A German song that is riding high on the country’s charts has ruffled diplomatic feathers as a result of its mixing of geographic and scatological issues. But the singer of “Finger in the Butt, Mexico” is unrepentant.
The demographic catastrophe presently decimating American Jewry is not in dispute. Without numbing you with statistics, the basic facts are absolutely clear and chilling. The 6 million Jews in America will probably number no more than a couple of million by midcentury. This would make the Jewish percentage of the American population about the same [...]
Hugo Chavez has long vowed to turn Venezuela into a laboratory for â€œ21st century socialism.â€ But if the latest bully-boy tactics of the Chavez government are any guide, the better name for his platform might be 21st century National Socialism.
Most telling in this regard are the ruling regimeâ€™s rapidly deteriorating relations with Venezuelaâ€™s Jewish [...]
Flag-waving, chest beating, anthem singing and myth excavating is underway in Russia. It is all part of Vladimir Putin’s nation building project. Dmitry Medvedev, almost certain to be the next Russian president, will inherit the project from Putin. And as in many other policy areas, Medvedev will favour continuity.
It may be understood that Russia uses its nuclear arms to defend itself. However, Russia has not a declared alliance since WARSAW pact was dissolved in the nineties of the last century. Which countries were the Chief of the Staff talking about?
It is clear that Russia extended its nuclear umbrella to cover Iran, [...]
Editor’s note: This article, the first in a series about President Vladimir Putin’s legacy, examines his creation of the power vertical.
Kremlin spin doctor Gleb Pavlovsky compared the emerging “power vertical” to a phallic symbol in October 2003, saying in a speech that no one should expect it to grow too big.
President Vladimir Putin [...]
The Chinese Navy is using Australian technology to upgrade its warships, a move which experts warn may be detrimental to Australia’s national security.
Through a joint venture company based in China, an Australian business, AMD, has sold designs for the hull and propulsion system of high-speed catamarans to the Peoples’ Liberation forces.
The Chinese military [...]
How America’s own intelligence services have brought international policy on Iran to the edge of collapse.
IF YOU are locked eyeball to eyeball with an adversary as wily as Iran, it does not make much sense to do something that emboldens your opponent and sows defeatism among your friends. But that, it is now clear, [...]
The Defense Department is modernizing and transforming itself into a force designed to dominate all challengers in any future battle. At the heart of this transformation is the concept of network-centric warfare, which seeks to exploit technology and link dispersed war-fighting platforms, soldiers and a vast array of intelligence assets and sensors, with various means [...]
The U.S. military isn’t ready for a catastrophic attack on the country, and National Guard forces don’t have the equipment or training they need for the job, according to a report.
The commission’s 400-page report concludes that the nation “does not have sufficient trained, ready forces available” to respond to a chemical, biological or nuclear [...]