Risk and security
ACLED Early Warning Dashboard, a new hub that offers interconnected tools for tracking political violence and demonstrations around the world. It provides a single access point to four previous early warning resources — the Volatility & Risk Predictability Index, Conflict Change Map, Subnational Threat & Surge Trackers, and Emerging Actor Tracker — into a single, easy-to-use platform. Various […]
Black Humanitarian is a website created by Susan Sebatindira which aims to raise the profile of BAME aid workers and to offer them a place to network and connect. See this introduction from the LSE. There are regular video features from practitioners offering insight into their role and career.
The recent terrorist attacks in Sri Lanka have left the world in shock. How common is terrorism in Sri Lanka? Global Terrorism Database Maintained by The National Consortium for the Study of Terrorism and Responses to Terrorism (START) enables you to trace and compare past incidents by country, type of attack and perpetuator. It covers 1970-2017 SATP […]
This interesting ESRC-funded project is examining (Mis)information flows, propagation and responsible governance in the digital world. It is being funded November 2014-November 2016 so some full-text papers are now being added to the website. Topics covered include case studies of digital wildfires when things go viral, ethical and regulatory questions and security and policing. The latter […]
Just released by the US state Department, these annual reports have regional and country reports as well as essays reviewing global trends, terrorism safe havens and terrorist organisations. The website has an archive of similar reports from 2000 onwards allowing tracing of long term trends. The Global Terrorism report from The Institute for Economics and […]
UNU Jargon Buster glossary app for smartphones has about 450 A-Z entries. Find out what the many UN abbreviations mean including those of programmes and organisations. They are also helpfully cross-referenced with the Sustainable Development Goals. If you are looking for help with research on the United Nations try the helpful guides produced by the Dag […]
Good Governance Africa is an organisation based in Africa which aims to improve government performance on the continent. Its website offers free access to its Africa in Fact publication for the last few years which contains articles discussing governance and government management in Africa. Other useful resources on standards of African governance include: Ibrahim Index of African […]
Newsmuseum has created a teaching and learning site which has archived front pages of newspaper coverage of events, plus lesson plans and links to historical resources on early 20th-century American race riots.
Nigerian Presidential elections are due to take place soon. The Nigeria Security Tracker from the Council on Foreign Relations provides a useful tool for understanding the background of political violence since 2011.
Legatum Prosperity Index is an annual ranking of 142 countries. It uses eight categories: economy, entrepreneurship & opportunity, governance, education, health, safety & security, personal freedom and social capital. The website has information on the methodology and data for the last 6 years.
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