one lump in one context, a second in another

cannonkuo

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But most issues-e.g., the Asian economic meltdown, or the proliferation of nuclear weapons, or trade with China—emerge piecemeal over time, one lump in one context, a second in another.

(Essence of Decision, Explaining the Cuban Missile Crisis, p. 257)

Does the phrase in bold mean "some issue or problem arises in one context, another problem comes up in another"?
 
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