Day: January 10, 2021

Latest Activist Assassinated Complicates Afghan Peace Deal

At least two people, including the head of an independent elections watchdog, were killed in a shooting and bomb attack in Afghanistan on the morning of December 23rd. The attack is the latest in the troubled Asian state’s recent spate of killings, and provided further challenges for peacemakers, who have been

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Is The Russian Cyber Attack An Act Of War?

In mid-December, the United States Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) announced it suspects Russian hackers are behind a massive, newly-discovered cyberattack on government agencies and private U.S. businesses. Although the consequences of this are not as obvious as those of traditional military attacks, the long-term impacts could be considerably

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United Kingdom And New Zealand Loosen Restrictions On Queer Men Donating Blood: Unravelling Complex History Or Fortifying Stigma?

On Monday, 14 December 2020, the United Kingdom and New Zealand announced new rules regarding blood donor eligibility, including looser rules for men who have sex with men (MSM). In both the United Kingdom and New Zealand, the new rules represent a shift toward behaviour-based policies, rather than identity-based policies.

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Central African Republic’s Tense Election

Tensions are rising ahead of presidential and legislative elections this month in the Central African Republic (CAR), with increasing violence by armed groups and friction between candidates gripping national headlines. Following an attack by rebels on Rwandan peacekeeping troops, a “protection force” has been deployed to the CAR. The rebels

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