Author: Christian Bertuzzi

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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The Role Of Public Opinion In Normalizing Israeli-Arab Ties

A series of moves have taken place this past year by governments hailing from North Africa and the Middle East (otherwise known as MENA) in pursuit of formally normalizing diplomatic relations with Israel. Often professed by the Trump administration as representing something along the lines of a flagship development in

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How Coronavirus May Have Enabled Germany’s Far-Right Extremists

Surges of reports surfacing in the last few months have made Germany’s growing trend of far-right extremism an increasingly visible phenomenon. This form of extremism is not entirely new to Germany, whose intelligence agencies have long recognized the threat as a dimension of domestic terrorism. However, the new bounty of

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Legalization Of Marijuana In Mexico Seen As Promising Solution

On Thursday, November 19th, Mexico’s Senate voted 82-12 in favor of a bill that would legalize marijuana in the country. If this marijuana-legalizing initiative receives the necessary final stamp of approval in the Lower House of Congress come December – President Andrés Manuel López Obrador is confident that it will,

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Stimulating Change in the International Response (or lack thereof) to China’s Repression of the Uighurs

  China’s persecution of the Uighur Muslim Population first received worldwide media attention in 2014 after Chinese officials reportedly banned several members of the ethnic group from attending mosques and fasting during the Muslim holy month of Ramadan. Since then, various sources worldwide have reported on the trail of attacks

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Japan Acts Against China’s Repression Of Uyghur Muslims

In the face of recent, irrefutable evidence of the Chinese Communist Party (CCP)’s mass repression of Uyghur Muslims, an increasing number of states have chosen to formally condemn the CCP’s actions through domestic legal reform. Japan is a recent example of a country that has followed this trend. Headed by

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Surge Of Government Fraud And Misconduct Accusations Come In Response To The Reelection Of President John Magufuli

The reelection of Tanzanian President John Magufuli on Wednesday, October 28th – extending his presidency an additional 5 years – has been at the dismal of both his opposition and perhaps many other Tanzanians who simply desire a more free and stable country. The burgeoning of accusations throughout the process

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Israeli Military Forces’ Unlawful Razing Of Palestinian Property In Village Of Homsa Al-Baqia

On Tuesday, November 3rd, using construction equipment like Bulldozers and Diggers, Israeli military forces decimated dozens of Palestinian homes in the village of Homsa al-Baqia overnight—located in the Israeli-occupied region of the West Bank. Roughly 80 Palestinian citizens were left displaced or homeless in the wake of the attack, a

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European Parliament Devises Resolution Over Treaty On The Non-Proliferation Of Nuclear Weapons

On Wednesday, October 21st, the European Parliament sent out a resolution (adopted by 641 votes in favour, 5 against and 47 abstentions) insisting on greater European commitment to nuclear non-proliferation. This resolution was aimed to address the many ambiguities currently associated with international nuclear arms security. Chief among what was outlined

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Sudanese-Rebel Peace Agreement

On September 26th, after almost a full year of negotiations, the transitional government of Sudan signed a peace agreement with the country’s main rebel alliance: the SRF (Sudan Revolutionary Front). The agreement was signed in Juba, the capital of neighbouring South Sudan, where notable attendees (among others) included Sudan’s Sovereign

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