Dale Ramirez

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Why Adding 21,000 Border Patrol Is A Dysfunctional Plan That Will Waste Billions

Today’s second segment in our three part series will focus on law enforcement on our border. Since our experts are from Texas, that will be our main geographic area of focus. Some background is in order. It should be clear that today all of our border law enforcement agencies come under the purview …

The Qusayr Rules: The Syrian Regime's Changing Way of War

Given the regime's renewed offensive capabilities, delaying foreign military assistance any further is a recipe for more rebel defeats.<p>The ongoing …

Russia to sell 10 MiG fighter jets to Syria

Russia is to sell at least 10 fighter jets to the Syrian government amid heated international debate over arms supplies to the violence-stricken country.<p>Sergei Korotkov, director general of the government-controlled MiG aircraft manufacturer, said it planned to sign a contract to send the MiG-29 …

World Health Organization says it will investigate patent on deadly Saudi Arabian virus

Dutch scientists are facing criticism from international health officials for filing a patent on one strain of a deadly Middle Eastern virus, and now the World Health Organization has said it will investigate the matter. "No intellectual property should stand in the way of protecting your people," …

How Iran's Syria Policy Is Making it Lose the Regional Popularity Contest

Iran's unyielding support of Assad is damaging its standing in the Middle East and feeding into a growing regional trust deficit.<p>These days, there are not many things that Arabs agree on. In fact, it may be fair to say they agree to disagree more often than not when it comes to regional policy. But …

Personalized MNDR Video Reveals Your Secret Identity (You Are a DJ)

The video, which was created by directorial twosome Fourclops for the O Music Awards, tells a viewer’s-POV story of an impromptu trip to an MNDR show …

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Aid, debt and trade: what has the UK coalition government achieved so far?

This week, the UK government published its audit of coalition pledges (pdf), including on international development (chapter 18). Perhaps not …

Global health is growing in prominence – now what?

Global health is changing – both in policy and practice. Thanks to new funding sources and some scary new health problems, it has got far more …

What is the role of China in the global health agenda?

This year has seen China confirmed as the world's second largest economy in terms of GDP and is also the world's largest exporter and importer of …

Top 21 under-the-radar destinations

From Canada’s Yukon wilderness to the mountaintops of India, these unconventional holiday destinations will lead you off the beaten path and onto an adventure all your own.

Syria conflict: US says Assad can have no post-war role

<b>US Secretary of State John Kerry has said Syrian President Bashar al-Assad would have no role in a political settlement to Syria's conflict.</b><p>The comments followed reports that the US was softening its insistence on Mr Assad's departure as a precondition for any deal - as demanded by rebels.<p>That had …

Middle East

Graham targets Clinton on Benghazi

Sen. Lindsey Graham on Tuesday predicted that “the dam is about to break on Benghazi,” and said that former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton would shoulder some blame.<p>“I think the dam is about to break on Benghazi,” Graham (R-S.C.) wrote on his Facebook page. “We’re going to find a system failure …

North Korea's U.S. Prisoner Was a Secret Missionary & That Won't Help an Escape

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>In meetings with South Korean President Park Geun-hye at the White House today, President Obama and …

Russia and US agree to hold Syria conference

<b>Russia and the US have agreed to work towards convening an international conference to find a political solution to the conflict in Syria.</b><p>Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov and Secretary of State John Kerry announced it would follow on from an Action Group for Syria meeting in Geneva last June.<p>Mr Kerry …

Middle East

Bank of China 'shuts North Korea account'

The state-owned Bank of China has reportedly shut the account of a North Korean bank accused by the United States of supporting the North's nuclear programme.<p>The closure would be the first openly acknowledged move by an institution in China – the North's key backer – against North Korean interests …

UN expresses doubt about chemical weapons use in Syria