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A Grand Bargain With Putin Against ISIS?

Robert Kuttner | Posted 11.16.2015 | Politics
Robert Kuttner

The attacks on Paris demonstrate that ISIS and its local sympathizers are capable of hitting civilian targets almost at will. Unlike al-Qaeda, ISIS is partly decentralized, and far more difficult for police and intelligence to infiltrate or monitor. On the other hand, fanatical zealots tend to overreach, just as Hitler disastrously overreached when he invaded Soviet Russia. In its recent actions, ISIS has over-reached. In the past few weeks, ISIS or its sympathizers blew up a Russian civilian airliner and suicide-bombed a neighborhood in Beirut controlled by Hezbollah, in addition to its barbaric attacks in Paris. This all may be consistent with ISIS's warped world view--but it is strategic insanity. You can't attack everybody without bringing everybody into a coalition against you.

'Boom Boom' Baz: A1 Photojournalist

Magda Abu-Fadil | Posted 06.07.2015 | Media
Magda Abu-Fadil

That's his nickname, acquired being first on the scene to shoot the effects of booby-trapped cars during his native Lebanon's civil war.

Michael Calderone

NYT Editor: Media Failed After 9/11, Hopes Next Snowden Comes To Them | Michael Calderone | Posted 01.23.2015 | Media

NEW YORK -- New York Times executive editor Dean Baquet said in a revealing interview published Friday that he "absolutely" agreed with Times reporter...

Je Suis Humain: A Plea to Embrace Our Humanity

Parvez Ahmed | Posted 03.18.2015 | World
Parvez Ahmed

France must reengineer social policies that will help address the rising anti-Semitism, particularly among poorer immigrants from the Middle East and North Africa. Muslim leaders and imams, while speaking out loudly against Islamophobia, must also unequivocally denounce anti-Semitism. "Je suis humain" should be the battle cry against those who want to divide us.

Leaked NSA Documents Reveal How To Hide From The NSA

The Huffington Post | Damon Beres | Posted 12.31.2014 | Technology

If you want a truly anonymous life, then maybe it's time you learned about Tor, CSpace and ZRTP.

Ryan Grim

Hillary Clinton Agrees With Thomas Piketty | Ryan Grim | Posted 07.08.2014 | Politics

Rising wealth and income inequality is a threat to democracy, Hillary Clinton said in an interview published Tuesday in the magazine Der Spiegel. Clin...

Windows Error Messages Are Even Worse Than You Thought

The Huffington Post | Posted 12.31.2013 | Technology

Usually an annoying popup brushed aside with a click, error messages on Microsoft's Windows operating system may also serve as a way for the National ...

5 Questions for Barack Obama About NSA Spying

Stanton Peele | Posted 02.22.2014 | Politics
Stanton Peele

News Item 1: Yet further revelations about the National Security Agency's intrusions into the lives and minds of people around the world -- this time ...

Nobel Winning Economist: Beware Of The Stock Market Bubble

Reuters | Posted 01.31.2014 | Business

BERLIN, Dec 1 (Reuters) - An American who won this year's Nobel Prize for economics believes sharp rises in equity and property prices could lead to...

Oh, By the Way, Germany Spies on Us

Keith Thomson | Posted 09.18.2014 | World
Keith Thomson

Project Rahab uses SIGINT -- intelligence based on interception of signals, conversations and electronic communications -- to gather information on foreign business competition that can benefit German companies.

Whistleblower or Traitor, Snowden Must Shut Up

William H. Harwood | Posted 01.23.2014 | World
William H. Harwood

Any defense of Snowden ended when he kept talking. And, as if hell-bent on crushing all hope of redemption, he keeps providing details.

DENIED: Writer Banned From U.S. Over NSA Criticism

HuffPost Live | Erin McDonough | Posted 10.02.2013 | HuffPost Live 321

According to Der Spiegel, German-Bulgarian writer and activist Ilija Trojanow was barred from entering the United States on Monday. Trojanow was to s...

iPhone Users Are 'Zombies,' According To The NSA

The Huffington Post | Alexis Kleinman | Posted 09.10.2013 | Technology

In a classic case of the pot calling the kettle black, the NSA reportedly called Apple co-founder Steve Jobs "Big Brother," while also describing iPho...

Reporting Syria: Assad, Chemical Weapons and the International Media

Stefan Simanowitz | Posted 11.09.2013 | World
Stefan Simanowitz

Following the invasion of Iraq our media has more responsibility than ever to ensure that stories coming out about the Syria crisis are examined forensically and reported accurately and that the media are not used as a tool to bump a reluctant public toward supporting for war.

NSA Can Reportedly Spy On Smartphone Data

AP | FRANK JORDANS | Posted 11.08.2013 | Politics

BERLIN -- The U.S. National Security Agency is able to crack protective measures on iPhones, BlackBerry and Android devices, giving it access to users...

U.N.: We Will Contact U.S. Over Spying Report

Reuters | Posted 10.26.2013 | Politics

UNITED NATIONS, Aug 26 (Reuters) - The United Nations said on Monday it plans to contact the United States over a report that the U.S. National Secu...

Report: NSA Spied On The U.N.

AP | Posted 08.26.2013 | Politics

BERLIN -- The German magazine Der Spiegel says the U.S. National Security Agency secretly monitored the U.N.'s internal video conferencing system by d...

Obama, Merkel To Discuss NSA Controversy

Posted 07.03.2013 | Politics

Days after an explosive Der Spiegel report alleged that the United States' spying efforts extended into Europe, high-level talks with Germany will hap...

The United States of Paranoia

Joan Z. Shore | Posted 08.31.2013 | Politics
Joan Z. Shore

Which do you think is worse? Spying on your family or spying on your friends? Even as we condemn the NSA for its intrusion into the private liv...

Germany Blasts U.S. Bugging Reports: Like The 'Cold War'

AP | LARA JAKES and FRANK JORDANS | Posted 08.30.2013 | World

WASHINGTON — The Obama administration faced a breakdown in confidence Sunday from key foreign allies who threatened investigations and sanctions...

Report: U.S. Taps Half-Billion German Phone, Internet Links A Month

Reuters | Posted 08.30.2013 | Politics

* Classes its biggest European ally as target like China -Spiegel * Has bugged EU offices, computer networks too -German magazine ...

Modern Slavery Alive And Well In Germany

Der Spiegel | Matthias Bartsch and Özlem Gezer | Posted 04.18.2013 | World

Injured on the job, a Bulgarian migrant worker desperately needs surgery, but his official status as an independent contractor has allowed the compani...

Alleged Mossad Spy Spilled Secrets To Hezbollah, Report Claims

Agence France Presse | | Posted 05.24.2013 | World

A man identified by media as an Australian-Israeli Mossad agent and found hanged in a Tel Aviv jail had passed secrets to Hezbollah before his death, ...

Geneticist Clarifies 'Neanderthal Baby' Comments

AP | MALCOLM RITTER | Posted 01.25.2013 | Science

NEW YORK -- A prominent genetics expert from Harvard Medical School wants to make one thing perfectly clear: He is NOT looking for a woman to bear a N...

Magazine Mistakenly Publishes George H.W. Bush Obituary

AP | Posted 03.01.2013 | Media

BERLIN (AP) — Germany's respected news weekly Der Spiegel mistakenly published an obituary Sunday for former U.S. President George H.W. Bush, hours ...