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What is behind the Syrian regime’s push south-west of Raqqa?

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 …

Syria

Brazil’s Democracy Suffers from Corruption

<i>Brazil is increasingly becoming a less stable country and has been ranked one of the most worsened countries over the past year by the 2017 Fragile</i> …

Brazil

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 …

Council on Foreign Relations

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 …

Middle East

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 …

Creative Commons

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 …

War

The Trouble With Brazil's Expanding Arms Trade

With weapons appearing in Yemen and transferring to repressive regimes, Brazil's arms policies are outdated and out of step with it's peaceful aims.

Brazil

WOMEN, VIOLENT EXTREMISM AND THE INTERNET: EMPOWERING PREVENTION; DEALING WITH RISK

Five things you should do to stay safe online

Digital security is important for everyone, but particularly for those who are connected to people in conflict zones or repressive countries. In …

Venezuela's raging homicide epidemic is going unrecorded

Venezuela’s violent crime epidemic appears to be escalating into a full-blown humanitarian crisis. The precise dimensions are hard to know, however, because along with the collapse of the economy and widespread hunger has come a near blackout of reliable government crime statistics.<p>The Venezuelan …

Venezuela

Opinion: Brazil has a murder and gun problem. Here's why both could get worse.

Brazil has a murder problem. It also has a gun problem. Both could get worse if some Brazilian lawmakers have their way.<p>One out of 10 homicide victims around the world each year is a Brazilian. Most of the roughly 60,000 Brazilian citizens violently killed each year die from gunshot wounds. And the …

Gun Control

The Consequences of Egypt’s Potential Military Engagement in Syria

<i>As ties between Cairo and Damascus strengthen, Syrian journalist Abdulrahman al-Masri explores the factors behind possible military cooperation between Egypt and Syria and the consequences this would have both locally and regionally.</i><p>OTTAWA, CANADA – The Syrian regime-friendly newspaper As-Safir …

Syria

The Fifth Corps and the state of the Syrian army

OTTAWA, Jan. 12 (UPI) -- On Nov. 22, the General Command of the Syrian Army announced the formation of its first official volunteer-based military …

Her Career: Alicia Wanless-Berk – Digital Propaganda Expert @ La Generalista

Alicia Wanless-Berk is the brain behind La Generalista, an online publication that investigates influence and propaganda in a digital age. She …

Propaganda

Syria Media Roundup (March 15)

[This is a roundup of news articles and other materials circulating on Syria and reflects a wide variety of opinions. It does not reflect the views …

‘Await your annihilation’

Then it flashes up your screen. “AWAIT YOUR ANNIHILATION”.<p>This isn’t a scene from a <i>Matrix</i> reboot, it’s an act of war on the world’s largest …

Syria's Electronic Armies | Syria

Over the last four years as the Syrian uprising has grown into a full-blown civil war, a sinister parallel conflict has been fought out in cyberspace, with combatants wielding bytes and software rather than guns as they have battled for supremacy on Syria's internet frontline.<p>But the consequences …

Syria

Q&A: In Syria the 'internet has become a weapon' of war | Syria

The SalamaTech Project was founded to help provide a safer internet environment for Syrians experiencing the Syria crisis inside and outside the country.<p>The project came together in August 2012. It is based in Canada's capital city, Ottawa and is funded by a few agencies in North America.<p>SalamaTech …

Syria

Syrian regime Internet network repairs 'guise for more surveillance'

Announcements that repairs have begun on an offshore fibre-optic cable have lead to claims that rehabilitation efforts are in fact an excuse to …

Opinion: The smartest cities are resilient ones

<b>Trending</b><p>OECD DAC meetings<p>#GradSchoolWeek<p>Rohingya refugee crisis<p>From Healthy to Secure<p>Global Views<p><b>Smart cities</b><p>Opinion: The smartest cities are …

Urban Fragility with Pan Jiahua and Robert Muggah