Sunday, April 5, 2020
The Washington Post article, "National Security Russian government hackers penetrated DNC, stole opposition research on Trump" from June 14, 2016, states that the hacking group known as Fancy Bear "broke into the network in late April and targeted the opposition research files. It was this breach that set off the alarm. The...
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News Highlights of the Week on Iran♦ Iran accuses West of responsibility for failure of nuclear talks in Baghdad♦ Ali Larijani re-elected for Majles speaker♦ Surprise and criticism in Iran over Ahmed Shafik's qualification for the second round of the Egyptian presidential elections♦ "Emigrant Olympiad": 62 percent of Iranian medalists in science Olympiads...
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As reported in the Egyptian press last week, American senator and chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, John Kerry, asserted that Egypt’s recent parliamentary elections were conducted honestly and without fraud (masrawy.com, 5/25/12). Masrawy further recorded that Senator Kerry advised the Egyptian people to accept the results...
Whither Turkey? – Part I: Following June 7 Loss In General Election By: R. Krespin | MEMRI Introduction During the fierce election campaign prior to Turkey's June 7, 2015 general election, President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, who under the Turkish constitution is sworn to impartiality, violated that oath byholding daily campaign rallies for...
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The end of the year always prompts questions about what the most important issue of the next year may be. It's a simplistic question, since every year sees many things happen and for each of us a different one might be important. But it is still worth considering what...
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Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has warned Beijing that Tokyo is losing patience with China's assertive maritime behavior in the East and South China seas, suggesting China consider the economic and military consequences of its actions. His warning followed similar statements from Washington that its patience with China is...
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Israel is now entering its third strategic environment. The constant threat of state-on-state war defined the first, which lasted from the founding of the Jewish state until its peace treaty with Egypt. A secure periphery defined the second, which lasted until recently and focused on the Palestinian issue, Lebanon...
Arms and Ammo Lutfallah II to Syrian Rebels
The assassination of Lebanese security chief brigadier general Wissam Hassan on October 19 has rekindled fears of renewed confessional strife in Lebanon. The anti-Assad opposition quickly blamed the Syrian regime for eliminating one of its foremost Beirut opponents while enraged demonstrators took to the streets to demand the resignation...
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President Barack Obama and Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki met at the White House on Monday to map out the future relationship between the two countries now that American combat troops will be out of Iraq by the end of this month.  While the president proclaimed that we leave Iraq...