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Realism in the Age of Cyber Warfare

Realism in the Age of Cyber Warfare

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World politics is currently undergoing an epic transformation that has rekindled the age-old realist-liberal debate. Two trends are driving this change. The first is a shift in the international distribution of power. The second trend is a cybertechnological revolution.

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Black Lives Matter: Taking Stock of An International Moment

Black Lives Matter: Taking Stock of An International Moment

| March 2021
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Black Lives Matter is more than a statement. It is even more than a movement. It is a moment of great consequence in our history as a nation. How we choose to address it will help to define us for a generation and will be remembered for decades to come.

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Can Staying at Home be Saving Lives and Avoiding Killing? COVID-19, Lockdowns and the Doing/Allowing Distinction

Can Staying at Home be Saving Lives and Avoiding Killing? COVID-19, Lockdowns and the Doing/Allowing Distinction

| December 2020
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Lockdown and its purpose have been summarized in five words that have echoed from the mouths of politicians, public health bodies, and social media accounts of large companies and private citizens: “Stay at home. Save Lives.” This essay argues that some lockdown measures are neither standard cases of saving nor standard cases of refraining from doing harm.

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Impact of the COVID-19 Pandemic on Health and the Environment in Rural Peru

Impact of the COVID-19 Pandemic on Health and the Environment in Rural Peru

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Infectious diseases such as COVID-19 are indicators of the complex interaction between the human species and the environment. Peru has among the most extensive levels of biodiversity in the world.

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Corruption and COVID-19 in Ecuador

Corruption and COVID-19 in Ecuador

| December 2020
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On March 11, 2020 the World Health Organization declared COVID-19 a global pandemic. On the same day, Ecuador’s government declared a state of emergency and shortly thereafter announced a curfew, due to the increasing presence of the disease in the country following the first confirmed cases in late February.

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Sustaining life: Indigenous Women and COVID-19 in the Ecuadorian Amazon

Sustaining life: Indigenous Women and COVID-19 in the Ecuadorian Amazon

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The colonization of natural spaces and human contact with animals that are reservoirs of viruses and pathogens is the first link in the chain that explains the pandemics of recent years. H1N1 influenza, severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS), avian flu, and SARS-CoV-2 all emerged in part as a result of population growth, accelerated urbanization and environmental degradation.

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Introduction: Latin American Responses to COVID-19

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In some ways, the Latin American experiences of COVID-19 look much like those seen throughout the world. There are considerable difficulties in containing the spread of the disease, particularly in dense urban areas. 

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U.S. Economic Sanctions on Cuba in the context of the Pandemic COVID-19

U.S. Economic Sanctions on Cuba in the context of the Pandemic COVID-19

| December 2020
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On March 12, 2020, the World Health Organization declared COVID-19 a pandemic. Shortly after that, on Friday, March 26, during his participation in a virtual summit of leaders from the G20 countries, UN Secretary-General António Guterres appealed for the waiving of sanctions that could undermine countries’ capacities to respond to the pandemic.

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