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From Sudan to cyber, secret war with Iran heats up

From Sudan to cyber, secret war with Iran heats up

 

Reuters, 6 November 2012

(Reuters) - From a suspected Israeli airstrike in Sudan to cyber warfare in the Gulf and a drone shot down over Israel, the largely hidden war between Iran and its foes seems heating up and spreading.

UN Security Council: Press Libya on ICC Cooperation, Impunity

UN Security Council: Press Libya on ICC Cooperation, Impunity

 

Human Rights Watch, 6 November 2012

(New York) – Members of the United Nations Security Council should send a strong message to Libya to cooperate with the International Criminal Court (ICC), Human Rights Watch said today. The Council should also press the recently appointed Libyan authorities on accountability for serious and ongoing crimes.The new ICC prosecutor, Fatou Bensouda, will brief the Security Council on her Libya investigation on November 7, 2012.

Economic Sanctions – Do They Work?

 

Economic Sanctions – Do They Work?

November 5 2012

The debate over the utility of economic sanctions is older than Methuselah, or it at least seems that way.

Is 'Cold War' China mentality hurting business?

Is 'Cold War' China mentality hurting business?

 

CNN, 5 November 2012

Sydney (CNN) -- As Australia digests the government's recent call for deeper engagement with Asia -- and China in particular -- one Australian billionaire with interests in China has offered some advice.

UN envoy calls on China to help end Syria crisis

UN envoy calls on China to help end Syria crisis

 

Deutsche Welle, 31 October 2012

UN-Arab League envoy Lakhdar Brahimi has called on China to play an active role in ending the civil war in Syria. Meanwhile, Syrian government warplanes continue to bomb the suburbs of Damascus.

Game Theory

Game Theory

JOHN ARQUILLA |
OCTOBER 29, 2012

 

In the final candidates' debate last week, President Obama delivered a telling, somewhat snarky zinger in response to Governor Romney's call for naval expansion: "This isn't ‘Battleship.'" He then went on to school Romney about how having some aircraft carriers and submarines means we don't need more ships. The governor had no adequate reply.

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