defense

Moving through the ranks of military activity including infrastructure, wars, our commander in chief and the nucleur arms race.

Dominic Martina month ago
The Security Dilemma and How It Can Be Solved
The Security Dilemma is one of the most important concepts in international relations and is a huge source of conflict between states. There have been many writers of the security dilemma like Ken Boo...
Edward Andersona month ago
Sly Spy
"You dirty, double-crossing rat." That is one of James Cagney's most famous lines. It is also applicable in many instances in politics and especially when it comes to the FBI and CIA. Most of their jo...
Patrick Hollis4 months ago
Martial Law Imposed in Ukraine as Tensions with Russia Increase Once More
The latest and most significant upscale of tensions between the Ukraine and Russia has had such major repercussions around the Ukraine that President Peter Poroshenko has imposed Marshall Law on the s...
Garrison Spangler5 months ago
Cold War II?
Donald Trump wants the United States out of the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty (INF), signed by President Reagan and then-future President Gorbachev of the Soviet Union. There is a lot of sp...
Edward Anderson5 months ago
Live from the Scene: CNN NYC Evacuated
This is the first time that I have been a part of the story that I am covering, so here goes nothing. While working on a project at Argo Tea Cafe in Columbus Circle, there was a noticeable uptick in p...
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Dominic Foster5 months ago
What Is the GRU (And Why We Should Be Very Afraid of It!)
Back in the 1980s, the West was terrified of two Soviet intelligence agencies. The first was the KGB, who ran spy rings and handled internal security (especially the border police and the gulags). It ...
Anna Flahertya year ago
Why We Have to Sympathise with Terrorists if We Want to Fix the Problem
Perhaps to you that seems like a bold statement, something radical and unacceptable. But allow me to explain... There is no universal definition of terrorism, but there are some rules as to what is wi...
Patrick Wilsona year ago
How Likely Is War with North Korea?
As you've seen on the news, the North Korean administration is getting itself lots of attention in the Western world. Threat of war looms over us, and Trump acts as a catalyst, returning verbal fire a...
Mark Grigorieva year ago
Russia Defeats ISIS in Syria
A Russian coalition consisting of Syrian forces and their allies took over the last ISIS stronghold in Syria, the city of Abu-Kemal. The flags of Syria and Russia as a sign of their defeat of the last...
Isabella Bannera year ago
Nuclear Disarmament: Not Just For Hippies Anymore
What comes to mind when someone looks at a peace symbol? I grew up believing that the peace sign was evil, that it was the Wiccan symbol of a broken cross. I was seventeen-years-old before I discovere...
Paris Reels as Another Attack Hits France
Levallois-Perret, France, is the most densely-populated town in Europe (per Wikipedia) and while the town usually enjoys picturesque views and moderate temperatures, this morning (August 9), it became...
Dr. Williams2 years ago
The Conflicts Waged In the Name of War
History is an invaluable tool. For it tells us of the mistakes made in the past so as to not repeat those same mistakes. Yet, our leaders have continually failed to head the lessons that history is su...
Dominic Martin2 years ago
Is North Korea Truly a Threat to International Security?
After World War II, Korea was divided into two states. The Soviet backed North and the US backed south. In 1950, the Korean war broke out because The North and Kim Il Sung wanted to reunite Korea but ...
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Jack Gardner2 years ago
Imperialism in the Modern Age
In recent years the overt undertaking of wars and attacks to undermine states and expand a nation's power and influence had become all the more obvious. We could argue that the deliberate expansion of...
Mickey Finn2 years ago
Libertarians
I know, I know. You’re probably picturing some country whack-job in flannel in front of a pile of MRE’s and ammunition. Well, that is a bullshit image that the media paints of Libertarianism the same ...
Matt Nappo2 years ago
The Deadliest Tweet
Forget about "the Russian thing" for just a moment. Although the subject matter here is derived from the cloud that revolves around the investigation into Russian meddling in the 2016 election, there ...
Natasha Sydor2 years ago
This Fictional Memo to the President from 1989 Predicted Terrorism in the US
Editor's Note from Omni, 1989: On my corner, the drug guys hang out cracking (which in this context means trading insults) until launched to the pay phone by their beeping pagers. Current fashion dict...
Canadian PM Justin Trudeau Looks to Apologize to Vets Ousted For Being Gay
Once upon a time, it was believed that those who identified as homosexual were security risks. In fact, it was also believed that those people who were homosexual were criminals - a belief that wasn't...