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COVID-19 Pandemic: Why Is America’s Image Crumbling Around the World

September 29, 2020

Via: Natalie Dunn

As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to spread across the world, the image of the United States seems to be rapidly deteriorating. According to a recent Pew Research Center study, America’s prestige seems to recede, while many nations are criticizing the way […]


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Impact of Social Media Misinformation Spread on U.S. Elections

August 29, 2020

Via: Natalie Dunn

Representatives of nine tech companies have met with U.S. government officials to prevent the spread of misinformation on social media platforms. Facebook, Google, Twitter, Reddit, Microsoft, Verizon Media, Pinterest, LinkedIn, and the Wikimedia Foundation are coordinating with government agencies in […]


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The Hard Truth About Your Digital Identity

July 14, 2020

Via: Tailynn Gable

This is a revolutionary moment for society: governments are seeking to rapidly digitize the identities of their citizens—and most recently, the SARS-CoV-2 virus has been decisively shaping this governmental decision. Amid the pandemic, citizens may rely solely on e-government services […]


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Governing in a Remote World: New Challenges During the Pandemic

June 22, 2020

Via: Nick Terrence

The government today is so overreaching in the life of the governed citizen that it seldom feels like another workspace. Although it is admittedly difficult to make a point which would entail that governments are corporations, for the sake of […]


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Can Legislation Stop Cybercrime?

May 21, 2020

Via: Laura Brenen

It is often incredibly difficult to pinpoint the origin of a cyberattack. But even in cases where the perpetrator can be accurately identified, international law has very few mechanisms that allow a state to respond to it. With these difficulties […]


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COVID-19 Crisis: Is Isolation the Best Answer Governments Have?

April 10, 2020

Via: Natalie Dunn

The new coronavirus pandemic has taken the world by storm and, as scientists are scrambling to find a vaccine for the virus and a cure for the disease, governments everywhere are struggling to adjust to the new situation. As measures […]


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Blockchain Voting: Democracy’s Salvation or Demise?

March 10, 2020

Via: Laura Brenen

Many aspects of modern life have been digitized, yet elections seem to be lagging behind. Even though e-voting is considered a promising venture, the concern regarding the cybersecurity issues it poses is quite powerful.  So powerful, in fact, that it […]


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China Criticizes US for “Unfriendly Remarks” About Coronavirus Outbreak

February 12, 2020

Via: Michael Boyd

The Chinese foreign ministry has expressed concern about the US government’s decision to keep out foreign nationals who have recently visited China. As governments and scientists everywhere struggle to stop the new coronavirus outbreak, the US decided to impose new […]


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What Does 2020 Hold for the Middle East?

January 5, 2020

Via: William Palmer

As we enter 2020, the Western world, an enduring example of stability and well-being for the rest of the world, seems to be in the grip of a profound political crisis. In the U.K., Prime Minister Boris Johnson led his […]


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US Plans to Use AI “Legally and Morally” in Warfare

December 10, 2019

Via: Michael Boyd

Secretary of Defense Mark T. Esper said the US military will use artificial intelligence (AI) “legally and morally” on the battlefield and let people decide whether or not to attack a target. He also stated that the US needs to […]