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UK-Russia war of words (so far) over the Li...

Jan 25, 2016

UK Home Secretary Theresa May statement to Parliament Jan 21 on the publication of the Report into the death of Alexander Litvinenko (extracts) Mr Litvinenko’s death

Aghan peace talks still going nowhere

Jan 12, 2016

Following a remarkably successful few months on the battlefield, the Taliban have recently sustained some military setbacks which have raised hopes they will be more

Better never than late?

Jan 12, 2016

President Obama is taking additional measures to combat Islamist terrorism, without of course calling it that. First, the White House has announced the creation of

Watch for Syrian passports issued by Islami...

Dec 15, 2015

In early December, the investigative wing of the US Department of Homeland Security is reported to have issued an advisory to law enforcement agencies across

Putin unloads his wrath on Turkey, promises...

Dec 09, 2015

On December 3, Vladimir Putin delivered his annual Presidential Address to the Federal Assembly in St. George’s Hall in the Kremlin, before an audience of

ISIL — Good thing the UN Security Cou...

Nov 23, 2015

On November 20, the UN Security Council “determined” that the Islamic State (ISIL) constitutes an “unprecedented” threat to international peace and security; and it called

US special operations forces in Syria still...

Nov 23, 2015

On October 30, the Obama administration announced that the President had authorized “no more” than 50 special operations forces to be deployed to northern Syria

It’s not over in the Crimea: Insurgen...

Nov 23, 2015

Insurgents have attacked Crimea’s power grid. Early on Friday, November 22, saboteurs set explosions which brought down pylons supporting four of the main power lines

Antalya, Turkey: Why on earth are world lea...

Nov 11, 2015

The G-20 summit meeting of world leaders is being held this weekend in Turkey, whose turn it is to host. Turkey’s capital is Ankara and

This is a first in the US. How about for Ca...

Nov 11, 2015

The Pentagon’s principal spy organization is appointing a British Air Force officer as a deputy director.  This appears to be the first time a US spy