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Rachel Wilder

Small Countries React to Ebola Outbreak

Rachel Wilder, Isle of Man Small Countries Fellow

Small island nations are taking steps to protect themselves against the spread of Ebola. In the Caribbean, four states have instituted entry bans on travelers from Liberia, Guinea and Sierra Leone, the three West African countries most affected by the virus. St. Lucia was the first to enact the ban (Reuters). “We are an exceedingly […]


Canada seeks to expand intelligence sources to address terrorism

Adam Brown, Sloan Fellow, Terrorism Studies

The Canadian Security Intelligence Service (CSIS) is about to get the scope of its powers expanded according to the Canadian government, Reuters reports on Thursday. “The events in recent months in Iraq and Syria have shown us that we cannot become complacent in the face of terrorism ... Read more Now, more than ever, a motivated individual […]

Daniella Melendez

Venezuela Gets U.N. Seat; Turkey Is Denied

Daniella Melendez, Intern, Latin America

Turkey, which has sought to project itself as a regional power in the Middle East, lost a non-permanent seat in the U.N. Council after member states voted on Thursday. Despite objections by the United States, Venezuela secured a seat on Thursday at the global table of high power, the United Nations Security Council, while Turkey, […]


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