Monthly Archives: December 2019

North Korea turmoil: Nuclear Tests, New Financial Crisis Among New Decade’s Top Ten Risks

North Korea turmoil: Nuclear tests, new financial crisis among new decade’s top ten risks Express · by Ciaran McGrath · December 29, 2019 And experts Robert A Manning and Mathew J Burrows have suggested the turmoil would be such that the coming decade will resemble the 1930s. Mr Manning – a resident senior fellow with the Scowcroft Center […]

Top Ten Risks Of 2020 – Atlantic Council

Top ten risks of 2020 – Atlantic Council · December 20, 2019 by Robert A. Manning and Mathew J. Burrows A South Korean soldier walks past a TV broadcasting a news report on North Korea firing a missile that is believed to be launched from a submarine, in Seoul, South Korea, October 2, 2019. REUTERS/Kim Hong-Ji 2019 […]

Russia Takes Over Third U.S. Base In Syria – The Moscow Times

From the Moscow Times. Russia Takes Over Third U.S. Base in Syria – The Moscow Times The Moscow Times · by The Moscow Times · December 26, 2019 Russian military police have taken over another base that was recently abandoned by the United States in northern Syria, the state-run TASS news agency reported Thursday. U.S. troops reportedly held the former […]

Facing Up To China’s Military Interests In The Arctic

Facing Up to China’s Military Interests in the Arctic Publication: China Brief Volume: 19 Issue: 21 By: Anne-Marie Brady December 10, 2019 11:30 AM Age: 2 weeks Image: A PLA Navy JIN-class (Type-094) ballistic missile submarine (SSBN) underway for a naval parade near Qingdao (Shandong Province), on April 23, 2019. (Source: Defense News). Introduction China’s military ambitions […]

The United States Needs A Strategy For Artificial Intelligence

The United States Needs a Strategy for Artificial Intelligence Foreign Policy · by Martijn Rasser · December 24, 2019 Argument Without one, it risks missing out on all the technology’s benefits—and falling behind rivals such as China. Team Tartan Rescue’s CHIMP (CMU Highly Intelligent Mobile Platform) robot uses a hand-held power tool during the Defense Advanced Research Projects […]

Trump Security Adviser Issues Stark New Warning: ‘Huawei Will Target Your Citizens’—Report

Excerpts: Beyond the risk of state-sponsored espionage, as I reported on December 23, a cross-party group of British politicians has written to the government to urge a delay in any 5G contract award to Huawei until the company can successfully defend allegations of involvement in the surveillance state in China’s Xinjiang region. O’Brien echoed this in his […]

‘Peace On Earth, Good Will To Men’: The Story Of A Christmas Carol ‘Peace on Earth, good will to men’ The story of a Christmas carol       CHRISTMAS By Thomas C. Stewart – – Tuesday, December 24, 2019   ANALYSIS/OPINION: The carol that we now know as “I Heard the Bells on Christmas Day” was originally a poem called “Christmas Bells” written by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow during the Civil War. […]

Don’t Let Kabul 2020 Look Like Saigon 1975: The Dangers Of A Precipitous Afghanistan Withdrawal – Modern War Institute

Conclusion: Despite current uncertainties, the dynamic situation in Afghanistan presents opportunities for a convergence of interests that could lead to lasting peace. The latest Asia Foundation survey reports that 64 percent of Afghans believe an intra-Afghan peace settlement is possible, the highest percentage since the survey started in 2004. To provide a peace settlement with the highest […]

Washington’s Perilous Christmas Night Crossing Of The Delaware: Health Hazards Worse Than War

Washington’s perilous Christmas night crossing of the Delaware: Health hazards worse than war · by Richard Gunderman For most people today, Christmas is a time of food, family and festivities, when attention turns from work and woes to fellowship and celebration. Yet it has not always been so. In fact, Christmas of 1776 marked one of […]

The Less-Hyped, But More Realistic Threats To U.S. National Security

Hypersonic missile threat Weapons systems cybersecurity threat Electrical grid cybersecurity threats The less-hyped, but more realistic threats to US national security The Hill · by Robert Turkavage, opinion contributor · December 21, 2019 Statements by President Donald Trump and some members of Congress have caused many Americans to view unsecured borders as the preeminent threat to our nation’s security. While […]