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1 diciembre, 2020
por Felipe Sahagún
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Rising Hunger: Facing a Food-Insecure World (CFR)

Global food insecurity has surged amid the coronavirus pandemic, threatening to worsen humanitarian crises and spur further mass migration.

In 2019, an estimated 135 million people faced life-threatening food insecurity, according to the World Food Program (WFP), the UN food assistance agency. Now, that number is projected to nearly double due to the coronavirus pandemic, with food emergencies afflicting countries that have not required interventions in the past.

Pandemic restrictions have made it more difficult to access food, and economic downturns around the globe could mean long-lasting inability to afford food for hundreds of millions of people. The hunger crisis will have dramatic implications in many areas. It threatens to unravel decades of progress in global health: poor diets are the leading contributor [PDF] to the world’s disease burden, including childhood conditions such as stunting and chronic illnesses caused in part by obesity. Hunger, both acute and chronic, can also impede children’s education and career prospects. In extreme cases, it can roil the political landscape. Surging food prices helped fuel recent protests in Lebanon, while shortages led to demonstrations in Chile earlier this year. Many without access to food flee home in search of it; the WFP estimates that for every 1 percent increase in hunger, there is a 2 percent increase in migration.

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30 noviembre, 2020
por Felipe Sahagún
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Dos documentales sobre el conflicto del Sáhara

 
Para quien quiera conocer más en profundidad la lucha del pueblo saharaui recomendamos los documentales «Hijos de las Nubes» y «El Problema» cuartopoder.es
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‘Hijos de las nubes’ y ‘El Problema’: dos documentales imprescindibles para conocer el conflicto del Sahara, por Miguel Muñoz @miguelmunozort en @cuartopoder
 

30 noviembre, 2020
por Felipe Sahagún
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Battle for the BBC

Battle for the BBC

With BBC in the crosshairs of Boris Johnson’s government, we look at network’s century of struggle with British state. 21 Nov 2020 (Listening Post, AJE)

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29 noviembre, 2020
por Felipe Sahagún
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Moscow’s mercenary wars

As the United States withdraws its military forces from parts of Africa, the Middle East, and South Asia, Russia is expanding its influence in these and other areas. But instead of deploying conventional Russian soldiers, Moscow has turned to special operations forces, intelligence units, and private military companies (PMCs) like the Wagner Group to do its bidding. Russia’s strategy is straightforward: to undermine U.S. power and increase Moscow’s influence using low-profile, deniable forces like PMCs that can do everything from providing foreign leaders with security to training, advising, and assisting partner security forces.

Moscow’s use of PMCs has exploded in recent years, reflecting lessons learned from earlier deployments, a growing expansionist mindset, and a desire for economic, geopolitical, and military gains. Ukraine served as one of the first proving grounds for PMCs, beginning in 2014. The Russians then refined the model as these private mercenaries worked with local forces in countries such as Syria and Libya. Over time, Moscow expanded the use of PMCs to sub-Saharan Africa, Latin America, and other regions—including countries such as Sudan, the Central African Republic, Mozambique, Madagascar, and Venezuela. PMCs now fill various roles to undermine U.S. influence and support Russia’s expanding geopolitical, military, and economic interests.

With operations suspected or proven in as many as 30 countries across 4 continents and an increasingly refined and adaptable operational model, PMCs are likely to play a significant role in Russian strategic competition for the foreseeable future.

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29 noviembre, 2020
por Felipe Sahagún
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Developments and Forecasts on Changing Security Paradigm (EC)

Globalisation, migration, geopolitical shifts, changing nature and balance of power, and increasing access of individuals to technological and social resources, have raised the world’s vulnerabilities to new levels and are changing the security paradigm.

The UN, NATO, and other security structures are based on the nation-state as the primary decision-making entity, which makes it increasingly difficult to address the new security challenges.

There is increased attention to prevention and pre-detection, to avoid conflicts and thwart eventual attacks. Continuar leyendo →

29 noviembre, 2020
por Felipe Sahagún
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‘Mosul’ is a Hollywood war movie about Iraq – with a twist

A British-born Iraqi Kurdish member of the United Kingdom’s parliament has been tasked with overseeing the rollout of a new coronavirus vaccine as one of the country’s health ministers, according to…
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