Nearly half of Russia’s working-age men who die are drinking themselves to the grave with almost anything they can get their hands on.
According to a new medical study, Russian men are dying from alcohol abuse by drinking anything from vodka to eau de cologne, antiseptics and medicinal tinctures. Some products contain 95 per cent [...]
In his first White House televised interview, with the Al Arabiya news network based in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, President Obama buried the lead: The war on terror is over.
Yes, the with-us-or-against-us global struggle — the so-called Long War — in which a freedom-loving West confronts the undifferentiated forces of darkness comprising everything from [...]
Looking at the developments of the past 90 days through the filter of the new Russian security framework, a clearer picture emerges. It’s no longer a question for the United States of whether or not Russia will support additional sanctions on Iran. That won’t happen. Russia is on the path to make Iran a strategic [...]
In a new national directive, Russia has asserted claims on large sections of the Arctic Ocean. The tone of the document is openly aggressive, prompting fears of increasing international tension over who has the right to exploit the mineral-rich territory. By Matthias Schepp and Gerald Traufetter
Series: The drug war at our doorstep
Russia may be flexing its military muscle once again, sending warships into international waters and dispatching long-range bombers on reconnaissance trips, but the former superpower remains a paper tiger, according to a respected London think-tank.
The recent naval manoeuvres in the Mediterranean and Latin America were symbolic gestures – the former maritime giant was able [...]
Iran will amass enough low-enriched uranium this year to have the ability to build a nuclear bomb by the end of 2010, a respected think tank has predicted.
To have a proper weapons system, Iran would also need to build missiles capable of delivering a nuclear warhead. At present, Iran has Shahab-3 missiles [...]
The most recent conflict between Moscow and Kiev over natural gas supplies has reignited the controversy over new transit routes. Europe could get its future gas from the highly controversial Nord Stream pipeline to the north, or via the Nabucco pipeline to the south. But will either ever get built? By SPIEGEL Staff
Is Britain the next to fall?
The financial crisis has gotten so severe in Britain that it has earned London a new nickname in the international media: Reykjavik-on-Thames. The question in Britain is no longer when the economy will enter a recession, but when it will enter a depression, with many bracing for a slump [...]
Do we need a reliable replacement warhead or not?
Why do nuclear warheads degrade in the first place? As the plutonium pit ages, it slowly emits high-energy alpha particles that can damage the pit as they bore through nearby plutonium atoms. This could potentially cause the weapon to lose power or not detonate.