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U.S unveils strategy to counter ‘predatory’ China, Russia in Africa

  The Trump administration has unveiled a new Africa policy focused on combating the “predatory” practices of China and Russia, and ending what it calls “indiscriminate assistance” and “unproductive, unsuccessful and unaccountable” UN peacekeeping missions. Announcing the new policy, the national security adviser, John Bolton, said it would put US interests first, so would

US looks to counter China, Russia’s growing power in Africa with new strategy

Beijing has made deep inroads across the continent and now Russia is also trying to plant its flag.   Dan De Luce and Courtney Kube The Trump administration plans to unveil a new strategy for Africa this week focusing on countering China's growing influence on the continent, as well as Russia's attempts to gain footholds

US designates Boko Haram, ISIS entities ‘of particular concern’

•Labels Saudi Arabia, Iran, N/Korea countries of concern •Russia placed on special watch list    Jude Johnson with Agency report  The United States has announced the designation of the Boko Haram terrorist group as an entity “of particular concern”. The US Secretary of State Michael Pompeo in a statement revealed the designation of Boko Haram

Blackberry, others move into the cyber security game

Sean Kanuck The US may finally be recognising cyber security for the strategic challenge that it represents.  Last week, the National Security Telecommunications Advisory Committee (NSTAC) voted to send its ‘cybersecurity moonshot’ report to the White House. The panel’s recommendations outline a proposed ten-year effort to prioritise cyber security for US national security, commercial industry

US military edge has eroded to ‘a dangerous degree,’ study for Congress finds

•As China’s military grows, Pentagon says U.S. forces ‘atrophied’ •China is rapidly modernizing its forces in an attempt to match the US might in Asia Paul Sonne and Shane Harris The United States has lost its military edge to a dangerous degree and could potentially lose a war against China or Russia, according

US, other ‘big five’ cyberwar nations opts out of inter’l cybersecurity agreement

•United States — along with Russia, China, Iran and Israel--the big five of cyberwar countries refuse to answer "Paris Call for Trust and Security in Cyberspace" Louise Matsakis During speech at the annual UNESCO Internet Governance Forum in Paris Monday, French President Emmanuel Macron announced the “Paris Call for Trust and Security in Cyberspace,” a

51 countries pledge support for global cyber security rules

Fifty-one states and countries, including all European Union (EU) members, have pledged their support for a new international agreement to set standards on cyber weapons and the use of the internet, the French government said Monday. The states have signed up to a so-called “Paris Call for Trust and Security in

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