Chinese army think-tank says Arctic energy would help economy

Source: Reuters UK Oil and gas resources in the Arctic are an important resource to guaranteeChina‘s sustained economic growth and the country should actively look at developing it, state media on Wednesday cited a Chinese military think-tank as saying. The… Continue Reading

Billions of NATO-dollars unaccounted for

Editor’s Note: And Now NATO using Ukraine to syphon more money from EU Source: volkskrant.nl Billions of dollars are unaccounted for in the books of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization. Parliamentarians of 28 NATO countries have no idea how much taxpayers money… Continue Reading

War: is still very good for business

Source: Independent Ireland Simon Rowe – The Irish defence industry is making billions from selling key parts for everything from Apache helicopters, to unmanned military drones and miniature technology for cyber warfare.Irish-based companies are making a killing in the multi-billion euro… Continue Reading

Warship HMS Defender will secure vital sea lanes on first mission

Source: portsmouth.uk HMS Defender, which is based in Portsmouth, will spend six months on security operations in the Middle East for her maiden mission. The Type 45 destroyer will police busy shipping lanes in the Indian Ocean before heading to the… Continue Reading

SE Asia’s war on drugs is ‘fueling production’

  Source: UCANEWS.COM Cultivation of opium in Southeast Asia’s notorious Golden Triangle region has doubled in the past decade, according to an in-depth study that rebuffs claims by governments that an aggressive anti-narcotics policy is reaping benefits and improving livelihoods. The… Continue Reading

THE NEW GEOGRAPHY OF CHINESE INFLUENCE

Source: Diplomatic Courier The economic growth of a nation, under certain conditions, can lead to a simultaneously expansionist foreign policy designed to ensure the establishment of its commercial and military influence in strategic regions of the globe. The astonishing economic… Continue Reading

RUSSIA, BELARUS AND KAZAKHSTAN SET UP NEW ALLIANCE

Source: AP The leaders of Russia, Belarus and Kazakhstan on Thursday created an economic union that intends to boost cooperation between the ex-Soviet neighbors, a pact which was at the source of the crisis in Ukraine. Russian President Vladimir Putin… Continue Reading

The Office of Terrorism and Financial Intelligence : Financial warfare is the new global warzone

          Source: Irish Examiner A branch of the US Treasury uses sophisticated financial tools to hit targets linked to hostile governments. This is the new global warzone, write Leah McGrath Goodman and Lynnley Browning. IT WAS midday on March… Continue Reading

U.S. Navy Preparing Bitcoin Battalion

      Source: Bitcoin Magazine Bitcoin Battalion Back in December we reported that the United States Air Force has quietly been working on a Bitcoin payment gateway otherwise known as a “snack machine” (yes you read that correctly). We… Continue Reading