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Leadership during crises

Leadership during crises

Strong leadership in a crisis can drastically improve response and recovery, while weak leadership can aggravate a dire situation. This article examines effective and ineffective leaders in disasters, and what we can learn from them

  • Leadership
Entrepreneurial resilience

Entrepreneurial resilience

Lee Miles examines the importance of innovation in disaster management, saying that entrepreneurial resilience makes an important contribution towards ensuring an organisation is fully agile and adaptive in an emergency

  • Management
Beyond command: Leadership and responders

Beyond command: Leadership and responders

Leaders within emergency services can help promote mental resilience amid those who respond to traumatic incidents by creating a positive community in the workplace. In other words, human factors are vital, contends Eric J Russell

  • Leadership
Responder welfare

Responder welfare

Addressing stress in frontline responders should be the priority of every emergency organisation, because psychological issues can soon mount up, sometimes with devastating effects, says Catherine Thomas

  • Management
Suicide bomb targets families

Suicide bomb targets families

On Easter Sunday, a suicide bomber walked amid crowds of families in a park in Lahore and set off his device with brutal effect: around 80 people died, and more than 300 were injured in this latest attack in Pakistan, reports Luavut Zahid

  • Terrorism
Terrorism: The threat picture

Terrorism: The threat picture

'Know yourself, know your allies, and know your enemy'. In today’s ever shifting and evolving terrorist risk landscape, Sun Tzu's advice still holds true, says Roger Gomm

  • Terrorism
Can Europe learn from Israel's experience?

Can Europe learn from Israel's experience?

Meir Elran suggests that robust intelligence, strong resistance and protection measures, along with enhanced societal resilience, are key lessons that Europe can take from Israel’s counter-terrorism experience

  • Terrorism
Nigeria's terrorism response

Nigeria's terrorism response

Oludare Ogunlana traces the development of unrest, insurgency and the increase in terrorist attacks in Nigeria, saying that the government’s response to terrorism must involve more than military strategy alone

  • Terrorism
Double attacks in Brussels

Double attacks in Brussels

Lina Kolesnikova examines the March terrorist attacks in Brussels, warns against the likelihood of similar events, and says that there are worrying signs that nuclear facilities may well be on the list of prized targets

  • Terrorism
Families and countering violent extremism

Families and countering violent extremism

Families Against Terrorism and Extremism (FATE) held its inaugural summit in Paris this May. Emily Hough reports on how more emphasis should be placed upon families in counter-radicalisation policies

  • Terrorism
CRJ R&D: Drones for safety

CRJ R&D: Drones for safety

Our regular section curated by Ian Portelli examines how the burgeoning potential of drones is providing ever greater opportunities for first responders, despite some concerns about their proliferation in private applications

  • Technology
Artificial intelligence: Essential ingredient, but  no panacea

Artificial intelligence: Essential ingredient, but no panacea

Michael McCabe says that although artificial intelligence brings real benefits in the security and resilience fields, it is unlikely that the human factor will become obsolete

  • Technology
Lifesaving drones in Africa

Lifesaving drones in Africa

Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) or Remotely Piloted Air Systems are becoming lifesavers in Africa, writes David Oliver

  • Technology
Safer on The Strip

Safer on The Strip

Tim Hall presents a case study on how an upgraded traffic system has helped emergency responders in Las Vegas to reach the scene of an incident more quickly

  • Technology
Innovations in communication technology

Innovations in communication technology

Humanitarian stakeholders face a number of interconnected current and emerging challenges, including climate change, refugee crises, water scarcity and food insecurity. These have put a spotlight on the role of communication, says Alina O’Keeffe

  • Technology
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