Press Mentions

08/22/2019

Troubled Waters: Piracy And Maritime Security In Southeast Asia

Piracy is as old as seafaring itself and some of the world’s hotspots for pirate attacks are also the main trade routes for global oil transportation. From the Straits of Malacca and Singapore to the South China Sea and beyond, who are the pirates of Southeast Asia and what do they want?

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08/20/2019

Russia Says It Doesn't Have To Share Data On Nuclear Blast, Alarming Observers

"Russia is setting a terrible precedent. This isn't just about covering up a failure or a new weapon, this information is for the safety and security of the world," according to Melissa Hanham, deputy director of Open Nuclear Network and director of the Datayo Project at One Earth Future Foundation.

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08/14/2019

Why Russia Can't Hide Nuclear Accidents Like It Used To

The academic experts who dissected the White Sea accident are part of a remarkable new movement that has yet to receive its due. Some refer to it as “open-source intelligence” or “public intelligence.” Its practitioners include groups like Bellingcat, which has used geolocation and other open-source information to uncover possible Syrian war crimes and the identities of Russian intelligence operatives, and Datayo, which aims to track and analyze nuclear weapons data.

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NewYorkTimes
08/11/2019

North Korea Says It Tested New Type Of Missile, Further Enhancing Its Arsenal

“North Korea had not one but two short range ballistic missile under development this year,” Melissa Hanham, a missile expert at One Earth Future Foundation, said on Twitter. “This is not denuclearizing, this is not even close.”

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08/10/2019

Seychelles, Somaliland Row Over Home Jail Deal

By 2017, some 485 vessels had been attacked since 2009. But the cost of piracy had been curtailed, lowering it to $1.4 billion, according to a report by One Earth Future’s Oceans Beyond Piracy Programme.

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BusinessInsider
08/02/2019

Trump calls Kim Jong Un a 'friend' while downplaying North Korean weapons testing

Melissa Hanham, another well-known missile expert, told Reuters in May that the types of weapons North Korea was testing, weapons deemed by Trump to be less important than the intercontinental ballistic missiles the country was building and testing in 2017, were the types of weapons "that will start the war."

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NewYorkTimes
07/25/2019

North Korea Tested New Ballistic Missile, South Says, Flouting U.N. Ban

“This means that North Korea can increase survivability of its missiles by continuously moving them, hiding them in tunnels, warehouses, and even highway underpasses,” the North Korea analyst Duyeon Kim and the missile expert Melissa Hanham wrote in a recent report.

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Bloomberg
07/23/2019

Kim Jong Un Inspects North Korean Submarine That May Be Deployed Soon

“They don’t show us the portion where a missile tube or more might go,” said Melissa Hanham, an expert on weapons of mass destruction and director of the One Earth Future Foundation’s Datayo Project. “Until they show us the top part of the submarine, we won’t really get a chance to see how many metal tubes it could hold.”

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CNN
07/23/2019

Kim Jong Un seen beside apparent submarine in state media photographs

But it's unclear exactly how far along the newly-pictured submarine is, said Melissa Hanham, the deputy director of the Open Nuclear Network. "The submarine is still up in a warehouse, it hasn't been put into the dry docks, it doesn't appear to be finished yet," said Hanham.

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El País
07/18/2019

This is how the ex-combatants of the Farc live in Valle del Cauca

In fact, in the rural area of ​​Tuluá, a space has been established for coexistence between ex-combatants and victims of the conflict, which has become a model at the national level, with the support of entities such as the Peace Secretariat of the Valley, Undp and the Paso Colombia Foundation, among others.

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