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Front Page Last Updated: Apr 22, 2018 - 9:53:39 AM


Defence & Arms
The reasons behind nuclear weapons’ revival
In recent years, the issue of nuclear weapons has received greater attention because of developments concerning Russia, Iran, North Korea, and possibly Saudi Arabia. Moscow has increasingly mentioned the use of nuclear weapons in its military doctrine, by envisaging a continuum of tools stretching from non-military means such as information warfare to the use of special forces, conventional military, up to nuclear arsenals – what Western experts and officials have labelled “hybrid warfare”.

Apr 21, 2018 - 9:24:44 AM

Dysfunctions
Russians’ Trust In Putin Drops to Below 50% After Election
Perhaps Russian propaganda is causing cognitive dissonance domestically in Russia. Perhaps truth and reality are creeping in and causing the barrage of constant lies to sound like the lies they truly are. Perhaps, as all the senior editors of the BBG that I interviewed said, “People are smart enough to recognize propaganda.

Apr 21, 2018 - 9:23:27 AM

Analyses
How Martin Luther Paved the Way for Donald Trump
To understand why evangelicals support the president, look to the first Protestant.

Apr 21, 2018 - 9:21:17 AM

Defence & Arms
Pentagon acknowledges US contractor presence in Syria for first time
The US military revealed in a new report that some 5,500 contractors are helping fight the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria.

Apr 20, 2018 - 11:41:13 AM

Analyses
The New Cold War Is Boiling Over in Syria
Policymakers need to learn from their military subordinates: They should keep their heads cool and think of the consequences of their actions, both intended and unintended.

Apr 20, 2018 - 11:37:10 AM


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Dysfunctions
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Editorial
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International
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Labour
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Light Side
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Research
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