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The Rapid Fall of the Muslim Brotherhood

Dina Khayat / The Wall Street Journal

For the first time in the Islamist group’s history, its quarrel is not with the state but with the Egyptian public.

Ethiopia Rejects Egypt Proposal on Nile as Dam Talks Falter

William Davison and Ahmed Feteha / Bloomberg Businessweek

Ethiopia rejected a proposal that would guarantee Egypt the rights to most of the Nile River’s water, as disagreements cast doubt over future talks about Africa’s biggest hydropower project.

In Terms of Energy

The Vancouver Sun

FUSION VS. FISSION Fusion is produced by combining particles (typically isotopes of hydrogen), which then create energy plus new products. Depending on the material – such as iron or special steels – only the target chamber’s walls would become radioactive, and be classed as low-level waste.

Releasing the 2014 NTI Index, Nunn Calls on Leaders to Address Weaknesses in Global Nuclear Security

NTI Nuclear Materials Security Index

Washington, DC—The Nuclear Threat Initiative (NTI) today released the 2014 NTI Nuclear Materials Security Index, a unique public assessment of nuclear materials security conditions in 176 countries, developed with the Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU).

Nuclear Materials Report Shows Better Safekeeping

William J. Broad / New York Times

A report issued Wednesday on the security of deadly nuclear materials found steady improvement, with seven countries in the last two years giving up most of their uranium and plutonium that can be readily turned into weapons. Their actions lowered the number of nations with appreciable fuel for atomic bombs to 25 from 32.

Iran, EU to Meet on Thursday on Nuclear Deal-IRNA Report

Ankara / Reuters

Iran and the European Union will hold a two-day meeting in Geneva on Thursday to discuss implementing a landmark nuclear deal between the Islamic state and major powers, Iranian state news agency IRNA reported on Tuesday.

Al Qaeda Group Vows to Attack Syrian Rebels, Opposition Leaders

Erika Solomon / Reuters

An al Qaeda affiliate based in Iraq and Syria has vowed to crush opposition groups it has been confronting in the worst outbreak of infighting among rebels since the start of the uprising against President Bashar al-Assad.

Iraq fighting: UN Warns of Humanitarian Crisis in Anbar

BBC News

The UN’s envoy to Iraq has warned of a “critical humanitarian situation” in Anbar province as troops prepare to launch a major assault against Al-Qaeda-linked militants in Fallujah.

Half a Billion Clicks Can’t be Wrong

Kalev Leetaru / Foreign Policy

What big data tells us about next year’s crisis zones.

China’s ‘Airpocalypse’ Kills 350,000 to 500,000 Each Year

Malcolm Moore / The Telegraph

Between 350,000 and 500,000 Chinese die prematurely each year because of the country’s disastrous air pollution, says China’s former health minister.


Defense Budget in 2014: A Conversation with Russell Rumbaugh

American Security Project

Since sequestration and passage of the new budget, the Defense Department has been adjusting to a reduced funding environment – and 2014 won’t be much different. The speaker will discuss the outlook for Pentagon spending in 2014.


Egypt: The Realities on the Ground

Brigadier General Stephen A. Cheney, USMC (Ret.) / CEO – American Security Project

Having just returned from a week in Cairo, I can say this – Egyptians, as a whole, are considerably happier now and more anxious to move on then they have been in several years.


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