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Darwinian Terrorism

Darwinian Terrorism

In this article Dave Sloggett suggests we are seeing the advent of a new type of terrorism, one which has evolved to survive in the face of changes to its operational environment

  • Comment
How text messages are changing a country

How text messages are changing a country

A mobile phone or solar powered radio may not seem the most obvious lifesaver in a large-scale disaster but, used in the right way, this technology is becoming one of the most effective ways to help communities caught in a crisis

  • Partner
Focus on Azeri response

Focus on Azeri response

Emily Hough reports on a recent event organised by the ICDO and the Ministry of Emergency Situations in Azerbaijan, which culminated in an impressive display of response equipment and capabilities on land, at sea and in the air

One NGO's response to super-typhoon aftermath

One NGO's response to super-typhoon aftermath

Tom Kinderman, a member of a response team dispatched to help deal with the aftermath of Typhoon Bopha, describes the devastation that this storm caused, and the reconstruction efforts that are being made

  • Analysis
  • Incident
Fatal blast lays town to waste

Fatal blast lays town to waste

Bill Peterson describes how the explosion at the West Fertilizer Company in Texas shook a farming community, killing 15 people, 12 of them emergency fi rst responders, and injuring more than 260 others, as well as destroying many buildings

  • Analysis
  • Incident
Boston Marathon bombing response

Boston Marathon bombing response

Herman B ‘Dutch’ Leonard and Arnold M Howitt say that 12 to 15 years ago, Boston would not have handled the Marathon bombings as effectively as it did this April, and that internal institutional preparedness and ability to integrate effort with other agencies are far superior today

  • Analysis
  • Incident
Terrorism and the police

Terrorism and the police

The number of terrorist attacks in Pakistan has risen dramatically in the last few years and though several attempts have been thwarted, thousands of law enforcement personnel have died while undertaking counter-terror activities

  • Terrorism
Police training in East Africa

Police training in East Africa

Thirty senior police leaders from 12 African States gathered in Rwanda to study leadership, strategy and the management of serious crime this April. Huw Gosling describes how the course is helping to set standards of excellence in policing throughout the region

  • Policing
  • Security
Simple steps to combat cybercrime

Simple steps to combat cybercrime

Spammers, phishers, hacktivists... Barely a day goes by without another organisation falling prey to a cyber attack, security breach or hacking incident. Emily Hough talks to John Weigelt and Vicki Gavin to discover how the individual can be the strongest defence in an organisation

  • Security
CBRN planning in the don their Level-A gear and when they must urban environment

CBRN planning in the don their Level-A gear and when they must urban environment

Ioannis Galatas looks at four selected issues related to CBRN threats in the urban environment, saying that a large part of winning the battle lies in changing human attitudes and modifying current response

  • CBRN
  • Security
CBRN scenarios in action

CBRN scenarios in action

Christophe Libeau provides a short overview of training vignettes during a recent CBRN symposium that took place in Dublin, Ireland, saying the event provided the opportunity for many European agencies and response forces both to discuss and showcase their capabilities

  • CBRN
  • Security
Learning from the commercial sector

Learning from the commercial sector

Afshin Mansouri and Ali Torabi describe how bringing logistics and supply chain management experience from the private sector has helped to model relief distribution points in Tehran, with the aim of providing greater resilience in the event of an earthquake

  • Resilience
  • Urban
Addressing airport vulnerabilities

Addressing airport vulnerabilities

Ratindra Khatri says that Nepal’s only international airport would be a vital hub for the reception and distribution of incoming aid in the event of major disaster, but the

  • Resilience
  • Urban
Resilience and the urban environment

Resilience and the urban environment

Christo Motz talks to Nicholas You, a veteran urban and intergovernmental expert, architect planner and organiser of international city activities who advises governments and local authorities in public policy, strategic planning and best practice to support sustainability

  • Resilience
  • Urban
Food, cities and disasters

Food, cities and disasters

Recent experience shows the need for better planning and policy for disaster risk reduction in food and nutrition security. But are governments considering this? Emily-Dowding Smith and Thomas Forster investigate

  • Resilience
  • Urban
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