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Why The Latest Cyberattack Was Different
All during 2020, as the coronavirus pandemic swept around the world, another novel virus with devastating...
World Economic Forum
Here's how rising global risks will change our cities
While the coronavirus pandemic is ravaging around the globe, we will continue to experience unprecedented...
open democracy
Brazil's LGBTQ community faces surging violence, but they're fighting back
Discrimination and violence against Brazil's LGBTQ communities are widespread, yet often underreported
prospect magazine
Think Tank Awards Shortlist
Ilona Szabó is competing for the Think Tanker of the Year prize
Routledge Companion to Global Cyber-Security Strategy
Louise Marie Hurel contributed with a chapter on cyber-security governance in Brazil.
Foreign Policy
The Radicalization of Bangladeshi Cyberspace
At 8:45 pm, five gunmen stormed the Holey Artisan Bakery, an upscale establishment in Dhaka, the capital...
open democracy
Digital misinformation not only threatens Brazil’s 2020 municipal elections, it undermines democracy
Many Brazilians were worried by the torrent of disinformation on social networks during this year’s bitterly...
World Economic Forum
Has COVID killed our cities?
Cities are the crucible of our civilisations
Foreign Policy
Americas Quarterly
Misinformation Is Threatening Brazil’s Elections, Too
Brazilians are preparing nervously for their own municipal elections on November 15
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From 19th-century long-haul travel times to the global spread of McDonald's and Netflix: The fascinating maps that will change how you see the world
This is the startling observation made by authors Ian Goldin and Robert Muggah in the introduction to...
the guardian
The maps that show life is slowly getting better
Maps are not just informative, they are empowering. They can help provide a new perspective to age-old...
World Economic Forum
COVID-19 is increasing multiple kinds of inequality. Here’s what we can do about it
Around the world, responses to the first and second waves of the COVID-19 pandemic are understandably...
Got Beef? Here’s What Your Hamburger Is Doing To The Climate
At the sharp end of the wedge, cross-boundary bodies like the Igarapé Institute, with the cooperation...
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COVID-19 could reset cities for the better
The COVID-19 pandemic is a profoundly urban crisis. The vast majority of the millions of reported cases...
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Migrations and polarization in Latin America
This article is part of a series in which leading experts reflect on emerging trends for cities seeking...
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South Korea’s success in containing the coronavirus highlights importance of digital resilience
One of the first countries to register a Covid-19 outbreak, South Korea, flattened the curve in stunning...
financial times
Brazil’s JBS turns to blockchain to shine light on Amazon cattle supply
JBS, the world’s largest meatpacker, is turning to blockchain to ensure the traceability of the tens...
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The world's largest conversation is calling for more global cooperation, not less
At the United Nations, the world’s longest Zoom meeting is underway as presidents and prime ministers...
open democracy
Brazil's Bolsonaro attacks enemies real and imagined at the UN General Assembly
The world's longest Zoom call is underway at the United Nations General Assembly today.
World Economic Forum
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Bolsonaro to world: Brazil is victim of environmental smear
Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro defended his administration’s record protecting the Amazon rainforest,...
World Economic Forum
Why we need international cooperation now more than ever
Even before the tumultuous arrival of COVID-19, many parts of the world were suffering from dangerous...
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Our common survival requires global cooperation
Around the world, COVID-19 is accelerating polarization and division.
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Mapping the past and the present to anticipate a better future: Authors of 'Terra Incognita'
We can give people a better sense of what's happening around them at a time of extreme confusion and...
The Future of Cities in the wake of Covid - CSFI
Robert Muggah (apparently an old Scottish name, though he is Canadian) has set up two think-tanks in...
international security journal
Exclusive: Is internet freedom in danger?
Recent political developments in the United States are threatening internet freedom and cybersecurity...
prospect magazine
The world’s top 50 thinkers 2020: the winner
Related concern about state brutality also propels two expert advocates up the list: Ilona Szabó de Carvalho...
Brazil police arrest more than 400 people in drug gang crackdown
Robert Muggah, co-founder of Brazil-based security and development think tank Igarape Institute, said...
World Economic Forum
Mapping environmental crime seen as key to slowing Amazon forest losses
“This includes shining a light not just on crime groups and shady business but also the corrupt government...
Project Syndicate
The COVID City
As we show in our new book Terra Incognita, COVID-19 is exacerbating multiple forms of inequality within...
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Robert Muggah and Andrés Schipani: "Brazil Today and In The Future"
Brazil, a country in the world’s top 10 in population and GDP, is in the midst of three destructive crises.
Strategic Dialogue on Global Trends: Violence and the Coronavirus
Welcome to the 2020 Virtual Stockholm Forum on Peace and Development 'Sustaining Peace in the Time of...
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100 Maps From CMU's EarthTime Chart Humanity's Greatest Challenges
EarthTime, the innovative data visualization technology developed by Carnegie Mellon University's CREATE...
3 of the World’s Deadliest Serial Killers Come From the Same Place: Why?
Muggah, who runs a think-tank working on data-driven justice across Latin America called Igarapé Institute,...
Foreign Policy
World Economic Forum
Why maps matter in our response to COVID-19
During the first half of 2020 when more than two-thirds of the world’s population was in lockdown, many...
Foreign Policy
Trump’s TikTok and WeChat Bans Could Shatter the Global Internet
What remains of the global, open internet came under attack this month.
What’s at stake in the U.S.-China rivalry? The very future of the internet
The U.S.-China dispute just took a dangerous turn. Late last week, the U.S. government issued three separate...
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How maps can guide us to a better future
As explained in my new book with Ian Goldin – Terra Incognita: 100 Maps to Survive the Next 100 Years...
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Brazil and COVID-19: A Perfect Storm?
On July 7, Jair Bolsonaro, president of the world’s second hardest-hit country by COVID-19, announced...
Project Syndicate
Robert Muggah Says More…
This week, PS talks with Robert Muggah, a co-founder of the SecDev Group and the Igarapé Institute.
Brazil's racial reckoning: 'Black lives matter here, too'
A week before the death of George Floyd in the US city of Minneapolis in May, Brazilians were mourning...
The UN’s 75th Birthday: A Critical Chance for the Globe to Save Itself
As consensus was finally achieved on July 7, a final draft of the UN-75 political declaration has been...
Americas Quarterly
How Latin America Can Tackle Its Post-COVID Priorities
On multiple fronts, data-driven policymaking has informed and improved Latin America’s response to COVID-19...
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Forecasting the Dividends of Conflict Prevention from 2020-2030
This study considers the trajectories of armed conflict in a 'business-as-usual' scenario between 2020-2030.
open democracy
Brazil feels the consequences of pandemic populism
The only surprise about Jair Bolsonaro's diagnosis for COVID-19 was that it took him so long to test...
Foreign Policy
To Downsize Bloated, Too-Powerful Police, Look at These Examples
Across the United States, the debate over the future of policing is gathering steam.
Testing positive for COVID-19 won't change Bolsonaro's pandemic response, says analyst
Political analyst Robert Muggah says Brazil President Jair Bolsonaro's positive COVID-19 test may spell...
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