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Contentious Keystone XL pipeline project canceled
The World June 10, 2021
Canadian company TC Energy withdraws from Keystone XL crude oil pipeline project after President Biden canceled its permit earlier this year. And, the number of undocumented migrants reaching the US-Mexico border hits its highest level in more than 20 years. Also, Moscow court labels organization of President Putin’s political foe, Alexei Navalny, as an “extremist” group.
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El Salvador becomes the first country in the world to make bitcoin legal tender
The World June 09, 2021
El Salvador becomes first country to approve bitcoin as a legal currency. And, US President Joe Biden begins the first overseas trip of his term in the UK, hoping to repair relations with Europe. Also, Nicaragua's National Police continues arrests of potential challengers for the upcoming November presidential elections.
Critical State
Checking in on democratic peace: Part I
Inkstick Media June 08, 2021
Critical State, our foreign policy newsletter, takes a deep dive into the current state of the literature on democratic peace and the conflicts that democracy might help prevent.
Global Politics
Activists look to Congress after Biden requests military aid for Egypt without human rights conditions
The World June 08, 2021
Egypt has been the second-largest recipient of US military aid since the Camp David Accords in 1978.
Conflict & Justice
The word ‘apartheid’ is used to describe Israel’s control over Palestinians. Why is it so loaded? 
The World June 08, 2021
Human rights groups have used the term apartheid strategically to emphasize the need for a paradigm shift in the region. But others argue that the loaded term doesn’t apply.
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Hundreds arrested in massive global crime sting
The World June 08, 2021
Global operation by Australia and the American FBI leads to the arrest of more than 800 suspected criminals. And the Nigerian government bans Twitter after the platform deleted a tweet from President Muhammadu Buhari. Also, a man in a pickup truck rams into a Muslim immigrant family in Canada on the street, killing four people.
Biden administration
Addressing migration requires long-term commitment, says analyst on Harris visit to Guatemala
The World June 07, 2021
About $13 billion are squandered as a result of corruption in Guatemala, El Salvador and Honduras, says Adriana Beltran, an analyst with The Washington Office on Latin America.
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Keiko Fujimori leads in tight presidential runoff in Peru
The World June 07, 2021
Keiko Fujimori leads in a tight presidential runoff in Peru, with Pedro Castillo trailing close behind. And, at least 160 people are dead after an attack at a local market in Burkina Faso. Also, Google agrees to change its global advertising business after France slaps it with a multi-million-dollar fine.
US to swiftly boost global vaccine sharing, Biden announces
Associated Press June 03, 2021
President Joe Biden announced Thursday the US will swiftly donate a first tranche of 25 million doses of surplus vaccine overseas through the UN-backed COVAX program.
Global Politics
Belarus plane hijacking snarls Biden's hopes to repair strained US-Russia relationship
The Conversation June 03, 2021
Some tension was inevitable during the June 16 US-Russia summit. But Vladimir Putin's defiant support for Belarus's rogue regime now pits him harder against the West.
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