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March 2023Data PrivacyFocus

FOCUS on Data Privacy: North America

As the West embraces a new reality of digital interconnectedness amid the rise of new social media platforms, governments are scrambling to reconcile the protection of the data privacy of their citizens with the rights of companies, all while navigating the policy and security complications of foreign tech companies.

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February 2023NATOFocus

FOCUS on NATO: The Origins and Direction of NATO Cooperation

New threats to European security and the expansion of new world powers have set a different tone for NATO cooperation since the breakup of the Soviet Union in 1991. However, many of the fears and divisions that led to the creation of NATO in the first place–such as the spread of communism and the ideological differences separating the West from the East–remain.

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‘Freedom Convoy’ Protests COVID Restrictions in France

On February 12, protesters in the “Freedom Convoy” in France clashed against the pandemic restrictions with the French police. These clashes are the latest in a series of protests that have been spreading around the world in response to COVID-19 restrictions and mandates. Protesters were trying to enter the “Arc de Triomphe,” which is the entrance in central Paris to the famous Champs-Elysees Avenue.

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2021April 2021International NewsAmericas

Volcano Erupts in St. Vincent

A series of devastating volcanic eruptions on the island of St. Vincent has forced thousands to flee. According to BBC News, the volcano La Soufrière first erupted on Thursday, April 9, after a series of earthquakes, with the most devastating eruption happening the morning of Monday, April 12. The volcano is emitting a 20,000-foot cloud of smoke, ash, and superheated noxious gas that can travel at over 120 miles per hour. Scientists speculate that this eruption could continue for weeks or even months.

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