Global Politics - Yemen
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Global Politics - Yemen
A collection of news items on the current (April 2015) situation in Yemen <br> <br> Global Politics - as in the IB Diploma course of that name (although this page is not connected to the IBO directly in any way)
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Merkel's call to Obama: are you bugging my phone?

Merkel's call to Obama: are you bugging my phone? | Global Politics - Yemen | Scoop.it
Germany sees credible evidence of US monitoring of chancellor as NSA surveillance row intensifies
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I wish I could have heard that call - will the NSA put it on youtube?

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Military bulletproofing technology finds a role in some U.S. classrooms | Al Jazeera America

Military bulletproofing technology finds a role in some U.S. classrooms | Al Jazeera America | Global Politics - Yemen | Scoop.it
Hardwire creates bulletproof backpack inserts and whiteboards to protect students and teachers.

Via Nathalie96
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Because this makes better business sense that actually doing something about the guns.

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Documents reveal NSA’s extensive involvement in targeted killing program - The Washington Post

RT @BernardKeane: NSA involved in extra-judicial targeted killings, or as they used to be known, murders http://t.co/rpgorWnyG7

Via Chris Goldsmith
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"extra-judicial targeted killings" - Orwell would have a field day with modern political euphemism

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Chris Goldsmith's curator insight, October 17, 2013 6:52 AM

interesting stuff on the interplay between intelligence and drones.

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"extra-judicial targeted killings" - Orwell would have a field day with modern political euphemism
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A Translation Guide to Foreign Policy Gibberish - By Micah Zenko

A Translation Guide to Foreign Policy Gibberish - By Micah Zenko | Global Politics - Yemen | Scoop.it
Wondering what is meant by 'all options are on the table'? A spokesperson will 'look into that' for you.

Evaluating U.S. foreign policy starts with the tricky task of understanding what U.S. foreign policy actually is. Analysts endowed with great forbearance can listen to the question-and-answer sessions with spokespersons from the White House, the State Department, or the Pentagon. These folks have the unenviable task of putting forward the best case for administration policies, while providing as little newsworthy information as possible.

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Oh, George, George! Where are you when we need you?

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Saudi Arabia to hit back at US in Syria

Saudi Arabia to hit back at US in Syria | Global Politics - Yemen | Scoop.it
Tensions between the two countries have grown sharply in recent months
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More "Politics by Sulking"

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How to rebuild the Republican brand

How to rebuild the Republican brand | Global Politics - Yemen | Scoop.it

The Republican Party drew its lowest approval ratings in history during the US government shutdown and debt ceiling impasse. Political strategists offer five recommendations for how to rebuild the party's brand.

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I keep saying the same thing: we all know what the Republicans are against ... but what are they actually FOR?

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You Think You Knew Crazy? Think Again. 10 Shockers from the Increasingly Unhinged Right Wing

You Think You Knew Crazy? Think Again. 10 Shockers from the Increasingly Unhinged Right Wing | Global Politics - Yemen | Scoop.it
Nothing shuts down America's far-right lunatic fringe
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