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Myanmar Coast Guard Contributes to Coastal Stability

How A Myanmar Coast Guard Will Contribute To Coastal Stability

The sustained nature of violence in Myanmar’s coastal states has forced water- and land-based forces to collaborate, especially through joint counterinsurgency operations in Rakhine state, Tanintharyi region, and the Irrawaddy delta.

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North Korea Fires Multiple Suspected Cruise Missiles In 'Larger Scale' Military Drill

The combination of the two military exercises was described on Twitter by Melissa Hanham, deputy director of the Open Nuclear Network in Vienna, as “one of North Korea’s larger scale drills to date.”

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Hakai Magazine

Indian Ocean By-Catch Claims Millions Of Dolphins

Ecotourism could also play a part. “Responsible dolphin watching expeditions can provide alternative livelihoods for local communities and promote conservation,” says Nelly Isigi Kadagi, a joint postdoctoral fellow at the University of Denver in Colorado, and the US nonprofit One Earth Future.

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Why The Sudden Drop In Armed Robbery Of Ships Off Venezuela?

For unknown reasons, reports of armed robbery at these anchorages stopped in the middle of 2019. Between January 2016 and the end of April 2019, 36 robberies and attempted robberies were reported at anchorages off Anzoátegui, of which 29 were on tankers. Six incidents were reported in early 2019, but in April 2019 robberies on commercial ships at these anchorages ended abruptly. No robberies were reported for the next ten months, until the end of February 2020.

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Yahoo News

Why We React Fast To Pandemics But Slow To Climate Change

“Humans are very bad at understanding statistical trends and long-term changes,” says political psychologist Conor Seyle, director of research at One Earth Future Foundation, in an interview with BBC. Humans have evolved to focus on immediate threats, says Seyle, and we have a tendency towards inaction for future problems.

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The Global Rise Of Artificial Intelligence Holds Both Promise And Danger, And Africa Needs Its Own Experts To Balance The Two

Developing countries, with their “overstretched and unconsolidated democracies”, are particularly at risk of such nefarious uses, says Clayton Besaw, a research associate at the United States-based One Earth Future foundation, which promotes peace through good governance. He says African countries should introduce regulation to make sure the technology is not abused. “Obviously each country has its own complexities and nuance,” says Besaw. 

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Experts: N. Korea’s Recent Launches Tested Missiles To Target S. Korea

North Korea’s recent missile launch tests have nuclear weapons experts around the world on watch and weighing in on the tension unfolding across the Korean Peninsula. OEF’s Xu Tianran, says, “This is especially important for North Korea as its armed forces cannot provide enough air cover for its assets on the ground.”

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North Korea Marks Year Of Failed Trump Talks With Missiles

Based on the limited information available, the projectiles appear to be the KN-24 -- a solid-fuel, short-range ballistic missile -- or a multiple rocket launch system, said Melissa Hanham, a weapons expert and deputy director of the Open Nuclear Network. She added that with its low altitude and maneuverability, KN-24 missiles “are difficult to track and intercept.”

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This Kenyan Marine Biologist Grew Up 17 Hours Away From The Ocean

Our postdoc Nelly Isigi Kadagi grew up a rough, 17-hour drive away from the sea, but now she is one of the key figures in the conservation of some of the biggest, most mysterious fish in the sea: Billfish like marlin, swordfish and their close relatives.

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The Conversation

Guinea Bissau Election Inspires Optimism – But There Are Still Big Risks

When forecasting Guinea-Bissau’s risk post-election, CoupCast suggests that the country’s risk remains higher than the average risk in sub-Saharan Africa.

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