U.S. CBP Blocks Products from Xinjiang Forced Labor

January 20, 2021

U.S. Customs and Border Patrol (CBP) issued a Withhold Release Order against cotton products and tomato products produced in Xinjiang based on information that reasonably indicates the use of detainee or prison labor and situations of forced labor.

Forbes: Companies Must Decide What Stakeholder Capitalism Means to Them

January 20, 2021

Sarah Keohane Williamson, writing in Forbes, explores the question of how company leaders can prioritize their decisions under stakeholder capitalism as well as the new definition of the role of actual shareholders.

Politico: Europe’s China Deal May Cloud Transatlantic Relations

January 20, 2021

As Europe and the U.S. were looking forward to a transatlantic alliance to regulate the digital realm, U.S. officials and European diplomats warn that the EU’s signing of an investment deal with Beijing dampens prospects for a reset of transatlantic ties.

The Telegraph: Islamic Laws Limit Women's Work Rights in Bangladesh

January 20, 2021

According to The Telegraph, the state's application of Islamic law in the field of labor rights in Bangladesh has produced limitations on women's rights to work, including a recent high court ruling that cites menstruation as the cause for a ban on women from working as marriage registrars.

 

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  • Navalny Sentenced to 30 days in Prison

    January 19, 2021

    A Russian court ruled that opposition leader, Alexei Navalny, be jailed for 30 days following his return home from Germany, where he recovered from a near-fatal poisoning.

     
  • Forbes: Trump's 1776 Commission Releases Report

    January 19, 2021

    Forbes reports the President Trump’s 1776 Commission has released its report presenting a definitive chronicle of the American founding, including the effect the principles of the Declaration of Independence has had on America’s history.

     
  • US sanctions Chinese Leaders over South China Sea Activities

    January 15, 2021

    The United States announced sanctions on officials of Chinese state-owned enterprises and military and added Chinese oil giant CNOOC to an economic blacklist, citing China’s coercion against states with rival claims in the South China Sea.

     
 
  • Facebook Will Appoint Local Representative to Comply With Turkish Law

    January 20, 2021

    Facebook announced that it has begun the process of appointing a legal representative in Turkey in order to comply with a new social media law in the country that gives authorities the ability to remove content from platforms.

     
  • Forbes: Companies Must Decide What Stakeholder Capitalism Means to Them

    January 20, 2021

    Sarah Keohane Williamson, writing in Forbes, explores the question of how company leaders can prioritize their decisions under stakeholder capitalism as well as the new definition of the role of actual shareholders.

     
  • Business Standard: Illusion of Data Security

    January 20, 2021

    Business Standard warns that as millions of internet users search for a « secure » messaging application, there is no guarantee, detailing how each one, including signal and telegram, has the potential to be hacked in the future.

     
 
  • Politico: Europe’s China Deal May Cloud Transatlantic Relations

    January 20, 2021

    According to Politico, U.S. officials and European diplomats warn that the EU’s signing of an investment deal with Beijing dampens prospects for a much anticipated transatlantic alliance to regulate the digital realm.

     
  • Poland plans to make Censoring of Social Media Accounts Illegal

    January 18, 2021

    The Guardian reports that Polish government officials have denounced the deactivation of Donald Trump’s social media accounts and will draft a law that will make it illegal for tech companies to take similar actions in Poland.

     
  • Kremlin Critic Nalvany Detained After Returning to Russia

    January 18, 2021

    Five months after surviving a nerve agent attack, Russian opposition leader, Alexei Navalny was detained at a Moscow airport after returning from Germany, accused of multiple violations of parole and will be held in custody until a court makes a decision in his case.

     
 
  • Turkey Continues Islamist Assault on Freedom of Expression

    January 20, 2021

    Turkey’s government announced fines against Twitter, Pinterest, and other social media companies for failing to assign a local representative tasked with content management and data collection according to a new Turkish law.

     
  • Nigeria's Islamist Extremist Problem May Herald Global Problem with Jihadists

    January 19, 2021

    Srdja Trifkovic writes in Chronicles that the steady expansion of Islamist extremist ideology and violence in oil-rich Nigeria over the past two decades has made Africa's largest economy a crucial clearing house for the dissemination of broader jihadist activities, both across the African Continent and around the world. 

     
  • Africa's Jihadist Past Is a Growing Global Security Threat

    January 19, 2021

    Jordan Cope writing for The National Interest explains that the roots of Al Qaeda in Africa can be traced to the ecosystem of jihadist groups now active across Sub-Saharan Africa and that they are growing as a global security threat, destabilizing the region and threatening Europe.