According to Freedom House, 2020 marked the 15th consecutive year of decline in global freedom. Russia continues to interfere with foreign politics and brashly intimidate Ukraine, China leveraged the COVID-19 pandemic to tighten control of its population, and Iran has indicated intentions to increase nuclear activities. Meanwhile, the United States (U.S.) has left a broken … [Read More...] about Modern Conflict Favours Autocracies
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Organized criminal groups have severely hampered Mexico’s energy sector since the 2000s, as their violence and fuel theft have disrupted energy development, delayed sector diversification, and discouraged foreign investment. Cartel violence and theft influence energy companies’ work schedules and tasks, project risks, and maintenance costs. Organized criminal groups have … [Read More...] about Organized criminal groups’ impacts on Mexico’s Energy Sector since the 2000s
The country that leads in artificial intelligence (AI) development ‘will be the ruler of the world’. Those are the words of Vladimir Putin. His government was … [Read More...] about Can Artificial Intelligence shape the way we conduct war in the future?
From the period of June 1948 to December 2000, non-United Nations (UN) actors implemented 53 peacekeeping operations, a figure identical to that of the number of … [Read More...] about Different colours, same hats? UN vs. non-UN peace operations