The meeting of Nato foreign ministers in Brussels this week will be dominated by the crisis in Ukraine and the wider ramifications of the deteriorating relationship between Moscow and the West.
For the Atlantic Alliance, the onset of a new mini-Cold War is hardly a welcome development.
Nonetheless it offers both a challenge and an opportunity.
Can Nato move swiftly to counter the resurgent Russian threat?
Can it use the strains with Moscow to establish an appropriate level of defence spending that shares the military burden more fairly?
Large numbers of people believe that an economic crash is coming next year based on a seven year cycle of economic crashes that goes all the way back to the Great Depression. What I am about to share with you is very controversial. Some of you will love it, and some of you will think that it is utter rubbish. I will just present this information and let you decide for yourself what you want to think about it.
In my previous article entitled “If Economic Cycle Theorists Are Correct, 2015 To 2020 Will Be Pure Hell For The United States“, More >
Frieden says it’s possible, although not very many people would be at risk. “It is certainly possible that someone who had contact with this individual … could develop Ebola in the coming weeks. But there is no doubt in my mind that we will stop it here,” Frieden said.
The man first felt sick Sept. 24 and went to the hospital in Dallas. But staff didn’t suspect Ebola then, so he went home. He came back by ambulance on Sept. 28. He’s now critically ill in isolation in the hospital’s intensive care unit.
Frieden has been More >
In 2005, 37-year-old Amal Graafstra decided to implant himself with two rice-grain-sized radio frequency identification, or RFID chips based on a simple premise.
In 2005, the 37-year-old decided to implant himself with two rice-grain-sized radio frequency identification, or RFID, chips based on a simple premise.
“Authorization to get into a place is really built on identity, not having a key that’s secure,” Graafstra said.
Implanting yourself with an RFID tag is a process that takes less than a minute, and the chips are not visible under Graafstra’s skin and he says he that cannot feel them.
Graafstra has successful built prototypes that allow the More >
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has warned that between 550,000 and 1.4 million people could be infected by the deadly Ebola outbreak by January if it is not contained. Although the World Health Organization confirmed 5,800 cases earlier this week, which has led to 2,800 deaths, health experts agree the numbers are highly under-reported.Is Ebola Coming To America?
Russia is set to renew the country’s strategic nuclear forces by 100 percent, not 70 percent as previously announced, according to Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Rogozin.
“The formation of the technical basis for strategic nuclear forces is going at a faster rate, and in fact, we will renew not 70 percent of the SNF, but 100 percent,” Rogozin told Rossiya TV channel.
The deputy premier, who’s responsible for the Russian defense industry, also declared that in 2015 the army and the navy are to switch 30 percent of their weapons to “cutting edge” technology, and by 70 percent in 2020.
“Should we amaze More >
If any Americans remained unconvinced that barbaric evil is at the cold-blooded heart of the terrorist group ISIS, their recent beheading of journalist James Foley made it graphically undeniable. The moral divide between ISIS and us is clearly marked. And yet there are those among us who still cannot bring themselves to use moral terminology to describe the enemy.
The concept of order that has underpinned the modern era is in crisis, writes Henry Kissinger. Above, a pro-Russian fighter stands guard at a checkpoint close to Donetsk, Ukraine in July. European Pressphoto Agency
Libya is in civil war, fundamentalist armies are building a self-declared caliphate across Syria and Iraq and Afghanistan’s young democracy is on the verge of paralysis. To these troubles are added a resurgence of tensions with Russia and a relationship with China divided between pledges of cooperation and public recrimination. The concept of order that has underpinned the modern era is in crisis.
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The official MH17 narrative still prevails: the “pro-Russian rebels” shot down Malaysian airlines MH17 with a Buk missile system provided by Russia.Malaysian airlines MH17 with a Buk missile system provided by Russia.
In a new and rather unusual twist, however, according to the Kiev regime, the Donetsk militia did not intend to shoot down Malaysian airlines MH17. What the “pro-Russian rebels” were aiming at was a Russian Aeroflot passenger plane.
The official MH17 narrative still prevails
“Ukraine’s law enforcement and intelligence agencies have established during the investigation into a terrorist attack on the Boeing… that on that day, July 17, and at that time military mercenaries More >
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When emerging-market governments get popular, an economic crisis could be right around the corner.
This is the finding from a new paper published by Christoph Trebesch, Helios Herrera, and Guillermo L. Ordoñez on the economic policy site voxEU.
“Our main finding is that ‘political booms’, defined as an increase in government popularity, precede financial crises in emerging markets,” the authors write. “The public’s opinion of the current government improves significantly in the run-up to a country’s financial crash. Interestingly, however, political booms only predict financial crises in emerging markets, not in advanced economies.”
The authors looked at economic crises in emerging markets such as South More >