NATO Will Address Climate Change

June 16, 2021

NATO stated for the first time that it will address the issue of climate change by factoring in environmental concerns as part of the military alliance's activities, including conducting annual assessments on climate change.

Browne: The Tide Turns Against Surveillance Capitalism

June 16, 2021

CTO of Wiise, Hamish Browne, writes on how, after a decade of surveillance capitalism growth, tech’s new focus on privacy will lead to new rules and new ways of doing business for marketers.

Tettenborn : Brussels Launches Full Federalist Assault

June 16, 2021

The European Union is increasingly encroaching in the domestic affairs of member states, including the recent announcement that the Commission is suing at least seven countries in the bloc in the Court of Justice for breaking EU law.

OIC Signals UN Security Council Is Platform for Promoting Islamic Values

June 16, 2021

The Secretary General of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation congratulated Albania, Gabon, and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) for securing one-year seats on the UN Security Council (UNSC), identifying the UNSC as a platform for the three OIC member-states to promote Islamic values and interests. 

 

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  • NATO Will Address Climate Change

    June 14, 2021

    NATO stated for the first time that it will address the issue of climate change by factoring in environmental concerns as part of the military alliance's activities, including conducting annual assessments on climate change.

     
  • Politico: Five Things That Could Stop a Global Tax Deal

    June 09, 2021

    As July 9th approaches, when Finance ministers from the world’s largest 20 economies will meet to create a plan on how to tax the world’s largest companies, Politico highlights five things that could potentially stop the deal.

     
  • World Bank Opposes Vaccine Intellectual Property Waiver

    June 09, 2021

    World Bank President David Malpass has stated that the bank does not support waiving intellectual property rights for COVID-19 vaccines at the World Trade Organization highlighting concerns that such a move would limit innovation in the pharmaceuticals sector.

     
 
  • Climate-Risk Disclosures on the Rise for U.S. Energy Companies

    June 17, 2021

    According to former US Secretary of Energy Ernest Moniz , as the ESG [environment, social and governance standards] movement continues to be a key factor among major investors, and the government’s intention to demand more climate risk disclosures, oil and gas companies will need to increase the pace of their energy transition to a low-carbon economy.

     
  • Amazon’s Sidewalk Launch Raises Privacy Concerns

    June 16, 2021

    Privacy and tech experts are highlighting the potential for Amazon Sidewalk customers to have their Alexa devices linked to those owned by neighbors as the company plunges further into surveillance capitalism.

     
  • Browne: The Tide Turns Against Surveillance Capitalism

    June 16, 2021

    CTO of Wiise, Hamish Browne, writes on how, after a decade of surveillance capitalism growth, tech’s new focus on privacy will lead to new rules and new ways of doing business for marketers.

     
 
  • Climate Activists Target Norway at ECtHR

    June 17, 2021

    In an effort by environmentalists to stop new oil drilling in Norway, the activists have brought the case before European Court of Human Rights (ECHR), arguing that the drilling affects human rights, depriving young people of their future.

     
  • Tettenborn : Brussels Launches Full Federalist Assault

    June 16, 2021

    The European Union is increasingly encroach in the domestic affairs of member states, including the recent announcement that the Commission is suing at least seven countries in the bloc in the Court of Justice for breaking EU law.

     
  • New Law Requires Corporate Due Diligence In Germany

    June 14, 2021

    In a shift to mandatory compliance, the German Parliament passed a law requiring large and medium-sized businesses to do their due diligence in combating human rights violations along their supply chain with fines being up to 2% of their international revenue and exclusion from public procurement for up to three years.

     
 
  • Indonesia’s Islamist Groups Adopt Policies Advocated by Banned Extremists

    June 17, 2021

    Indonesia’s government has banned several Islamist extremist groups who used violence to push for a sharia state, but mainstream Islamist groups are adopting non-violent, softer versions of the same policies, which aim to force these policies on society according to sharia principles which discriminate against non-confirming Muslim and non-Muslim religious minorities. 

     
  • Mafia Boss Reveals Criminality of Turkey’s Islamist Regime

    June 17, 2021

    A series of social media videos by Turkey's most infamous mob boss has pointed to the expansive criminality of Turkey’s ruling Islamist regime, with revelations of government-involved narcotics trafficking, weapons transfers to jihadist groups, and targeted assassinations of political opponents.

     
  • Afghan Taliban Builds Networks with Central Asian Jihadists

    June 17, 2021

    The Afghan Taliban are using public ideological statements and operational networks of cooperation with salafi-jihadist groups across Central Asia, China, and Russia, in order to pressure Central Asian states to reject US efforts to secure basing rights for air support to the Afghan government in the wake of American forces’ withdrawal.