Opinion No.13: Fifteen war massacre perpetrators arrested in Bosnia and Serbia

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On December 5, 2014, “Serbia and Bosnia carried out a pre-dawn sweep of arrests” of those responsible for a massacre which took place 21 years ago, Star and Stripes reports, quoting an AP text. The same open sources report that “investigative documents show how the two countries – bitter wartime enemies – worked together to […]

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Opinion No.12: Liberty or Safety?

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While it is virtually unknown in many parts of Europe, Uber[1] has become a household name in the US as well as many countries in Western Europe. A dynamic, hip company, ready to break established patterns, bring solutions that are innovative, community building, and flout conventions. Hence the surprise, when some time ago the online […]

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Opinion No.11: Space debris is boosting tensions between Russia and the West

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„Russia may be testing a satellite capable of chasing down other orbiting spacecraft”, Paul Rincon wrote for BBC on November 20, 2014[1]. This grim evaluation is connected to a story which started some months earlier. On May 23, 2014, a Rockot booster lifted off from Plesetsk cosmodrome (the main military cosmodrome of Russia), carrying three […]

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Opinion No:10: Brazil: Most senior military leaders reject protesters’ calls for a return to power of the armed forces

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Folha de São Paulo informs on November 19, 2014, that senior military officials strongly reject protesters’ calls for a come-back to power of the armed forces[1]. After Dilma Rousseff won her second term as President of Brazil, unhappy electors organized through Facebook protest marches in São Paulo and, to a lesser extent in other main […]

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Opinion No.9: The impact of social media in cyber warfare

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Observing trends and influencing large masses of people.* When we speak about social media networks and their influence upon large mases of people, two security issues stand out : first and perhaps the least discussed, is linked to their owners. A recent experiment conducted by Facebook points out a risk in this case. “Facebook revealed […]

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Opinion No.8: Brazil and Spain – enhanced bilateral cooperation on military intelligence

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Brazilian and Spanish officials participated until Wednesday, November 5, 2014, to the second Bilateral Meeting on Military Intelligence held in Brasília, informs the Brazilian Ministry of Defense (MD)[1]. The main goal of the meeting, which lasted two days, was enhancing information exchange between the Armed Forces of the two countries, an objective particularly aimed at […]

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Opinion No.7: Anti-Satellite Systems versus the UN

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Russia’s Foreign Ministry said for ITAR-TASS on November 4, 2014, that a quite recent Russian initiative – a United Nations General Assembly draft resolution for no-first placement of weapons in the outer space – “is supported by an overwhelming majority of UN member-states”[1]. From a total number of 193 UN member-states, 126 (which means some […]

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