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Germany Warns of the Danger of War

German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier said on Oct. 8 that the situation between the U.S. and Russia today is more dangerous than it was during the Cold War. As he put it, "It's a fallacy to think that this is like the Cold War. Show More Summary

Trumpism in Europe

Trump clones and displays of Trumpism-fever by otherwise respectable politicians have become common in Europe. Much as a landslide for Hillary Clinton on 8 November would be the best put down of Donald Trump, the first line of defence in Europe would be elections that end in comprehensive defeat of his fellow populists. Show More Summary

Is Russia Revving Up for a Nuclear War?

Russia's been conducting country-wide nuclear drills, the Wall Street Journal reports. The largest of the exercises, practicing civilian evacuation and sheltering procedures, involved 40 million people, and some bomb shelters are even getting upgrades. But does Russia actually expect to start a nuclear war with the US? Commentators are largely...

How the U.S. Navy Will Make Its Aircraft Carriers (and the F-35) Even More Lethal

Kris Osborn Security, Here comes the Stingray.  The new carrier-launched stealthy tanker, called the MQ-25A Stingray, will be designed to extend the combat range of key carrier air-wing assets such as F/A-18 Super Hornets and F-35C Joint...Show More Summary

Russia's Super Secret Spy Submarine Returns to Sea

Dave Majumdar Security, Europe The Russian Navy's BS-64 Podmoskovie is no ordinary ballistic missile submarine. Earlier this month, a Russian ballistic missile submarine (SSBN) called Podmoskovie slipped out of its pier at Severodvinsk...Show More Summary

Police seek 10 men in connection with gang rape of woman

Police statement said the 34-year-old victim was assaulted by several men in a bar and on a street of the city of Sao Goncalo, in Rio’s metropolitan area

Good Samaritan Society

Written by veteran flight attendant and writer Ji Byung-lim Not long ago, passengers abandoned their taxi driver having a heart attack in the middle of driving them to Seoul. Although the driver had difficulty breathing and chest pains, the passengers just grabbed their luggage and left without offering any help to the unconscious man. Show More Summary

Iraqi forces retake Christian towns near Mosul

Hamdaniyah, home to 50,000 people before ISIS took over in 2014, is now shattered and deserted

Iraqis Press Toward Mosul, Face Questions About Airstrike

BY QASSIM ABDUL-ZAHRA AND JOSEPH KRAUSS BARTELLA, Iraq (AP) — U.S.-backed Iraqi forces fought their way inside two villages Monday as they crept closer to Mosul a week into an offensive to retake the Islamic State-held city, but they also faced questions over a suspected airstrike on a mosque that killed 13 people. Iraqi special […]

U.S. Military warns Chinese computer gear poses cyber spying threat

BY: Bill Gertz October 24, 2016 5:00 am The Pentagon’s Joint Staff recently warned against using equipment made by China’s Lenovo computer manufacturer amid concerns about cyber spying against Pentagon networks, according to defense officials. Show More Summary

Iraqi, Kurdish forces advance toward Mosul

Iraqi troops liberated two Christian towns outside of Mosul Monday, revealing the damage ISIS inflicted on churches there. Forces are now within 10 miles of the key northern city. Holly Williams reports.

Gunmen attack police training center in southwest Pakistan

Gunmen stormed a police training center in Pakistan's restive southwestern province of Baluchistan on Monday, killing at least one person and wounding 88 others, hours after another attack killed two customs officers and wounded a third, authorities said. Two of the gunmen were also killed in the...

The ASI and Brexit

The Adam Smith Institute has no official line on Brexit. Its staff have different opinions on the issue, just like those in other policy bodies. The ASI’s Executive Director, Sam Bowman, favoured Remain in the referendum, and now advocates an EEA-style solution. Show More Summary

Indonesia's new power industry ministers face big challenges

In surprise appointments of not one but two ministers to the energy and mineral resources portfolio earlier this month, Indonesian President Jokowi acknowledged the complexity and strategic and economic importance of the sector. NewShow More Summary

Democrats Will Have Trump to Thank for Getting a Political Pass on the Iran Nuclear Deal

The Iran nuclear accord was supposed to be political kryptonite for Democrats in Congress. But Trump’s toxic candidacy helped sideline the issue.

This Moment, This America

This election is revealing not only the greatness of democracy but the greatness of the American people. Now go vote.

Sunnis, Shi'ites, Christians, Arabs, Turks, Iranians, Kurds -- Welcome To Mosul

ISIS will be defeated in Mosul amid scenes of unprecedented atrocities, those committed during the fighting and those committed by the Jihadists before and just being exposed. There will be victory cries from the Iraqi government, the...Show More Summary

Duterte Gambles on China -- and Bids Goodbye to America?

MANILA, Philippines -- The Philippines' maverick leader, Rodrigo Duterte, broke with diplomatic tradition by choosing to visit Beijing before traditional allies like America and Japan. The four-day state visit served as an icebreaker...Show More Summary

Putting A Face On The Refugee Crisis

Physician -- and refugee -- Haig Khatchadourian. [Photo by Knar Babayan] For most of America, the heartbreaking faces of Syrian refugees this year have belonged to children. We have seen them drowned and we have seen them stunned into silence by warfare and covered in blood. Show More Summary

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