This is a roundup of news articles, reports, and other materials focusing on (in)security issues and reflects a wide variety of opinions. It does not reflect the views of Security in Context. The goal is to shed light on knowledge production on security-related issues of public interest from critical perspectives and from global south readings by highlighting media from four particular regions: Latin America and the Caribbean, Africa, the Middle East, and developing Asia. Entries may include academic journal articles, think tank reports, non-governmental organizations releases, official documents or government-commissioned research, and regular news items. The material included covers SiC's key security issues: Climate Change, Security and International Relations, Migration and Displacement, Covid-19 and Capitalism, Technologies of Surveillance, Gender, Race, Ethnicity and Sexuality, Arms and the Military-industrial Complex, and Censorship. 

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Latin America and the Caribbean

Costa Rica seeks to join Trans-Pacific trade deal

August 11, 2022

Rodrigo Chaves, Costa Rica’s president, announces that the nation is going to request to join the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP).

BRAZIL: Bolsonaro pledges tax break for poor

August 10, 2022

Brazil’s president, Jair Bolsonaro, promised during the official registration of his candidacy that he would increase a tax exemption for the nation’s poorest income earners.

Venezuelans protest sanctions, illegal seizures of nation's assets

August 10, 2022

About 10,000 Venezuelans took to the streets of the capital to protest against the US-led sanctions and illegal seizures of the nation’s financial and nonfinancial assets. 

Leaders Call On International Community To Support SIDS Recovery

August 10, 2022

The president of the 76th session of the United Nations General Assembly, Mr. Abdulla Shahid, asked the international community to increase their support to the sustainable development of Small Island Developing States (SIDS). 


Wait for Kenya election result tests people's patience

August 12, 2022

Media contradictions about which candidate for President of Kenya coupled with slow vote counting is causing frustration amongst the public. 

Blinken Presses Congo Leaders to Slow Oil-and-Gas Push in Rainforests

August 10, 2022

US Secretary of State Antony J. Blinken has announced that US and Congo officials will be analyzing proposed oil-and-gas extractions in Democratic Republic of Congo that could prove to be environmentally hostile.

News: Residents in Wolkite city, Gurage zone stage protest, boycott routine activities

August 9, 2022

Residents in the Gurage zone of Ethiopia have begun to stop routine and business activities, protesting the rearrangement of clusters in the SNNP.

Chad military gov’t, opposition groups sign peace deal in Qatar

August 8, 2022

The military government in Chad has signed a peace deal with 40 opposition groups, paving the way for a presidential election in the country. However, the main rebel group–Front for Change and Concord in Chad (FACT) has refused to sign.

Middle East

Iran may accept EU proposal to revive nuclear deal if demands met, IRNA reports

August 12, 2022

The EU has put forward a final proposal surrounding a nuclear deal with Iran. However, the IRNA has stated certain assurances must be met if they are to agree.

Russia launches Iranian satellite into space from Kazakhstan base

August 9, 2022

An Iranian satellite has been launched into space by Russia from their Kazakhstan base, a gesture of goodwill highlighting cooperation between Iran and Russia on a world scale.

Turkey resumes gas exploration in the eastern Mediterranean

August 9, 2022

At the risk of regional tensions, a Turkish ship has been sent to drill for gas in the eastern Mediterranean.

Developing Asia

Hacker offers to sell data of 48.5 million users of Shanghai's COVID app

August 12, 2022

A hacker claims to have obtained 48.5 million names, phone numbers, and identification numbers of users of a Shanghai COVID app, backing up the claim by releasing the information of 47 people, 11 of whom confirmed the accuracy of the data.

Philippines's Marcos rejects import of 300,000t sugar in lost opportunity for Thailand

August 10, 2022

Despite an earlier announcement of approval by the country, Philippines President Ferdinand Marcos Jr. has rejected a large sugar import from Thailand. The Philippines’ Sugar Regulatory Administration still wishes to see an increase in sugar imports to the nation.

Sri Lanka ex-leader Gotabaya Rajapaksa seeks entry into Thailand

August 10, 2022

After fleeing to Singapore due to mass protests in his home country of Sri Lanka, former President Gotabaya Rajapaksa is now seeking to temporarily stay in Thailand.

China’s Military Drills and Other Tensions With Taiwan, Explained

August 8, 2022

After concluding 4 days of drills simulating a blockade of Taiwan, China has expressed that it will continue to hold military drills near Taiwan.

Key Issues

This section includes the latest and most pressing news regarding SiC's key security issues.

Haiti condemns military drill around Taiwan

August 11, 2022

Being one of the few Caribbean countries with diplomatic relations established with Taiwan, Haiti expresses deep concern over China’s decision to conduct live military drills around the island. 

Heaviest rainfall in 115 years wreaks havoc on Greater Seoul

August 8, 2022

Severe flooding in Korea’s capital leads to 11 casualties and 8 missing and shuts down the city. The intense rainfall broke both daily and hourly precipitation records and displaced hundreds of people throughout the city. 

Israeli air strikes continue on Gaza, as Zionist settlers storm Al-Aqsa Mosque

August 7, 2022

Israel continues to bomb the Gaza Strip targeting 140 Islamic Jihad sites killing 31 Palestinians including 4 women and 6 children. Additionaly, groups of zionist settlers along with the Israeli police advanced on the Al-Aqsa Mosque in Jerusalem. 

Ukraine: Ukrainian fighting tactics endanger civilians

August 4, 2022

Ukrainian military forces have set up active military bases near schools and hospitals in residential areas. They are also launching missiles from densely populated areas. Amnesty International expresses its concern that Ukrainian forces are not fighting in accordance with international humanitarian law.

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