28 August 2012
For a second day, riots continue in the Kenyan port city of Mombasa following the killing of Aboud Rogo, a Muslim spiritual leader with alleged ties to Somalia’s al Shabab.
Noah Shachtman / Danger Room in Wired
Marking a shift in the US military’s cyber strategy, the US Air Force plans to invest $10 million in short-term projects aimed at boosting the US’ ability “to destroy, deny, degrade, disrupt, deceive, corrupt, or usurp” enemies’ cyber capabilities.
Ernesto Londoño / The Washington Post
A decision by Egypt’s new president to travel to Tehran for a summit of the Non-Aligned Movement this week reflects a major foreign policy shift for the Arab world’s most populous nation, after decades of subservience to Washington.
Iran said on Tuesday it has no plans to show its nuclear sites to diplomats visiting Tehran for this week’s Non-Aligned Movement (NAM) summit, despite an earlier offer by a deputy foreign minister.
Lyndsey Smith/The Foreigner
Deputy Defence Minister Roger Ingebrigtsen, whose stepdaughter survived Anders Behring Breivik’s attack on Utøya, believes there should be the opportunity to impose stricter sentences if Norway ever suffers another assault by a person similar to the now jailed terrorist.
Australia will scrap its planned floor price for carbon emissions and will link directly with the European Union’s emissions trading scheme by 2018, Climate Change Minister Greg Combet said on Tuesday.
Changing regulations will not be enough to make Germany’s planned offshore wind expansion work, executives and industry experts say, arguing the industry needs to find other ways to support one of the main pillars of the country’s energy shift.
Tom Krisher and Matthew Daly / Associated Press
The Obama administration is set to announce new regulations that would force the average gas mileage of new cars and trucks to nearly double in the next 13 years.
On Our Flashpoint Blog
One of the more prominent aspects of the discourse on drones is the cost-benefit tradeoff in their acquisition and use. While broadly speaking, drones maintain a slight cost advantage over their manned counterparts, it cannot be said that they are categorically cheaper.
UN Secretary General Ban Ki Moon’s decision to attend the meeting of the Non-Aligned Movement (NAM) – a group of 120 nations allied with neither superpower during the Cold War – this week in Tehran has garnered some criticism.
With the saddening news of Neil Armstrong’s passing this weekend, my thoughts returned again to the public diplomacy power of NASA and the American space program. The field of space exploration is one in which the U.S. has reigned supreme since the Apollo crew’s famed moon landing in 1969.
Hurricane Isaac is heading for the Gulf Coast and is expected to make landfall sometime Tuesday evening or Wednesday morning. While much of the media attention is focused on preparations for emergency response (as well as the delayed Republican National Convention), what does the hurricane mean for our nation’s energy infrastructure?
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