25 June 2017

The Geopolitical Intelligencer

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The Colder War

Saudi Prince: I won't 'go soft' on Putin anymore, our millitary capabilities will be enough to destroy Russian forces in Syria in 3 days

Tillerson calls for regime change in Iran

Pentagon: US shoots down Syrian aircraft for first time

Russia to treat US jets in Syria as 'targets' after America guns down Syrian warplane

NATO Holds Defense Drill Simulating Russian Invasion Of Baltics

Majority Of Americans Think Russia Probes Are "A Distraction"

Norway on the Way to Become Unfriendly Neighbor in Russia’s Eyes

General Urges Up to 20,000 More US Troops in Afghanistan

Conflict in Ukraine enters fourth year 'with no end in sight' – UN report

Ukraine’s ultra-right militias are challenging the government to a showdown

Modern Wars Are a Nightmare for the Army's Official Historians

Preparing for War, US House Wants to Create First New Military Branch Since 1947

Blow for EU as Czech’s REJECT eurozone entry: ‘Just 30% want it’

The New Silk Road

Iranian, Chinese joint military exercises kick off in Persian Gulf

Poland: Profiting from Increasing Asia-Europe Rail Traffic

One Belt, One Road: Russian Dreams Exceed Reality

Kenyans Fear Chinese-Backed Railway Is Another ‘Lunatic Express’

Pakistan Eyes 2018 Start For China-funded Mega Dam Opposed by India

Eye on China, India speeds up infra projects in Myanmar

China’s investment in Serbia’s infrastructure exceeded 5.5 bln euros

China’s Answer to the World Bank Pledges to Do More by Itself

Beijing Chips Away at Taiwan’s Friends

Middle East & Africa

Is the Middle East on the brink of another war?

18 Israeli Fighter Jets Deployed in S. Arabia to Prevent Coup

First Russian base for SE Syria - near US garrison

Saudi king names son heir as new generation encircles throne

Temple Mount transformation: The Jews have returned

Tehran says Saudi coastguard killed Iranian fisherman

Senate backs weapons sales to Saudi Arabia

Gulf crisis is an effort to ignite a civil war in the region

ISIS attacks in Tehran could plunge the Middle East into greater turmoil

Russian-Style Diplomacy Can Break the Middle Eastern Impasse

The blockade of Qatar may have more to do with Palestine than we think


Government Spyware Targets Mexican Journalists and Their Families

How the U.S. Triggered a Massacre in Mexico

Deep Politics

Iran 1953: Official History of Mosaddeq Coup Released

Wall Street Journal fires Jay Solomon over involvement with arms dealer

Virginia man charged with giving secret documents to China

Deep History of America’s Deep State

Former Navy SEAL arrested for drug smuggling

Financial Crisis

Illinois could be 1st state with 'junk' credit due to budget

Bill to Force Citizens to Register Cash Not in Bank, Violators Get 10 Years in Prison

ECB to Hold RMB as a Reserve Currency

Market Report: Rate rise, stronger dollar, weak gold

The Most Profitable Real Estate Investment In The World

Amazon to Acquire Whole Foods for $13.7 Billion

Even Google Employees Can No Longer Afford Housing in San Francisco

NSA 'DoubleStar' Backdoor Blamed for Cryptocurrency Mining Malware

Visa Is Hiring An Ethereum Blockchain Engineer

Energy & Environment

Radioactive Waste Still Flooding Columbia River, EPA Says

France to ban all new oil and gas exploration in renewable energy drive

Surveillance & Technology

Life and death in Apple’s forbidden city

With New Patent, Amazon Will Collect As Much Customer Data As Google

In Rhode Island, students and parents must let schools spy on them

Canadians Could Face Hate Crimes Over Using The Wrong Gender Pronouns

Google Will Stop Reading Your Emails for Gmail Ads

Low-Cost Micro Satellites are Spawning a Global Surveillance Arms Race

Facial recognition is coming to US airports, fast-tracked by Trump

DHS Is Starting to Scan Americans’ Faces Before They Get on International Flights

Sweden agrees to exchange fingerprints with the US

The CIA's private cloud is 'pretty close' to invincible says spy agency's CIO

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