Americas

Reza Aslan Argues: There Is No Divide Between Islam and American Culture

The American Muslim community is growing into a dynamic group — one that is firmly planted in the U.S. tradition of individualism.…

US may put North Korea back on list as state terrorism sponsor

US may put North Korea back on list as state terrorism sponsor

Pyongyang’s suspected role in the killing of Kim Jong-nam, the half brother of North Korean leader Kim Jong-un, prompted Washington to take action…

Pacific Ocean: US Navy Submarine Fires 4 Ballistic Missiles

Pacific Ocean: US Navy Submarine Fires 4 Ballistic Missiles

The U.S. Navy conducted ballistic missile test launches from a submarine in the Pacific Ocean this month.…

Maintaining U.S. Leadership on Internet Governance

Maintaining U.S. Leadership on Internet Governance

Now that the U.S. government is no longer responsible for the IANA functions, the United States needs to take action to maintain its influence on internet governance. …

Quote of the day: Gen. Mattis’ reading list, and why he looks more to the East

Quote of the day: Gen. Mattis’ reading list, and why he looks more to the East

Tom note: I’d forgotten about this item, which originally ran on June 8, 2015. I am rerunning it now because it has current interest.…

Asia

Philippines gets two intelligence gathering aircraft from US

Donated Cessnas will patrol coastal areas…

Amazon’s Singapore launch marks first head-to-head with Alibaba in Asia

Southeast Asia customers to benefit from battle for fast growing market…

Trump to challenge China industrial policy: US trade chief

“If it’s unfair the president’s going to go after it”…

A golden age for business? Every second five people are entering the global middle class

A golden age for business?  Every second five people are entering the global middle class

Imagine you want to explain the world to your children in very simple terms. One…

Baidu, PayPal team up to battle Tencent, Alibaba

US payment giant taps into China’s 100 million Baidu wallet users…

India’s Reliance JioPhone to hit cheap handset makers

Reliance Jio Infocomm's US$ 23 crossover phone with 4G features is expected to help India's…

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Cyber

Cyber Attacks on Critical Infrastructure: Insights from War Gaming

An April 2017 issue of The Economist headlined with the dire warning: “Computers will never be safe.” The headline seems especially…

Trump’s Bigly Plan to Be Better at ‘the Cyber’

The administration is planning key changes to U.S. cyberintelligence structure, but is it a step backward for U.S. national security?…

Feds Shut Down World’s Largest Online Drug Marketplace

Billed as a landmark operation, U.S. law enforcement strikes at dark web drug dealers. …

Much Ado About Nothing? Cyber Command and the NSA

Last week, word began to spread that the Trump administration was considering granting new powers to U.S. Cyber Command. Lolita Baldor…

Americas

Reza Aslan Argues: There Is No Divide Between Islam and American Culture

The American Muslim community is growing into a dynamic group — one that is firmly planted in the U.S. tradition of individualism.…

US may put North Korea back on list as state terrorism sponsor

Pyongyang’s suspected role in the killing of Kim Jong-nam, the half brother of North Korean leader Kim Jong-un, prompted Washington to take action…

Pacific Ocean: US Navy Submarine Fires 4 Ballistic Missiles

The U.S. Navy conducted ballistic missile test launches from a submarine in the Pacific Ocean this month.…

Maintaining U.S. Leadership on Internet Governance

Now that the U.S. government is no longer responsible for the IANA functions, the United States needs to take action to maintain its influence on internet governance. …

Americas

Reza Aslan Argues: There Is No Divide Between Islam and American Culture

The American Muslim community is growing into a dynamic group — one that is firmly planted in the U.S. tradition of individualism.…

US may put North Korea back on list as state terrorism sponsor

Pyongyang’s suspected role in the killing of Kim Jong-nam, the half brother of North Korean leader Kim Jong-un, prompted Washington to take action…

Pacific Ocean: US Navy Submarine Fires 4 Ballistic Missiles

The U.S. Navy conducted ballistic missile test launches from a submarine in the Pacific Ocean this month.…

Maintaining U.S. Leadership on Internet Governance

Now that the U.S. government is no longer responsible for the IANA functions, the United States needs to take action to maintain its influence on internet governance. …

Americas

Reza Aslan Argues: There Is No Divide Between Islam and American Culture

The American Muslim community is growing into a dynamic group — one that is firmly planted in the U.S. tradition of individualism.…

US may put North Korea back on list as state terrorism sponsor

Pyongyang’s suspected role in the killing of Kim Jong-nam, the half brother of North Korean leader Kim Jong-un, prompted Washington to take action…

Pacific Ocean: US Navy Submarine Fires 4 Ballistic Missiles

The U.S. Navy conducted ballistic missile test launches from a submarine in the Pacific Ocean this month.…

Maintaining U.S. Leadership on Internet Governance

Now that the U.S. government is no longer responsible for the IANA functions, the United States needs to take action to maintain its influence on internet governance. …

Oceania

Indonesia could be just what Australia prime minister needs

The potential smoothing of diplomatic tensions with Indonesia comes as Mr Turnbull faces increasing pressure and critics on the home front.…

Fiji and Israel: an unusual partnership

Until a few weeks ago, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu was scheduled to visit Fiji as an extension of his Australian visit. This would have reciprocated a…

Australia’s foreign policy: facing up to a new epoch

In a recent speech, a former colleague observed that our strategic environment was more uncertain than at any time since 1945. The uncertainties included the United States’…

Australia’s long dread of France in the South Pacific (part 2)

  The argument stretches over decades: can France stay in the South Pacific and, if so, on what terms? Being in the Pacific may serve the glory…

Russia and Central Asia

Trump’s Transgender Ban Raises Legal Questions

Is a tweet legally binding directive, asks former US Secretary of the Army Eric Fanning

[Editor's note: On July 27, Gen. Joseph Dunford, chairman of the Joint Chiefs…

Three Issues the Energy Department’s Grid Study Must Address

On July 14, an unofficial draft of the much-anticipated US Department of Energy (DOE) grid study, formally referred to as the Study Examining Electricity Markets and Reliability,…

Libya’s Haftar Comes Out on Top

Diplomatic efforts aimed at ending the chaos that has prevailed in Libya since 2011 have legitimized Khalifa Haftar, a former Libyan general whose forces have been accused…

Shots Fired in the Gulf

Iran challenges US policy, this time in the maritime domain

It seems hard for the United States to catch a break in the Persian Gulf these days. As…