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The contents of this blog highlight geopolitical, ethno-religious, and socio-cultural issues from around the world. Contributions are made by ENODO Global, Inc. and its strategic partners.

Protests over corruption and impunity are erupting almost daily in countries across the globe. Although tensions between the dominant minority and the marginalized majority have always existed, they are worsening in a globalized world marred by increasing inequality. A new global trend is evolving as populations reject governments that serve a handful of elite. And this trend shows no signs of stopping. The rise in anti-corruption protests demonstrates the strength of public sentiment that animates contemporary security challenges. Latin America is in the midst of an...

Wind farm companies, CEMEX and Vestas, have stolen land and failed to deliver on promises to the indigenous people of Oaxaca, Mexico resulting in increased social tensions, unrest, and protest across the region. Recent articles in the New York Times and the Mexico News Daily have provided political and environmental activists a platform to spread awareness of how CEMEX and Vestas are exploiting the local population of Oaxaca. If managed incorrectly, this information could go viral, get hijacked by activists, escalate into violence, and impact...

The Dominican Republic’s political and economic stability is at a crucial juncture. The Odebrecht corruption scandal ignited a spark and transformed the way Dominican citizens view corruption, the government, and President Medina. The Green movement embodies the evolution of public perceptions and provides insights into the country’s future. A recent analysis of Dominican public perception regarding the Odebrecht corruption scandal revealed that existing social tensions associated with corruption, impunity, and security have elevated social risk levels across the country. It also revealed that Dominican’s perceptions associated...

May is wrong to believe that Conservatives will sweep the UK general election because she does not understand the power behind emotionally charged issues central to the electorate’s identities. Like her predecessor David Cameron, May will witness first-hand the growing divide between politicians and constituents. Prime Minister Theresa May was wrong to call a snap election. May believes support for Brexit will equate to election success for the Conservative Party. She is mistaken: Brexit will not be the primary issue in the upcoming UK elections. The...

The Justice Against the Sponsors of Terrorism Act (JASTA) is one of the most controversial and complex pieces of national security legislation in recent years. It enables private US citizens to sue foreign governments over alleged support of terrorist groups. The heated controversy about JASTA spilled over to social media, where over 11,000 Twitter posts since November 1, 2016 have debated the merits of the act. Accurately evaluating large volumes of social media data is a critical task as political debates, public perception, and organizations’ reputations...

The Intelligence Community (IC) is already irrelevant and on the verge of becoming obsolete. Appointments in the new administration, its failure to adapt methods and tradecraft in a world of evolving security threats, and the inability to develop new sources of information make it even more vulnerable. The nominations of Lieutenant General Mike Flynn as National Security Advisor—a heretic within the IC with an axe to grind--and former ExxonMobil CEO Rex Tillerson—a business leader with a personal global network—will drive a wedge between the White...