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  1. A clear message to renegade nations: resist at your peril

    Posted Dec 21st 2003, 12:00am by Gretchen Peters

    ... and the means to deliver them, will find an open path to better relations with the United States and other free nations,' US President George W. Bush said. 'With the announcement by its ... now awaiting trial at an undisclosed location for crimes against humanity. Analysts say the message will be heard loudly in Arab nations like Syria, which faces US sanctions for its alleged ...

  2. Good habits may offer best defence

    Posted Mar 22nd 2005, 12:00am by Danyll Wills

    ... to Hong Kong. Thomas Parenty, an independent security consultant, used to work for the super-secretive National Security Agency (NSA) in the United States, has a patent pending on internet encryption and has written a book on digital security. He has also testified before the US Congress on security matters pertaining to the mainland. 'From one perspective, over the past 25 years ...

  3. China backs push to avoid nuclear-linked sanctions

    Posted Nov 26th 2004, 12:00am by Josephine Ma

    ... Josephine Ma in Beijing China will help Iranian efforts to block any attempt to refer Tehran's controversial nuclear programme to the United Nations Security Council for sanctions, ... to the International Atomic Energy Agency, the UN's nuclear watchdog. The Iranian diplomat said he was confident that Iran has successfully neutralised US attempts to refer its nuclear programme ...

  4. Pakistan rejects agency link to bombing of Indian embassy

    Posted Aug 02nd 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... in Washington said US intelligence agencies suspected rogue elements in the ISI gave militants information to launch more effective attacks from Pakistan's tribal regions bordering Afghanistan. CIA ... are army officers. On the eve of Mr Gilani's visit, the government announced that the agency would report to the interior minister- the civilian security leader- only to backtrack hours later. ...

  5. Oh, what nations will do for oil

    Posted Mar 05th 2004, 12:00am by Michael Richardson

    ... Japan's Chief Cabinet Secretary, Yasuo Fukuda. Still, the Bush administration seems reluctant to have a diplomatic confrontation with Japan. After all, the US has its own energy security ... on the Iran issue, US Undersecretary of State John Bolton noted that Tokyo was obviously worried that if it did not secure the oil field concession, 'somebody else from Europe or somewhere else ...

  6. A change of heart decades too late

    Posted Mar 12th 2004, 12:00am by Michael Richardson

    ... on March 5 by the National Security Archive, an independent non-governmental research institute and library in Washington. It collects and publishes declassified US government documents acquired ... exports cannot be diverted to military ends is good news. But Beijing's change of policy is long overdue. Much damage has already been done- to its own national security interests as well ...

  7. A thorn in the side of Sino-US ties

    Posted Feb 25th 2005, 12:00am by Michael Richardson

    ... Michael Richardson When Condoleezza Rice visited China in July as US national security adviser, she hoped to persuade Beijing to give stronger support to Washington's efforts to get ... of issues concerning the Taiwan Strait through dialogue. It was the first time in the 50-year history of the US-Japan security pact that both partners had expressed common concerns over cross-strait ...

  8. South China Sea becomes Beijing's latest 'core interest'

    Posted Jul 07th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... for Asian Affairs on the National Security Council Jeffery Bader, that it considered the South China Sea as part of its 'core interest' of sovereignty. This was the first time Beijing had ... The elevation of a strategic body of water's importance to the level of national interest on par with Tibet and Taiwan speaks volumes not just about China's increasing naval ambition but also ...

  9. Don't repeat the folly of Iraq's war in Iran

    Posted Sep 03rd 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Non-Proliferation Treaty. The UN Security Council's five members and Germany are meeting to weigh options. US President Barack Obama and allied European leaders have given Iran until the end ... Western nations are increasing the heat on Iran over its nuclear programme. They are threatening tougher sanctions if it does not take up the offer of talks. American and Israeli officials ...

  10. Without fear or favour

    Posted Jan 17th 2005, 12:00am by Steven Knipp

    ... does hammer the CIA, the FBI, the National Security Agency and the Federal Aviation Agency for a host of failures. And Mr Kean has stated repeatedly that September 11 could have and should have ... Prevention Act, the largest overhaul of US intelligence gathering in 50 years, hoping to improve the spy network that failed to prevent the September 11 attacks. The National Commission on Terrorist ...




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