Is Hugo Chavez, Venezuelan Dictator, the Next Domino to Fall?

Autocracies are under assault throughout the Middle East, but in Venezuela,  Hugo Chavez remains sanguine and expects to steer his country into socialism. Venezuelan students have launched a hunger strike against his rule and have appealed to the Organization of American States and its head Jose Miguel Insulza to look into human rights abuses by […]

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The Geneva Accord of Cyberwarfare

The international community should create a modern equivalent of the Geneva Convention to govern cyberwarfare, according to a joint report by United States and Russian experts. The report was presented by the EastWest Institute at the Munich Security Conference. The EastWest proposal includes suggestions to designate “protected zones” online, and to reword some rules of […]

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For Sale: New Fire-Fighting Plane to Prepare for “Next Wildfire” (Video)

Minister Eli Yishai toured on Sunday the newest and most advanced firefighting aircraft, the Beriev Be-200. The tour comes following a decision by Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu to improve Israel’s air capabilities during situations of raging wildfires. The capabilities of the Beriev Be-200, a Russian aircraft, were demonstrated during the Carmel wildfire last December, when […]

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Roaring Food Prices Menace Political and Economic Stability

During the current disorders in the Middle East the emphasis has been on political repression, corruption and a desire for freedom. However, escalating food prices have been a contributing factor to the disturbances and have fueled popular discontent. Now food price levels threaten to exceed the record 2007/08 levels that also triggered violence and demonstrations. […]

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U.S. and Russia Compete for Brazil’s Future Air Force

As a rising international power, Brazil under President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva outlined a comprehensive national defense plan aimed at controlling and defending national territory, extending its maritime reach, and developing cutting-edge defense technology. The plan calls for reorganization of the army, air and space capabilities to cover Brazil’s extensive territory (including the Amazon), […]

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Russia to Tighten Security After Bombing

Russia’s President Dmitry Medvedev said Wednesday that public transportation would undergo a security overhaul in his country following a suicide bombing Monday at Domodedovo International Airport in Moscow. He criticized airport officials as having been “absolutely passive” about security, and called for “comprehensive security” instead. “Unfortunately, it should be intrusive,” he said. “Each of us […]

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Republican-Controlled Congressional Committee Targets United Nations

Monday, January 24, 2011 By Patrick Goodenough (Editor’s note: Adds dollar figures for 2011 contributions to the U.N. in paragraph 13.) (CNSNews.com) – Two years after they promoted and hailed the incoming Obama administration’s steps to revitalize the U.S. relationship with the United Nations, engagement advocates are on the defensive this week as the new […]

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This Chaplin Does not Like Tramps

For the Western media, the argument between Russian orthodox church spokesperson Vsevolod Chaplin (head of the Synodal Department for Church and Society )and Russian feminists was familiar stuff. Chaplin had claimed that immodest dress by women invited sexual assault. After arousing a torrent of protest, Chaplin refused to back down and added that a woman […]

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