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Privacy and Surveillance, Freedom and Censorship in the Digital Age

Governments in the NESA region have been grappling with the privacy-security dilemma and technology for many years. This quandary is becoming especially critical now as governments deal with the multiple public health and socioeconomic challenges of COVID-19. It heightens concerns about the national security implications of the use of emerging technologies such as facial recognition Read More >

Prisons in Argentina: Criminal Justice Reform and Penitentiary Agencies amidst COVID-19

Fernando Gabriel Zarabozo, NESA Alumnus We live in emergency times. COVID-19 has upended our lives and it is difficult to foresee when, if ever, we will get back to “normal”.  Not only have we established habits of social distancing and quarantine, but we have also witnessed some major economic repercussions.  Authorities try to maintain order, Read More >

Covid-19 and Sustainability in the Arab Region

بالعربية Pусский Dr. Michael Sharnoff, NESA Center For decades, Middle Eastern countries, particularly resource-poor countries like Egypt and those of the Levant, have struggled to sustain their populations due to high birthrates and weak economies. Unemployment was high in the Middle East before Covid-19, and disparities of wealth were one catalyst for the Arab Spring Read More >

Corona in Lebanon and Algeria: A Worrying Future

بالعربية Pусский Zine Labidine Ghebouli, NESA Alumnus, Algerian activist, blogger, and student at AUB As the entire world is facing the corona pandemic and preparing itself for the socioeconomic and political repercussions, Algeria and Lebanon are also struggling to find their way back to stability. Both countries have been witnessing popular protests over the past Read More >

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