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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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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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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