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Open-air Jail: China’s Suppression of Uighurs and the Lack of International Response

The use of re-education camps to suppress the ethnic Uighur community in Western China is an ongoing crisis that, if continued to be ignored by the international community, could result in the eradication of the Uighurs entirely. While the world community is absorbed in the deadly wars in Syria and Ukraine, an equally terrible tragedy is happening thousands of kilometers away from here. In the eastern province of China, Xinjiang, two million Uighurs live in jail under the open sky [1]. Officially...

Гасанов Камран
Опубликовано:
19.08.2019 16:38:19

Neo-Kennan Paranoia and the Hope for Russia’s Downfall

... article is yet one more attempt on my part to bring light to this purposeful paranoia and expose for it for the fake and flawed intellectualism that it is. The focus of today’s effort is on a recently published piece in Politico.com by an international security professor working at the National Defense University in Washington, DC. (https://www.politico.com/magazine/story/2019/08/03/russia-separatism-vladimir-putin-227498?cid=apn) Now, for those that do not know the NDU, it is a magnificent and important ...

Crosston Matthew
Опубликовано:
06.08.2019 11:17:42

Just How Far to Back Off on Iran?

... economic sanctions in order to coax Iran back to a place of willingness to negotiate may be the only sure-fire way to productively take the first step towards negotiations for a new nuclear deal and produce results that are in the interest of U.S. national security for the long-run. Jessica Meyers

jmeyer57@jhu.edu
Опубликовано:
26.07.2019 17:20:59

Does it worth Germany and France taking refuge into the arms of Russia and China?

... Ischinger, The longer Donald Trump stays in office, the higher the risk that anti-American forces will gain the upper hand in Germany and push it into the arms of Russia and China, Wolfgang Ischinger said in an interview. The chairman of the Munich Security Conference and former ambassador to Washington was speaking to Reuters days before the publication of his book "World in Danger", in which he urges Germans not to giving up on the United States because of Trump, while also pressing ...

Sohail Ajmal
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23.07.2019 13:17:31

Why is Canada so special to Russian Foreign and Security Policy?

... (French) and History explains why the USSR's KGB established contact with Canadian terrorist group Front de libération du Québec (FLQ) according to the Mitrokhin archive. To sum up the context, Canada is one of the main country to Russia’s Foreign and Security Policy as the Arctic is the shortest way to bombers and military aircrafts in order to reach the Russian territory. It explains why the Kremlin is so interested in the Canadian Armed Forces because it needs to upgrade expensive military equipments ...

Ламберт Майкл
Опубликовано:
30.05.2019 18:19:45

The Moment of Truth

... political correct voice than Trump, but by now Hillary would already have gotten the US into wars in the Middle East, starting from Syria. So last week marked The Moment of Truth Last week, even President Trump himself revealed fear, that his security advisor Bolton’s actions on Iran may be dangerous, and that stumbling an unprepared USA into an indefinitely long and extensive Iran-US confrontation would totally destroy Trump’s political future and legacy — including the US and ...

Риис Карстен
Опубликовано:
22.05.2019 15:24:51

Financial Technology and security. An introduction to the situation in Italy and EU

... form of intermediation based on a variety of highly leveraged investment vehicles and other structures outside the banking system, has expanded within the sector. Some recent events are index of the weakness of Fintech technologies, in terms of cybersecurity, and highlight threats to the entire system: The most famous attack in the FinTech sector, the Carbanak Advanced Persistent Threat, has stolen more than 1 billion dollars from 2014 (also hitting the Italian bank system) before being identified ...

Cappelletti Francesco
Опубликовано:
03.04.2019 14:37:04

Pak-Russia defense ties: a paradigm shift in defense cooperation

... counter-terrorism efforts. In the regional-scenario, both countries are expected to get mutual strategic benefits in the strengthening of ties. Russia is currently a regional and world power, a former superpower and permanent member of United Nations Security Council. These substantial credentials acutely demand that Pakistan needs to build stronger ties with Russia especially when the US supports Indian major roles in the region. The US appears to be more inclined towards India regardless of the ...

Ali Bhatti Baber
Опубликовано:
28.02.2018 08:11:47

The Emerging Trump Doctrine of Strategic Savvy

... leaders’ failed strategies in several wars, Trump’s team of generals, and the emerging Trump doctrine, which is here termed “strategic savvy”. 1964 Vietnam War; “Lies that Led to Vietnam” Bullet-headed Lt. General H.R. McMaster, the US National Security Adviser, is not just a brave warrior. Like his mentor, General David Petraeus, he is a prominent military intellectual. Both men wrote their PhD dissertations on the lessons of Vietnam. In The American Military and the Lessons of Vietnam, Petraeus ...

Valenta Jiri and Leni
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23.06.2017 12:33:36

Walk the Line: Russia as the New Chair of the UN Security Council

October 1st began what could be one of the more interesting Chairships of the United Nations Security Council, with Russia taking over and being charged with a rather delicate balancing act: between conducting the numerous affairs expected to be covered by any standard Chair of the UNSC and deftly handling the ‘special’ relationship ...

Crosston Matthew
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26.10.2016 17:14:00

The Donkey and the Elephant: American Presidential Politics, Russia, and 'None of the Above'

... automatically transferred to him. This is clearly happening today with Trump). This ‘Chamberlain Syndrome’ (Democrat-as-global-appeaser) has existed for quite some time, but it was surely exacerbated by 9/11 and the new emphasis on national security. It was a major part of the lead-up to the 2004 election, when some analysts warned, ‘if Democrats are to have any hope of returning to power in 2004, or even of running competitively and keeping the U.S. two-party system healthy and balanced ...

Crosston Matthew
Опубликовано:
30.06.2016 20:53:00

American Jihadi: Why Westerners Fight with the Islamic State

Media outlets and government circles both cringe and squirm when the subject of Westerners leaving the West to go fight in Syria and Iraq with the Islamic State arises. While acquiring data and calculating accurate numbers wildly diverges from source to source, there is no doubt that ANY number simply makes countries like the United States uncomfortable and perplexed: in short, how could anyone want to leave the land of the free, the tolerant, the open, the just and go fight for a group that represents...

Crosston Matthew
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18.04.2015 17:10:00

The American UAV Attempted Apartheid

... Pakistan considered itself an ally to the U.S., fighting the same fight and challenging the same enemies as America, but was deemed unworthy of having the same advanced weapons. How does any country not feel that the U.S. is purposely compromising its own security and risking the lives of its people? Indeed, less than a year after the announcement of the China-Pakistan deal, the chief of Pakistan’s military proudly announced the deployment of the Burraq and Shahpar, the country’s first domestically ...

Crosston Matthew
Опубликовано:
05.04.2015 07:42:00

America's National Security Schizophrenia

There is no stronger example of the schizophrenic nature of American foreign policy toward Russia than comparing statements written in the formal National Security Strategy (NSS) of President Obama with actual testimony given by the Director of National Intelligence James Clapper. In 2010 the NSS asserted that the U.S. would endeavor to ‘build a stable, substantive, multidimensional relationship with ...

Crosston Matthew
Опубликовано:
23.02.2015 20:59:00

Cold War Triumphalism and the Chicken-and-Egg Dilemma

There is a decided chicken-and-egg quality when trying to unravel Russian-American relations. The general pessimism and pejorative characterizations that come from the U.S. Congress clearly have a negative influence on Putin’s strident bravado and dismissive arrogance to the United States. What is perplexing is how this dilemma, which implies that it is difficult to figure out which truly came first, never seems to be an actual problem for American politicians: the Russian ‘corrupt and...

Crosston Matthew
Опубликовано:
14.02.2015 21:08:00

Keeping Russia the Enemy: Congressional Attitudes and Biased Expertise

... Republican mindset. That mindset sets a fairly stark characterization: Russia is an aggressive and untrustworthy dictatorship that is an innate contradiction to American values. As such it will inevitably always be a threat to U.S. interests and global security. By all indicators, Russia is a threat not just to itself and its immediate neighbors but to the entire world, masking its own domestic failings and instabilities with an aggressive foreign policy that will never acquiesce to a more peaceful ...

Crosston Matthew
Опубликовано:
07.02.2015 00:55:00

U.S.-Russia Relations: The Problem of Intellectual Insincerity

... dangerously myopic and unhealthy to base its own foreign policy on earning the ‘approval’ of another country. With ease the far more standard approach to foreign policy formulation is to determine a country’s own national interests and security dilemma and craft an independent position that can best achieve optimal goals for said country. And that, not ironically, is what is being described above in America as a ‘shift’ away from craving attention to striving to exorcise ...

Crosston Matthew
Опубликовано:
03.02.2015 00:20:00

The Price of Paris: Islamism and the Exploitation of Women

The events in Paris are unfortunately all too familiar in the 21st century. I think in some corners it is still perhaps a bit shocking that events like the storming of Charlie Hebdo and the killing of civilians do not actually take place more often than they do. In my line of work, this is the foundational conundrum of secret success: intelligence communities around the world actually do a stellar job of ferreting out literally hundreds, if not thousands of ideas, intentions, and full-on strategic...

Crosston Matthew
Опубликовано:
18.01.2015 18:34:00

The Saudi Bait-and-Switch

... foreign-policy, intelligence, and global political layers of this decision, however, you don’t find a country in trouble or even incompetent. Rather, you find a cunning sense of strategic analysis that is built more upon long-term economic and national security priorities, which is an approach that woefully few Western countries ever find themselves in a position to emulate. First, let’s break down the simple economic numbers: the budget for next year sees spending at roughly 230 billion USD ...

Crosston Matthew
Опубликовано:
06.01.2015 19:02:00

Old American Punishment, New Russian Strength

On December 18 President Vladimir Putin gave his traditional end-of-year holiday speech. Think of it as a Russian version of the American State-of-the-Union address always given by our President. In it Putin expressed dismay and concern at the manner in which Russia’s “Western partners” were behaving, even going so far as to declare Western intentions as being purposely aimed at controlling Russian national resources and leaving Russia a de facto vassal state. He vividly used the...

Crosston Matthew
Опубликовано:
22.12.2014 22:41:00

 

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  1. Korean Peninsula Crisis Has no Military Solution. How Can It Be Solved?
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     36 (35%)
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     27 (26%)
    While the situation benefits Kim Jong-un's and Trump's domestic agenda, there will be no solution  
     22 (21%)
    Armed conflict still cannot be avoided  
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