Muslim extremism isn’t widely regarded as a serious threat in Xinjiang, but there is evidence that growing Chinese cultural pressure on Uighurs is creating a backlash and more Uighurs are turning toward stricter practices of Islam. Separatism and battles for autonomy over religion and culture continue to be the main apparent conflicts in Xinjiang. Chinese [...]
There is a real risk of Venezuela attaining nuclear weapons in 10 years thanks to help from Iran. Iran did warn us that it would spread its nuclear technology to its friends. I suppose Brazil and Turkey are friends of Iran too.
Venezuela is quite friendly with Bolivia. As you know, at one time Bolivia [...]
Religious groups and leaders mobilised for the Serra campaign and accused Dilma of wanting to legalise abortion, ban religious symbols, being “anti-Christian”, and a “terrorist” for her resistance to the military dictatorship during the late 1960s. The whole campaign was all too reminiscent of Republican strategies in the United States, going back to the rise [...]
Israel is seen as “a central threat to Turkey” in a policy paper written by Turkey’s National Security Council.
At the same time, the security council removed Syria, Bulgaria, Georgia and Armenia, as well as Iran, from the list of countries that pose a threat to Turkey, according to Turkish media outlets cited late Saturday [...]
An asteroid splashdown in one of Earth’s oceans could trigger a destructive chemical cycle that would wipe out half the ozone layer, according to a new study. The massive loss of protection against the sun’s ultraviolet (UV) radiation would likely force humans into a vampire-style existence of staying indoors during daylight hours.
However, there remains, within grasp, one more great leap forward on the road to serfdom: a federal bailout of the $3 trillion in unfunded state and local pension plans.
OVER THE YEARS politicians have “hidden” their payoffs to organized labor, which now commands union dues from 32 percent of state and 43 percent of local [...]
At this point, the world probably doesn’t need much persuading. Outside America’s borders, the long-awaited Nuclear Renaissance is now fully under way. There are currently 60 reactors under construction around the globe, with countries as diverse as Vietnam, Brazil, Turkey, and Jordan planning nuclear programs.
What is America’s role in this? Not much, except perhaps [...]
The wealthiest and most powerful nation on earth is housing some of the most resourceful, and some might say, over-prepared citizens. As the prospect of Armageddon looms for these folk, how do they intend to survive?
The ‘Future Fear’ and sense of doom that is gripping American at the moment has become a lifestyle for [...]
Are the beaches of America’s Gulf Coast really ‘open for business’ after the BP oil spill? An intensive investigation uncovers a series of cover-ups in place of a long-term fix.
As the oil spillage on Florida beaches is merely covered with sand, jellyfish stained in oil wash ashore and fishermen experience numerous health problems. With [...]