Author: Arthur Bainbridge

Ukraine Talks Stall As Conflict Escalates

Diplomatic efforts over the Ukrainian security crisis appear to have stalled, as Russian officials signaled that last week’s talks failed to ease tensions. With the US and NATO refusing to back down on ‘key elements’ of Moscow’s demands, the deputy foreign minister, Sergei Ryabkov, said that discussions had reached ‘a

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The Summit For Democracy And Escalating Global Tensions

On Thursday, U.S. President Joe Biden launched the virtual “Summit for Democracy.” It was an assembly of delegates from over one hundred countries to discuss and address the challenges facing democracy and human rights worldwide. In the past decade, the Institute of Democracy and Electoral Assistance has found that more than

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Facebook Fueling Violence And Instability Across The Globe

Recent revelations show that Facebook has been fueling violence and instability across the globe. As algorithms amplify divisive content and moderating efforts prove ineffective or otherwise negligent, hate speech proliferates across the social media platform. Although Facebook was well aware of these “real world” harms, the company willingly disregarded them

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New W.H.O. Guidelines Underscore An Air Pollution Crisis

On September 22nd, the World Health Organization updated its Global Air Quality Guidelines, cutting its recommended limits for air pollution. Suggested levels for key pollutants – like particulate matter, nitrogen dioxide, and carbon monoxide – were considerably reduced. The change comes as accumulating evidence points to air pollution’s adverse health

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