Articles by Ksenia Chmutina, Jason Von Meding, JC Gaillard & Lee Bosher
Why Natural Disasters Aren’t All That Natural
Ksenia Chmutina, Jason Von Meding, JC Gaillard & Lee Bosher Disasters such as hurricanes and earthquakes result from a combination of natural hazards and social and human vulnerability. Calling them 'natural disasters' artificially...
Agent Orange, Exposed: How U.S. Chemical Warfare in Vietnam Unleashed a Slow-Moving Disaster
Jason Von Meding & Hang Thai The use of Agent Orange in Vietnam had deep impacts, including a poisoned water supply, birth defects and cancer. Despite decades of attempted litigation, justice for spraying...
Show Up, Stand up and Step Up: Bold Action in the Wake of Storms
Jason von Meding and Heidi Harmon It is unusual for disasters to garner as much sustained coverage in the media as Hurricanes Harvey and Irma have. Authors have been able to explore complex aspects of disasters...
Religion Is Not the Only Reason Rohingyas Are Being Forced Out of Myanmar
Giuseppe Forino, Jason von Meding, Tom Johnson Recent weeks have seen an escalation of violence against the Rohingya in Rakhine, the poorest state of Myanmar. A tide of displaced people are seeking refuge from atrocities –...
Trump-Turnbull Call: Trading People Like Pawns Undermines the Goals of International Co-Operation
Amy Maguire & Jason von Meding What is the point of international co-operation in matters of shared concern? According to the UN Charter, its founding member nations were determined to achieve overarching...