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    ISIS: A Self Organizing Superorganism Threat?
    Dec17

    ISIS: A Self Organizing Superorganism Threat?

    While analysts have recognized a plethora of emerging non-traditional threats to national and international security there has been a consistent effort to portray them as objects. Notably the Global War on Terror brought confusion since the stated objective was to eliminate a means of conducting attacks. In fact, it was elimination of terrorists...

    Here’s What Russians Really Think About the War in Syria
    Dec17

    Here’s What Russians Really Think About the War in Syria

    MOSCOW — Do Russians really support the bombings in Syria? Depends on when you ask them. They do, if you look at the latest polls. The Public Opinion Foundation reported on Dec. 3 that 70 percent of Russians support the Syria bombings (as opposed to 64 percent in early November). The Russian Public Opinion Research Center reported on Dec. 4...

    Trump For President, Blatter For The Nobel Prize? Putin’s Most Striking Remarks At News Conference
    Dec17

    Trump For President, Blatter For The Nobel Prize? Putin’s Most Striking Remarks At News Conference

    Russian President Vladimir Putin held his annual news conference on December 17, fielding questions for over three hours in one of the annual set-piece events. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Putin praises Donald Trump as ‘bright and talented’
    Dec17

    Putin praises Donald Trump as ‘bright and talented’

    MOSCOW (AP) — In Vladimir Putin’s view, Donald Trump is “bright and talented.” But as much as those words sound overtly like praise, there are some murky nuances. The most unequivocally favorable part of the comments the Russian leader made Thursday to a scrum of reporters after his annual year-end news conference was about the Republican...

    Putin Slams Turkey, Voices Support for US Syria Plan
    Dec17

    Putin Slams Turkey, Voices Support for US Syria Plan

    President Vladimir Putin said there was little hope for improving relations with Turkey after it shot down a Russian bomber jet in November along its border with Syria. “On the level of bilateral state relations I don’t see prospects to improve ties with the current Turkish leadership,” said Putin at his annual press briefing...

    Ukraine’s national police chief asks Canada for help training security forces
    Dec17

    Ukraine’s national police chief asks Canada for help training security forces

    Ukraine’s newly appointed national police chief is asking Justin Trudeau’s Liberal government for more help in establishing and training a professional security force. Khatia Dekanoidze made the pitch to both RCMP Commissioner Bob Paulson and Foreign Affairs Minister Stephane Dion in separate meetings over the last two days. The...

    The Global Conflicts to Watch in 2016
    Dec17

    The Global Conflicts to Watch in 2016

    Center for Preventive Action / Council on Foreign RelationsIn the summer of 2012—around the time that the Islamic State’s inchoate plans for a caliphate merited a mere footnote in a U.S. congressional report on the year-old Syrian conflict—Robert Satloff argued that a civil war was taking shape in Syria, and that its terrible consequences...

    Putin says Trump is ‘absolute leader’ in U.S. presidential race
    Dec17

    Putin says Trump is ‘absolute leader’ in U.S. presidential race

    At his annual news conference, the Russian leader touched on Ukraine, Turkey and Syria. …read more Source: The Washington...

    Gift Ideas for a Picky Mom
    Dec17

    Gift Ideas for a Picky Mom

    Zak Bickel / The Atlantic Age: 64 Place: Winnipeg Relationship: mother From the gift-giver: This is a tough one. Mom is picky, and she’s moving in the next couple of years so she’s downsizing “stuff” out of her house—she doesn’t want dust-gatherers, knick-knacks, etc., but she wants something tangible from me because...

    Putin admits to Russian military ‘tasks’ in separatist-held eastern Ukraine
    Dec17

    Putin admits to Russian military ‘tasks’ in separatist-held eastern Ukraine

    After months of denials, Russia’s president acknowledges military involvement in Ukraine. …read more Source: USA...