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World News Roundup: July 15, 2019

Afghanistan talks agree 'roadmap to peace' https://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-48919335 A landmark peace conference between the Taliban and influential Afghans, including government officials, has agreed a "roadmap for peace" that could hasten the end of the 18-year war. A statement called for an end to civilian casualties and the protection of women's rights within an "Islamic framework". The [...]

By | 2019-07-15T09:35:29-04:00 July 15th, 2019|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Morsi’s Death, Secretary of Defense Esper, and Iranian Sanctions

https://www.latimes.com/world/la-fg-egypt-morsi-muslim-brotherhood-20190624-story.html In the week following his death, Mohamed Morsi has proven to be as divisive a figure as he ever was in life. His death, after a collapse in a courtroom on Monday, was from an apparent heart attack. But, at the time of his death, Morsi was also suffering from diabetes, high blood pressure, [...]

By | 2019-06-24T17:07:07-04:00 June 24th, 2019|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Protests in Hong Kong Over Extradition Bill

Hundreds of thousands of people took to the streets in Hong Kong on Sunday, protesting a government plan that would allow extraditions to mainland China. Rising fears over the erosion of Chinese civil liberties have driven the semiautonomous city apart from Bejing. The mass demonstration - one of the largest in Hong Kong's history - [...]

By | 2019-06-13T11:26:56-04:00 June 13th, 2019|International|0 Comments

May Resigns, Russia’s New Icebreaker, and an IT National Emergency

Theresa May Resigns Acknowledging Failure To Deliver Brexit https://www.npr.org/2019/05/24/726784463/british-prime-minister-theresa-may-acknowledges-defeat-announces-resignation On Friday, U.K. Prime Minister Theresa May acknowledged defeat Friday and announced her resignation as leader of Britain's Conservative Party. The announcement came after years of debate over how the United Kingdom will proceed with Brexit. With her departure, the future of brexit remains uncertain. May [...]

By | 2019-05-27T12:18:59-04:00 May 27th, 2019|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Chinese Trade War, War with Iran, and Ukranian Snap Elections

US-China Trade War Will Hurt American Families https://www.cnn.com/2019/05/20/perspectives/us-china-trade-war-economic-costs/index.html As President Trump and the Chinese elevate their ongoing trade dispute, lead economists are suggesting that American families will be the ones to pay. Earlier this month, Trump significantly increased tariffs on Chinese trade goods. The immediate consequence could be a 25% tax hike on everything imported [...]

By | 2019-05-20T22:05:01-04:00 May 20th, 2019|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Former CIA Officer Charged, ISIS Leader Reappears, and UK Defense Minister Fired

Former CIA Officer Pleads Guilty to Spying for China Jerry Chung Shin Lee plead guilty in federal court on Wednesday to conspiring “to gather and send secret information to the PRC.” Lee, 54, began working in China and other places as a CIA Officer in 1997. He left the Agency in 2004, reportedly frustrated that [...]

By | 2019-05-06T21:50:24-04:00 May 6th, 2019|International, World News Round-Up|0 Comments

The Belt and Road Initiative, Ukranian Elections, and U.S. Cuba Relations

China’s Second Belt and Road Forum Is Underway This week, 36 world leaders have gathered in Beijing for to discuss China’s Belt and Road Initiative. Nine of the 10 ASEAN countries are represented at the conference as well as four of the five Central Asian countries. This level of attendance shows great regional confidence in [...]

By | 2019-04-30T20:17:42-04:00 April 30th, 2019|International, World News Round-Up|0 Comments

CTC Unveils RiskSurv Risk Assessment Survey Tool

WEST PALM BEACH, 2 February 2018 - CTC International Group, Inc., a leading provider of business intelligence and security solutions, today released RiskSurv, the only comprehensive, consistent risk assessment metric and report generation tool on the market. RiskSurv is a global, consistent and cost effective methodology specifically designed to determine an organization’s compliance with its [...]

By | 2019-02-08T14:15:13-04:00 February 8th, 2019|Uncategorized|0 Comments

The Canadian “Big Maple Leaf” Heist: Are Your Assumptions Hurting Security?

The case of the Canadian "Big Maple Leaf" coin provides a lesson in security and the danger of assumptions. Four individuals are currently on trial in Berlin for the 2017 robbery of the Canadian "Big Maple Leaf", a solid gold coin worth at least $4 million. The coin, which weighed 220 pounds and was a [...]

By | 2019-01-25T16:53:08-04:00 January 25th, 2019|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Espionage: Alive, Well, and Dangerous

The recent conviction of former Israeli cabinet minister Gonen Segev on espionage charges demonstrates once again that the second oldest profession in the world is alive and well, and often involves unlikely bedfellows.  Officials in Equatorial Guinea detained Segev last May and extradited him to Israel at the request of Israeli officials, according to the [...]

By | 2019-01-15T11:53:58-04:00 January 14th, 2019|Espionage|0 Comments