Civil Unrest
A skinny on Hait's security

Haiti, a Caribbean nation with a rich cultural heritage, has been plagued by persistent security challenges for decades. The period from the catastrophic earthquake in 2010 to the shocking assassination of President Jovenel Moïse in 2021 summarizes a tumultuous era in Haiti's history, marked by political instability, natural disasters, and socio-economic struggles. This report aims to provide an overview of Haiti's deteriorating security landscape during this time frame.

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Civil Unrest
The Skinny on Civil Unrest in the AI era

Civil unrest is a complex issue with many causes. Political and financial factors are two of the main drivers of civil unrest, and addressing these issues is critical to preventing and resolving conflicts. Governments must work to promote transparency and accountability, protect human rights, and ensure equal distribution of resources to avoid civil unrest. Additionally, addressing economic inequality, unemployment, and poverty is crucial to preventing economic-related civil unrest. Artificial intelligence (AI) technology could be used both to quell and exacerbate civil unrest. AI-powered disinformation campaigns and deepfakes could be used to fuel existing tensions and incite violence. Additionally, as AI technology becomes more ubiquitous, it could exacerbate existing inequalities and create new sources of tension, potentially leading to more civil unrest.

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The Sahel Jihadist Crisis

The Sahel, “shore” in Arabic, is home to diverse ethnic groups, including the Fulani, Tuareg, Hausa, and Songhai. A long history of political and economic marginalization has created a sense of frustration and resentment, which has been exploited by jihadist groups to recruit fighters and gain support. The overthrow of Muammar Gaddafi in 2011 led to the proliferation of weapons and the destabilization of neighboring countries, including Mali and Niger. This created a power vacuum that jihadist groups were able to exploit.

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