13 Jan 2020

Voters in Taiwan go to the polls amid fears of Beijing’s influence and fake news

Taiwan prepared for elections this past Saturday amid tense relations with Beijing, which has been accused of trying to distort results in its favor. This year’s election has been dominated by Taiwan’s relationship with Beijing. Taiwanese President Tsai Ing-wen is leading the polls and is expected to claim victory after

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19 Dec 2019

Protests Paralyze Lebanon’s Search for New Prime Minister

An increase in Lebanon’s protests has proved detrimental to the country’s search for a new prime minister as political gridlock promotes economic crisis. On Monday, Lebanese President Michel Aoun postponed a series of meeting with parliament members who were likely to elect Saad Hariri as the new prime minister, despite

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18 Dec 2019

Study finds Chinese Hardware Powers U.S. Voting Machine

Controversy over the security of US elections has made national headlines over the past few years, but experts may have overlooked a major source of vulnerability until now. A study by the security firm Interos found that one-fifth of the hardware and software that comprises voting machines come from suppliers

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13 Dec 2019

Boris Johnson Secures a Convincing U.K. Election Win

In Thursday’s general election, Prime Minister Boris Johnson won a decisive majority, paving the way for the UK parliament to finalize a long-delayed split with the EU. Johnson, a Brexit proponent, achieved an overwhelming victory, securing a majority in Britain’s 650-seat House of Commons for his Conservative Party. This exhibits

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12 Dec 2019

Israel Faces Third Consecutive Vote After Parliament Deadline Passes

Israel plans to hold its third election in less than a year after lawmakers failed to find a consensus candidate to form a government before the deadline. This prolongs months of political stalemate at a critical time for Israel’s national security as it faces threats ranging from Iran to militants

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09 Dec 2019

12 protesters killed in Baghdad as cleric warns against ‘foreign interference’

On Friday, gunmen operating several vehicles opened fire on an active demonstration in Baghdad, Iraq, leaving 12 dead and 22 wounded. This marks one of the most violent days in Baghdad in several weeks. Thousands of anti-government protestors took to the streets of Baghdad in Tahrir Square over the weekend,

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22 Nov 2019

Israel braces for bitter fight after Netanyahu indictment

Prime Minister of Israel Benjamin Netanyahu’s indictment is expected to sharpen the battle lines in Israel. Netanyahu was charged with serious accusations of corruption on Thursday, dashing hopes for a unity government after September’s elections. In a speech late on Thursday, Netanyahu called the accusations an attempted coup while his

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21 Nov 2019

At Least 6 Killed As Political Turmoil Continues In Bolivia

Nine days after the resignation of former Bolivian president Evo Morales, Bolivia remains plagued by social and political turmoil. After at least six people were killed on Tuesday, the official death toll rose to 30 people in the past month. The six people were killed on Tuesday as the military

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12 Nov 2019

Report: Election Vendors Are ‘Prime Targets,’ Need Oversight

The United State’s electoral process may be vulnerable to attack according to a new report released by the Brennan Center for Justice. Private companies that build voting equipment and voter registration databases play an indispensable role in elections, yet they lack federal oversight. The report urges Congress to establish a

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11 Mar 2019

Russian Trolls Shift Strategy to Disrupt U.S. Election in 2020

Cybersecurity experts believe that Russian efforts to interfere in the 2020 US elections are taking on a slightly different form than in the past, with Internet trolls using fake social made accounts to “amplify” politically divisive content, rather than creating new content as they did in 2016. The shift in

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