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This issue's cover is emblematic of cascading risks and how stress testing can help to deal with compound and cascading events
This edition's cover looks at the possible physical and geopolitical risks of solar radiation modification
This edition’s cover is a representation of the increasing volatility and temperature of opinions, discourse and beliefs
This edition’s front cover depicts some of the events that have occurred in 2020, which has...
This edition of the CRJ is about challenging assumptions
Crises have a way of exacerbating underlying vulnerabilities. Once the protective surface has been flayed from society...
"Today’s biggest problems defy simple, short-sighted solutions,” commented Ambassador (Ret) David Carden
The CRJ team has been travelling far and wide these past few months, attending events and helping...
Our cover of this edition depicts growing global malaise around governance, leadership, technology...
People are at the heart of what we, and all our readers do, whether in business, security, response, preparedness or mitigation activities, whatever...
The CRJ team has been busy! In the last few months, we have taken part in the Major Events Intern...
The UK’s Digital, Culture, Media and Sport Committee has published its first interim report...
Our water feature this issue highlights how this most precious resource is treated casually by so many people around the world
In this issue, you will find news reports of the World Economic Forum’s (WEF) Global Risks ...
CRJ aims to identify and highlight future trends that could manifest as life-threatening hazards ...
Few places have been safe from the reach of the vicious tendrils of terrorism in the short time since our last edition was published
The future for CRJ is a positive evolution rather than a dramatic change, and we want our community to help shape that change...
The global picture has darkened considerably on many fronts over 2016...
As usual, this edition spans emergency and disaster analysis, prevention, protection, preparedness, response and resilience
We are facing a greater frequency and wider spread of crises than ever before
The geopolitical aspects of the global migration crisis currently appear to be overshadowing those of climate-related issues and human-caused technological disasters...
The final push for a climate deal at COP21 was ongoing as CRJ went to press. Meanwhile, rainfall of near biblical intensity had lashed many areas, including Sierra Leone, India, the UK and France...
Pointillism – a postimpressionist painting technique in which thousands of small dots of colour are applied to a canvas to create an image...
Why does true collaboration with people and communities – before, during and after a disaster...
At the WCDRR in Sendai, Japan, this March (p4), it as striking how – in the space of around a decade – the holistic nature of disaster risk reduction has been so widely embraced...
CRJ has featured several articles about the Syria Civil Defence in the last two issues...
We are entering our tenth volume of CRJ, which was launched a decade ago...
I was tempted to say that this issue’s feature on climate and environment is particularly prescient, given the headlines as CRJ went to press
To paraphrase Douglas Adams, life is a process of: “Extraordinary eruptions of information."...
Climate, criminality and pollution: our old foes with new faces, familiar threats with neoteric amplifications...
Moderating the Featured Event on Heritage and Resilience at the 2013 UN Global Platform in Geneva earlier this year...
The Rana Plaza building collapse in Bangladesh seeded a storm of media coverage highlighting – if further emphasis were needed...
On page 38 Phil Wood says that the disciplines of crisis and disaster response usually...
Mobile phones, especially smartphones, are firmly embedded in society, transforming work and social...
Our cover story is an interview with Philippe Baumard, who sounds a global warning that strategic governance is losing touch with reality
It is interesting how individual articles for CRJ, written by authors from diverse backgrounds and disciplines, echo each other and current events
In October last year, CRJ looked at rising industrial unrest across Europe, noting how this can often tip over into violence...
When the tsunami waters ebbed away in Japan, they laid bare lurking problems which can no longer be ignored
Mobile technology and social media are so entrenched in our lives that I feel like a dinosaur for even raising the subject
Crisis Response Journal is entering a new era...
Crisis Response Journal is entering a new era. On page 10 you will find details of the...
As I worked on this issue, it was fascinating to observe the intertwining of multiple themes through articles...
When Discussing extreme flooding or other impacts of climate change, headlines seem to be shifting...
When CRJ was launched five years ago, it was a very different world...
"We have a 21st Century assumption that government will fix everything in a crisis. The fact is, it can't," says Lt Gen Russel L Honoré
The tragedy of the Australian bushfires and the chilling terrorist attacks in Mumbai are very different...
The current global financial crisis transcends all boundaries. It has – or will – affect us all;...
Disasters often bring out the best in people, with some performing heroic actions, particularly...
This issue features two correlative themes centring around who exactly a stakeholder is in an emergency....
The Theme of communication is important in this issue, especially reaching vulnerable groups – the elderly, young or persons with disabilities...
Read the news pages of this issue and you may experience a disconcerting sense of déjà vu...
As CRJ goes to press, Hurricane Dean has battered the shores of Jamaica and is heading for...
How far we have come in just a few years. When CRJ first looked at climate change...
"If we fail to share ideas between private and public sector organisations… we must prepare to fail in the future. It’s time to climb out of our silos…”
Since our last issue, the Crisis Response Journal team has attended a number of conferences and symposia...
When CRJ was launched nearly two years ago, the main intent was to bridge the divide between emergency services and agencies
It is well known that disaster scenes are a fertile breeding ground for opportunistic criminal activity...
"If anyone rioted, it was the media. Many stories of rape, murder and general lawlessness were at best unsubstantiated, at worst simply false.”
Hurricanes Katrina and Rita gave rise to cataclysmic scenes, a graphic illustration of how communication failure can aggravate an already acute situation
Learning from incidents and disseminating these lessons is one of the founding tenets of CRJ...
This issue brings news of two initiatives with which Crisis Response Journal is delighted to be involved...
The content of this issue ranges from reorganisation, regionalisation and integrated command, to reports on Madrid's train bombings...
"Acts of terror these days take place not only in Russia, but all over the world, and that's why the first thing we should do is compare what we do in Russia with what is being done abroad"...

 

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