Author: Hannah Elliott

Cyber Attacks Against Ukraine Government Possibly Foreshadowing Russian Aggression

On Thursday, January 13th, an extensive cyber attack occurred throughout numerous Ukraine government websites, rendering many inaccessible the following day. The attack caused widespread site interruptions with the message, “be afraid and expect the worst.” Ukraine officials have concluded that no employee personal information was accessed during the attack; however,

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Chinese Officials Agitated By American Involvement With Taiwan

State Councillor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi was quoted on Monday stating: “Taiwan is a wanderer who will eventually come home, not a chess piece to be used by others. China must and will be reunified.” This announcement from one of China’s top officials confirms the party’s continuous plan to

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American Efforts to Curb Congolese Wildlife Trafficking

On December 13th, the American Department of State imposed visa restrictions on eight potential wildlife traffickers from the Democratic Republic of Congo. Wildlife and timber trafficking has been an ongoing issue throughout West and Central Africa, with a major hub for international trade out of the DRC. Under section 212(a)(3)(C)

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Poor Recognition of Kurdish Sacrifice by Iraqi Government

On Monday, December 6th, a joint Iraqi and Kurdish Peshmerga military force took back a northern village captured the previous day by Islamic State militants (ISIL/ISIS). Beginning Sunday, ISIL attacks throughout the region resulted in the death of four Kurdish soldiers and one Kurdish civilian. To reclaim the lost territory,

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Ethiopian Air Raids Threatened The Safety Of UN Humanitarian Aid

On Friday, October 22nd, a United Nations humanitarian aid flight to Mek’ele, in the conflicting Ethiopian region of Tigray, was forced to turn around before landing due to a government air raid sent to the city. While the UN Humanitarian Air Service unit carrying eleven passengers was cleared by the

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