Tag Archives: United States

Russia’s war with Ukraine: Five reasons why many African countries choose to be ‘neutral’

Some African leaders have not forgiven NATO for the ouster and death of Libya’s Gaddafi. Photo by Eric Feferberg/AFP via Getty Images Olayinka Ajala, Leeds Beckett University In early March the United Nation’s General Assembly voted on a resolution demanding Russia immediately stop its military operations in Ukraine. Out of 193 member states, 141 voted in support of the resolution, …

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What countries have nuclear weapons, and where are they?

A U.S. Air Force jet performs a test drop of a B61-12 bomb in December 2021. That bomb can contain a nuclear warhead for use in wartime. Los Alamos National Laboratory Miles A. Pomper, Middlebury and Vasilii Tuganov, Middlebury The Russian invasion of Ukraine has raised fears among the public about the use of nuclear weapons in Europe or against …

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Islamophobia in western media is based on false premises

Islamophobia in the media fed the support for the proposed Muslim travel ban. Here, a protestor holds an “End Islamophobia” sign at a rally opposing the ban at the U.S. Supreme Court on June 26, 2018. (Shutterstock) Stuart Chambers, L’Université d’Ottawa/University of Ottawa Although anti-Muslim sentiments certainly existed long before 2001, the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks and the response to …

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El despliegue de las redes 5G, o la geopolítica digital

Metamorworks/Shutterstock Vicente Moret Millás, IE University Conseguir conexiones a internet rápidas y fiables constituye ya un objetivo prioritario para cualquier país que quiera no perder el tren de la nueva economía digital. Esta conectividad es ya un factor de competitividad clave para la economía de los estados, al igual que lo han sido en el pasado otras infraestructuras no digitales …

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Suspension of US aid to Ethiopia is yet another example of Trump’s disregard for Africa

Workey Tadele, a radio operator, at the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam near Guba in Ethiopia in December 2019. Eduardo Soteras/AFP via Getty Images

Workey Tadele, a radio operator, at the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam near Guba in Ethiopia in December 2019. Eduardo Soteras/AFP via Getty Images Yohannes Gedamu, Georgia Gwinnett College America’s Department of State recently suspended $130 million worth of aid to Ethiopia because of “a lack of progress” on negotiations pertaining to the construction of the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam on …

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