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Category: Policy

Unity Day Marches Highlighted Divisions among Russians

Staunton, November 3 – – Demonstrations in the Russian Federation yesterday on the Day of National Unity highlighted how divided Russians now are, a pattern that led some to argue the Kremlin will not...

Panel 7- Part 2 HSD III

Heart Security Dialogue III Return to Main Page Chair: Chair: Ms. Seema Ghani, Senior Advisor, Afghanistan’s Anti-Corruption National Strategy Authority Speakers: Oleksiy Feschenko, UNODC, Anti-Money Laundering Lead of UNODC’s Global Program against Money Laundering,...

Part 7- Part 1

Heart Security Dialogue III Panel Seven: The Nexus of Drugs, Criminality, Terrorism and Corruption(Part One) Chair: Chair: Ms. Seema Ghani, Senior Advisor, Afghanistan’s Anti-Corruption National Strategy Authority Speakers: Oleksiy Feschenko, UNODC, Anti-Money Laundering Lead...

Cyber wrap

Another big week in cyberspace kicked off with news that ‘suspicious activity’ had been detected on an unclassified network at the White House. The activity, which caused some disruption to IT services within the...

US midterms: A system badly in need of reform

As is customary, today’s US midterm elections have been construed as a vote on the incumbent president’s record as much as it is a judgment on those senators, house representatives and governors actually facing...

A Phalanx of Pashto-Speaking Armed Intellectuals

What makes us think our militaries have the human and organizational capital for counterinsurgency? “Counterinsurgency,” John Nagl commented the other day “Learning to Drink Beer through a Straw” can’t be dead as long as...

Different perspectives

In his recent ASPI paper Peter Leahy provides a bracing warning—that we may be fighting radical Islam for 100 years. Lieutenant General Leahy points out not only the global nature of this threat, but...

Saudi, France Seal $3B Weapons Deal For Lebanon Army

Saudi Arabia and France sealed an agreement Tuesday for Riyadh to finance the delivery of $3 billion worth of French weapons to the Lebanese army, which has come under mounting jihadist attack. …read more

Australia’s provincial reflex

‘The provincial reflex’, Peter Hartcher’s coinage in The Adolescent Country, a Lowy Institute Paper released today, is a neat way of describing the chronic parochialism that has infected Australia public life for much of...

SEALs Reminded Not To Seek Fame or Money

The head of US Naval Special Warfare Command and its senior enlisted sailor have reminded SEALs and other special operators to stay out of the limelight. …read more

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