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The solution to North Korea won’t come from a tweet

North Korea (‘DPRK’) announced it has tested a new ‘hydrogen bomb’ as its sixth test to date in the development of a nuclear program. The DPRK also announced that this new bomb was small enough to be deployed on an intercontinental missile. Nations of the… Keep Reading

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Remains of a number of USS John S. McCain Sailors located

CHANGI NAVAL BASE, Republic Of Singapore Remains belonging to some of the 10 missing Sailors aboard the USS John S. McCain (DDG 56) have been discovered, Adm. Scott Swift, commander of the U.S. Pacific Fleet said Tuesday. Adm. Swift said that Sailors were discovered today by divers performing… Keep Reading

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Turkey to refuse teaching evolution in schools

Turkey’s new school curriculum, which goes into effect this autumn, will no longer include evolution as part of its teachings. Instead the teaching focus will be on the Abrahamic origin story. During an announcement on the 17th of August, Turkey’s Education Minister, Ismet Yilmaz, told… Keep Reading

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Bloodiest week in the Philippines’ War on Drugs

Manila, Philippines [LC] Thousands of protesters have taken to the streets of Manila today to condemn the killing of a 17-year-old student, Kian Delos Santos, and to voice opposition to the government’s ongoing violent drug war led by President Rodrigo Duterte. Duterte’s campaign against drug suspects… Keep Reading

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Political reform and the entrenched power of China’s military

China’s President Xi has succeeded in breaking the power of China’s historic military companies and asserting control over its military. As a result, China now has a better equipped, trained and coherent military force on land, sea, air, space and in cyberspace. There has been no… Keep Reading

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A Realistic Western Response to North Korea

To understand the reasoning and logic behind North Korea’s pursuit of nuclear weapons requires a hard look at the political origins and structure of the DPRK and the state of its economy. The international media is full of the new confrontation between the U.S. and… Keep Reading

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Afghanistan: SecDef Mattis addresses Russia-Taliban connection

KABUL, AFGHANISTAN (LC – CENTRAL ASIA) Defense Secretary James Mattis addressed claims that Russia is supplying the Taliban with weapons, during a press conference that kicked off a trip to Afghanistan. Meanwhile, the Taliban launched a car bombing attack on a U.S. base in the country. Sec.… Keep Reading

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China, North Korea tensions rise after a week of escalation

Escalation began last week after North Korea tested four medium range missiles, in response to annual U.S. and South Korea joint military exercises. Over the following seven days, the U.S. accelerated the deployment of military hardware to the Korean peninsula, prompting Chinese officials to accuse the U.S. and South Korea… Keep Reading

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