Author: Joseph Brennan

2024March 2024International NewsConflict and Security

18 Peruvian Arms Traffickers Arrested

Peru has a long and troubled history with gun violence. Strict gun control laws exist, but their effectiveness is hampered by the easy availability of illegal firearms on the black market, explains the Library of Congress. The country’s borders, particularly those adjoining Ecuador, are known for facilitating the smuggling of weapons, fueling a persistent problem

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Summer 2023 Edition

The Ongoing Gang Wars in Central America

Central America has gained notoriety for its exceptionally high levels of gang violence, particularly in countries like El Salvador, Honduras, and Guatemala. Gangs have evolved into formidable criminal organizations, exerting control over specific territories and engaging in a wide range of illicit activities, which pose significant threats to the region’s stability and security.

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September 2022Eastern EuropeInternational News

Fighting Along Azerbaijan-Armenia Border Leaves Over 100 Dead

On September 12, more than 100 people were killed when fighting erupted along the Armenia-Azerbaijan border surrounding the disputed Nagorno-Karabakh region, reports The Washington Post. In a series of attacks by “heavy artillery, drones, and large-caliber weapons,” Azerbaijan attacked Armenian troops along the border in response to what they claimed were military provocations from Armenia, according to the United Nations.

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