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Canada must carefully re-evaluate its Iraq mission post-ISIS | Abdulrahman al-Masri | AW

Following the military defeat of the Islamic State (ISIS) in Iraq, Canada is re-evaluating its military aid and training programme for Iraqi Kurdish …

Normalising relations with Assad will not ease Lebanon’s refugee problem | Abdulrahman al-Masri | AW

In Lebanon, public opinion of the war in Syria is divided. The Lebanese state has maintained a somewhat neutral official position towards the Syria …

Digital safety in the world's most dangerous war zone

In war-torn Syria, the contents of one’s phone mean the difference between life and death. “My phone is my lifeline,” Umm Hassan told us, one of the …

Cambridge Analytica has blurred the line between persuasion and manipulation

Cambridge Analytica is the latest strategic communication firm to follow the likes of Bell Pottinger in scandal-induced destruction. While Bell …

Canadian pollsters build fortresses around their data to protect from hacks

When Canada’s Communications Security Establishment announced in mid-2017 that it was expecting the next federal election to be the target of hacks …

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What a ‘limited strike’ against Syria’s Assad might mean | Abdulrahman al-Masri | AW

OTTAWA - Talk about military action against the Syrian regime of President Bashar Assad has been heard in Western capitals for the last couple of …

Venezuelan refugees inflame Brazil's already simmering migrant crisis

Though refugee and migration crises have dominated headlines in recent years, most news stories exclude Brazil. That’s because of the world’s roughly …

Elections Canada prepares to fight fake news, foreign influence in 2019 vote

Elections Canada is erecting multiple lines of defence to fight fake news, cyber-attacks and foreign interference in next year's federal election …

The apps that map violence – and keep Rio residents out of the crossfire

Rejecting official information channels, Rio’s citizens are navigating their city using crowdsourced data on shootings and robberies as they happen<p>“A red spot on the map means gunfire, so I avoid going there,” says Leonardo Duarte, who works on the streets for a rehabilitation clinic in Rio de …

Yes, Canada is vulnerable to information cyber attacks

With special counsel Robert Mueller's recent indictment of 13 Russian nationals for interfering in the 2016 U.S. election, the focus in intelligence …

Brazil's Critical Infrastructure Faces a Growing Risk of Cyberattacks

Most of the world's critical infrastructure—nuclear plants, electrical transmission systems, water treatment plants, etc.—is managed by …

People Are Ready to Buy Some Guns in the World’s Murder Capital

In the world’s most murderous country, gun control is starting to lose its appeal.<p>Desperate Brazilians are wondering whether they’d be better off …

We keep looking to tech giants to solve our propaganda problems. We're looking in the wrong place

Something is rotten in the state of digital, and it centres on how little leading tech giants such as Google, Twitter and Facebook seem to know about …

Without ammunition, an AR-15 is just a menacing paperweight

<b>To the editor: "</b>Go-o-d Morning Vietnam!""was what I half expected to hear at Saturday's March for Our Lives rally. (''Welcome to the revolution': In tears, silence and anger, thousands march worldwide to demand action on guns," March 24) After all, both then and now it's the youth of America …

Guns

Is Liberal Democracy in Retreat?

Although democracy has spread from one country to more than 100 countries in the space of two centuries, it has also suffered setbacks along the way, …

What is behind the Syrian regime’s push south-west of Raqqa? | Abdulrahman al-Masri | AW

For the last four months, forces loyal to the regime of Syrian President Bashar Assad have been advancing in the region south-west of Raqqa …

Brazil’s Democracy Suffers from Corruption

This analysis is Cipher Brief Level I Member Only content. It can be accessed via login or by signing up to become a Cipher Brief Member. Joining …

Brazil’s Internet Is Under Attack, Again

The Brazilian government has launched a consultation on the future of CGI.br, the body that sets internet policy in the country. Some fear that the …

Brazil

Hezbollah Re-Ascendant in Lebanon

Hezbollah’s successful offensive against Hayat Tahrir al-Sham (HTS) forces along the Lebanese-Syrian border in late July has catapulted the …

The new sustainable development goals advocate for peace and justice. Is Brazil listening?

Niterói (RJ) - The Military Police Shock Troops used morale bombs and tear gas and some police came to take weapons during the confusion to remove …

The Trouble in Naming Latin America’s Most Violent City

Another year, another ranking of the world’s most murderous cities. The latest study released by the Mexican think tank Seguridad, Justicia y Paz …

Latin America

11 стран наблюдали за диалогом о Байнете. Итоги Форума IGF в цифрах и фактах

<b>Вопреки ожиданиям скептиков белорусский Форум по управлению интернетом стал по-настоящему масштабной открытой площадкой, где возможность выступить и</b> …

DR Analityca публикует Индексы киберготовности (CRI) 2.0

На данный момент Индекс киберготовности (CRI) 2.0 опубликован для семи ведущих западных стран: США, Великобритании, Франции, Италии, Германии, Японии …

Серверокорейская угроза

В хакерской атаке WannaCry обвиняют КНДР и программистов из американских спецслужб<p>Вчера появилась основная версия того, кто мог организовать …

Вирус собрал выкуп

Новая вспышка заражений компьютеров ожидается сегодня<p>Массовое заражение компьютеров на ОС Windows вирусом, вымогающим деньги, к концу выходных …

революция» в Молдове: оценка восемь лет спустя

<b>В апреле 2009 года в Республике Молдова прошли масштабные протестные акции против результатов парламентских выборов, которые в конечном итоге привели</b> …

Why a 'Great Wall' Won't Stop the Cross-Border Gun Trade

<i>This article is adapted from</i> AQ's <i>special issue on</i> <i>the U.S.-Mexico relationship.</i> <i>To receive</i> AQ <i>at home,</i> <i>subscribe here.</i><p>That Mexico’s drug cartels get …

A Psycho-Emotional Human Security Analytical Framework: Origin and Epidemiology of Violent Extremism and Radicalization of Refugees

By: Patrick J. Christian, Aleksandra Nesic, David Sniffen, Tasneem Aljehani, Khaled Al Sumairi, Narayan B. Khadka, Basimah Hallawy and Binamin …

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