concert hall in Manchester, killing 23 people and leaving dozens more wounded. That incident would later become the second worst terrorist attack in the United Kingdom since the 7 July 2005 London bombings, as well as the first time since 2007 that the country’s terror threat level [...]

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Trial of the Jakarta governor and subsequent protests

By | 2017-06-21T10:35:48+00:00 May 12th, 2017|Categories: Case Studies|Tags: , , , , , , |

The trial of the Jakarta governor, Basuki Tjahaja Purnama, or popularly known as “Ahok” was concerned with his alleged blasphemous remarks. Many have regarded the trial as a major turning point in Indonesia’s image as a moderate society. It is not only a test of the country’s progress in the rule of law, but more [...]

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May Day rallies held worldwide

By | 2017-06-16T10:12:33+00:00 May 1st, 2017|Categories: Case Studies|

Labor Day/ May Day/ International Workers’ Day falls on the May 1st every year in most countries across the globe. It is a day to recognize the contribution of the working classes that dates back to the late 19th century.   While it is a public holiday in most countries, May 1st is also marked [...]

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Stockholm terror attack

By | 2017-06-16T10:12:59+00:00 April 7th, 2017|Categories: Case Studies|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

On April 7th, a terrorist attack occurred in Stockholm where a truck rammed into pedestrians in downtown Stockholm, killing four people and leaving at least 15 others wounded. The incident was later confirmed as a terrorist attack and is part of a growing trend of using a vehicle in crowded places as part of a [...]

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Germany and undetonated WWII bombs

By | 2017-04-04T11:34:48+00:00 April 4th, 2017|Categories: Case Studies|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

More than 70 years after the end of the Second World War, there are still undetonated bombs and shells all over Europe. Decades of post-war construction has uncovered many of these devices while building roads and structural foundations. However, some of these bombs are discovered later during large-scale construction work, prompting evacuations. Uncovered bombs can [...]

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