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The implications of the abolishment of presidential term limit in China

The implications of the abolishment of presidential term limit in China

Blog posts   •   Jul 25, 2018 12:33 CEST

As Xi ascended to the throne to become one of the most powerful leaders of China in recent decades, this article seeks to understand its implications and how it will further reshape the 21st century world order.

Analysis of militancy in Southern Philippines

Analysis of militancy in Southern Philippines

Blog posts   •   Jan 14, 2018 15:00 CET

The case of jihadist militancy in Southern Philippines came to worldwide media attention with the recent battle between IS-linked militants and army troops for Marawi, although the problem has been ongoing for decades. This is an analysis of incidents linked to jihadist extremism between 2015-2017.

How to manage international travel in a time of insecurity

How to manage international travel in a time of insecurity

Blog posts   •   Nov 09, 2017 16:30 CET

Have you taken time to monitor the news lately? The news out of Texas, New York and Colorado in the past two weeks has been worrying, to say the least. New York City being one of the world´s business centres hosting headquarters of some of the world´s largest companies and organisations, meaning travelling to the city is almost inevitable for most businesses.

Double earthquake in China underscores need to be prepared in quake-prone areas

Double earthquake in China underscores need to be prepared in quake-prone areas

Blog posts   •   Aug 16, 2017 16:30 CEST

In early August, two strong earthquakes struck different parts of China, causing many casualties as well as an extensive amount of damage.

JULY IN REVIEW

Blog posts   •   Aug 09, 2017 17:00 CEST

Following are some of the major events that have been dominating the global headlines in the month of July

Dry season and wildfires across California

Dry season and wildfires across California

Blog posts   •   Aug 02, 2017 16:30 CEST

Several massive wildfires ravaged across California throughout July with structural damages and evacuations being some of the consequences. The fires have been causing a state of emergency in areas all over California as they have spread quickly, in an unpredictable manner and over very large areas at once.

Adverse weather brings severe flooding and mudslides to Southern Japan

Adverse weather brings severe flooding and mudslides to Southern Japan

Blog posts   •   Jul 26, 2017 16:30 CEST

In early July, Southern Japan experienced one of its deadliest natural when large swathes of the region were hit by flooding and landslides. While it is not unusual for Japan to experience such calamity during the typhoon season, it did not only cause disruptions to travelers but also forced the country’s Prime Minister Shinzo Abe to cut short his visit to Europe.

G20 highlights the risk of demonstartions during international summits

G20 highlights the risk of demonstartions during international summits

Blog posts   •   Jul 17, 2017 15:00 CEST

On July 7-8th 2017 world leaders from the members of the G20 group gathered in Hamburg, Germany for the annual meeting to discuss the international economic agenda.

June in review

June in review

Blog posts   •   Jul 06, 2017 15:00 CEST

In this post, we take an analytic look at some of the major security events that took place globally in the month of June.

Storm and flooding in Western Cape

Storm and flooding in Western Cape

Blog posts   •   Jun 28, 2017 15:00 CEST

Between 6-8th June 2017, much of South Africa’s Western Cape province, including Cape Town, was hit by a powerful storm which resulted in casualties and severe disruptions. The South African Weather Service reported it as the worst winter storm in 30 years as mudslides, flash floods and gale force winds left Cape Town partially paralyzed.

Mora marks beginning of cyclone season in North Indian Ocean

Mora marks beginning of cyclone season in North Indian Ocean

Blog posts   •   Jun 21, 2017 15:00 CEST

In late May, Cyclone Mora lashed through Bangladesh and several other countries in North Indian Ocean region, causing widespread damage and disruptions to the local populace and travelers alike.

Ongoing insurgency and militant activity in North Sinai

Ongoing insurgency and militant activity in North Sinai

Blog posts   •   Jun 17, 2017 15:00 CEST

As of the 2011 political upheaval and the subsequent instability in Egypt the Sinai Peninsula has seen an active insurgency by ISIL- affiliated militants. Over the course of six years the group calling itself “Sinai Province” has carried out deadly attacks in the North Sinai Governorate as well as other parts of the country.

Terror attack at pop concert in Manchester

Terror attack at pop concert in Manchester

Blog posts   •   Jun 14, 2017 09:00 CEST

On 22 May, an explosion ripped through a concert hall in Manchester, killing 23 people and leaving dozens more wounded. That incident would later become the second worst terrorist attack in the United Kingdom since the 2005 July 7th London bombings, as well as the first time since 2007 that the country’s terror threat level was raised to “critical”.

Trial of the Jakarta governor and subsequent protests

Trial of the Jakarta governor and subsequent protests

Blog posts   •   May 12, 2017 17:04 CEST

​The trial of the Jakarta governor, Basuki Tjahaja Purnama, or popularly known as “Ahok” was concerned with his alleged blasphemous remarks. During this period, Safeture continued to provide updated information to its users. Alerts were send concerning upcoming protests, travel advice, and updates on transport disruptions, such as those on the TransJakarta busway services.

How a mobile app can help save lives

How a mobile app can help save lives

Blog posts   •   Apr 19, 2017 10:26 CEST

​The terrorist attack that occurred in Stockholm on April 7th, was true tragedy. A mobile app could not have saved those who lost their lives when a truck rammed into pedestrians in downtown Stockholm. However, during the aftermath when vetted information is hard to come by, Safeture, a travel safety app, helped users in the wake of the attack.

How a mobile app can keep you safe during a terrorist attack

How a mobile app can keep you safe during a terrorist attack

Blog posts   •   Dec 28, 2016 12:36 CET

High profile terrorist attacks have left many people uncertain about traveling, yet the tourism industry continues to grow. Could this be attributed to the growing number of travel security apps?

Mobile Apps and Counter Terrorism

Mobile Apps and Counter Terrorism

Blog posts   •   Nov 16, 2016 10:40 CET

The number of high profile terrorist incidents around the world have left people feeling uncertain about traveling. However, Mobile apps, especially travel security apps are becoming a popular among travelers. They are designed for personal travel security, without the large cost, but more importantly they send travelers vital information with real-time alerts.

How to stay informed during a media shutdown

How to stay informed during a media shutdown

Blog posts   •   Nov 03, 2016 10:43 CET

White paper: How can mobile apps help travelers stay safe during a media shutdown? Travelers are advised to monitor local media outlets; however, what should travelers do when local media is considered not free? Safeture, a mobile app, was able to keep travelers informed during the failed coup d’état in Turkey. Users were able to avoid clashes when local media and social media was shut down.