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April 24, 2023

Breaking Down the Barriers: A Call to Drop the Forty-Eight Hour PCR Test Requirement for Inbound Travelers to China

China’s maintenance of the forty-eight hour pre-departure PCR testing requirement has been primarily driven by geopolitical considerations rather than public health concerns.

A traveller waits for PCR test to prevent the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), as he arrives at the Hong Kong International Airport, in Hong Kong, China February 21, 2022. (Tyrone Siu/Reuters)

September 15, 2023

Cyber Week in Review: September 15, 2023

FTC says X violated consent decree; Hackers shut down MGM systems; Senators host AI summit; U.S. appeals court invalidates most of disinformation injunction; Advisory group pushes back on Global Digi…

Technology leaders take their seats for the start of a bipartisan Artificial Intelligence (AI) Insight Forum for all U.S. senators hosted by Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY).

December 18, 2020

Democratic Republic of Congo
Power-sharing Agreement Breaks Down in DRC

When Félix Tshisekedi assumed power in in the Democratic Republic of the Congo at the start of 2019, he did so not because of the will of the voters (who apparently favored a different candidate).

Felix Tshisekedi receives the presidential sash from the outgoing President Joseph Kabila during the inauguration ceremony whereby Tshisekedi was sworn into office as the new president of the Democratic Republic of Congo

June 16, 2020

United States
George Floyd’s Murder Revives Anti-Colonialism in Western Europe

The murder of George Floyd by a policeman and the ensuing protests against racism and police brutality in the United States have ignited similar protests in Europe. Large crowds are acknowledging the links among slavery, European colonialism, and racism.

Protestors dressed mostly in black with masks and face coverings display the DRC flag on the pedestal of a massive statue of King Leopold II on a horse. The sky is white and there is green foliage from a tree in the back left of the photo.

June 24, 2022

Women and Women's Rights
Women This Week: U.S. Supreme Court Strikes Down Roe v. Wade

Welcome to “Women Around the World: This Week,” a series that highlights noteworthy news related to women and U.S. foreign policy. This week’s post covers June 17 to June 24. 

Abortion rights demonstrators protest outside the United States Supreme Court as the court rules in the Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization abortion case, overturning the landmark Roe v. Wade abortion decision in Washington, DC on June 24, 2022.