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Hacking Latin America: The Right to Privacy

Hacking Latin America: The Right to Privacy

August 28, 2015 at 7:34 PM

This is not the first time that the Office of the Special Rapporteur for Freedom Expression or other international organizations expressed their concern for the massive utilization of spying software by states. Although technology evolves quicker than regulation, some principles aiming to protect freedom and dignity from those programs exist.

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Norway: My Irresponsible Refuge?

April 21, 2015 at 10:54 AM

Fifteen years after my feet touched Norwegian soil, however, the Government is about to make it much tougher for many foreign nationals to immigrate to Norway. The timing for the imposition of these restrictions couldn’t be worse.

Viva La Medicina: Cuba’s Fight Against Ebola

Viva La Medicina: Cuba’s Fight Against Ebola

December 13, 2014 at 3:31 PM

Health diplomacy is an integral part of Cuba’s foreign policy. Sending medical staff to understaffed and neglected health systems not only enhances the country’s reputation; it is also the source of the island’s economic survival.

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Breaking the Rules: The Rule of Law and Conflict

December 13, 2014 at 2:54 PM

The adoption and practice of basic principles of the rule of law are clear barometers for any democracy and stable government. The consequences of the breakdown of the rule of law especially in non-democratic states make its importance even more self-evident.

The Double Edged Sword: How Globalization Is Hurting America

The Double Edged Sword: How Globalization Is Hurting America

October 1, 2014 at 9:19 PM

Friedman presents the democratizations of technology, information, and finance as the foundational basis of the link between globalization and democratization and thus, as an extremely desirable and positive development. However, as Friedman points out himself, “globalization is everything and its opposite.” Considering this, one must assess the “opposite” to understand the implications of globalization upon US national security interests.

Round One: India v. The ICC Prosecutor

Round One: India v. The ICC Prosecutor

April 8, 2014 at 5:17 PM

The 17th of July, 1998 will always be remembered as the day the Rome Statute was adopted and mainly, as the day when “two-thirds of humanity” chose to not adopt it. The ICC came into existence with these mixed sentiments and it is fair to say that almost 16 years on there is little hint of such emotions completely fading away; in large part due to countries such as India and China (almost One-third of humanity) showing no intentions of undertaking the journey to Rome.