Yellow vests, rising violence – what’s happening in France?

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Clement Le Goff, Senior Reporter, France Télévisions On the street, we see a tendency towards rising extremism across the political spectrum; Macron crystallizes the anger of all protestors and their language is getting more and more violent; Journalists, […]

Violence in North and West Africa increasingly targeting civilian and border areas – OECD/SWAC

This article is brought to you in association with OECD. Violence in North and West Africa is increasingly targeting civilian and border regions as today’s conflicts involve non-state actors with diverging agendas, according to a new report by the OECD’s Sahel and West Africa Club (SWAC).   The report uses granular data to assess the intensity […]

Scientists now think air pollution is fuelling violent crime

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Douglas Broom, Senior Writer, Formative Content High levels of air pollution may be putting lives at risk in more ways than one. It’s already well known for causing more deaths than smoking. But now a team from Colorado State […]

Violent disorder is on the rise. Is inequality to blame?

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Robert Muggah, Co-founder, Igarape Institute and SecDev Group & Clionadh Raleigh, Professor of Political Geography and Conflict, University of Sussex Is the world becoming less violent? The answer is yes and no. The world is less deadly, but more […]

London wants to treat violent crime like a disease

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Alex Gray, Senior Writer, Formative Content In November 2018, five people were stabbed to death on the streets of London in the space of six days. Three of the victims were teenagers. That spate of killings followed a summer […]

Europe bewildered by radicalisation and terrorism

Today the Commission will present a Communication entitled “Strengthening the EU’s response to radicalisation and violent extremism”. Despite the fact that the relevant Press release announcing the news stresses that “Traditional law enforcement techniques are insufficient to deal with the evolving trends in radicalisation”, the whole affair is dealt with rather as a police and […]