Tsunami in Sulawesi underscores weaknesses of disaster warning mechanism

By |2018-10-10T18:29:11+02:00October 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+02:00September 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+02:00September 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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August in Review

By |2018-08-31T11:42:48+02:00August 31st, 2018|Categories: Case Studies|

Following are some of major events that have been dominating the global headlines in the month of August:   Outcry in Zimbabwe amidst controversial election results Unrest broke out in Zimbabwe following a controversial election results that gave a victory to incumbent, President Emmerson Mnangagwa. The violence occurred as security forces launched a [...]

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Europe swelters amidst unusually hot summer

By |2018-08-09T14:23:22+02:00August 9th, 2018|Categories: Case Studies|

The Northern Hemisphere witnessed one of its hottest summer in years amid unusually high temperatures, from Tokyo to London. While summer has often been regarded as a relief from the chilly weather throughout much of the year in Europe, the record-breaking heatwaves this year have instead became a cause of public health concerns and has [...]

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July in Review

By |2018-08-03T13:21:28+02:00August 2nd, 2018|Categories: Case Studies|

Following are some of major events that have been dominating the global headlines in the month of July:   Leftist wins Mexico’s presidential election amid promise of ambitious transformation Mexico voted in a new leftist government on 1 July in an election that was dominated by issues such as corruption, organised crime and [...]

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Unrest in oil-rich region fuels fears of instability in Iraq

By |2018-07-27T13:37:02+02:00July 27th, 2018|Categories: Case Studies|

Protests erupted in early July in major southern Iraqi cities including Karbala, Najaf and Basra as anger boiled over the level of public services offered in the oil-rich region. In contrast with violence that has been plaguing central and northwest Iraq, the south has been enjoying a period of relative calm in recent years, making [...]

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Trump’s tough immigration stance sparks backlash across US

By |2018-07-23T11:22:06+02:00July 13th, 2018|Categories: Case Studies|

The immigration policy of US President Donald Trump once again reignited controversies in June when families who were detained for illegal entry were separated at the border. Trump himself has made no secret that his administration will come down hard on immigration and this has clearly been reflected in his policies since taking office, from [...]

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June in Review

By |2018-06-30T14:52:40+02:00June 29th, 2018|Categories: Case Studies|

Following are some of major events that have been dominating the global headlines in the month of June:   Trump meets Kim in historic Singapore summit US President Donald J. Trump held a historic summit with the leader of North Korea, Kim Jong-un in Singapore after much back and forth during the planning [...]

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Resurgence of jihadists in Indonesia highlights threat by IS in SE Asia

By |2018-06-21T12:52:42+02:00June 20th, 2018|Categories: Case Studies|

Indonesia was rocked by two terror attacks in May 2018, following the previous one in central Jakarta almost two years prior. A country that is no stranger to terrorism since the deadly bombings in Bali between 2002 and 2003, the latest attacks in Surabaya are a clear reminder that the threat of jihadism has never [...]

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