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    If Russia gets its war games wrong, Europe could be in big trouble
    Sep21

    If Russia gets its war games wrong, Europe could be in big trouble

    Tensions are running high in a region with a history of paranoia and mistrust. The rhetoric being used raises the concern of a military escalation. And now there are massive war games that will only add to the combustible situation. No, this isn’t the Korean peninsula: it’s the northeastern corner of Europe. Flying deep under the...

    How solar power can protect the US military from threats to the electric grid
    Sep14

    How solar power can protect the US military from threats to the electric grid

    Using solar power could give the U.S. military some advantages – and more security. Diane Durden/U.S. Marine CorpsAs the U.S. military increases its use of drones in surveillance and combat overseas, the danger posed by a threat back at home grows. Many drone flights are piloted by soldiers located in the U.S., even when the drones are flying...

    Little prospect of regime change in Russia short of a popular uprising – and that’s unlikely
    Aug19

    Little prospect of regime change in Russia short of a popular uprising – and that’s unlikely

    Niocr25/ShutterstockVladimir Putin’s power in Russia can often look unassailable. However much Western media might champion potential opponents, the president maintains a tight grip, and it’s easy to see why. Any successor to Putin who was not a puppet would very likely seek to establish their anti-corruption credentials and...

    Little prospect of regime change in Russia short of a popular uprising – and that’s unlikely
    Aug19

    Little prospect of regime change in Russia short of a popular uprising – and that’s unlikely

    Niocr25/ShutterstockVladimir Putin’s power in Russia can often look unassailable. However much Western media might champion potential opponents, the president maintains a tight grip, and it’s easy to see why. Any successor to Putin who was not a puppet would very likely seek to establish their anti-corruption credentials and...

    Tracing the sources of today’s Russian cyberthreat
    Aug16

    Tracing the sources of today’s Russian cyberthreat

    Who’s inside the hoodie? BeeBright/Shutterstock.comBeyond carrying all of our phone, text and internet communications, cyberspace is an active battleground, with cybercriminals, government agents and even military personnel probing weaknesses in corporate, national and even personal online defenses. Some of the most talented and dangerous...

    Tracing the sources of today’s Russian cyberthreat
    Aug16

    Tracing the sources of today’s Russian cyberthreat

    Who’s inside the hoodie? BeeBright/Shutterstock.comBeyond carrying all of our phone, text and internet communications, cyberspace is an active battleground, with cybercriminals, government agents and even military personnel probing weaknesses in corporate, national and even personal online defenses. Some of the most talented and dangerous...

    Imagining Russia post-Putin
    Aug03

    Imagining Russia post-Putin

    Russian President Vladimir Putin speaks to the students on July 21, 2017. Alexei Nikolsky/via APOn July 21, Vladimir Putin was asked at an audience with schoolchildren what he will do when he retires. He replied, “I haven’t decided yet if I will leave the presidency.” While everyone is obsessed with following the twists and turns of the...

    Sex work and the law – it’s complicated
    Aug02

    Sex work and the law – it’s complicated

    Although sex workers around the world lobby for decriminalisation, sex work law remains controversial. This article is the first in a series exploring sex work and regulatory reform. The question of whether female sex work (performed by both trans and cisgender women) is legal or illegal in any country cannot be answered with a simple “yes” or...

    Why Russia needs troops from the Caucasus in Syria – and how they bolster Moscow’s ‘eastern’ image
    Aug01

    Why Russia needs troops from the Caucasus in Syria – and how they bolster Moscow’s ‘eastern’ image

    During the early years of the Cold War, the Soviet Union made a great push to reach out to the developing world, and particularly to the Middle East and Asia. It established particularly close ties with Nasser’s Egypt and later with Syria, but didn’t do so well with others; the Chinese leadership in particular doubted whether the USSR...

    Why Trump must stop being Trump to survive
    Jul31

    Why Trump must stop being Trump to survive

    U.S. President Donald Trump meets with Russian President Vladimir Putin at the G-20 Summit in July in Germany. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)Donald Trump’s supporters have a new rallying cry in defence of the American president: “Let Trump be Trump!” I am a U.S.-born linguist, an expert in Caucasian languages and also politics, and someone who...

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