Checkmate Fighter Puts Russia Ahead of the Game

Checkmate Fighter Puts Russia Ahead of the Game

The annual MAKS aerospace show kicked off its 2021 installment at Zhukovsky Airport outside Moscow – not with a bang, but with multiple bangs. MAKS – whose name is an acronym for the Russian mouthful Mezhdunarodnyj aviatsionno-kosmiches, literally international aviation and space show – is famous for showing off the latest hits in aerospace and…

The Top Takeaways from Turkey’s Troubles with the Taliban

The Top Takeaways from Turkey’s Troubles with the Taliban

Ties between Turkey and the Taliban are strained after the NATO member publicly contemplated keeping its military forces in Afghanistan in order to guard Kabul airport, with tensions only worsening after President Erdogan then criticized the group for allegedly not behaving as proper Muslims as well as “occupying” parts of their homeland. Few could have…

Global Shipping Crisis Far Worse Than Imagined

Global Shipping Crisis Far Worse Than Imagined

Over the past decades world ocean trade has expanded almost exponentially as major manufacturing outsourcing from USA and European corporations has blossomed under the advent of economic globalization. The result has been that Asia, most especially China, has become the essential manufacturing source for everything from iPhones to antibiotics and everything in-between. The creation of…

Liquid Modernity

Liquid Modernity

Wokeism radically challenges the system: “You have succeeded by virtue of your visible identity alone.” U.S. pollster Dr Franz Luntz, after a mega round of polling and focus-group sounding in the U.S. and Britain, warned starkly that woke culture wars are on course to become the biggest dividing line in British politics – as they…

Avoiding the Robot Apocalypse

Avoiding the Robot Apocalypse

My wife and I were recently driving in Virginia, amazed yet again that the GPS technology on our phones could guide us through a thicket of highways, around road accidents, and toward our precise destination. The artificial intelligence (AI) behind the soothing voice telling us where to turn has replaced passenger-seat navigators, maps, even traffic…

This Tool Tells You If NSO’s Pegasus Spyware Targeted Your Phone

This Tool Tells You If NSO’s Pegasus Spyware Targeted Your Phone

Over the weekend, an international consortium of news outlets reported that several authoritarian governments — including Mexico, Morocco and the United Arab Emirates — used spyware developed by NSO Group to hack into the phones of thousands of their most vocal critics, including journalists, activists, politicians and business executives. A leaked list of 50,000 phone…