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Dengue Fever Outbreaks Rise Around the Globe

Reading Time: < 1 minute The global rise in temperatures is leading to a surge in familiar diseases. Experts attribute the spread of dengue fever outbreaks worldwide this year to climate change and mass population movements. The World Health Organization reports significant outbreaks have been recorded this year in the Americas, with nearly 3 million suspected and confirmed cases. That’s…

November 2, 2023
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Fighting Continues in Sudan

Reading Time: < 1 minute The war in Sudan continues, pitting the Sudanese Army led by General Abdel Fattah al-Burhan against the paramilitary Rapid Support Forces (RSF) led by General Mohamed Hamdan. According to the UN, approximately 9,000 people have been killed and injured in the fighting. The United Nations says it is one of the worst humanitarian nightmares in…

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Quote of the Day – Colombia’s President

Reading Time: < 1 minute Colombia’s new president Gustavo Petro addressed the UN General Assembly last week: “It would seem as though the global leadership has made enemies with life.” Later in his speech, he noted addictions to cocaine and drugs but added, “There is the true addiction in this period of human history: addiction to irrational power, profit and…

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Scenes from a Disaster Movie

Reading Time: 2 minutes In disaster movies, we often find scenes of chaos at national borders. Amid the pending disaster of an incoming asteroid or zombie apocalypse, the systems along national borders become overwhelmed as immigrants and refugees seek to escape the crisis. Today, it is not asteroids or zombies that the world is running from, but we are…

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Hurricane Otis

Reading Time: < 1 minute As the tumult across the earth intensifies, the world at large finds itself conflicted in a battle for attention. Ukraine, Sudan, Gaza, Lewiston, Maine; our eye is not drawn toward the greatest crisis but to the most recent outrage. Due to the reality of our visually-oriented media age, significant events often fail to garner the…

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This Week in Gaza – October 30

Reading Time: 2 minutes Gaza’s Health Ministry confirmed the death toll in Gaza surpassed 8,000 people. US President Biden cast doubt on these numbers last week, to which the health ministry responded by publishing a list of the names of the dead. The UN notes the reported death totals from Gaza’s Health Ministry are credible. The World Health Organization…

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Genocide Language

Reading Time: 3 minutes A few years ago, my friend Brian Butler and I released a podcast series on the history of genocide called “Never Again, Again.” One of the key takeaways of that series was how, although we wring our hands and cry never again after these tragedies, history keeps repeating itself. Genocide and ethnic cleansing don’t arise…

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Israel At War (Intelligence Brief)

Reading Time: < 1 minute This Intelligence Brief provides a unique overview and insight regarding this week’s Hamas invasion of Israel and subsequent Israeli siege of Gaza. The Israel at War video intelligence brief is available exclusively to our Patreon supporters. Links referenced within this video: The Political Context in Israel History of the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict PODCAST Series

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The Chinese Economy Is Shaking

Reading Time: 2 minutes The Chinese economy is shaking. China’s largest property developer, Country Market, warned it is on the verge of default this week. The company reported a loss of $7 billion so far this year, and it is part of a broader real estate crisis in China, which in turn is merely one facet of a major…

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Hindu Nationalism and Growing Violence in India

Reading Time: 4 minutes Religious violence in India continued to swell this month. In a matter of four days, members of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) who rule Haryana state bulldozed more than 300 properties belonging to Muslims. At least 150 Muslims who protested the demolition of their homes and livelihood were arrested, handcuffed, and often forced to watch…

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