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Brookings experts react to the Trump-Putin meeting and NATO summit

Thomas Wright, Alina Polyakova, Constanze Stelzenmüller, Steven Pifer, Pavel K. Baev, Amanda Sloat, Célia Belin, Kemal Kirişci, and Tarun Chhabra   Wright, Director of the Center on the United States and Europe; Senior Fellow in the Project on International Order and Strategy: The summit today, and the visit to Brussels and the U.K. that preceded it, revealed that the president is now

China overloading poor nations with debt, says top US official

Joe Bavier, Ed Cropley and William Maclean   China is saddling poor nations with unsustainable debt through large-scale infrastructure projects that are not economically viable, the head of the U.S. Overseas Private Investment Corporation (OPIC) said on Monday. The criticism of Beijing - targeted by President Donald Trump in a trade war that

Cyber Reports: Fitness apps, smartphones threaten security

Director’s cut: Insight from Sean Kanuck, IISS Director of Cyber, Space and Future Conflict At a 6 July cyber security conference in Moscow, Russian President Vladimir Putin called for closer international cooperation to address cyber attacks. He asserted that cyber threats have reached a level that can only be countered by the combined efforts

Top 10 security related news in Nigeria

Maj. Hashim Abdullahi 1. CUSTOMS INTERCEPTS TRUCKLOAD OF 200,000 LIVE AMMUNITION FROM BENIN REPUBLIC The Nigerian Customs Command overseeing Niger, Kogi, and Kwara states has intercepted an Onitsha bound truck load of 200,000 live ammunition being brought into the country from Benin Republic. The Command Controller, Comptroller Benjamin Binga said that his

US-China trade war begins

•China hits back after US imposes tariffs worth $34b •How the trade war could hurt us all US tariffs on $34bn (£25.7bn) of Chinese goods have come into effect, signalling the start of a trade war between the world's two largest economies. The 25% levy came into effect at midnight Washington time. China has

China’s quest for techno-military supremacy

Xi Jinping's China seems destined to challenge US technological supremacy in key fields such as AI, supercomputing and quantum information science. By Adam Ni Chinese President Xi Jinping wants to transform China’s military into the world’s most powerful force by 2050. And he could be on track to do it. On the opening day

Spy poisoning: allies back UK, blast Russia at UN security council

•UK to expel 23 Russian diplomats •Russia behind attack with ‘military-grade nerve agent’- Nikki Haley •Its a false-flag conspiracy theory- Moscow’s envoy replies Julian Borger, BBC Russia has claimed at the UN security council that it never made or even researched novichok nerve agents, which the UK says were used in the Salisbury attack on a former

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