Categories: 02 Diplomacy
,08 Wild Cards
The next attache from DHS will have their work cut out for them.
In Mexico, escaped ‘El Chapo’ is folk hero no. 1
For many Mexicans, he is an unusual combination of Robin Hood and billionaire.
He fought the law, and he won. He beat what many Mexicans see as a corrupt and feckless governing class.
There’s no app for that: Disrupting the military-industrial complex
These barriers significantly limit the government’s access to human capital, intellectual property, and potentially disruptive innovation in other more agile segments of the economy.
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Ukraine Merges Nazis and Islamists
Exclusive: Ukraine’s post-coup regime is now melding neo-Nazi storm troopers with Islamic militants – called “brothers” of the hyper-violent Islamic State – stirring up a hellish “death squad” brew to kill ethnic Russians in eastern Ukraine, on Russia’s border, reports Robert Parry.
So, the underlying message seems to be that it’s time for the American people and the European public to step up their financial and military support for a Ukrainian regime that has unleashed on ethnic Russians a combined force of Nazis, white supremacists and Islamic militants (considered “brothers” of the Islamic State).
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China’s New Military Strategy: “Winning Informationized Local Wars”
Jamestown Foundation China Brief Volume: 15 Issue: 13
The phrase “winning informationized local wars” has appeared in the pages of the PLA’s newspaper, the Liberation Army Daily, only fifty times. But thirty eight, or 75 percent, of these references have occurred since mid-August 2014. The term first appeared on August 21, 2014 in an article announcing a new document published by the General Staff Department on improving the level of realistic training.