CRP In the News Bloomberg Politics Published on 6/9/17 The U.S. EMerging Equity In First Law Of Its Kind, Kuwait To “DNA Tag” Everyone Like Cattle, Including All Tourists By Melissa Dykes I know, I know, this really hinders your Kuwait travel plans. In the first law of its kind anywhere in the world, Kuwait has decided it will not only “DNA tag” everyone presently in the country as part of a new “integrated security database,” but all tourists will be required to submit a … Continue reading Why China Is Investing More Money In The US By Shannon Van Sant Chinese investment in the United States is expected to break records this year, as massive amounts of money continue to flow from China. Harvard Gazette Online Audio/Video Stories When leaning in is right move Harvard Kennedy School Communications | April 16, 2014
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Obama Tolerates the Warmongers – Consortiumnews Exclusive: President Obama is caught between the harsh realities of the Mideast and the fantasy world of Washington’s warmongers, but he prefers to risk a global catastrophe than to stand up to the neocons, the liberal hawks, the Israelis and the Saudis, a dilemma that Daniel Lazare explains. By Daniel Lazare “Only odd-numbered world wars start in Sarajevo.”
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Daily Intelligencer Deadlocked SCOTUS Keeps Obama Immigration Initiative Frozen There's no telling how this saga will end. By Ed Kilgore There's no telling how this saga will end. Share Tweet Get smarter news, now. Follow Daily Intelligencer. U.S. Arms Transfers to Saudi Arabia and the War in Yemen Introduction The debate over the recent U.S. offer to sell M1A2 Abrams battle tanks to Saudi Arabia has raised the question of Saudi dependency on U.S. equipment for its defense needs in general and for the prosecution of its war in Yemen in particular. Saudi Arabia has requested up to 153 tanks, 20 of which have been described by the Pentagon as being destined to replenish vehicles damaged in the war in Yemen. The deal also includes related equipment, including machine guns, grenade launchers, night vision devices, and ammunition. The tank deal, worth an estimated $1.15 billion, is the third recent offer that has involved replenishing Saudi weaponry damaged or used up in Yemen.
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Russia, U.S. on Brink of Nuclear War » Alex Jones' Infowars: There's a war on for your mind! Russia has begun moving nuclear-capable missiles into Europe after America threatened to shoot down Russian planes over Syria, greatly raising the risk of all-out war. Russian military appears to be moving nuclear-capable Iskander-M missiles from Saint Petersburg to Kaliningrad, a Russian enclave situated between NATO members Lithuania and Poland, according to sources inside Estonia. The Iskander-M, which can fire a nuclear-armed missile over 300 miles away, is reportedly being transferred to Kaliningrad by ship approximately two years ahead of its previously scheduled deployment to the enclave. In addition to its military deployments in Kaliningrad, Russia has deployed the S-300 and S-400 anti-aircraft missile systems to Syria after the Obama administration indicated covert air strikes on Syrian government forces are being considered to stop their advances in Aleppo.
16 Prestigious Schools that Offer Free Online Classes posted by admin on November 5th, 2008 The world of education is changing, big time. Information technology has revolutionized how we find and share information. Slavoj Zizek (Mein Nachwort): In the Wake of Paris Attacks the Left Must Embrace Its Radical Western Roots Zizek responds to his critics on the refugee crisis. There should be no “deeper understanding” of the ISIS terrorists (in the sense of “their deplorable acts are nonetheless reactions to European brutal interventions”); they should be characterized as what they are: the Islamo-Fascist counterpart of the European anti-immigrant racists. In the first half of 2015, Europe was preoccupied by radical emancipatory movements (Syriza and Podemos), while in the second half the attention shifted to the “humanitarian” topic of the refugees.
The Historic Painted Panels That Exposed the Hell of Hiroshima Iri and Toshi Maruki, “Hiroshima Panel #2: Fire” (1950) (all photos by the author for Hyperallergic unless indicated otherwise) (click to enlarge) After the atomic bomb that led to the deaths of over 100,000 people exploded in Hiroshima on August 6, 1945, artists Iri and Toshi Maruki entered the destroyed city — Iri just three days after the blast, Toshi following her husband shortly thereafter. The pair had traveled there from Tokyo to join friends and family and found themselves surrounded by burned buildings and charred bodies, breathing air that smelled like death, with flies and maggots the only thriving forms of life. For weeks they remained in the leveled city, tending to the injured and cremating the dead.