Daily Archives: December 13, 2016

US Lifts Ban On Weapon Exports To Syria

US Defense Secretary Ashton Carter announced that the United States would commit an additional 200 soldiers to Syria at the Manama Dialogue, a security conference held in Manama, the capital of Bahrain on 10 December 2016. The contingent will consist of Commandos and Bomb Squad specialists. Their role will be […]

The Impeachment Of South Korean’s President

The so-called ‘peaceful protest’ that has been going on for, at least, 6 weeks in South Korea seems to be finally paying off. On December 9th, 2016, “South Korean President Park Geun-Hye was impeached Friday by the nation’s National Assembly, signaling an ignominious end to a term that had become […]

Baltic View: The Disastrous Effects Of A NATO Withdrawal

  The North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) conducted military training has increased in intensity following the somewhat contentious US election of Mr. Trump, earlier last month. His recent threats to withdraw the US from an “obsolete” NATO, whereby continuously praising Russian President Vladimir Putin appears detrimental to NATO’s involvement in […]

Police Targeted by Twin Terrorist Bombing in Istanbul

  A twin bomb attack in the Turkish city of Istanbul on Saturday has left at least 29 dead and 166 injured. The attack consisted of the detonation of a car bomb on a riot police bus and then a suicide bomber, with the explosions occurring approximately 30 seconds apart. […]

IS Re-Captures Ancient City Of Palmyra

This Sunday, ISIS re-captured Palmyra from Syrian government troops while Russian and Syrian forces were preoccupied with Aleppo. After being expelled by the Syrian and Russian forces nine months ago, the IS re-entered the city on Saturday for the first time. Russian and the Assad’s forces pushed the IS militants […]