Eduardo Álvarez

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“Es fácil para los políticos culpar de sus fracasos al capitalismo”

El profesor sueco Andreas Bergh reflexiona sobre el papel del Estado del bienestar, el libre mercado y la democracia<p>Cómo afecta el Estado del …

Cinco gráficos para entender el futuro de la alimentación

Agricultura, agua, cambio climático... La relación entre ellos complica el reto de dar de comer a todos<p>¿Cuánto cuesta un plato de comida? Valor de …

¿Qué hacen fuerzas especiales rusas protegiendo a un presidente africano?

Rusia despliega cerca de 200 uniformados y envía armas ligeras a República Centroafricana, uno de los rincones más pobres de África, sumido en una …

The 8 most elite special forces in the world

They go where other troops fear to tread, scoping out potential threats, taking out strategic targets, and conducting daring rescue missions.<p>These are the best of the best.<p>Though it's extremely difficult to rank these forces relative to one another, some units that rise above the rest with their …

Military

La trampa de Tucídides

Nolan Peterson: Is This How World War III Starts?

<i>This article first appeared on The Daily Signal.</i><p>KIEV, Ukraine—It’s cold, and I’m alone. I walk along Khreshchatyk, this city’s main boulevard. The …

Trump’s Proposed Increase In Defense Spending Would Be 80 Percent Of Russia’s Entire Military Budget

The U.S. government already spends $600 billion dollars a year on its military – more money than the next seven biggest spenders combined, including China and Russia.<p>On Monday, the White House said it would request $54 billion more in military spending for next year. That increase alone is roughly …

How America lost Afghanistan

Some 16 years in, the war in Afghanistan is the longest in the history of The United States. It is also our most disproportionately ignored, and — …

The president is making it easier to order lethal drone strikes

THROUGH a mixture of leaks and semi-official confirmations, a picture is beginning to emerge of how the Trump administration will loosen the rules …

Iran deploys jamming device to counter drones

Iran has deployed a new counter-drone weapon — a rifle-shaped jamming device that the regime says can electronically separate a remotely piloted …

Repairing U.S.-Russia rift vital for global security; can it be done?

One of the most crucial issues for international security is the future of the rift between the West and Russia. Is this rift reparable? If the …

This Chart Explains How Crazy-Expensive Fighter Jets Have Gotten

On average, tactical aircraft cost more than twice as much as their predecessors.<p>A new report by a Washington D.C.-based think tank confirms a widely held suspicion: on average, a new U.S. tactical aircraft costs up to two and a half times more than the aircraft it replaces. The trend has …

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How The U.S. And Russia Compare In Cybercapabilities

NPR's Scott Simon talks with Susan Hennessey of the blog Lawfare at the Brookings Institution about Russian cyberattacks and how U.S. officials have responded.<p>Transcript<p>SCOTT SIMON, HOST:<p>And earlier this week, the U.S. Justice Department charged two Russian spies and two hackers with stealing data …

Russia is Trump’s Watergate. Will he react like Nixon?

By Colbert I. King<p>, Columnist<p>President Richard Nixon was in deep-crisis mode. He had just ordered special prosecutor Archibald Cox fired for refusing to back off his pursuit of the White House Watergate tapes. That very night, Nixon had accepted the resignation of Attorney General Elliot L. …

Donald Trump

La OTAN no ve riesgo inminente de guerra pero cree que deben estar preparados ante el comportamiento "asertivo" de Rusia

El presidente del Comité Militar de la Alianza Atlántica dice que España aportará "conocimiento y experiencia" a la lucha antiterrorista<p>MADRID, 16 …

World war 3 is coming...

The prospect of a global conflict – World War III if you like – appears somewhat unthinkable. Since the Second World War, there has been no major war …

A Russian military contractor is building huge drone tanks

A Russian weapons company named after the inventor of the AK-47 has revealed that it's building a new type of unmanned combat vehicle. The company states that its upcoming drone tank will carry both machine guns and anti-tank missiles, weighing 20 tons.<p>While it has yet to release a prototype, we …

Military

The Army Wants a Prototype Next Generation Combat Vehicle by 2022

Third time may be a charm in replacing the Abrams tank, Bradley fighting vehicle. Or not.<p>The U.S. Army wants at least two "field demonstrators" for its Next Generation Combat Vehicle no later than 2022. The vehicles, dubbed NGCV, will help the Army figure out what it wants in future vehicles …

Kalashnikov Is Now Building 20-Ton Tank Drones

The company that popularized the AK-47 is moving on to the next big thing in warfare.<p>The company named after the inventor of the AK-47 rifle is planning to build a new unmanned combat ground vehicle, or UCGV. The vehicle will carry both machine guns and anti-tank missiles and weigh up to 20 …

Así es el negocio de noticias falsas y la propaganda en internet

No es extraño que las autoridades chinas publiquen más de 480 millones de posts de propaganda al año. Vivimos un momento soberbiamente abonado para …

A close ally of the U.S. launched a $3 million missile at a $200 drone

An unnamed ally of the United States used a $3 million Patriot missile to shoot down a quadcopter.<p>General David Perkins said a “a very close ally” of …

The US Navy wants gamers to stop the rise of the machines

In a bid to help solve its real-world problems, the U.S Navy has called upon the aid of the most dedicated corner of mankind -- gamers. Launching its own week-long online game on March 27th, the Navy plans to crowd-source ideas in a bid to help them tackle the issue of singularity. While this …

Why a U.S. Missile Defense System Is Angering China – Bloomberg

Why a U.S. Missile Defense System Is Angering China<p>Why a U.S. Missile Defense System Is Angering China<p>Why a U.S. Missile Defense System Is Angering …

North Korea

Watch the US Navy fire its game-changing hypersonic electromagnetic railgun

The US Navy recently released footage of its first testfire of an electromagnetic railgun at their new terminal at Office of Naval Research and Naval Surface Warfare Center.<p>Railguns use 20 to 32 mega joules of electromagnetic energy to fire projectiles at seven to nine times the speed of sound, …

Military

Planned Russian Exercises in September Sow NATO Worries

Biggest Baltic exercises ever come at same time as drills in Sweden, raising concerns over risk of miscalculation<p>BRUSSELS—Western military commanders are concerned that large-scale Russian military exercises near the Baltic states in September pose heightened risks for a miscalculation that could …

Russia

Meet the MQ-25A Stingray — the US's response to threats like China's 'carrier killers'

The US Navy's aircraft carriers have long given tactical advantage for the US military with its ability to deploy and project power on any shore around the globe. But recently, several of US adversaries have built long-range ballistic missiles known as "carrier killers". The MQ-25A Stingray is the …

Fish

Cheney: Russia Meddling Might Be ‘Act of War’