WHO Chief Warns of Global Consequences of Coronavirus

February 12, 2020

World Health Organization Chief Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus describes the Coronavirus, now formally named COVID-19, as a very grave global threat that could create significant political, social and economic upheaval.

U.S. Charges Chinese Military Hackers with Massive Equifax Breach

February 12, 2020

U.S. federal prosecutors have charged four members of China’s People’s Liberation Army for hacking the credit-reporting giant Equifax.

UK Backs New Regulatory Powers to Rein in Big Tech

February 12, 2020

According to Politico, under proposals to combat online harms, companies could be fined and employees could face criminal charges if they fail to combat online illegal content.

Lewis: British Authorities Struggle with Islamist Deradicalization Programs

February 12, 2020

The recent spate of violence in Britain by Islamists released after supposedly successful completion of the country’s prison deradicalization programs is drawing security officials’ renewed attention to the failures to understand the societal and mental health drivers of, and possible solutions to, Islamist radicalization.

 

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  • UN Official Urges Action to Limit AI-Powered Weapons

    February 14, 2020

    In an interview with Politico, Izumi Nakamitsu, the United Nations’ High Commissioner for Disarmament Affairs, expressed hope that agreement could still be reached on key measures contained in the UN’s Convention on Certain Conventional Weapons relating to regulation of lethal autonomous weapons, known as “killer robots.”

     
  • WHO Chief Warns of Global Consequences of Coronavirus

    February 12, 2020

    World Health Organization Chief Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus describes the Coronavirus, now formally named COVID-19, as a very grave global threat that could create significant political, social and economic upheaval.

     
  • UNESCO Agency Promoting Global Citizenship Curriculum

    February 05, 2020

    The UNESCO Mahatma Gandhi Institute of Education for Peace and Sustainable Development has created a Global Citizenship Curriculum designed to "create the empathetic citizens we need in the future to save the world."

     
 
 
  • Central European Mayors Seek Direct Line to EU Funding

    February 12, 2020

    According to Politico, to thwart populist leaders in their countries, four Central European mayors are pursuing an end-around national governments in securing EU funds.

     
  • UK Backs New Regulatory Powers to Rein in Big Tech

    February 12, 2020

    According to Politico, under proposals to combat online harms, companies could be fined and employees could face criminal charges if they fail to combat online illegal content.

     
  • Politico: Resignation of CDU Party Leader Throws Germany Politics into Disarray

    February 11, 2020

    According to Politico, the decision of Angela Merkel’s heir apparent, Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer, to quit as leader of Germany’s largest party thrust the country’s politics into disarray, reigniting both the race to inherit the chancellor’s mantle and a battle over the direction of the conservative establishment.