Brutal winter as polar vortex sweeps through US

By |2019-03-13T14:11:22+01:00March 13th, 2019|Categories: Case Studies|

Large parts of the US experienced unusually cold weather following the arrival of a polar vortex that sent temperatures in the Midwest as well as in the East Coast dipping between January and March. This was not the first time the country experienced such weather though it has been exceptionally brutal as the so-called vortex [...]

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Dangerous escalation between India and Pakistan raises stability fears in South Asia

By |2019-03-09T18:00:05+01:00March 9th, 2019|Categories: Case Studies|

Conflict and incident background Tension between India and Pakistan has escalated sharply once again, following a militant attack in Kashmir’s Pulwama in mid-February. What started as war of words eventually became a diplomatic crisis as the Indian military carried out airstrikes against militants that Pakistan has been accused of harbouring. Since then, there have been [...]

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February in Review

By |2019-03-06T14:18:18+01:00March 6th, 2019|Categories: Case Studies|

Following are some of major events that have been dominating the global headlines in the month of February:   Diplomatic fallout between India and Pakistan amid deadly terror attack in Pulwama Tension once again flared between India and Pakistan following a deadly attack that targeted security forces in Pulwama. The attack in India-controlled [...]

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Thailand looks toward a new dawn with first election since 2014 coup

By |2019-03-01T13:15:54+01:00March 1st, 2019|Categories: Case Studies|

After a long wait, Thais will finally head to the ballot boxes for the first election since a coup d’etat that ousted then Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra in 2014. While the country is no stranger to coup attempts, anticipation is still running high among Thais as the election slated for 24 March might be the [...]

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Foreign travelers targeted amid surge in militant attacks in Burkina Faso

By |2019-02-13T15:49:23+01:00February 13th, 2019|Categories: Case Studies|

In mid-January 2019 a Canadian citizen was murdered by suspected militants after being kidnapped during a raid on a mine in eastern Burkina Faso. Days later the prime minister of the country stepped down along with his entire cabinet. While no reason for the move was specified the government has faced direct calls for resignations [...]

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January in Review

By |2019-01-31T14:36:46+01:00January 31st, 2019|Categories: Case Studies|

Following are some of major events that have been dominating the global headlines in the month of January:   Deadly terror attack rocks upscale hotel in Nairobi The Kenyan capital became a site of yet another major terror attack when suspected Al-Shabaab militants raided the luxurious dusitD2 Hotel complex in the Westlands district. [...]

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Bread protests threaten 30-year rule of Sudan’s Omar al-Bashir

By |2019-01-20T14:01:26+01:00January 20th, 2019|Categories: Case Studies|

Omar Al-Bashir of Sudan, one of Africa’s longest-ruling head of state, appeared to be under threat since late 2018 amid largest street protests seen in years. While the triggering point of the protests was caused by removal of bread subsidies, the latest bout of events is also the culmination of anger among the Sudanese people [...]

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Preview 2019: Highlights of global events and trends for the new year

By |2019-01-13T15:38:11+01:00January 11th, 2019|Categories: Case Studies|

As we usher in the brand-new year of 2019, GWS looks at some of the major events that will be taking place across the globe. Political-wise, several major developing economies such as India and Indonesia will head to the polls and their results are likely to have impacts transcending across borders. While the threat from [...]

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Year-end special: 25 events that shaped the world in 2018

By |2018-12-30T14:35:45+01:00December 30th, 2018|Categories: Case Studies|

With 2018 coming to an end, GWS looks back at the year and counts down to some of the major events that took place on each continent, and how they have impacted not only individual countries and but also the world. Some of the events such as the handshake between Donald Trump and Kim Jong-un [...]

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“Yellow Vests” protests highlight deep division between urban and rural France

By |2018-12-14T15:21:27+01:00December 14th, 2018|Categories: Case Studies|

The picturesque streets around Paris’ Arc de Triomphe turned into a battlefield between police and supporters of the so-called “Yellow Vests” movement, following a decision to raise fuel prices by French President Emmanuel Macron in November. While Macron might have barely made it through the rolling strikes over union reforms earlier this year, his luck [...]

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