Press Mentions

12/10/2019

Europe's Young Leaders Are Bucking Politics as Usual

Leaders of the current European Union member states used to be older than the global average*, but they're significantly younger now.

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12/10/2019

Oil Ship Hijack Off Bonny Points To Expediency Of OMS, Navy Partnership On Maritime Security

One Earth Future’s annual State of Maritime Piracy report highlights incidents of hijacking, kidnapping, robberies and boarding attempts on the high seas. In recent years, they have recorded a steady drop in the number of incidents in East Africa and around Somalia in particular, which was a hotspot for pirate attacks for years. This pullback has allowed West Africa to take over as the continent’s biggest piracy hotspot.

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12/09/2019

Washington Debates Role Of Satellites In Open Skies Treaty

Melissa Hanham, a nuclear and open-source intelligence expert at the One Earth Future Foundation, said that while satellites are more capable than ever before, all space sensors could instead fly closer to land on aerial platforms, so planes offer higher-quality images. Other countries can also reap the benefits of overflights, letting them keep an eye on geopolitical neighbors and rivals themselves instead of relying on other countries for information.

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BBC News
12/05/2019

North Korea Missile And Kim Jong-un's 'Christmas gift' decision

"We haven't seen any activity which would indicate that there's an impending test," said Melissa Hanham, an expert on open-source intelligence and director of the Datayo Project at the One Earth Future Foundation.

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Business Times
11/29/2019

North Korea tests Trump with missiles, signals more coming

"These tests help improve their solid-fuel motors and not only is it good for their short-range systems, it would likely make their long-range missiles quicker and more powerful," said Melissa Hanham, a weapons expert and deputy director of the Open Nuclear Network.

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Business Times
11/29/2019

North Korea tests Trump with missiles, signals more coming

"These tests help improve their solid-fuel motors and not only is it good for their short-range systems, it would likely make their long-range missiles quicker and more powerful," said Melissa Hanham, a weapons expert and deputy director of the Open Nuclear Network.

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11/29/2019

What Your Sports Gambling Addiction Says About You

When one talks about young Africans using smartphones, the dominant narrative is that these gadgets serve mostly as platforms for connection so that users can communicate and share greetings and information via text and images. Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, WhatsApp and Signal take pride of place in that description, despite their murkier side. What has perhaps been overlooked is how smartphones are also affecting other facets of young people’s lives. One area is the ever-growing community of sports betting in Africa.

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11/28/2019

North Korea Tests Trump With Missiles, Signals More Coming

“These tests help improve their solid-fuel motors and not only is it good for their short-range systems, it would likely make their long-range missiles quicker and more powerful,” said Melissa Hanham, a weapons expert and deputy director of the Open Nuclear Network.

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11/26/2019

Kim Jong Un Bolsters Nuclear Threat To U.S. As Trump Talks Stall

“If you launch one or many of these at South Korea, you have between seconds and minutes to decide if this is a conventional attack, a nuclear attack or some other WMD payload,” said Melissa Hanham, deputy director of the Open Nuclear Network, a weapons expert specializing in the analysis of satellite imagery.

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The Conversation
11/24/2019

Why Smartphone Gambling Is On The Up Among African Millennials

In research on the subject we see that sports betting has brought many ills to young people in sub-Saharan Africa. These include severe gambling addiction and money laundering. Some of these concerns are also experienced in other parts of the world. These include smartphone addiction and a closely related phenomenon: internet addiction. These ills in turn lead to heightened levels of social anxiety and loneliness among the affected population.

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