A week that was… Iran and P5+1 nuclear talks, world oil prices continue to fall, Putin talks Russian policy, Mideast politics, a flare up of words between the U.S. and Israel against backdrop of U.S. Congressional elections, Palestinian recognition, regional war update, petropolitics, China, energy policies, costs and alternatives, digital rights, and the Pope speaks […]
Month: October 2014
A week that was… Intel and Google, Hersh, father and son, Turks & Kurds, ISIS by any name, Israel & Palestine, the P5+1 negotiations with Iran, Facebook, China, Russia & oil, India & Pakistan, the Internet, surveillance and privacy, Ebola fears
As the U.S. and other national space agencies have initiated a range of contemporaneous Earth Science programs to monitor the State of the Earth, a new field of security study is developing integrally connected to national defenses and sustainable security. NASA has labeled a number of its programs as focusing on Earth’s “vital signs” and […]
A week that was… China, Russia, U.S., Iraq, Kurdistan, Turkey, Syria, Afghanistan, airstrikes, international mobilization, Israel, Saudi Arabia, Europe and U.K., nuclear issues, climate “threat multipliers”, Ebola…
Consider these facts regarding the U.S. Department of Defense: · U.S. military operations represent the largest consumer of all forms of energy globally… · U.S. troops in Afghanistan pay the equivalent of $400 per gallon of fossil fuel when security, transportation and mortality costs are tallied up…
CITIZENFOUR February 22, 2015 Citizenfour wins Oscar at the Academy Awards Acceptance Speech Why Citizenfour deserved its Oscar / New Yorker Feb 23, 2015 – Reddit AMA / Citizenfour–Snowden-Greenwald-Poitras -=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=- October 2014 “Most people think… it won’t happen to me… and I have nothing to hide… It’s always the same argument.” Premiere Oct 10 Trailer […]
Snapshots of conflict and war, policy options, opinion-makers, analyses from experts and non-experts, from the left and the right, mainstream and alternative, independent perspective of Strategic Demands…
Strategic Demands weekly series focusing on growth of the global Internet and the repercussions and consequences of surveillance state operations … StratDem looks at the Deep Net and myriad Intranets, the Mobile/Wireless Net, the tools/devices connecting to the Net, all impacted by ubiquitous surveillance, and we consider the Digital Rights and Open Data movement.
Environmental Security… National Security… “National Security” demands an expanded definition going forward into the 21st century as a result of changing environmental conditions, the dynamics of interactive networks, and new means and open methods of sharing critical environmental information.
Without U.S. Congressional debate and with minimum public discourse and near absence of media notice or news, headlines or editorials, op/ed columns or speeches, the longest ongoing war in U.S. history has just been memorialized by agreement/treaty to continue another ten years.