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Putin's Personal Army - Mark Galeotti, In Moscow's Shadows

Putin's Personal Army - Mark Galeotti, In Moscow's Shadows | Shahriyar Gourgi | Scoop.it
The idea of creating a National Guard (NG) for Russia bringing together public security forces under a single command has been raised periodically and always abandoned for very good reasons, not least the lack of any apparent need to have a Praetorian Guard on steroids. In 2012, for example, I didn't think it likely: it…
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China says willing to put South Korea ties back on track, urges THAAD resolution

China says willing to put South Korea ties back on track, urges THAAD resolution | Shahriyar Gourgi | Scoop.it
China wants to put ties with South Korea back on a "normal track", President Xi Jinping said on Friday, but Beijing also urged Seoul to respect its concerns and resolve tensions over the deployment of a U.S. anti-missile system that it opposes.
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U.S., Israeli Troops Share Experiences During Juniper Falcon Exercise

American and Israeli service members shared best practices and some hot days under the Mediterranean sun during Exercise Juniper Falcon in southern Israel.,
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The Rise of Nutrition: Coordination, Investments, and the Trump Administration | Center for Strategic and International Studies

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Why Should the United States Care about Ukraine?

The United States and European Union have invested substantial time and money in Ukraine over the past quarter century. However, despite significant recen
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NATO and Partners to discuss Weapons of Mass Destruction Non-proliferation and Arms Control in Helsinki

As a valued NATO Partner, Finland will host the 13th Annual NATO Conference on Weapons of Mass Destruction (WMD) Arms Control, Disarmament and Non-proliferation from 29 to 30 May 2017 in Helsinki.
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The International Business of Cybercrime - TradeVistas

The International Business of Cybercrime - TradeVistas | Shahriyar Gourgi | Scoop.it
The scope and speed of cyber attacks show just how interconnected and fragile the infrastructure of global commerce is. It's a vulnerability that criminals are all too eager to exploit: cybercrime is a booming international business.
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Rouhani Goes To War Against Iran's Deep State - Alex Vatanka for Foreign Policy

Rouhani Goes To War Against Iran's Deep State - Alex Vatanka for Foreign Policy | Shahriyar Gourgi | Scoop.it
Rouhani Goes to War Against Iran’s Deep State « | Foreign Policy | the Global Magazine of News and Ideas
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Iranians turn out in large numbers for closely watched vote

Iranians turn out in large numbers for closely watched vote | Shahriyar Gourgi | Scoop.it
Iranians turn out in large numbers for closely watched vote
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Augmented Reality Helps UAS Traffic Management - iHLS

Augmented Reality Helps UAS Traffic Management - iHLS | Shahriyar Gourgi | Scoop.it
This post is also available in: עברית (Hebrew)Augmented displays of airspace conditions demonstrated enhanced situational awareness during UAS flights. Kevin Gallagher, president
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Soundings: CNO Discusses his Vision for the Navy's Future Fleet

Stream Soundings: CNO Discusses his Vision for the Navy's Future Fleet by Chief of Naval Operations Adm. John Richardson from desktop or your mobile device
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The guardrails can’t contain Trump - Charles Krauthammer, WaPo

The guardrails can’t contain Trump - Charles Krauthammer, WaPo | Shahriyar Gourgi | Scoop.it
But removing him by way of the 25th Amendment would be the most destabilizing event in American political history.
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Our Trump Problem - FPI’s Kristol, WeeklyStandard

Our Trump Problem - FPI’s Kristol, WeeklyStandard | Shahriyar Gourgi | Scoop.it
The fish, as they say, rots from the head first. And Donald J. Trump is the head of the executive branch. It's not that the U.S. government isn't beset by innumerable problems and systemic dysfunction. But in the here and now, Donald Trump is the problem. The president is the dysfunction.
And so, in the midst of the fevered speculation about the meaning and implications of what is happening in the capital of one of the greatest and most powerful nations in the history of the world, let's not lose focus. Yes, it has been an amazing week of news: the firing of FBI director James Comey; the revelation of Trump's one-on-one meeting with him two months before; the reports of sensitive intelligence being shared by the president in his meeting with the Russian foreign minister; the appointment of Robert Mueller as special counsel; the questions about what everyone from the president on down knew about Michael Flynn's work for Turkey and when they knew it; and the constant speculation about a major shakeup of the White House staff. But at the center of all this news is one cause, one newsmaker: Donald Trump.
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Admin planning possible retaliation for classified leak allegations - FP

Admin planning possible retaliation for classified leak allegations - FP | Shahriyar Gourgi | Scoop.it
Trump Team Planning Possible Retaliation for Classified Leak Allegations « | Foreign Policy | the Global Magazine of News and Ideas
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DoD Lab Day Features Innovative Warfighter Technologies

DoD Lab Day Features Innovative Warfighter Technologies | Shahriyar Gourgi | Scoop.it
Self-driving boats, helmets that send instant messages and aircraft systems that navigate an airplane when GPS fails were just a few of the dozens of new warfighter technologies the Defense Department showcased in the Pentagon courtyard during its second,
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INVITATION: Transatlantic Cooperation for Global Security, 6 June 2017, USIP

INVITATION: Transatlantic Cooperation for Global Security, 6 June 2017, USIP | Shahriyar Gourgi | Scoop.it
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Countering Coercion in Maritime Asia | Center for Strategic and International Studies

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Spanish troops prepare to deploy to Latvia

The Spanish Army is deploying a heavy armoured unit abroad for the first time as part of NATO’s enhanced Forward Presence in the east of the Alliance
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NTI’s Van Dine Highlights Cyber Risk to Nuclear Facilities | NTI News NTI’s Van Dine Highlights Cyber Risk to Nuclear Facilities | NTI

NTI’s Van Dine Highlights Cyber Risk to Nuclear Facilities | NTI News NTI’s Van Dine Highlights Cyber Risk to Nuclear Facilities | NTI | Shahriyar Gourgi | Scoop.it
A new report by the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) Project on Nuclear Issues features a paper, After Stuxnet: Acknowledging the Cyber Threat to Nuclear Facilities, by NTI Program Associate Alexandra Van Dine. The paper highlights the threat posed to nuclear facilities from cyber-attacks and the current lack of adequate domestic and international legal and institutional protections for such facilities.
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WannaCry worm (AKA WCry/WannaCrypt) ransomware attack should be a wake-up call to improve NHS cybersecurity

WannaCry worm (AKA WCry/WannaCrypt) ransomware attack should be a wake-up call to improve NHS cybersecurity | Shahriyar Gourgi | Scoop.it
The WannaCry worm (AKA WCry/WannaCrypt) ransomware attack which hit 48 NHS trusts a taste of what is to come unless cybersecurity is taken more seriously.
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Voting ends in Iran presidential election: state TV

Voting ends in Iran presidential election: state TV | Shahriyar Gourgi | Scoop.it
Voting has ended in Iran's presidential election, state television reported.
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UN Wire: UNICEF: Traffickers exploiting spike in unaccompanied child migrants

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Mattis Praises Former Defense Secretary Hagel’s Selflessness

Mattis Praises Former Defense Secretary Hagel’s Selflessness | Shahriyar Gourgi | Scoop.it
Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said his predecessor -- Chuck Hagel -- always put service to others above self, as the two men unveiled Hagel’s official portrait during a ceremony in the Pentagon courtyard.,
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Dunford 'Enthusiastic' About NATO's Ability to Address New Threats

Marine Corps Gen. Joe Dunford, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, said he was pleased with the discussions among the highest-ranking military members in the alliance during the NATO military committee meeting in Brussels.,
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Those who serve Trump should ask themselves: Why am I still here? - FPI’s Kagan, WaPo

Those who serve Trump should ask themselves: Why am I still here? - FPI’s Kagan, WaPo | Shahriyar Gourgi | Scoop.it
Time for the adults in the room to consider leaving the room.
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Comey said to have wanted to keep Trump at a distance - NYTimes

Comey said to have wanted to keep Trump at a distance - NYTimes | Shahriyar Gourgi | Scoop.it
The former F.B.I. director described being dismayed by the president’s attempts to build a personal relationship with him amid the Russia investigation.
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