Forget The New York Times and The Wall Street Journal. Chinese hackers are on a digital espionage campaign targeting a vast array of pretty much any major American organization “with intellectual property to protect,” and now that there’s a rare human side to combatting the malware attacks, we know there’s not enough being done to stop the hackers yet.
The unveiling of these advanced weapons and missiles is believed to be a warning to America and Israel against conducting a military strike on Iran’s nuclear sites.
“Too often, the White House and Pentagon look at these Iranian exercises and conclude they have more time, especially when something the Iranians try goes wrong,” said Michael [...]
So has Greece been rescued and financial markets been tamed? Is the euro crisis a thing of the past? Unfortunately not. With their successes in the last few days, euro-zone politicians have done little more than bought themselves time. They must use this window to brace themselves for the next wave of the euro crisis [...]
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is often accused of diplomatic incompetence. And if you think the goal of diplomacy is to be loved, it’s hard to dispute this: Netanyahu is loathed by leaders worldwide.
But if you think the goal of diplomacy is to get other countries to adopt your country’s positions, then Netanyahu has [...]
On the other hand, China has no problem with advancing its priorities, which start with building the most powerful military in Asia as a direct challenge to the United States. In so doing, its intent is to place Japan, South Korea, Australia, India and other ASEAN (Association of Southeast Asian Nations) nations in positions of [...]
China’s National People’s Congress (NPC) remains in session. As usual, the meeting has provided Beijing an opportunity to highlight the past year’s successes and lay out the problems that lie ahead. On the surface at least, China has shown remarkable resilience in the face of global economic crisis. It has posted enviable gross domestic product [...]
In contrast to the successes in the East and West, Russia — the country that did so much to inspire all these changes — has ended up the biggest loser in the post-Cold War era. Twenty years later, the country has experienced a triple defeat. First, Russia has failed to modernize its economy or social [...]
Recently, many in the Russian intelligence community have been investigating transmissions from the United States regarding a submarine only 30.5 cm (1 ft) in length at a cost of less than 160 rubles (aprox. $5 U.S.). Russian military scientists believed this submarine to be a fighting drone, added to the United States arsenal after the [...]
Rome was a great civilization, perhaps the greatest according to certain accounts. Its citizens – modern, wealthy, empowered – were the envy of the world. Content with their luxuries and successes, the Romans imported slaves until citizens were a de-facto minority. They stopped manufacturing and creating. Instead, Rome became the center of a vast bureaucracy, [...]
Regional economic experts agree: The end of the recession just means the end of the beginning of bad times.
Their consensus? The end of the recession looks much like the recession itself. We are at the end of the beginning of bad times.
On this page, you’ll find condensed versions of their assessments and warnings. [...]