It may seem strange to seek humour in the face of disaster, but our need to do so is ancient.
Clashes between farmers and herders in Nigeria have their roots in history and an overriding arc of insecurity, but new challenges are contributing to the problem.
States and hospitals are starting to declare ‘crisis standards of care’ as the pandemic floods their ERs. The orders have consequences – both good and bad, as a medical ethicist explains.
No news isn’t necessarily good news. News is powerful, and helps us to stay connected and informed. But it’s important we regulate our news consumption - particularly during times of crisis.
Research shows victims of past tragedies take their memories into the next challenge.
As someone who researches and teaches leadership, I’d argue New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern is giving most Western politicians a masterclass in crisis leadership.
The coronavirus pandemic alters who we are, writes a psychologist. It affects how we think, how we relate to others and what we value.
The UK is on the tipping point of a humanitarian emergency. To tackle this the government must now give more money to local authorities.
Despite the nihilism and pessimism of internet memes, people ultimately understand the direness of the danger posed by a powerful virus, climate change and global instability.
In the week ending February 28, leading stock markets around the world faced their worst week since the financial crisis of 2008. And things could get worse.
Indigenous children are admitted to out-of-home care at 11 times the rate for non-Indigenous children. The lack of safe housing for mothers fleeing family violence is a key factor.
We spoke at length with a series of self-identified preppers. It became clear that most aren’t so out of the ordinary.
In many instances, social media appears to be amplifying violence, creating a culture of impunity when perpetrators are not held accountable, and increasing insecurity and suspicion.
The brutal killing of a young homeless woman has led to calls for more crisis accommodation. This is a short-term fix. We have to move beyond crisis management to sustained housing for people at risk.
Boeing’s response to the crisis over its 737 Max planes has made the company seem defensive and passive. A crisis management expert explains how Boeing could reclaim the narrative.
Trump and other leaders use the word ‘crisis’ to claim there’s an emergency that demands urgent action. A leadership expert explains how to evaluate those claims.
History shows that Congress can play an important role in checking a president’s power.
Could the country now face a return to civil war?
Gordon Brown is worried. So should we all be.
Land expropriation without compensation in South Africa will be resolved by opening up the economy and addressing inequalities.