Strategy

"Syria war consequences totally unpredictable" [Professor Jeremy Salt, RT]‏

"Syria war consequences totally unpredictable" [Professor Jeremy Salt, RT]‏

 

The conflict in Syria has long stopped ending up at its borders. The drawn-out fighting has seen a mass exodus of Syrians into neighbouring states.…

 

http://www.youtube.com/user/RussiaToday 08/22/2012

The seven steps of American officials dealing with the puzzles of Pakistan

The seven steps of American officials dealing with the puzzles of Pakistan

By Thomas E. Ricks

Friday, August 24, 2012

Recent comments by Senator Kirk from Illinois exemplify a familiar pattern by senior U.S. political, military and diplomatic officials struggling to understand the devilish intricacies and deep challenges of South Asian politics through the constrained access portal of experience in or focus on Afghanistan.

“North Korea could conduct a third nuclear weapon test within as little as two weeks…”

“North Korea could conduct a third nuclear weapon test within as little as two weeks…”

By Hayley Channer and Rod Lyon

August 24, 2012

In a recent article in the Bulletin of Atomic Scientists, Siegfried Hecker, the co-director of Stanford’s Center for International Security and Cooperation and the former Director of Los Alamos National Laboratory, and Frank V. Pabian of Los Alamos, suggest North Korea could conduct a third nuclear weapon test within as little as two weeks if it chooses to do so. Their warning is a timely one—not least because a successful nuclear test by Pyongyang might seriously disturb the strategic dynamic in Northeast Asia.

Israel accuses Iran of accelerating work towards atomic weapons

Israel accuses Iran of accelerating work towards atomic weapons

Reuters

24 August 2012

(Reuters) - Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu accused Iran on Friday of making "accelerated progress towards achieving nuclear weapons", adding that it was "totally ignoring" Western demands to rein in its atomic program.

‘Global balance of power takes shape in Syria’

‘Global balance of power takes shape in Syria’

Russia Today

23 August 2012

The Syrian crisis is comparable to the Suez Crisis when a US-USSR standoff marked the demise of the old world, Syria's Deputy Prime Minister for Economic Affairs Dr. Qadri Jamil told RT. Today, Russia and China usher a unipolar world to an end.

France preparing for no-fly zone in Syria?

France preparing for no-fly zone in Syria?

Russia Today, 24 August 2012

Paris said it is considering helping to enact a partial no-fly zone over Syria, proposed earlier by the US, the move adds yet more pressure on Damascus as the fiery rhetoric increases.

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