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Al Qaeda's Syrian Strategy

Any effort to counter the jihadists' growing hearts-and-minds campaign in Syria will require significant U.S. support for mainstream rebel forces.<p>Al …

Israel's Final Warning on Iran

The coming weeks probably represent the last opportunity for Iran and the international community to reach an enforceable deal that will dismantle …

Shipping out uranium is ‘our red line,’ Iran says

Iran won’t ship out its stockpiles of enriched uranium to another country but is ready to negotiate over production amid concerns over its nuclear …

South Asia

Military pushing to recycle old satellites

WASHINGTON — The military's push to save money while adding more aerial surveillance capabilities continues, as its high-tech research arm took another step with its program to recycle old, inactive satellites and give them new life with smaller, less expensive components.<p>The Defense Advanced …

No more pie-in-the-sky on US-Japan ties

<b>COMMENT</b> <b><br>No more pie-in-the-sky on US-Japan ties</b><br>By Yuki Tatsumi<p>On October 3, the United States and Japan held the Security Consultative Committee (SCC) …

Iranians Proffer Two-Step Plan To Defuse Nuke Crisis

New Iranian president Hassan Rowhani.<p>GENEVA: The Iranian plan to resolve their nuclear crisis proposes a framework for talks but still needs a lot of …

The Plans to Use Nuclear Weapons to Blow Up Incoming Asteroids

For real.<p>When planetary scientist H. Jay Melosh attended a meeting between nuclear weapons designers from the United States and the former Soviet Union in May 1995, he was surprised by how eagerly the ex-Cold Warriors sought to work together against an unlikely but dangerous extraterrestrial …

Extent of spy agencies' surveillance to be investigated by parliamentary body

The extent and scale of mass surveillance undertaken by Britain's spy agencies is to be scrutinised in a major inquiry to be formally launched on Thursday.<p>Parliament's intelligence and security committee (ISC), the body tasked with overseeing the work of GCHQ, MI5 and MI6, will say the …

David Ignatius: Turkey blows Israel’s cover for Iranian spy ring

By David Ignatius<p>, Columnist<p>The Turkish-Israeli relationship became so poisonous early last year that the Turkish government of Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan is said to have disclosed to Iranian intelligence the identities of up to 10 Iranians who had been meeting inside Turkey with their …

Why Russia Keeps Moving The Football On European Missile Defense: Politics

Simulated trajectory of an Iranian ICBM (red) and a Russian SS-19 (yellow) heading for targets in the United States (visualization using Google …

Iran stalls, centrifuges spin

By Jennifer Rubin<p>, Opinion writer<p>First the Iranian foreign ministry learned how to tweet; now we are told their negotiators are using PowerPoint. Can peace in our time be far off?<p>That’s the mindset of many eager in the media to help the administration paint a picture of progress at the nuclear arms …

The Problem With Making A Nuclear Deal With Iran

Someone might want to tell President Obama that, when it comes to Iran, he should be careful what he wishes for.<p>Since taking office, the Obama administration has doggedly pursued “engagement” with the Iranian regime. The idea, formulated while the president was still a senator on the campaign …

The Arab Sunset

Since their modern formation in the mid-twentieth century, Saudi Arabia and the five smaller Gulf monarchies -- Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, and the …

Defense chief Chuck Hagel urges Congress to restore predictability to defense funding

By Ernesto Londoño<p>The Defense Department on Thursday welcomed back thousands of civilians furloughed during the government shutdown as senior officials acknowledged that they are now planning for a degree of fiscal retrenchment that the Pentagon has long sought to avoid.<p>Defense Secretary Chuck …