Here are the range of answers concerning a war between the US and China: “unlikely”, “war is possible” but unlikely in 2015 and “highly improbable” but can’t rule it out.
In a tail event like a world war where historically the probability has been low, studies have shown that experts are pretty bad about making [...]
Nuclear missile tests, warplanes intercepted over Europe, spy submarines and rigged elections. If they weren’t deadly serious, the latest accusations against Russia could be mistaken for scenes from a James Bond film.
In fact they’re so serious that NATO has labelled escalating tension between Europe and Russia over the Ukraine conflict: “The greatest threat to European [...]
Israeli ambassadors and US source reveal Netanyahu-Obama ‘loathing’ has led ‘gloves to not only be removed – but thrown in the trash.’
“However, today there is a combination of a string of disagreements, practically on every meaningful issue in the region, and very awful personal relations between the leaders,” he added, noting “it’s unprecedented.”
“The personal relationship between the American and Israeli leaders is about as bad as it’s ever been, probably even worse than we imagine,” said Jonathan Spyer, a political scientist at the Herzliya Interdisciplinary Center, an Israeli college north of Tel Aviv. Asked about polls showing President Barack Obama losing Democratic control of the Senate in [...]
The official, who has not been identified, reportedly said that the Israeli leader had “no guts” and was too scared to launch wars, suggesting that he would not launch a pre-emptive strike on Iran in order to help prevent Tehran from building a stockpile of nuclear weapons.
The claims, which were made during an interview [...]
The same Tuesday night that a senior official in US President Barack Obama’s administration was quoted calling Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu “chickens**t,” yet more officials indicated the US is warming up to cooperation with Iran – the Islamic regime seeking nuclear weapons that has repeatedly declared its desire to destroy Israel.
“Resisting Putin makes Ukrainians worse-off economically; they are rejecting the kind of repressive, ignorant, cynical society he has built in Russia.”
A history of selective justice for political enemies, rigged elections, one of the world’s most expensive and shameless propaganda machines, the fostering of a lazy resource dependency, a group of billionaire friends who keep [...]
Far from dividing those closest to President Vladimir Putin, they have forced the main players in the energy sector to rally behind him. This circle has by necessity become more focused, Western and Russian businessmen, diplomats and politicians said.
“They are defiant,” said a senior Western businessman who has access to some of the business [...]
Satellite images of a North Korean submarine facility show what appears to be a missile tube being developed for a future ballistic missile submarine.
The commercial imagery was disclosed Tuesday in an article published Tuesday by the group 38 North.
The photos show was appears to be a test stand for a submarine-launched ballistic missile.
The vast ship that eased into this misty seaport early on Monday was hailed by American and European officials as the strongest signal that the stranglehold Russia has on the Baltics and their energy needs can be broken.
The vessel, the Independence, is a floating factory for converting liquefied natural gas into the burnable variety. [...]