“Beijing has been hinting for some time about setting up the South China Sea [Air Defense Identification Zone] ‘at an appropriate time.’ What better time than when they’re protesting U.S. ships and planes ‘intruding’ on China’s sovereignty over the islands?” Read the full article here.
“These students are a product of an array of programs designed to back ‘patriotic’ youths, but those views are fairly widespread in Russian society, and actively supported by TV.” Read the full article here.
“This could’ve been done privately by some FBI and/or some Apple engineers to try and figure this out with regard to this particular phone. Certainly, the idea of opening all iPhone 5 operating systems to a master key, which would allow either the government or, if it got into the wrong hands, a hacker or […]
“While the Chinese foreign ministry could claim that the missiles are defensive in nature, their deployment certainly puts its claim that China wants to avoid further ‘militarization’ of the South China Sea into question.” Read the full Bloomberg Article here. Read the full Chicago Tribune Article here.
“[The] Saudis are trying to provide some incentives to Russia to be more flexible regarding the political process in Syria, and are even willing to sacrifice some market share to the Iranians if it means helping Russia’s oil markets, so President Vladimir Putin can continue pushing Iran out of Syria unabated.” — Brandon Friedman “From a Saudi […]