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    Here Are All the Reasons Striking Syria Was a Bad Idea
    Apr17

    Here Are All the Reasons Striking Syria Was a Bad Idea

    Ted Galen Carpenter The air and missile strikes that the United States and its British and French allies launched against Syrian government targets are reprehensible for so many reasons. First, Washington’s action is a flagrant violation of the U.S. Constitution. Except in cases of responding to an attack on the United States, that document...

    By fighting wars with private armed forces, Russia risks conflict between major powers
    Apr17

    By fighting wars with private armed forces, Russia risks conflict between major powers

    kirill_makarov via ShutterstockRussian and Syrian troops carried out a ground assault on a military base in Deir ez-Zor, Syria on February 7. However the base was occupied by US soldiers, and the attackers were beaten back by a US air strike. Around 100 Russians were ultimately killed. And yet, diplomatically speaking, almost nothing happened: no...

    With smart cities, your every step will be recorded
    Apr17

    With smart cities, your every step will be recorded

    pxhereModern cities are brimming with objects that receive, collect and transmit data. This includes mobile phones but also objects actually embedded into our cities, such as traffic lights and air pollution stations. Even something as simple as a garbage bin can now be connected to the internet, meaning that it forms part of what is called the...

    Historian: Why Reporters Are Heroes of Our Time
    Apr17

    Historian: Why Reporters Are Heroes of Our Time

    I call reporters the heroes of our time. Why is that word “heroes” not an exaggeration but rather a very precise description of how important that service — reporting — is to our moment? An investigative reporter is someone who is trying to find out the way the world actually is and, in the service of trying to find those facts, a reporter is...

    The public has a vital role to play in preventing future cyber attacks
    Apr17

    The public has a vital role to play in preventing future cyber attacks

    Numerous cyber attacks in recent years have targeted common household devices, such as routers. ShutterstockUp to 400 Australian organisations may have been snared in a massive hacking incident detailed today. The attack, allegedly engineered by the Russian government, targeted millions of government and private sector machines globally via...

    Presidential Administration Says Law Requiring Activists to Disclose Assets Is Invalid and Unenforceable, but Ukraine’s Activists Aren’t Buying It
    Apr17

    Presidential Administration Says Law Requiring Activists to Disclose Assets Is Invalid and Unenforceable, but Ukraine’s Activists Aren’t Buying It

    For more than a year, Ukraine’s government and activists have been at odds over a March 2017 law that requires activists to disclose their assets online in the same way that public officials do …read more Source: Kharkiv Human Rights Protection...

    Ukrainian human rights activist & journalist detained as SBU revenge for criticism?
    Apr17

    Ukrainian human rights activist & journalist detained as SBU revenge for criticism?

    Oleksiy Svyetikov was detained at a checkpoint near Sloviansk on 29 March because his name had been placed on a list of ‘illegal armed bands’. Oleksiy Svyetikov was detained at a checkpoint near Sloviansk on 29 March after his name inexplicably appeared on the ‘List of illegal armed bands’ drawn up in connection with the...

    Russia seeks secret trial of tortured Ukrainian accused of Crimea ‘sabotage plot’
    Apr17

    Russia seeks secret trial of tortured Ukrainian accused of Crimea ‘sabotage plot’

    ‘Secret documents’ have been cited in Russian-occupied Crimea to justify holding the trial of Yevhen Panov behind closed doors. Since no secret material was ever mentioned to either Panov, or his lawyer, this may well simply be the latest attempt to conceal the lack of any substance to the charges against the Ukrainian …read more...

    Watch List: April 16, 2018
    Apr16

    Watch List: April 16, 2018

    The items listed below represent potential emerging issues that our analysts are tracking. These can be long term or short term, but will be updated daily. If an item on our Watch List becomes critical, we will email you a full analysis explaining its significance. Each Saturday, we will follow up our daily Watch List for each week with our...

    FTAC: Brief Comment: Optics on Frenemies Moscow and Washington
    Apr16

    FTAC: Brief Comment: Optics on Frenemies Moscow and Washington

    ” . . . they are making a show to other countries . . . “ True. The action taken to forestall additional Chemical Weapons (CW) attacks was conducted as a deliberate and open demonstration of capability (imho) and not as one blow among others launched without warning in the chaos and fury of combat. Russo-American cooperation in “optics” has been...

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