Sat, 25 May 2019

Articles Posted in the " World " Category




  • International Tribunal to Rule on Chinese South China Sea Claims

    An international arbitral tribunal at The Hague, Netherlands, will soon rule on a case brought by the Philippines in 2013 disputing China’s claim of sovereignty over areas in the South China Sea.The case is being heard at the Permanent Court of Arbitration at The Hague. The Philippine’s has gained support from Indonesia, Japan, Malaysia, Thailand and Vietnam. Countries like Saudi Arabia, Russia, Palestine and Afghanistan, among others, disagree with the action and believe bilateral talks should be considered.


  • ICYMI #20: Reprieve – Shelby Sullivan-Bennis

    Shelby Sullivan-Bennis, Staff Attorney with Reprieve.org joins Jerod to talk about Guantanamo Bay, indefinite detention, issues of policy, Obama’s promise to close the detention facility, surveillance chilling effect on attorney client privilege, and more.

    From Reprieve – “We are a non-profit organization of lawyers and investigators assisting those facing detention without trial, execution and extra-judicial killing.”

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  • U.S. and Asia-Pacific Partners Meet to Discuss China and North Korea

    A detailed map of disputes in the South China Sea. Image via Wikipedia.

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    WASHINGTON — United States Defense Secretary Ash Carter met with the defense leaders of several nations from the Asia-Pacific region to discuss a myriad of issues including, disputes in the South China Sea and North Korean aggression, according to a Department of Defense press release.

    The meeting was part of an annual summit called the Shangri-La Dialogue, formerly known as the Asia Security Summit, which began in 2002 and was started by the UK based International Institute for Strategic Studies.

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  • Belgium to Begin Airstrikes in Syria as part of US Led Coalition

    Sailors signal as an E-2C Hawkeye launches from the flight deck of aircraft carrier USS Harry S. Truman in the Arabian Gulf, April 13, 2016. The Harry S. Truman Carrier Strike Group is supporting Operation Inherent Resolve and other security efforts in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. Navy photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Ethan T. Miller

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    WASHINGTON — Belgium will begin conducting airstrikes in Syria as part of the United States led air campaign against the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant, according to Operation Inherent Resolve spokesman Army Col. Steve Warren.


  • ICYMI #16: Dr. Richard Tynan – Privacy International

    Jerod interviews Dr. Richard Tynan, technologist with Privacy International. The two discuss a variety of surveillance issues including: snooping technology, regulation (or lack thereof), homemade and black-market gear, the proliferation of companies involved with the industry and much more. Dr. Tynan holds a first class honours BSc (Hons) degree and a PhD in Distributed Artificial Intelligence for Embedded Sensor Networks from University College Dublin, and has also completed a Graduate Diploma in Law.

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