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Released: 15-Apr-2022 11:35 AM EDT
International OK shapes public perceptions of drone warfare
Cornell University

Armed drone strikes earn more public support and legitimacy when they have international approval from organizations such as the United Nations, according to a survey conducted by a team of Cornell researchers.

Released: 15-Apr-2022 10:55 AM EDT
Brazilian study finds COVID-19 cases and deaths higher in areas with electoral support for President Bolsonaro
European Congress of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases

Study of 853 counties in Minas Gerais state finds counties that voted for Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro in the 2018 election are more likely to have higher incidence and death rates from COVID-19

Newswise: Urgent action required to protect world’s coral reefs from disappearing within three decades, warn experts
Released: 15-Apr-2022 10:35 AM EDT
Urgent action required to protect world’s coral reefs from disappearing within three decades, warn experts
University of Leicester

An international team of environmental scientists have published a series of significant recommendations to protect, conserve and study the world’s coral reefs – the ‘canaries in the coal mine’ of climate change.

Released: 23-Mar-2022 8:05 AM EDT
Economic Crime Act has loopholes, says leading economic crime expert
University of Portsmouth

A new UK government act designed to target the assets of Russian oligarchs and other money launderers comes with loopholes, according to an economic crime expert from the University of Portsmouth.

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Released: 21-Mar-2022 12:55 PM EDT
WashU Expert: Could Russian actions in Ukraine constitute international crimes?
Washington University in St. Louis

The United States Senate’s passing of a resolution supporting a war crimes investigation into Russian President Vladimir Putin for his invasion of Ukraine adds to an international call to hold Putin accountable for Russia’s actions.The invasion gives rise to a real concern not only about breaches of international law for which the Russian Federation might be liable, but about liability of individuals for international crimes, said Leila Sadat, the James Carr Professor of International Criminal Law and Special Adviser on Crimes Against Humanity to the International Criminal Court prosecutor.

Newswise: War in Ukraine: CSUDH Associate Dean Hamoud Salhi Explains the Context, and What the Future Holds
Released: 17-Mar-2022 6:10 PM EDT
War in Ukraine: CSUDH Associate Dean Hamoud Salhi Explains the Context, and What the Future Holds
California State University, Dominguez Hills

CSUDH Associate Dean of International Education and Senior International Officer Hamoud Salhi discusses the underlying geopolitical causes that have led to the current Russia-Ukraine conflict.

Released: 12-Nov-2021 3:45 PM EST
Austria will impose a nationwide lockdown for people who have not been vaccinated against COVID-19. Will it be the first country in the world to do so? Not entirely.
Newswise

Austria will impose a nationwide lockdown for people who have not been vaccinated against COVID-19. Will it be the first country in the world to do so? Not entirely.

Newswise: Expert to comment on the World Leaders Summit at COP26
Released: 25-Oct-2021 9:00 AM EDT
Expert to comment on the World Leaders Summit at COP26
University of Portsmouth

Professor Fletcher is one of the top 10 most-cited scientists in the field of Marine Policy (Google Scholar), with more than 100 peer-reviewed publications and research reports, and his expertise in ocean conservation has been developed during 20 years of research and practice.

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Released: 19-Aug-2021 3:00 PM EDT
VIDEO AND TRANSCRIPT AVAILABLE: Breakthrough Cases and COVID Boosters: Live Expert Panel for August 18, 2021
Newswise

Expert Q&A: Do breakthrough cases mean we will soon need COVID boosters? The extremely contagious Delta variant continues to spread, prompting mask mandates, proof of vaccination, and other measures. Media invited to ask the experts about these and related topics.

Released: 24-Mar-2021 9:20 AM EDT
The claim that lockdowns end more lives than they save is misleading
University of Bristol

Dr Howard H.Z. Thom of the University of Bristol says it is grossly misleading to attribute the 1 million excess deaths solely to response.

Released: 22-Feb-2021 10:45 AM EST
Using human rights laws may be most effective way of harnessing international legislation to protect
University of Exeter

Using laws governing human rights may be the best way of harnessing international legislation and tribunals to protect the Amazon, a new study shows.

Newswise: An Avalanche of Violence: New Analysis Reveals Predictable Patterns in Armed Conflicts
Released: 7-Jan-2021 12:30 PM EST
An Avalanche of Violence: New Analysis Reveals Predictable Patterns in Armed Conflicts
Santa Fe Institute

New work by the Collective Computation Group (C4) at the Santa Fe Institute finds that human conflict exhibits remarkable regularity despite substantial geographic and cultural differences.

Released: 30-Jun-2020 11:05 PM EDT
NUS Asia Research Institute launches Asian Peace Programme
National University of Singapore

Today, the Asia Research Institute (ARI) at the National University of Singapore (NUS) announced the launch of the Asian Peace Programme (APP), to initiate and support policy research that will work towards generating an enduring peace in Asia.

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Released: 18-Mar-2020 2:45 PM EDT
CWRU to award 2020 Inamori Ethics Prize to Judge Silvia Alejandra Fernández de Gurmendi
Case Western Reserve University

The Inamori International Center for Ethics and Excellence at Case Western Reserve University will award Judge Silvia Alejandra Fernández de Gurmendi.

Released: 18-Feb-2020 9:00 AM EST
The Right Way to Govern the World—a Look at the Current State of Global Governance
Brill

Each nation is governed by a single governing body, but what about the world as a whole? Although there is no common “world government”, international issues are regulated by specific organizations—this is called global governance. Does this mean that this is the best form of regulation? In a new study, Prof Gill from York University digs deeper on this issue.

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Released: 27-Jan-2020 11:15 AM EST
Victims of mass atrocities often portrayed as disempowered in international law
University of Helsinki

According to a doctoral thesis completed by Nadia Valentina Tapia Navarro, victims of mass atrocities are often portrayed as disempowered, passive, defenceless and docile in discourses pertaining to international law.

17-Dec-2019 1:05 PM EST
Researchers find a harder border between the UK and Ireland is seen as a challenge to peace and prosperity in Northern Ireland and the border counties of Ireland
Queen's University Belfast

Researchers find that the revised Withdrawal Agreement negotiated by Prime Minister Boris Johnson appears not to have wholly reassured people in the Central Border Region of Ireland / Northern Ireland.

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Released: 10-Dec-2019 3:15 PM EST
Why It Matters: Space Jam
Council on Foreign Relations (CFR)

Space is getting crowded. The biggest challenge is space junk—the debris that results when satellites break up or get shot down. If we aren’t careful, space junk, and space conflict, could cause a lot of problems down here on Earth.

Newswise: The President's Inbox: Should the United States Do Less Overseas?
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Released: 8-Nov-2019 2:00 PM EST
The President's Inbox: Should the United States Do Less Overseas?
Council on Foreign Relations (CFR)

In the first episode of our special Election 2020 series of The President’s Inbox, Karen Donfried and Christopher A. Preble join host James M. Lindsay to discuss whether the United States should scale back its role in the world.

18-Sep-2019 8:00 AM EDT
Rethinking Scenario Logic for Climate Policy
International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA)

Current scenarios used to inform climate policy have a weakness in that they typically focus on reaching specific climate goals in 2100 – an approach which may encourage risky pathways that could have long-term negative effects.

Released: 11-Sep-2019 7:00 AM EDT
What’s Preventing the Next World War? Random Luck
Ohio State University

Contrary to popular belief, war is not declining, according to a new analysis of the last 200 years of international conflict. In fact, the belief that war is disappearing has lulled us into a false sense of security,

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Released: 9-Sep-2019 12:05 PM EDT
When Scientists Face an Angry Community
Ohio State University

A team of paleoclimatologists on a recent expedition to recover glacier ice in Peru encountered the anger of a local community, fueled by local politics that had nothing to do with science. Here's what happened next.

Newswise: CITES CoP18 Crucial for Mako Sharks, Guitarfish and Wedgefish
Released: 19-Aug-2019 11:20 AM EDT
CITES CoP18 Crucial for Mako Sharks, Guitarfish and Wedgefish
Wildlife Conservation Society

Mako sharks, also known as the ‘cheetahs of the sharks,’ are the fastest of all shark species, but they cannot outswim the threat of overfishing in the world’s oceans, say conservation experts from WCS (Wildlife Conservation Society) and other groups who applaud plans by government delegates to increase protection for makos and other sharks and rays fishes at CITES, convening this week in Switzerland.

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Released: 9-Jul-2019 8:05 AM EDT
Macron and French Resistance: Economic Growth and Labor Policy
University of Virginia Darden School of Business

Though French President Emmanuel Macron entered office with huge popularity, his attempts at long-term economic growth through labor reform were met with plummeting approval ratings and even yellow-vest protests. What will the country do to balance social protections vs. taxes?

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Released: 1-Jul-2019 2:05 PM EDT
Democracy in Hong Kong
Council on Foreign Relations (CFR)

CFR Backgrounder by Eleanor Albert. As China’s power continues to grow, some fear that the considerable autonomy Hong Kong has enjoyed over the last three decades could slip away.


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