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Russia 'Deploys Special Forces' On Libyan Border With Eye On Deepening Engagement

Reuters | Paul Vale | Posted 03.14.2017 | Home

Russia appears to have deployed special forces to an airbase in western Egypt near the border with Libya in recent days, U.S., Egyptian and diplomatic...

The Central African Republic: A Political Springboard For The Gabonese Military

The Conversation Global | Posted 03.16.2017 | Home
The Conversation Global

Axel Augé, Ecole Saint-Cyr Coëtquidan Amid the mayhem of the Central African Republic, new armed groups are emerging, according to reports by Human ...

Norway: NATO of the North

Kåre R. Aas | Posted 02.13.2017 | Politics
Kåre R. Aas

We live in times of turmoil and instability. All corners of the world are affected. Located far north, with a population of 5 million people, Norway i...

Top Foreign Policy Officials Go After Trump For National Security Council Changes

The Huffington Post | Amanda Terkel | Posted 01.29.2017 | Politics

Former national security adviser Susan Rice said she is appalled at what President Donald Trump is doing to the National Security Council, sidelining ...

Norway Increases Defense Spending and Collective Commitment

Kåre R. Aas | Posted 11.30.2016 | Politics
Kåre R. Aas

A couple of weeks ago the Norwegian parliament, the Storting, approved the Government's new long-term defense plan. Based on the plan, Norway will inc...

Saluting our Sisters After Service

Paula Broadwell | Posted 11.10.2016 | Women
Paula Broadwell

By Paula Broadwell and Erika Cashin. On Veterans Day, our nation celebrates the less than 1% of our population who have served in the greatest milit...

How We Defend Against Death (From Ebenezer Scrooge To Eleanor Roosevelt)

Jane Simon, M.D. | Posted 10.21.2016 | GPS for the Soul
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Jane Simon, M.D.

Acknowledging the dualism between body and symbol in an awareness of death motivates us to live life to its fullest and to heal the world.

India And Russia Sign Energy And Defense Deals Worth Billions

Reuters | Annum Masroor | Posted 01.10.2017 | Home

GOA, India, Oct 15 (Reuters) - India and Russia signed billions of dollars of defense and energy deals on Saturday at a summit that sought to inject n...

Guns And Butter

David Morris | Posted 09.26.2016 | Politics
David Morris

In October 2015, when he was a very, very long shot for the Republican nomination, Donald Trump the businessman promised to make the military "much st...

Why Do South Korea's Supporters Treat It Like A Helpless Dependent?

Doug Bandow | Posted 08.26.2016 | Home
Doug Bandow

Despite the success of America's post-World War II policy, its advocates act as if it is an abysmal failure. Consider the argument from the ROK's supporters for continuing to treat the Republic of Korea as a helpless dependent.

Don't Buy The Hype About Turkey And NATO

The Huffington Post | Akbar_Ahmed | Posted 07.19.2016 | Politics

WASHINGTON ― After news spread Friday of a coup attempt in Turkey, outside observers rushed to speculate about what the events meant for NATO: Were ...

Why I Take Delight In Critcism

Byron Katie | Posted 07.13.2016 | Women
Byron Katie

I’ve come to see that there is no such thing as criticism, there are only observations. And there is no observation that does not enlighten me, if m...

How I Got There: Petr Pavel

Lan Anh Vu | Posted 07.08.2016 | Impact
Lan Anh Vu

Petr Pavel is the chairman of the NATO Military Committee. He is the first leader from a former Warsaw Pact nation to serve as the alliance's senior military officer. From July 2012 to May 2015 General Pavel served as Chief of the General Staff of the Armed Forces of the Czech Republic.

For High-Growth Firms, Cash Is Still King

Emad Rizkalla | Posted 05.09.2016 | Business
Emad Rizkalla

When people find out that Bluedrop is a "high-growth firm", they are often impressed. I am guessing they feel that the company has "arrived" and that ...

Is Trump Damaging The GOP Brand On National Security?

The Huffington Post | Matt Fuller | Posted 04.25.2016 | Politics

To this point, Donald Trump has made his political career on outlandish comments. But Democrats inside Congress are beginning to wonder whether they c...

Russian Jets Make Aggressive Maneuver Near U.S. Ship

Reuters | Alexandra Ma | Posted 04.13.2016 | Home

WASHINGTON, April 13 (Reuters) - Two Russian warplanes with no visible weaponry flew simulated attack passes near a U.S. guided missile destroyer in t...

Leaders From America, Europe, Israel and New Zealand Stand With Belgium's Citizens - Brussels Attacks

Natasha Srdoc | Posted 03.29.2017 | Home
Natasha Srdoc

In the aftermath of the Brussels terror attacks, which killed 35 people and injured 270, leaders from the Unites States of America, Europe, Israel and...

The Netherlands and Germany as European Defense Pioneers

Young Professionals in Foreign Policy | Posted 02.20.2017 | Home
Young Professionals in Foreign Policy

While these are perhaps small steps in the bigger picture, both countries are making an effort in consciously maintaining, expanding or gaining some of their military capabilities. Is this the way forward for Europe?

Despite Its Flaws, I Still Believe in NATO

Patrick Stephenson | Posted 01.12.2017 | Home
Patrick Stephenson

There's a deeper reason I believe in NATO, and it can be summed up in two words: collective defense. It's the simple notion that if you have Allies, you're less likely to go to war for the wrong reasons. And when you go to war together, after a transparent discussion of the alternatives, you'll have greater power.

Time for U.S. To Retire Outdated Alliance with ROK

Doug Bandow | Posted 11.14.2016 | Home
Doug Bandow

America is not at risk from North Korea or even the other Asian powers Snyder cites. Washington does not need the alliance with Seoul to deter Pyongyang. Like most of America's alliances, the U.S.-ROK treaty is entirely one-sided.

Afghans Searching for a Leader

Mohammad Shafiq Hamdam | Posted 11.06.2016 | Home
Mohammad Shafiq Hamdam

During the last 14 years, we had everything but a leader. To secure the achievements and overcome the massive challenges, it's the right time to review quickly the unprecedented achievements of the last fourteen years as well as the challenges that remain and lie ahead.

U.S. Should Charge to Protect Defense Welfare Clients: Donald Trump Got One Idea Right

Doug Bandow | Posted 10.24.2016 | Home
Doug Bandow

Washington should stop using the Pentagon as a global welfare agency. The U.S. government at least should charge for its defense services, as Donald Trump has suggested. This is a second best option. But America shouldn't be defending its rich friends for free.

Prejudice: A Dangerous Defense Mechanism

Jane Simon, M.D. | Posted 07.31.2016 | Healthy Living
Jane Simon, M.D.

"Prejudice is a great time saver: You can form opinions without having to get the facts." -- E. B. White Prejudice is described as an unfavorable opi...

Why Chris Van Hollen's Statement Could Be The Tipping Point For The Iran Deal

Joe Cirincione | Posted 07.31.2016 | Politics
Joe Cirincione

Van Hollen also addressed his hawkish colleagues in Congress, many of whom decried the deal even before fully reading it, who have been quick to move the goalposts of the agreement to include everything Iran does that we find objectionable.

Nations Hacking Nations Means Your Personal Information Is at Risk

Tarun Wadhwa | Posted 07.25.2016 | Technology
Tarun Wadhwa

While there is nothing new about espionage or hacking, the size and depth of these attacks make them extremely serious. The ubiquity of technology and poor security have caused both crime and surveillance to skyrocket in frequency and specificity.