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Brexit: A European opportunity?

Brexit: A European opportunity?

Geopolitical expert Prince Michael of Liechtenstein introduces our comment section devoted to the UK’s vote to leave the European Union - and the possible consequences for resilience and security - with an opinion piece on the way forward

  • Comment
Brexit and the future: Views from CRJ

Brexit and the future: Views from CRJ

We present a snapshot of some of CRJ's Editorial Advisory Panel Members' thoughts on the possible implications of Brexit upon security, resilience and civil protection

  • Comment
Brexercise and testing: Blue skies ahead?

Brexercise and testing: Blue skies ahead?

The UK has been a leading player in EU public safety exercises and, assuming a non-partisan, apolitical approach is taken, there is no reason this should change, according to Brian Dillon

  • Comment
Spring 2016 flooding in France

Spring 2016 flooding in France

Between the end of May and the beginning of June 2016, the Northern part of France experienced severe flooding for a few weeks, as many rivers swelled rapidly after heavy rainfall. Four people died and 24 were injured, write Christophe Libeau and Pierre Joubert.

  • Analysis
  • Incident
Medical care for all victims of war

Medical care for all victims of war

Serena Leone introduces Emergency, an Italian-founded, international NGO that builds hospitals and healthcare facilities and provides high quality, free healthcare in countries savaged by conflict, as well as training local medical personnel

  • Profile
Fighting the nanoparticle war

Fighting the nanoparticle war

Nanotechnology is of immense value in a wide variety of applications, but nanoparticles can also be toxic for humans, especially first responders. Here, our authors examine the issue and explain how early detection can protect people working in hazardous environments

  • Personnel protection
Antibiotic resistance: The need for an international response

Antibiotic resistance: The need for an international response

As leaders gather at the UN General Assembly to fight antimicrobial resistance - only the fourth time in UN history that a health topic has been discussed at this level - Marc Mendelson and Ramanan Laxminarayan explain why the issue is so important

The global reaches of antibiotic resistance

The global reaches of antibiotic resistance

In a world without antibiotics, Saskia Popescu asks: how would first responders feel about carrying out their roles? How would any person feel about something as simple as shaking hands? Or visiting a hospital?

Agriculture as a terrorist target

Agriculture as a terrorist target

Agriculture and environmental systems are fundamental to human existence, but are often overlooked in the security context and are vulnerable to attack. Christoph Schroth identifies the risks, their mitigation and way forward

ICDO and Swiss co-operation

ICDO and Swiss co-operation

The ICDO and Switzerland have a long history of co-operation, which is summarised in this article that outlines recent programmes to improve civil protection in the face of natural and man-made disasters

  • Civil Protection
Urban resilience is about people, not technocrats

Urban resilience is about people, not technocrats

The quest to make cities more resilient should not be considered to be a technocratic issue or a problem of how to manage people and spaces, says Laura Kavanaugh

Mass evacuation mission

Mass evacuation mission

Jörg Szarzynski and Albrecht Beck report from a combined IOM and UNDAC preparedness mission in the Republic of Vanuatu, considered to be the country most at risk of natural disasters in the world

  • Resilience
Victim identification

Victim identification

Jay Levinson and Abraham Domb provide an insight into some of the complexities of identifying victims after an earthquake, warning that it can be a long and often time-consuming process

  • Earthquake
Working together for safety in the Antarctic

Working together for safety in the Antarctic

The remoteness of the Antarctic makes Search and Rescue a difficult proposition, says Martin Boyle, so international co-operation for emergency response and evacuation is essential

  • Extreme Climate
Struggling with ‘dark dynamics’

Struggling with ‘dark dynamics’

Our crisis management techniques cannot handle today’s unmapped and poorly understood critical challenges, says Patrick Lagadec. It is time for training to challenge leaders to cope with the unknown

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