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Risqué swimsuit calendar prompts investigation by Utah National Guard

UPDATE: The Utah Department of Public Safety has launched its own investigation into the “Hot Shots” calendar shoot focusing on the involvement of a pair of its officers, and the Utah National Guard has confirmed that Camp Williams and personnel were used in the shoot. 653 more words

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TURKEY ON THE BRINK PART II: THE FIGHT AGAINST THE ISLAMIC STATE

Singapore, 9 October 2014

Turkey’s decision to join the coalition fighting against the Islamic State (IS) along with other Arab States has long term implications for itself and for the region. 2,500 more words

Political Analysis

Modi, Obama's new best friend

The recent visit of Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi to Washington must have come as a welcome reprieve for a White House consumed by chaos in the Middle East, Russian revisionism in Eastern Europe, and the spread of Ebola in Africa. 2,010 more words

THE CONFLICT WITH THE ISLAMIC STATE: FUTURE OF THE ARAB MONARCHIES

Singapore, 30 September 2014

President Obama’s address to the UN last week was the first clear statement made by him emphasising the need for liberal intervention in the Middle-East in order to defeat religious extremism. 2,170 more words

Political Analysis

Eric Danon

Title: Chief Executive Officer

Company: Conseil Superieur de la Formation et de la Recherche Strategiques

Location: Paris, France

Eric Danon is the chief executive officer of Conseil Superieur de la Formation et de la Recherche Strategiques, a government agency that provides foreign affairs and diplomacy, and strategic research services. 166 more words

Government

Common sense lacking in DC

Washington DC also is home to ordinary “we the people” citizens – just getting that detail out of the way. For most of us who don’t live in DC we tend to think of the politicians and political appointees who inhibit the mystical place called DC. 1,633 more words

Security Issues

THE ARTICULATED STRATEGY TO FIGHT THE ISLAMIC STATE: IS IT SELF-DEFEATING?

Canberra, 20 September 2014

President Barack Obama has detailed his strategy to degrade, defeat, and ultimately destroy, the Islamic State (IS) currently considered the most threatening of the various terrorist groups operating primarily in the Middle East. 3,024 more words

Political Analysis