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US To Check Troops For Chemical Exposure In Iraq

The US military will launch new medical examinations for troops and veterans exposed to chemical weapons in Iraq, and review claims they were ordered to stay silent about such contact, officials said Thursday. …read...

US Commando Who Killed Bin Laden To Reveal Identity

The US Navy Seal commando who fired the shots which killed al-Qaida chief Osama Bin Laden is to reveal his identity in a Fox News television documentary next month, the network announced Wednesday. …read...

Ukraine Liveblog Day 255: Russian Gas Deal In Doubt

Yesterday’s liveblog can be found here. An archive of our liveblogs can be found here. For an overview and analysis of this developing story see our latest podcast. Please help The Interpreter to continue...

An Abundance of Caution, But Not Capacity

The CDC and the DoD wisely funded an air transport technology for Ebola patients—just not enough of it. In Tuesday’s Washington Post, Josh Hicks observes that Phoenix Air, a jet-charter service based in Georgia,...

Advances and Challenges in Political Transitions

The United States has provided support to political transitions worldwide for many years. But it was just 20 years ago that the U.S. government established an office specifically to respond when regimes or conflicts...

China’s coal addiction

A recent paper in Nature says that ‘no other country is investing so much money or generating so much renewable energy’ as China. ‘Its build-up of renewable energy systems at serious scale is driving...

Transpacific pragmatism on cybersecurity

Each year the US Department of Homeland Security holds a National Cyber Security Awareness Month. By virtue of time zones, this year’s edition got a bit of a headstart, (unofficially) kicking off in Brisbane...

Malaysia’s ISIS problem

Police in Malaysia arrested 14 people in October suspected of planning to join ISIS, including three ‘key players’. These arrests bring to 36 the number apprehended in Malaysia on suspicion of trying to join...

Interview: Shin Dong-hyuk, human rights advocate

Momentum is gathering in the international community to demand human rights in North Korea. Seven months after the United Nations established the Commission of Inquiry on human rights in North Korea, the most recent...

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