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The Economics of Crime and Violence During Coronavirus

Stores, restaurants and other businesses are suffering as a result of the Coronavirus pandemic. Drug Gangs in Latin America are no exception. With many sources of revenue cut off, narco traffickers are forced to adapt in order to survive. Drug markets from Mexico to Honduras are changing and, along with them, so is the structure […]

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Posted in Drugs, Latin America, World

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The Obsolescence of Sanctions against Iran

The deadly impact of the Covid-19 pandemic on Iran has given a new focus to the ongoing debate about the purpose, effectiveness and relevance of US sanctions imposed on the country. Many leaders, political figures, and organisations have questioned the continuance of these sanctions. These include the UN Secretary General, the UN Special Rapporteurs on […]

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Posted in Iran, Middle East, US, World

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COVID-19 has Revealed a World of Strong States and Global Enmity

‘Viruses know no borders and they don’t care about your ethnicity, the colour of your skin or how much money you have in the bank.’ The words of WHO official Dr Mike Ryan about Coronavirus (COVID-19) would seem to many of us common sense. What appears ‘common sense’ does not, however, always manifest in the […]

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Posted in Australia, China, Europe, European Union, Germany, Refugees, Security Issues, UN, US, World


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