Disinformation Can Wreak Destruction: Why We Need Stronger Regulation of Online Platforms in the Wake of the Israel-Gaza War

Since the start of the Israel-Gaza conflict in early October, social media platforms have been inundated with misleading and intentionally falsified content surrounding Hamas’s attacks on Israeli civilians and Israel’s military response. Reports suggest that Hamas is leveraging the lax content moderation on sites like X and Telegram to promote violent content, gain support from…

Law and Policy Guide to US Arms Transfers to Israel

    From Just Security by John Ramming Chappell (Advocacy and Legal Fellow at CIVIC), Annie Shiel (US Advocacy Director at CIVIC), Seth Binder, Elias Yousif, Bill Monahan and Amanda Klasing   Hamas’ attacks and the Israeli bombing campaign in Gaza that followed have rightly drawn critical attention to the applicable international humanitarian law standards governing the…

For the Tinubu Administration, Prioritizing the Protection of Communities is Urgent

Northeast Nigeria has been mired in armed conflict for more than a decade, with civilians and local communities being hit the hardest. Considerable human and financial resources deployed to prosecute the insurgency in the region have yielded few results, raising the question of whether strategies adopted by previous administrations lacked a clear and sustainable vision…

One Man’s Journey to Make Peace with ISIS Families Returning to Mosul

Nearly six years after the liberation of Mosul from the Islamic State (IS), the horrors endured by the city’s residents remain engraved in ​​every woman, man, and child who lived through the atrocities having been affected by their ruthless violence.  As Saber*​​recounts​​ his​​ harrowing ordeal​​, he immediately reaches into his shirt pocket to retrieve his…

Nigeria Needs to Do More to Prevent & Respond to Conflict-Related Sexual Violence

The 14-year long conflict in Northeast Nigeria and the deeply rooted gender-based inequalities have significantly contributed to exacerbating sexual violence in the country. While all genders are vulnerable to sexual violence, women and girls are more affected, especially those in conflict-affected areas.   Data from 2022 show that there has been an increase in recent…