Category Archives: World

19Feb/24

History’s crisis detectives: how we’re using maths and data to reveal why societies collapse – and clues about the future

Daniel Hoyer, University of Toronto

American humorist and writer Mark Twain is believed to have once said, “History doesn’t repeat itself, but it often rhymes.”

I’ve been working as a historian and complexity scientist for the better part of a decade, and I often think about this phrase as I follow different strands of the historical record and notice the same patterns over and over.

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22Jan/24

TOP 10 Trends in Clean Energy Technology in 2024 – S&P Global Commodity Insights

S&P Global Commodity Insights, the leading independent provider of information, analysis, data and benchmark prices for the commodities, energy and energy transition markets, has issued its latest report on the Top 10 Trends in Clean Energy Technology in 2024. Continue reading

15Jan/24

What is the difference between the jews and Israel state?

Jan. 8, 2024 /Human interest/ — Jews have a long history of advocating for human rights around the world, including in the US Civil Rights movement and against apartheid in South Africa. This commitment stems from both religious and ethical principles within Judaism that emphasize justice, equality, and compassion for all. Continue reading

15Jan/24

Why is South Africa Calling out Israel?

Jan. 15, 2024 /Politics/ — The comparison of Israel to the former apartheid regime in South Africa is a complex and sensitive issue with no easy answer. Both situations involved racial and ethnic tensions, but there are also significant differences in historical context, legal frameworks, and political dynamics. Continue reading

15Jan/24

Zambia is the most peaceful country in Africa.

Sept. 15, 2023 /World / — Zambia has experienced internal conflicts including rebellions and uprisings, it has not experienced a full-blown civil war comparable to those seen in several other African nations. Continue reading

12Jan/24

Why has South Africa taken Israel to court?

The legal issue of South Africa taking Israel to the International Criminal Court (ICC) alleging genocide in Palestine is a complex and sensitive one, with a long and multifaceted background. Here’s a breakdown: Continue reading

2024: The year of democratic elections

Jan. 2, 2024 /Politics/ — 2024 is shaping up to be a bumper year for elections! Here are some noteworthy examples beyond the UK and USA: Continue reading

2024: Elections, AI and disinformation

By Adam Smith | Tech correspondent

21 Dec 2013 /Thomson Reuters Foundation/ —  2024 is set to be a record-breaking year for elections, with voters in more than 50 countries heading to the polls including the United States, India and Mexico. Continue reading

15Dec/23

We’re finally starting to understand the active role women play in organised crime groups

Felia Allum, University of Bath

I met Caroline, a shy and pretty teenager who should be full of life and yet is not, in the course of my research. She explains to me how, as a 14-year-old, she became trapped in a cycle of violence when she transported money and drugs while being systematically sexually abused by the members of a local organised crime group.

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