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The future of Australia's submarines

Before coming into power, the Abbott government pledged to support the country’s defence sector by manufacturing 12 new submarines in South Australia for the Royal Australian Navy. 662 more words

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Successful PhD thesis defence

Today I successfully defended my doctoral thesis “Veto et Peto: Patterns of Presidential Activism in Central and Eastern Europe” on which I worked since October 2010 at University College London – School of Slavonic and East European Studies. 41 more words


Reinterpreting Article 9 of the Constitution of Japan

Kensuke Ueda outlines the context for the recent reinterpretation of Article 9 of the Japanese Constitution, which until now outlawed war as a means of settling disputes. 1,128 more words


Scottish Currency - Update

Yesterday during a debate at Leith Academy concerning the referendum on Scottish Independence, the current Scottish Finance Secretary John Swinney, confirmed that if Scotland does not get a currency union with the rest of the UK, Scotland will not take on any of their proportion of the National Debt. 573 more words


The Russians are coming!

I have just had the misfortune to stumble over this piece of garbage ‘Why Independence Could Put Scotland In Danger Of Russian Invasion’ by James Cook, a ‘European Technology Reporter’ apparently. 4,156 more words


Canadian commandos shopping for new equipment

Canada’s special forces have put together a shopping list of new equipment, ranging from armoured vehicles to radios, that they plan to acquire.

The purchases will unfold over the next 10 years and could include up to $99 million in new equipment for the Canadian Special Operations Forces Regiment (CSOR) based in Petawawa, and up to $249 million for new armoured vehicles to be used by various units in the Ottawa-based special forces command. 453 more words


Dr. Leffler: "We ask Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu: 'Show me the Science!'"

… “Can PM Netanyahu cite any scientific research published in reputable peer-reviewed journals showing that bombardment will create full security and quiet?” …

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