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

By | 2019-01-13T15:38:11+00:00 January 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+00:00 December 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+00:00 December 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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November in Review

By | 2018-12-11T15:56:34+00:00 December 11th, 2018|Categories: Case Studies|

Following are some of major events that have been dominating the global headlines in the month of November:   Trump loses control of House following mid-term elections Donald Trump faced the first major test of his presidency in early November as the mid-term elections got underway in the United States. Amid a brutal [...]

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Ongoing conflicts hamper fight against worst Ebola outbreak in D.R. Congo’s history

By | 2018-11-21T14:11:57+00:00 November 21st, 2018|Categories: Case Studies|

The impoverished Democratic Republic of Congo (Congo-Kinshasa) has been hit by a fresh Ebola outbreak since August 2018. Being the third such incident in less than two years, the latest outbreak centered in the provinces of Ituri and North Kivu where the number of deaths associated with the disease has risen steadily to at least [...]

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Brazilian Presidential Elections: First impressions on security

By | 2018-11-02T14:18:35+00:00 November 2nd, 2018|Categories: Case Studies|

Brazil just went through the second round of its latest presidential elections on Sunday, 28 October. Jair Bolsonaro, a far-right candidate from the small and conservative Social Liberal Party (PSL), came out as the winner with 55,13% of the overall votes against Fernando Haddad, former São Paulo mayor and education minister from the Worker’s Party (PT), who [...]

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October in Review

By | 2018-12-07T09:57:44+00:00 October 31st, 2018|Categories: Case Studies|

Following are some of major events that have been dominating the global headlines in the month of October:   US-Saudi Arabia ties tested amid murder of prominent journalist The murder of prominent journalist, Jamal Khashoggi at the Saudi consulate in Istanbul put a spotlight on the kingdom’s close relationship with the United States [...]

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Tsunami in Sulawesi underscores weaknesses of disaster warning mechanism

By | 2018-10-10T18:29:11+00:00 October 10th, 2018|Categories: Case Studies|

In late September, the Indonesian province of Sulawesi was hit by a strong earthquake, followed by a tsunami that devastated coastal cities in the region. The death toll reached 1,200 in matter of days and many infrastructures especially in the town of Palu were either destroyed or badly damaged. Scenes of despair were beamed across [...]

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September in Review

By | 2018-09-29T13:49:51+00:00 September 29th, 2018|Categories: Case Studies|

Following are some of major events that have been dominating the global headlines in the month of September:   South Korea’s Moon Jae-in reaches out to North’s Kim Jong-un as denuclearization talks stalled A hug from the North Korean leader Kim Jong-un to the South’s counterpart Moon Jae-in marked the beginning of the [...]

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Anti-immigrant sentiment on the rise in Germany amid unrest in Chemnitz

By | 2018-09-06T15:56:18+00:00 September 6th, 2018|Categories: Case Studies|

The little-known city of Chemnitz became the focal point of pro- and anti-immigrant movements in late August, following the fatal stabbing of a German national by foreigners in a brawl. Violent protests soon erupted with anti-immigration proponents taking to the streets of the city and eventually overwhelming the local police force. For the days that [...]

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