Ukraine: the menace of unexploded ordnance

Ukraine: the menace of unexploded ordnance

As demining teams carry out lifesaving and dangerous work ridding several countries of the deadly legacy of landmines and other unexploded ordnance (UXO) laid in successive wars, Russia’s invasion of Ukraine has become the latest theatre where this menace has already...
Chilled to our bones

Chilled to our bones

Seventeen months after the January 6, 2021 storming of the Capitol building by a mob of supporters of former U.S. President Donald Trump, warnings of a possible future insurrection abound. Andy Oppenheimer assesses how future major civil unrest in the United States...
Russian invasion: Chernobyl 2:0?

Russian invasion: Chernobyl 2:0?

The Chernobyl nuclear power plant (NPP) – the site of the world’s worst nuclear disaster –was occupied by Russian forces on the first day of their invasion of Ukraine. The Zaporizhzhia NPP – Europe’s largest NPP – was taken on 4 March. The continuing war poses...
Anti-vaxxers and the Far Right

Anti-vaxxers and the Far Right

As the Omicron variant runs riot in many countries, the take-up of Covid-19 vaccination has become a political hot potato in many of them. Throughout the pandemic there has been considerable opposition to Covid-19 vaccination. Objectors range from those hesitant to...