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July 13, 2022

Security in Context Media Roundup: July 6 - July 13, 2022

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. 

You may send your own recommendations for inclusion in each roundup to admin@securityincontext.com.

Latin America and the Caribbean 

Trinidad rocked by strong earthquake

July 14, 2022

On Thursday afternoon a 5.8 magnitude earthquake struck Trinidad and Tobago. 

COLOMBIA: Liberals place congressional majority within Petro’s reach

July 14, 2022

Gustavo Petro, the newly elected President of Colombia will likely have a working majority in both chambers of Congress after the traditionally centrist Partido Liberal voted to declare themselves as a “party of government.”

CDB Discussed Vulnerability And Resilience Measurement Framework To The UN

July 13, 2022

The Caribbean Development Bank proposed to the UN a new framework which they consider to be the best option for determining access to affordable finance for the small states. 

Panama: Gov’t under pressure as protest spread

July 11, 2022

Panama's government announces the implementation of a high-level dialogue table with the protest group Alianza Nacional por los Derechos del Pueblo Organizado (Anadepo).

 

Progressive Legislators Call to Cut Aid to Northern Triangle  

July 8, 2022

Concerns over police and military funding for governments in the Northern Triangle persist amongst progressive members of Congress.

Africa

News: Measles, Chickenpox cases reported in North Shewa and Waghemra IDP camps in Amhara region

July 12, 2022

Ethiopia has faced new cases of measles and chickenpox, with 44 cases of measles and 380 cases of chickenpox reported in the Amhara region last week.

Reopening of Algerian-Tunisian borders: Measures taken to ensure transit in "excellent conditions"

July 11, 2022

According to Algeria’s Minister of the Interior, all steps and measures have been taken to ensure a peaceful reopening of the border between Algeria and Tunisia on July 15th.

UN to probe killing of children in Ukraine, Ethiopia, Mozambique

July 11, 2022

UN officials are poised to investigate the death, mutilation, and use of children in armed conflicts around the world, with particular eyes drawn to Ukraine as well as African and Middle Eastern countries.

At Least 21 Dead After 3 Tavern Shootings in South Africa

July 10, 2022

21 people were killed at 3 tavern shootings in South Africa perpetrated by the same gunman. Police call the shootings “random,” with many of the victims between the ages of 19 and 35.

Middle East 

 

Biden Won't Launch Israeli-Palestinian Talks During Mideast Trip, Top Adviser Says

July 13, 2022

Biden ignores Israel and Palestine on his trip to the Middle East. In addition, the US has not seen evidence of the alleged delivery of Russian drones to Iran.

Leaders of Egypt, Saudi Arabia hold phone talks on regional, int’l issues

July 13, 2022

Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah Al-Sisi and Saudi Arabian King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud discussed regional and international issues to promote security and economic cooperation.

Amid Russia-Ukraine war, Putin to visit Iran for Syria talks

July 12, 2022

President Vladimir Putin plans to visit Tehran on the 19th of July to discuss Syria with Iranian officials.

Who controls Egypt’s religious institutions? How the top of the executive, security apparatus loom over the 3 institutional houses of Islam

July 8, 2022

Contentions surrounding Islamic institutions in Egypt and respective endowments are analyzed, including how security apparatuses impact the development of these institutions in the country.

Developing Asia 

North Asian refiners to receive full Saudi crude allocation in August

July 12, 2022

Saudi Aramco–an oil company based out of Saudi Arabia–has informed three North Asian buyers that it can supply them with full volumes of crude oil next month.

Security Forces in China Attack Protesters Seeking Frozen Funds

July 11, 2022

In Zhengzhou, China, hundreds of bank customers whose funds were frozen due to a fraud investigation demanded their money and were subsequently subdued by authorities.

Sri Lanka parliament to hold vote on July 20 for new president

July 11, 2022

Sri Lankan president, Gotabaya Rajapaksa, has stepped down after protestors stormed his residence due to the crippling economic meltdown. As a result, an election for a new president from members of the Sri Lankan parliament will commence next week.

Prayut focuses on 'prosperity'

July 9, 2022

Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha has urged Thailand's citizens to unite, citing a new infrastructure plan that is set to ensure long-term economic security in the nation.

Key Issues 

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

Exclusive-Myanmar's Junta Rolls Out Chinese Camera Surveillance Systems in More Cities -Sources

July 10, 2022

Mynamar’s government installs chinese-built cameras with facial recognition software in order to maintain security. 

About 1 mn people defending Ukraine: Defence Minister

July 9, 2022

Around 1 million soldiers are defending Ukraine including forces from the National Police, Border Gaurd, and National Gaurd. 

Convergence of conflicts, COVID and climate crises, jeopardize global goals   

July 7, 2022

According to the UN, a myriad of global crises threatens 17 Sustainable Development goals and affects education, security, food supply, and health systems across many countries around the world. 

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