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    In focus: Journalists under threat

    Recent high-profile deaths of journalists have brought to light the dangers members of the profession face when doing their jobs. Markus Korhonen looks more closely at the global security environment for media workers.

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    Unintended consequences: Is Russia's aggression driving Nordic NATO expansion?

    Heavy military losses and a failed bid to rapidly seize Kyiv show Russia’s war in Ukraine has clearly not gone to plan. But in invading Ukraine, Russian President Vladimir Putin has succeeded in bringing about a major change in the European security dynamic, albeit one that runs precisely counter to Russia’s objectives: a more attractive NATO that looks… 

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    Ripple effects: Global dependencies in the Russo-Ukrainian war

    Russia’s invasion of Ukraine has taken longer than Russian President Vladimir Putin expected. Amid a prolonged conflict, Gabrielle Reid and Markus Korhonen examine the widespread shocks across various industries likely to have a long-lasting impact on the global economy.

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    A look ahead: Kidnapping in 2022

    With a resurgence of kidnapping in 2021 following a Covid-19-driven hiatus the previous year, Markus Korhonen looks at some of the emerging trends in kidnapping, and how those are likely to be sustained over the coming twelve months.

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    White lines: Tracking cocaine trafficking to Europe

    Growing cocaine shipments to the Netherlands in recent years have been accompanied by an increased pervasiveness of violent criminal groups in the country. Markus Korhonen looks at the potential emergence of a Dutch narco-state.

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    Gangs of Haiti: Crisis in the Caribbean

    Against the backdrop of a deteriorating security environment characterised by gang violence and persistent civil unrest, the prevalence of kidnapping in Haiti has increased dramatically. Markus Korhonen looks into the kidnapping business in Haiti, and explains why the underlying conditions promise little reprieve from this threat looking forward.

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    Staying safe in the aftermath of Myanmar's coup

    The security environment in the aftermath of the February coup in Myanmar remains unpredictable. Ongoing demonstrations and a frequently violent response from security forces means the situation is prone to rapid change. Markus Korhonen describes some of the threats foreign nationals face, and offers practical advice for those remaining in Myanmar amidst… 

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    No simple solutions: Tackling Islamic terrorism in France

    A number of high-profile Islamist terror incidents rocked France in 2020. The response to the attacks demonstrated again the French government’s challenge of maintaining a secular state while seeking to avoid alienating groups with firmly held religious convictions. At the same time, responses internationally point to a growing divide between Europe… 

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    Covid-19 fallout: Civil unrest in the wake of the pandemic

    While, initially, lockdowns in countries around the world had a notable dampening effect on the frequency of civil unrest, as the Covid-19 pandemic has persisted this effect has subsided. Markus Korhonen writes that the negative economic and social impacts of the pandemic have garnered increasing antipathy among citizens, prompting renewed anti-government… 

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    Lessons Learned: Active Assailant Attacks in Schools

    Active assailant incidents, in which the attacker targets their victims in an arbitrary manner, understandably attract high levels of media attention when they occur at schools. While several such incidents have taken place in recent years including in 2019, they continue to be relatively rare occurrences.