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Russia Breaks into US Soldiers’ iPhones in Apparent Hybrid Warfare Attacks

he U.S. Army’s Asymmetric Warfare Group, tasked with finding ways to counter emerging threats, recently sounded the alarm about the dangers of Russia’s hybrid warfighting concepts and warned that the U.S. military as a whole may be ill-suited to respond to them in a crisis. Now, American troops and their NATO allies

Madrid Prepares to Impose Direct Rule on Catalonia

By Jamie Dettmer  Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy Wednesdayappeared poised to suspend the semi-autonomy of the country's restive northeast region of Catalonia and close its parliament in a move that risks triggering civil unrest, deepening Spain's worst political crisis since a failed coup four decades ago. The Spanish leader, who heads a center-right

In Catalonia, a Declaration of Independence From Spain (Sort of)

By Raphael Minder and Patrick Kingsley The Catalan secession crisis took a confusing new turn on Tuesday night, after the leader of Catalonia made a perplexing speech in which he appeared to declare independence from Spain, before immediately suspending that decision to allow for more “dialogue” with leaders in Madrid. For days, anticipation had been building

In Landmark Terrorism Trial, France Confronts Roots Of Homegrown Extremism

This was the case that started it all: the first chapter in France’s struggle with homegrown Islamist violence. In 2012, between March 11 and March 19, Mohammed Merah, a 23-year-old French citizen of Algerian origins, murdered seven people: first three French police officers, and then a rabbi and three children at

Dutch Defense Minister Resigns Over Peacekeepers’ Deaths In Mali

Dutch Defense Minister Resigns Over Peacekeepers' Deaths In Mali. Dutch caretaker Defence Minister,  Jeanine Hennis  has said  she was resigning after a report highlighted serious failures by her department during a United Nations peacekeeping mission in Mali. The Safety Board last week issued its findings about an incident on June 6, 2016,

Catalonia’s Secession Referendum Is One Among Many Movements for Independence

By William Tucker Contributor, In Homeland Security The semi-autonomous region of Catalonia on Sunday voted overwhelmingly in favor of independence from Spain. “According to the Catalan government, which announced the results early Monday, 90 percent of the ballots cast were for independence — with 2,020,144 people voting yes and 176,566 no,” the Washington Postreported. But

Catalonia’s Secession Referendum Is One Among Many Movements for Independence

By William Tucker The semi-autonomous region of Catalonia on Sunday voted overwhelmingly in favor of independence from Spain. “According to the Catalan government, which announced the results early Monday, 90 percent of the ballots cast were for independence — with 2,020,144 people voting yes and 176,566 no,” the Washington Post reported. But turnout

UN Accuse Russia of Human Rights Violations In Crimea

By Babatunde Opalana The United Nations Human Rights Office has accused the Russian government of grave human rights violations in the occupied Ukraine's Crimean Peninsula. Agents of the Russian state were alleged to have committed serious human rights abuses, including torture since Russia occupied and seized control of Ukraine's Crimean Peninsula, a

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