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  • The current outbreak of yellow fever in Brazil, has also strained existing stock, and Sanofi Pasteur, the manufacturer of yellow fever vaccine, has announced that once exhausted, no additional product will be available until mid-2018. Given the anticipated critical shortage, the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved the use of an alternate vaccine; Stamaril, to protect against this disease. Stamaril, available in Europe, had not previously been used for US residents and is...

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    Inflamed rhetoric from North Korea and the US has spiked tensions on the Korean Peninsula and alarmed Northeast Asia. The US has threatened pre-emptive action to thwart a nuclear weapons test widely expected by the end of April. North Korean officials have charged that they would also pre-emptively strike if faced with the imminent prospect of a US attack. US President Donald Trump has ordered the aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson to the Sea of Japan in a show of force against North...

  • photo by: ​Alison Payne

    On the heels of an attack against a Coptic cathedral in December that killed dozens, the April 9 bombings of Coptic Christian churches in Tanta and Alexandria confirmed that the Islamic State (IS) has shifted its targeting parameters, marking a break from a longstanding, primary focus on security forces and symbols of the regime. The attacks prompted a strong response by the state; President Abdel Fatah El Sisi forwarded a declaration of a three-month state of emergency to Parliament, which...

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    On a daily basis, the global media reports a huge loss of personnel data, damaged reputations, pilfered intellectual property, or millions of dollars stolen as the result of cyber incidents. An event reported in the news today will likely be eclipsed in scale or audacity in a few months’ time. Neither banks, global corporations, celebrities, nor even governments seem able to protect themselves from these digital events.

Potential Yellow Fever Vaccine Shortage in the US

The current outbreak of yellow fever in Brazil, has also strained existing stock, and Sanofi Pasteur, the manufacturer of yellow fever vaccine, has announced that once exhausted, no additional product will be available until mid-2018. Given the anticipated critical shortage, the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved the use of an alternate vaccine; Stamaril, to protect against this disease. Stamaril, available in Europe, had not previously been used for US residents and is considered “experimental” by US authorities.

North Korea: Security Situation in Northeast Asia to Remain Stable, despite Heated Rhetoric and US Military Maneuvers

Inflamed rhetoric from North Korea and the US has spiked tensions on the Korean Peninsula and alarmed Northeast Asia. The US has threatened pre-emptive action to thwart a nuclear weapons test widely expected by the end of April. North Korean officials have charged that they would also pre-emptively strike if faced with the imminent prospect of a US attack. US President Donald Trump has ordered the aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson to the Sea of Japan in a show of force against North Korea...

Egypt News: Additional Mass Attacks against Copts Deepen Fears of Islamic State

On the heels of an attack against a Coptic cathedral in December that killed dozens, the April 9 bombings of Coptic Christian churches in Tanta and Alexandria confirmed that the Islamic State (IS) has shifted its targeting parameters, marking a break from a longstanding, primary focus on security forces and symbols of the regime. The attacks prompted a strong response by the state; President Abdel Fatah El Sisi forwarded a declaration of a three-month state of emergency to Parliament, which was approved unanimously on April 11.
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How to Protect Your Online Privacy

On a daily basis, the global media reports a huge loss of personnel data, damaged reputations, pilfered intellectual property, or millions of dollars stolen as the result of cyber incidents. An event reported in the news today will likely be eclipsed in scale or audacity in a few months’ time. Neither banks, global corporations, celebrities, nor even governments seem able to protect themselves from these digital events.

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