Kalev Leetaru

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Don’t Blame CNN for the Ebola Panic

If you crunch the data, the mainstream media has actually been pretty levelheaded.

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Playing Nostradamus

Big data show that history does indeed repeat itself. What does that mean for foreign policymaking -- and tackling crises from Ukraine to Syria?

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Everybody Loves Bashar

Why does the world's media see Bashar al-Assad as invulnerable and Vladimir Putin on the wane?

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Did the Arab Spring Really Spark a Wave of Global Protests?

The world may look like it's roiling now, but the 1980s were far worse.

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Shiny, Shiny Data: The Thrill of the Chase

Why Washington and Silicon Valley must work together to truly understand the world.

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Mapping Violence and Protests in Nigeria

How Big Data can find the big story.

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It’s Not Just Kiev

Using Big Data to map Ukraine's protest violence.

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Half a Billion Clicks Can’t Be Wrong

What big data tells us about next year’s crisis zones.

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About Kalev Leetaru

Kalev H. Leetaru is a senior fellow at the George Washington University Center for Cyber and Homeland Security and a council member of the World Economic Forum Global Agenda Council on the Future of Government. He created the GDELT Project and focuses on big data and global society.

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