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Front Page Last Updated: Jun 22, 2017 - 9:09:47 AM


Dysfunctions
Russian pipeline power
Washington is focused on Russia's political interference—but Moscow's campaign against the U.S. extends beyond the ballot box.

Jun 22, 2017 - 8:54:53 AM

Labour
Airline Pilot Shortage Illustrates Broader Systemic Problems in Russian Labor Market
Several weeks ago, during the annual St. Petersburg Economic Forum (June 1–3), Vitaly Savelyev, the director general of Russia’s flag carrier, Aeroflot, confirmed a fact that was already well known to industry insiders: experienced airline pilots are becoming a rare asset in Russia, since too many of them (and not necessarily only from Aeroflot) now move to China and other growing Asian mar­kets in search of better-paid jobs (Regnum, June 9)

Jun 22, 2017 - 8:52:54 AM

Labour
The Conservative Case for Unions
The decline of the business model of old-style industrial unions may have been economically inevitable, but the lack of any new model to replace it has been socially calamitous. Unions will not be easy to fix, but allowing them to innovate would be a first step, and possibly also a last chance.

Jun 21, 2017 - 3:36:28 PM

Defence & Arms
A Brief History of Chemical Warfare: from Sparta to Syria
The assassination of Kim Jong-nam with VX on 13 February and the recurrent use of Sarin against civilians in the Syrian conflict have thrust chemical warfare agents back in the international spotlight. What are these agents, and where did they originally come from? How does their recent use fit within the history of chemical warfare?

Jun 21, 2017 - 3:35:03 PM

Research
New drone laser weapon could stop enemy missiles in boost phase
The Missile Defense Agency (MDA) is seeking a new high altitude long endurance (HALE) unmanned aerial vehicle with the unique capacity to carry a high energy laser system that can stop enemy missiles when they have barely left the launch pad, according to a new MDA request for information.

Jun 21, 2017 - 3:33:35 PM


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