Eurasia

Operating in the Gray Zone: China’s Cyber Operations Call for a Unified Response

The Biden administration responded to China’s aggressive cyber operations by “naming and shaming” Beijing in an attempt to confront the growing threat posed by criminal hackers. For China, cyberattacks are an asymmetric means of confronting the West while attempting to maintain a thinly veiled veneer of plausible deniability.

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‘Pegasus Project’ Uncovers a Privacy Nightmare

Pegasus, military-grade spyware designed by the Israeli surveillance firm NSO Group to track terrorists, was used to hack 37 smartphones of journalists, human rights activists and politicians, according to an investigation known as “The Pegasus Project” conducted by The Washington Post and 16 other news organizations led by the journalism …

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Taliban active in Pakistan too, retain links with Al Qaeda

New Delhi: Afghan Taliban and their local associates are active in Pakistan’s border regions, sources told VOA as Pakistan has acknowledged that bodies of militants killed in Afghanistan arrive in Pakistan, and wounded Taliban are treated in local hospitals. In a June 27 interview with Geo News, a local Pakistani …

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Головне питання. Що сталося з Байденом?

Основний сюжет тижня — те, що відбувається у відносинах України, Німеччини та США в галузі будівництва Північного потоку-2. Україну, грубо кажучи, кинули американські й німецькі партнери Але є подальший розвиток у цього сюжету, який може вплинути на подальший хід подій. Видання Politico написало на цьому тижні, що Білий дім вимагає …

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Ποια ενωμένη Ευρώπη

Η συμφωνία ΗΠΑ – Γερμανίας για τον αγωγό Nord Stream 2 είχε τρεις κερδισμένους και δύο χαμένους. Στην πρώτη κατηγορία περιλαμβάνονται οι δύο χώρες που συμφώνησαν και η Ρωσία που βλέπει το σχέδιό της να προχωρά ακάθεκτο. Στη δεύτερη κατηγορία βρίσκονται η Ουκρανία και η Ευρωπαϊκή Ένωση. Χωρίς να γνωρίζουμε …

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Affaire Pegasus: le plus inquiétant, c’est que personne ne soit vraiment surpris!

Il ne faut pas trop compter sur nos gouvernants et les citoyens accros au smartphone pour se réveiller et appréhender la menace globale que les technologies de sociétés privées font peser sur nos vies privées, regrette Philippe Delmas. Philippe Delmas est l’auteur de Un pouvoir implacable et doux (Fayard, 2019), …

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Right of Conquest – a racist doctrine

After the most recent Gaza war I was asked to make a presentation to a local service club concerning events in Israel and the Middle East. The presentation started with an introduction of the current global situation, a broad brush covering the U.S. empire, its petrodollar, and the new multipolar …

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Così ostili in nome del popolo (disprezzando le persone reali)

Le posizioni dei 5 Stelle sui procedimenti giudiziari e della destra sull’immunizzazione: al fondo un’identica avversione per le condizioni che consentono a una società di essere libera Apparentemente non hanno nulla in comune la volontà dei 5 Stelle, affiancati da certi settori della magistratura, di difendere l’imprescrittibilità dei procedimenti giudiziari …

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Muslim Peoples From Russia In Turkey Becoming More Active, Attracting More Attention – OpEd

Until relatively recently, Turkish policy meant that Muslim peoples from the USSR or the Russian Federation kept a low profile and researchers were largely blocked from studying them. But that has now changed, and this most important source for the study of the Muslims of Russia has become more accessible. …

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