Trial of the Jakarta governor and subsequent protests

By | 2017-05-12T16:45:42+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 | 2017-05-05T12:33:05+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 | 2017-04-19T10:10:41+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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Protests and strikes in Brazil

By | 2017-04-13T09:14:56+00:00 March 31st, 2017|Categories: Case Studies|Tags: , , , , , |

On March 31st, in Brazil, there were nationwide protests against the proposed federal pension reform. These demonstrations were just the latest in a recent history of civil unrest in the country. Protests and demonstrations are no strangers to Brazilian society. However, since 2013, and initially boosted by the increase in public transport fares, demonstrations regarding [...]

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Anti-corruption protests across Russia

By | 2017-04-03T14:17:05+00:00 March 26th, 2017|Categories: Case Studies|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |

On March 26th, thousands of Russians took to the streets for anti-corruption demonstrations which demanded the resignation of Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev. Clashes between protesters and police occurred in a number of cities across Russia; hundreds of protesters were detained by authorities. The anti-Kremlin marches were the largest since the 2011-2012. In Moscow alone, 8,000 [...]

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Terror attack in central London highlights growing risk of lone-wolf attacks

By | 2017-03-24T15:27:15+00:00 March 23rd, 2017|Categories: Case Studies|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

On March 22nd, a terror attack occurred in Central London. An armed man in his vehicle plowed through pedestrians on Westminster Bridge before coming to a halt in front of the British parliament. Where he then stabbed a police officer, who later died. The offender was later killed by police. The attack was felt across [...]

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Filipino government terminates ceasefire with communist rebels

By | 2017-02-22T10:33:48+00:00 February 17th, 2017|Categories: Case Studies|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , |

The Philippines is no stranger to an active insurgency, as they have been deeply entrenched in conflict with Islamic militants and communist rebels. When President Rodrigo R. Duterte took office in June 2016, he declared a unilateral ceasefire with the communists in his nationwide address. This was believed to be in an effort to find [...]

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Anti-corruption protests in Romania

By | 2017-02-22T10:39:56+00:00 February 8th, 2017|Categories: Case Studies|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Unrest which had simmered during January exploded into full-blown mass protests in cities throughout Romania. The protests began on January 29th, after the government pushed through a controversial set of legislative amendments regarding corruption. During the last few days’ crowds in their thousands have gathered in and around Victory square in Bucharest. Although legislation was rolled [...]

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Trump protests in the United States

By | 2017-02-09T15:40:03+00:00 January 20th, 2017|Categories: Case Studies|

The recent US presidential election in November, 2016, spurred a wide range of demonstrations across the United States. After what can be regarded as one of the most controversial presidential elections in US history, those unhappy with the results have since organized numerous protests, most notably in major cities such as Washington D.C., New York City, [...]

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