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A step forward for aid transparency in the Pacific

By Alexandre Dayant and Jonathan Pryke The Devpolicy Blog has discussed the need for enhanced aid transparency in aid activities since its inception. There are many reasons why a lack of transparency in aid...

Addressing the Aeroflot MH17 Conspiracy Theory

By Aric Toler On 8 August 2014, the Security Services of Ukraine (SBU) held a press conference at the Ukraine Crisis Media Centre in central Kyiv describing how they believed that Malaysian Airlines Flight...

The Future Airman is a Hacker

By Patrick Tucker, Defense One Air Force recruiters will prize computer skills more highly, while the service will encourage airmen to experiment with their own solutions …read more From:: Government Executive (Policy)

Syria: what if?

By Ramesh Thakur US President Donald Trump has been widely criticised for his supposed fawning performance in Helsinki at the summit with Russian President Vladimir Putin. But a minority of commentators have made three...

White House of lies

By Joseph S. Nye By 1 June of this year, US President Donald Trump had made 3,259 false or misleading claims, according to the Washington Post Fact Checker’s database, which tracks and categorises every...

Der Schwarze Tag: 8 August 1918

By Peter Pedersen On 8 August 1918, the British Fourth Army, with French support, attacked astride the Somme River on the Western Front. Germany’s de facto commander-in-chief, General Erich Ludendorff, famously labelled the Amiens...

5 Unanswered Questions About Space Force

By Marcus Weisgerber, Defense One As Pentagon leaders plan changes to the U.S. military’s orbital-operations organizations, analysts wonder whether they have done all their homework. …read more From:: Government Executive (Policy)

How ICE Became Government’s Most Controversial Agency

By Franklin Foer, The Atlantic A long-running inferiority complex, vast statutory power, a chilling new directive from the top—inside America’s unfolding immigration tragedy. …read more From:: Government Executive (Policy)

Did Drones Attack Maduro in Caracas?

By Nick Waters This article was written in collaboration with Giancarlo Fiorella, who runs the In Venezuela Blog and Twitter account. Summary Open source information indicates two drones attempted to attack a parade at...

The five-domains update

By Aakriti Bachhawat, Rebecca Moore, Aru Kok and Georgia Grice Sea state The multinational Rim of the Pacific Exercise concluded this week with an amphibious landing trial. The US was supposed to participate, but...

Turn Off Your Fitbit, Garmin, Apple Watch GPS NOW!

By Colin Clark WASHINGTON: Hey! Take off that Fitbit and turn it off. Hand in that Apple Watch. Make sure you’ve turned off the geolocation capabilities of your Garmin. That was the word today...

Space force on the horizon … maybe

By Malcolm Davis Moves to develop a US space force, which is being strongly pushed by President Donald Trump, are quietly gathering pace, even though funding for the force has been pushed back a...

Space force on the horizon … maybe

By Malcolm Davis Moves to develop a US space force, which is being strongly pushed by President Donald Trump, are quietly gathering pace, even though funding for the force has been pushed back a...

Space force on the horizon … maybe

By Malcolm Davis Moves to develop a US space force, which is being strongly pushed by President Donald Trump, are quietly gathering pace, even though funding for the force has been pushed back a...

The shocking truth about randomised control trials exposed!

By Terence Wood Development debates are frequently fierce and rarely resolved. Often this makes sense, many disputes are ideologically charged, evidence is unclear, and peoples’ lives are at stake. In other instances, the source...

The shocking truth about randomised control trials exposed!

By Terence Wood Development debates are frequently fierce and rarely resolved. Often this makes sense, many disputes are ideologically charged, evidence is unclear, and peoples’ lives are at stake. In other instances, the source...

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