NATO to Deploy Battlegroups to Baltic States, Poland

Michael Fallon and Ashton Carter, the defense secretaries of the United Kingdom and the United States, talk during a meeting of the North Atlantic Council in Brussels, October 8, 2015 (NATO)NATO defense minister have agreed to station four battlegroups in the Baltic states and Poland to guard against Russian aggression in the region. Britain, Canada, Germany and the United States would each send some 800 soldiers to protect the three Baltic nations as well as the narrow strip of land around the city Read more […]


When Will the Cyber 9/11 Strike the USA?

  By John mariotti.    (1) Anyone who has read the news lately must have noticed how many instances of hacking and cyber-intrusions are being reported. The U.S. government seems to be among the most vulnerable and the Chinese are usually the presumed perpetrator. But for every intrusion that makes the headlines, tens of thousands go unreported, or, in a few cases, thwarted by prevention systems.   The problem is so severe and so pervasive that a coordinated attack similar Read more […]


News in Brief 17 June 2016 (PM)

  More than a quarter of a million Burundians have fled to neighbouring countries since April 25, 2015, most of them to Tanzania. Photo: UNHCR/Benjamin Loyseau Impunity “the order of the day” in Burundi crisis Impunity for serious present and past human rights violations remains “the order of the day” in Burundi, three independent experts have charged. The members of the UN Independent Investigation on Burundi (UNIIB) concluded their second visit to the Great Lakes nation on Friday. Burundi Read more […]


Vietnam In The Rear View Mirror

Recently, President Obama ended Washington’s half-century old arms embargo against the Socialist Republic of Vietnam. In this interesting article, Dr. Earl Tilford suggests that one of the geo-strategic reasons more than 58,000 Americans died in the Vietnam War was to stop a perceived Chinese expansion southward. Today, however, China is expanding its influence to the south as it reaches for regional hegemony with future global geo-political aspirations. Tilford argues, “That’s Read more […]


Carry on Camping: The Bristol Boys Brigade during the First World War

When news of the outbreak of the First World War broke several Boys’ Brigade Companies were on their annual summer camp. For the vast majority of these Companies their 1914 camping expedition would be their last until the resolution of hostilities. Despite the historiographical consensus maintaining that camping was a key attraction for young people joining youth movements, participation in this branch of Company work was severely reduced during the war years. Thus, this negated the possible Read more […]


Huawei celebrates 15 successful years in the UK

Chinese firm says UK is playing a “significant” role in developing future technologies to reshape people’s lives. Digital Economy Minister Ed Vaizey was amongst the 400 guests at its Summer Reception celebration event in London last night Huawei celebrated 15 years since entering the UK market last night, revealing it is on track to achieving its £1.3 billion investment commitment made to David Cameron in 2012. The Chinese firm, which had a global turnover Read more […]