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    ‘Hope and change’ eight years on: Time for Obama’s final State of the Union
    Jan08

    ‘Hope and change’ eight years on: Time for Obama’s final State of the Union

    On Tuesday January 12, 2016, President Obama will deliver his final State of the Union address. It is largely expected to take a broad look at the president’s years in office, and White House aides have described the speech as “non-traditional.”The White House released a preview of the speech on YouTube, but we at AEI thought to offer our...

    The Ukraine Conflict and the Danger of Nuclear Accidents
    Jan08

    The Ukraine Conflict and the Danger of Nuclear Accidents

    …read more Source: German Institute for International and Security...

    Ukrainian Billionaire Suing Russia Over Crimea Airport Contract
    Jan08

    Ukrainian Billionaire Suing Russia Over Crimea Airport Contract

    Hague arbitration court to consider case brought by oligarch Igor Kolomoisky against Russia. …read more Source: Transitions Online...

    Germany and the Role of Nuclear Weapons
    Jan08

    Germany and the Role of Nuclear Weapons

    Never since the end of the Cold War have the international community and Europe been so deeply divided over the role of nuclear weapons in security policy. There is disagreement within the United Nations over whether to begin negotiations on a treaty banning nuclear weapons. At the same time, Russia’s aggression against Ukraine and...

    Unexpected, Unforeseen, Unplanned
    Jan08

    Unexpected, Unforeseen, Unplanned

    There is little politicians and administrations fear more than being taken off guard and ill-prepared by a major incident. However inadequate the planning and instruments, decisions must be made and action taken. As such, unexpected events expose decision-makers to the risks of portentous decisions arrived at under conditions of great...

    War and Peace: a user’s guide
    Jan08

    War and Peace: a user’s guide

    BBC/Robert ViglaskyWar and Peace is more than a novel. It’s a reflection of Leo Tolstoy’s strongly held beliefs – a philosophical tract, not just about politics, war, love, marriage and property, but about history itself and the way the affairs of society are reported. Central to the book is his antipathy towards the way in which...

    Three Months of Russian Intervention in Syria: The Military and Political Implications
    Jan08

    Three Months of Russian Intervention in Syria: The Military and Political Implications

    As Russia’s military operation in Syria passes the three-month mark, the milestone demonstrates not only the growing capacity of the country’s expeditionary forces (aviation in particular) but also highlights their weaknesses, primarily logistical problems and the lack of equipment. On one hand, such long-term actions will be a...

    Russian Patriarch Gives Blessing to Bombing Campaign in Syria
    Jan08

    Russian Patriarch Gives Blessing to Bombing Campaign in Syria

    Orthodox Church head backs Moscow’s ‘defensive war’ in Syria, as activists slam Russia’s alleged use of cluster bombs. …read more Source: Transitions Online...

    How Russia Became ‘Mordor’ on Google
    Jan08

    How Russia Became ‘Mordor’ on Google

    ‘Automated bug’ behind online tool’s bogus translations rendering ‘Russians’ as ‘occupiers’ from the fictional Lord of the Rings evil empire. …read more Source: Transitions Online...

    Netflix is everywhere (almost), so what does this mean for local media?
    Jan08

    Netflix is everywhere (almost), so what does this mean for local media?

    Reed Hastings, co-founder and CEO of Netflix, at the 2016 CES trade show in Las Vegas. REUTERS/Steve MarcusIn his keynote address at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas this week, Reed Hastings, Netflix CEO, announced that Netflix will now be available in 130 new countries. This sees Netflix more than triple its global presence. The world...

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