Global Security Matrix: Web Archive
Explore Witness Discuss Apply
Human State System Network Global
Warfare Query Query Query Query Query
Terrorism and Crime Query Query Query Query Query
States at Risk Query Query Query Query Query
Resource Conflict Query Query Query Query Query
Pandemics Query Query Query Query Query
Environment Query Query Query Query Query
W.M.D. Proliferation Query Query Query Query Query
InfoWar Query Query Query Query Query
all.gif
Items matching "Global"
  1. BBC News - Iran\'s supreme leader denies nuclear report claims | Iran's supreme leader has denied it is developing nuclear weapons, after a new report from the UN atomic watchdog, the IAEA, sparked an international outcry. | 2010--0-2-
  2. Iran Controls Protests and Defies West on Nuclear Fuel - NYTimes.com | CAIRO — Iran’s president boasted Thursday that his nation had the capacity to make weapons grade nuclear fuel if it chose to, in a speech designed to rally the nation as it marked the 31st anniversary of the Islamic Revolution. | 2010--0-2-
  3. Chinese Pollution Census Reveals Greater Reach of Water Contamination - NYTimes.com | BEIJING — China’s government on Tuesday unveiled its most detailed survey ever of the pollution plaguing the country, revealing that water pollution in 2007 was more than twice as severe as official figures that had long omitted agricultural waste. | 2010--0-2-
  4. Iran Begins Enriching Uranium to a Higher Level - NYTimes.com | PARIS — Brushing aside international calls for stricter sanctions against it, Iran said Tuesday it had begun enriching uranium for use in a medical reactor to a higher level of purity, raising the stakes again in its dispute with the United States and other countries over its nuclear program. | 2010--0-2-
  5. U.S. and China Vow Action on Climate Threat but Cite Needs - NYTimes.com | UNITED NATIONS — Some 100 heads of state gathered at the United Nations on Tuesday for an unprecedented daylong conference on combating climate change, with leaders like Presidents Obama and Hu Jintao of China acknowledging that agreement is an important goal, but also stressing their own needs. | 2009--0-9-
  6. BBC NEWS | Middle East | Iran \'closer to nuclear weapon\' | Iran is moving closer to being able to make a nuclear bomb, the US envoy has told a meeting of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) in Vienna. | 2009--0-9-
  7. BBC NEWS | Science & Environment | Science ponders \'zombie attack\' | If zombies actually existed, an attack by them would lead to the collapse of civilisation unless dealt with quickly and aggressively. | 2009--0-8-
  8. Swine flu: the worst is yet to come in autumn, warns Alan Johnson - Telegraph | Alan Johnson said that the lesson of past pandemics was that initially mild outbreaks had been followed by something "much more serious". | 2009--0-5-
  9. Tamiflu linked to abnormal behaviour | smh.com.au | Influenza patients between 10 and 17 who took Tamiflu were 54 per cent more likely to exhibit serious abnormal behaviour than those who did not take the antiflu drug, a final report from a Japanese Health, Labour and Welfare Ministry research team, said. | 2009--0-5-
  10. The Associated Press: WHO says up to 2B people might get swine flu | GENEVA (AP) — Up to 2 billion people could be infected by swine flu if the current outbreak turns into a pandemic lasting two years, the World Health Organization said Thursday. | 2009--0-5-
  11. Confirmed swine flu cases leap - CNN.com | GENEVA, Switzerland (CNN) -- Confirmed cases of swine flu worldwide increased to 236 on Thursday, up significantly from the previous day's total of 147, the World Health Organization reported. | 2009--0-4-
  12. WHO fears pandemic is 'imminent' | The UN's World Health Organization has raised the alert over swine flu to level five - indicating human-to-human transmission in at least two countries. | 2009--0-4-
  13. N Korea warned over rocket launch | US President Barack Obama and his South Korean counterpart have agreed a "stern, united response" must follow any rocket launch by North Korea. | 2009--0-4-
  14. US to be 'pragmatic on climate' | The US must balance science with what is politically and technologically achievable on climate change, America's lead negotiator has said. | 2009--0-4-
  15. Job Losses Pose a Threat to Stability Worldwide | High unemployment rates, especially among young workers, have led to protests in countries as varied as Latvia, Chile, Greece, Bulgaria and Iceland and contributed to strikes in Britain and France. (NYTimes.com) | 2009--0-2-
  16. Russia’s armed forces: Advancing, blindly | A more aggressive Russian army is still no match for NATO, but is strong enough to scare some neighbours. (Economist) | 2008--0-9-
  17. Climate change and the poor - Adapt or die | Environmentalists have long said the world should concentrate on preventing climate change, not adapting to it. That is changing. (Economist.com) | 2008--0-9-
  18. Niger Delta rebels ratchet up oil-related violence | LAGOS, Nigeria (AP) -- Nigeria's main militant group said Wednesday that it had destroyed an oil-pumping station and a pipeline crossing southern Nigeria in a rare daylight attack extending violence in the restive region into its fifth day. (CNN.com) | 2008--0-9-
  19. Ocean ‘Dead Zones’ on the Rise | Coastal oceans are being starved of oxygen at an alarming rate, researchers are reporting, with vast stretches of water along the seafloor depleted of oxygen to the point that they can barely sustain marine life. | 2008--0-8-
  20. US warns Russia of lasting impact | The US defence chief has warned relations with Russia could be damaged for years if Moscow does not step back from "aggressive" actions in Georgia. | 2008--0-8-
  21. US warns Russia of lasting impact | The US defence chief has warned relations with Russia could be damaged for years if Moscow does not step back from "aggressive" actions in Georgia. | 2008--0-8-
  22. Chertoff: I'm Listening to the Internet (Not in a Bad Way) | Homeland Security chief Michael Chertoff sat down with Threat Level on Monday in Silicon Valley to talk about laptop searches at the border, the government's new-found interest in computer security, and the continuing saga of overeager terrorist watch lists. (wired.com) | 2008--0-8-
  23. Somalia 'threat' to Kenya peace | Kenya's struggle with terrorism will continue as long as neighbouring Somalia remains lawless, the prime minister has said. (BBC) | 2008--0-8-
  24. Russian Gang Hijacking PCs in Vast Scheme | A criminal gang is using software tools normally reserved for computer network administrators to infect thousands of PCs in corporate and government networks with programs that steal passwords and other information, a security researcher has found. (NYT) | 2008--0-8-
  25. Mexican Migrants Carry H.I.V. Home | The first AIDS cases diagnosed in Mexico in 1983 were found among migrants, researchers say. Since then, studies have continued to show that migrants to the United States make up a significant percentage of those contracting the disease. (NYT) | 2008--0-8-
  26. Population control: The marathon’s not over | In some parts of the world, family planning is still a distant dream THREE decades ago, many pundits were saying that an ever-rising population could lead to global disaster. They argued that ecological catastrophe, resource wars and other tragedies were inevitable unless radical measures were taken to defuse the coming “population bomb”. Happily, a mixture of technological innovation, economic dynamism and successful population-control strategies have helped defuse that bomb, or at least delay its detonation. (The Economist) | 2008--0-7-
  27. Welcome to our shrinking jungle | A political storm over environmental policy has coincided with a rise in deforestation. From the Amazon last month, Brazil's Indian agency released aerial pictures of painted men with bows and arrows who have had little or no contact with modern civilisation. To judge from their hostile stance, they want to keep things that way. But the Amazon is the responsibility of Carlos Minc, Brazil's hyperactive new environment minister. (The Economist) | 2008--0-7-
  28. Mangrove Loss Partly to Blame for Myanmar Toll | The destruction of mangrove forests that served as a buffer from the sea is partly to blame for the massive death toll from a cyclone in Myanmar, the head of the ASEAN regional bloc said Tuesday.(Discovery Channel News) | 2008--0-5-
  29. BBC NEWS | Science/Nature | Warming \'affecting poor children\' | Climate change is already affecting the prospects for children in the world's poorer countries, according to Unicef. The UN children's agency says that increases in floods, droughts and insect-borne disease will all affect health, education and welfare. While richer societies can adjust, it says in a new report, poorer ones do not have the resources. It is asking western governments to reduce greenhouse gas emissions swiftly and provide money to help poor nations. "Those who have contributed least to climate change - the world's poorest children - are suffering the most," said David Bull, executive director of Unicef UK. The 2006 Stern Review concluded that climate change could increase annual child deaths in sub-Saharan Africa and South Asia by up to 160,000 through GDP loss alone. | 2008--0-4-
  30. BBC NEWS | Asia-Pacific | Bird flu: Indonesia's trial run | Bali runs the world's largest simulation of a bird-flu outbreak, from Friday to Sunday. Involving 1,000 people and over 20 institutions, including the military, Indonesia--the site of half the bird flu deaths in the last outbreak--aims to show the world it is ready should the flu break out again. | 2008--0-4-
  31. German warship helped fend off pirate attack - CNN.com | A German warship responded to a distress call from the Japanese tanker Takayama off the coast of Yemen on Monday, helping to fend off pirates who were attacking the tanker. The attack has been blamed on Somali pirates, who have been involved in a number of incidents in recent months. This type of crime affects global trade networks as trade routes are disrupted or abandoned due to threat of piracy. | 2008--0-4-
  32. Georgia denounces Russian \'harassment\' - CNN.com | -Georgia claims Russia is "harassing" it over breakaway regions; -Simmering tensions due to be discussed before U.N. Security Council; -Russia accused of shooting down Georgian unmanned spy plane; -Alleged incident took place in skies above breakaway Abkhazia region (BBC) | 2008--0-4-
  33. BBC NEWS | Science/Nature | Species loss \'bad for our health\' | A new generation of medical treatments could be lost forever unless the current rate of biodiversity loss is reversed, conservationists have warned. They say species are being lost before researchers have had the chance to examine and understand their potential health benefits. (BBC) | 2008--0-4-
  34. World Bank tackles food emergency | World Bank head Robert Zoellick warned that 100 million people in poor countries could be pushed deeper into poverty by spiralling prices. The crisis has sparked recent food riots in several countries including Haiti, the Philippines and Egypt. "As we know, learning from the past, those kind of questions sometimes end in war," he said. He said the problem could lead to trade imbalances that may eventually affect developed nations, "so it is not only a humanitarian question". (BBC) | 2008--0-4-
  35. Middle East water crisis warning | Governments in the Middle East and North Africa need to invest now if they want to avoid severe water shortages in the future, the World Bank has warned. The amount of water available per person in the arid region will halve by 2050, a report from the bank estimates. It blames climate change and population growth for new pressures on supplies. Governments in the region should tackle water waste, build more efficient networks and reduce water use, the World Bank says. (BBC) | 2008--0-4-
  36. Cyber risk 'equals 9/11 impact' | The US homeland security chief has made a heartfelt plea to Silicon Valley workers to stand up and be counted in the fight to secure the cyber highway. Michael Chertoff invoked the attacks of 9/11 as he sought to galvanise IT professionals and security experts. He told the world's biggest IT security conference that serious threats to cyberspace are on "a par this country tragically experienced on 9/11". (BBC) | 2008--0-4-
  37. NDTV.com: Al-Qaida nuclear attack in planning stages | Al-Qaida's nuclear attack against the US is in planning stages, top American intelligence officials have said. This hearing was followed by another classified session wherein other details about the possible nuclear attack by the Al-Qaida terrorist network were possibly explained to the US lawmakers in details. (NDTV.com, India) | 2008--0-4-
  38. Europeans poised to bolster Web shield | On Wednesday, NATO will present a strategy for countering computer attacks at a meeting for heads of state in Bucharest, with a proposal to create a central cyberdefense authority. "The attacks on Estonia - directed at services on which Estonian citizens rely - could happen anywhere," said James Appathurai, a NATO spokesman. "The only way to defend against them is through multinational, multilateral cooperation." Paet, the foreign minister of Estonia, said he hoped that more countries would support the various international agreements to create "a legal, concrete framework." But it may not improve matters in the long term with Russia, which, along with nations like Georgia, Turkey and Liechtenstein, has not signed the Council of Europe's cybercrime treaty. (International Herald Tribune) | 2008--0-3-
  39. Bloomberg.com: Science | Climate change may provoke conflict between the European Union and Russia as Arctic ice melts, easing access to fossil-fuel deposits and opening new sea routes, the 27-nation bloc's top two foreign policy officials said. "A further dimension of competition for energy resources lies in potential conflict over resources in polar regions which will become exploitable as a consequence of global warming," the report said. "There is an increasing need to address the growing debate over territorial claims and access to new trade routes by different countries which challenge Europe's ability to effectively secure its trade and resource interests." (Bloomberg) | 2008--0-3-
  40. Launch of BICC ‘Resource Conflict Monitor’ | Bonner Wirtschaftsblog - Nachrichten aus Bonn | On 12 March, 12:00, BICC (Bonn International Center for Conversion in cooperation with UNU/EHS will launch the ‘Resource Conflict Monitor’ (RCM). The RCM is a unique tool for research and information on the nexus between natural resources and violent conflict. For many developing countries, the extraction of natural resources has been a blessing, as their export can provide urgently needed development capital. For others, however, resource wealth has been a curse, as their population still faces extreme poverty and they have been haunted by corruption, government failure and violent conflict. While political and institutional deficits have been widely cited as sources for economic failure and violent conflict, there is still a lack of understanding and empirical study on the impact of governance factors on the resource-conflict dynamic. | 2008--0-3-
  41. UK: The diversity of modern security threats | Today, the threats are more diverse than during the Cold War and include failing states, terrorism and organised crime - threats which cross boundaries and where the citizen is more directly affected. Globalisation has compounded many of these risks - with the growth in international travel, for instance, increasing the speed of flu pandemics spreading or facilitating greater migration of people away from areas suffering from climate change. (BBC) | 2008--0-3-
  42. Flu pandemic is biggest threat to security, strategy says - Telegraph | The biggest threat to Britain at the present time is a flu pandemic. An outbreak could cause the deaths of up to 750,000 people, according to the strategy. The strategy found: “We estimate that a pandemic could cause fatalities in the United Kingdom in the range of 50,000 to 750,000 although both the timing and impact are impossible to predict exactly.” An influenza pandemic is one which spreads on a worldwide scale and infects a large proportion of the human population. Pandemics can cause high levels of mortality, with the Spanish influenza being responsible for the deaths of over 50 million people. | 2008--0-3-
  43. Sudan warns west of 'Iraq-style disaster' in Darfur | UN peacekeeping troops are heading for "another Iraq or Afghanistan disaster" in Darfur as long as talks between the government and rebel groups remain stalled and the US maintains its hostile stance, Sudanese officials and regional experts warned today. (Guardian) | 2008--0-3-
  44. Pentagon bans Google map-makers | The US defence department has banned the giant internet search engine Google from filming inside and making detailed studies of US military bases. (BBC) | 2008--0-3-
  45. $2 million homes burn in 'act of terror,' | Fire engulfed five luxury homes Monday morning at a subdivision north of Seattle in what could be a case of ecoterrorism, officials said. A sign with the letters "ELF" was found at the scene of the fires in the "Street of Dreams" development in Woodinville, Washington, though it is not confirmed if the work was done by the Earth Liberation Front, a group the FBI has called an ecoterrorist group. | 2008--0-3-
  46. Climate Change and National Security | Climate change presents a serious threat to the security and prosperity of the United States and other countries. Recent actions and statements by members of Congress, members of the UN Security Council, and retired U.S. military officers have drawn attention to the consequences of climate change, including the destabilizing effects of storms, droughts, and floods. This report charts both domestic and international effects of climate change, offering both analyses and policies for future action. (Council on Foreign Relations) | 2008--0-1-
  47. Treat flood risk like terror threat, says report author | The torrential downpours that caused billions of pounds worth of damage to thousands of houses this summer should be seen as a "wake-up call" for the country, an interim report said. The report warned that England only narrowly avoided "several near disasters of an even greater magnitude" with an "even greater loss of essential services". (Guardian UK) | 2007--1-2-
  48. Acidic seas may kill 98% of world's reefs by 2050 | The majority of the world's coral reefs are in danger of being killed off by rising levels of greenhouse gases, scientists warned yesterday. Researchers from Britain, the US and Australia, working with teams from the UN and the World Bank, voiced their concerns after a study revealed 98% of the world's reef habitats are likely to become too acidic for corals to grow by 2050. (Guardian) | 2007--1-2-
  49. Climate Change and National Security | Recent actions and statements by members of Congress, members of the UN Security Council, and retired U.S. military officers have drawn attention to the consequences of climate change, including the destabilizing effects of storms, droughts, and floods. Domestically, the effects of climate change could overwhelm disaster-response capabilities. Internationally, climate change may cause humanitarian disasters, contribute to political violence, and undermine weak governments. (Council on Foreign Relations - PDF) | 2007--1-2-
  50. Brazil Announces Size of Tupi Oil Field | The sudden November 8 announcement of the size of the Tupi oil field has pushed Brazil into a delicate and potentially powerful economic and political position in the Americas. The oil field is supposedly large enough to make Brazil a liable rival to Venezuela and some smaller Arab countries, garnering the interests of Venezuela and, particularly, the U.S. | 2007--1-2-
  51. Forests Are Not Green | With the rise of temperatures and increased fears over global warming, Amazon forests may not be able to save the world from climate change; in fact, some argue that their fragile existence could in fact become the biggest contributor to global warming. | 2007--1-2-
  52. Cholera crisis hits Baghdad | Iraqi capital fears an epidemic if stricken sewerage system collapses as the rainy season arrives. (Guardian UK) | 2007--1-2-
  53. Climate Change Threatens (African) Continent | The carbon emissions of developed countries threaten to devastate sub-Saharan Africa in the coming decades, says a major United Nations report issued today. The Human Development Report, commissioned by the UN Development Programme (UNDP), says if the world does not act against climate change within 10 years, a two-degree Celsius temperature increase could have devastating effects for African economy, poverty, and epidemics. (allAfrica.com) | 2007--1-1-
  54. UN climate change report issues 10-year warning | The UN issued today a report citing the urgent need to address global climate change, calling upon the U.S. to spearhead efforts to reduce rising levels of carbon dioxide and other heat-trapping gases in the atmosphere, mainly from the use of coal, oil and other fossil fuels. Saying that the least-developed countries would be hit hardest, the report says that emissions should be cut by at least 30% by 2020 and by 80% by 2050. Developing nations should cut emissions by 20% by the year 2050. (Guardian) | 2007--1-1-
  55. Sarkozy in China climate appeal | China maintains that industrialized societies in the West should bear the burden of enacting climate change, but French President Sarkozy emphasizes that climate change should be a global effort, not by a few here or a few there. (BBC) | 2007--1-1-
  56. Amazon Fire Wars Exacerbate Global Warming | In Brazil, at the end of the burning season, when people use fire to clear land for farms and ranches, the 'dueling' between land owners leads to more the starting of more fires in order to secure more land. Scientists say this fire cycle is not just destroying parts of the Amazon's southern forests, but altering the climate as well. (NPR) | 2007--1-1-
  57. Iraq, Iran, and the President Who Cried Wolf | A crucial moment looms in the Iran debate, even as big questions remain unasked. Like, could we live with a nuclearized Tehran? (New York Magazine) | 2007--1-1-
  58. Malaria moves in behind the loggers | Deforestation and climate change are returning the mosquito-borne disease to parts of Peru after 40 years. | 2007--1-0-
  59. Britain to claim more than 1m sq km of Antarctica | The United Kingdom is planning to claim sovereign rights to over more than 386,000 sq miles of seabed, and is likely to signal a quickening of the race for territory around the south pole. The claim would be in defiance of the spirit of the 1959 Antarctic treaty, to which the UK is a signatory, specifically stating that no new claims shall be asserted on the continent. The treaty was drawn up to prevent territorial disputes. | 2007--1-0-
  60. Cholera Outbreak Highlights Iraq's Plight | As the disease strikes thousands, cholera is just one more example for how sectarian strife cripples basic services. (CBS) | 2007--1-0-
  61. South Asia Victims Face Health Crisis | Millions of people affected by flooding in South Asia face a health crisis unless relief work is urgently stepped up, the United Nations has warned. The World Health Organization (WHO) and Unicef said stagnant waters were "a lethal breeding ground" for diseases such as malaria and dengue fever. (BBC News) | 2007--0-8-
  62. Climate Change Sparks Scrap for Arctic Resources | While scientists and conservationists worry about the potentially dire consequences of global warming, politicians and businessmen are already battling over how to reap the economic benefits from the Arctic thaw. | 2007--0-8-
  63. Military Sharpens Focus on Climate Change | The U.S. military is increasingly focused on a potential national security threat: climate change. A report about to be released by a group of retired senior generals lays out a detailed case for how global warming could destabilize vulnerable states in Africa and Asia and drive a flood of migrants to richer countries. It focuses on how climate change "can act as a threat multiplier for instability in some of the most volatile regions of the world," in part by causing water shortages and damaging food production. (washingtonpost.com) | 2007--0-4-
  64. Tuberculosis in South Africa - A Global System in Crisis | The spread of a particularly virulent form of tuberculosis in South Africa illustrates a breakdown in the global program that is supposed to keep the disease, one of the world’s deadliest, under control. (NYTimes) | 2007--0-3-
  65. UN outlines global e-waste goals | With the world's annual volume of "e-waste" expected to exceed 40 tonnes, the UN has launched a global initiative to tackle the growing mountain of electrical and electronic waste, hooping to create a global recycling standard, extend the life of products and improve the market for second-hand goods. (BBC) | 2007--0-3-
  66. Navy rebuffs state's plea to better protect whales from sonar | The Navy has rejected additional safeguards to protect whales from high-power sonar during war games in Southern California waters, saying that state officials who asked for extra precautions have no authority to tell the U.S. Navy what to do. (LA Times) | 2007--0-2-
  67. Climate change to hit poor worst, says U.N.'s Ban | The world's poor, who are the least responsible for global warming, will suffer the most from the effects of climate change, U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon told global environment ministers on Monday. (Reuters) | 2007--0-2-
  68. Bird flu claims first human life in West Africa | Nigeria confirmed the first human death from the H5N1 virus in sub-Saharan Africa on Wednesday after tests on a dead woman showed she had contracted bird flu. (Reuters) | 2007--0-1-
  69. Climate change seen fanning conflict and terrorism | At a London conference "Climate Change: the Global Security Impact," experts discussed how climate change and global warming could exacerbate tensions between rich and poor countries, potentially increasing security and terrorist threats. As global climate change can create huge flows of refugees, terrorists can exploit these opportunities to their advantage. | 2007--0-1-
  70. Space Supremacy | Article discusses how the U.S. has revised its space policy for the first time in ten years in order to achieve "space supremacy" for the future. | 2007--0-1-
  71. Russia oil row hits Europe supply | Russia has cut oil supplies to Poland, Germany and Ukraine amid a trade row with its neighbour Belarus. | 2007--0-1-
  72. Who Dies When the World Catches the Flu? | While the discussion of globalization is usually locked into economics, politics and culture, this article examines globalization's effects on pandemics. | 2006--1-2-
  73. Plastics 'poisoning world's seas' | A team of British researchers have found microscopic particles of plastics in the world's seas that could be poisoning wildlife and endangering the food chain. | 2006--1-2-
  74. U.N. says 39.5 million people have HIV | Increasing numbers of people are being infected with HIV and AIDS--and especially alarming is the resurgence in countries where HIV and AIDS were thought to be on the decline--despite the availability of more effective antiretrovirals. | 2006--1-1-
  75. AIDS, heroin two-pronged problem for Afghanistan | Discusses both use of heroin and number and spread of of AIDS cases in particular regard to the country. | 2006--1-1-
  76. Iran tried to swap guns for Somali uranium | Iran is among a number of countries (see above article posted) supplying weapons to Islamic extremists in Somalia; in exchange for weapons and munitions, Somalia is allowing Iran to tap into its uranium reserves. | 2006--1-1-
  77. Civilian and Humanitarian Security in Darfur: Final Concessions to Khartoum | Article talks about how the international community has all but abandoned Sudan, with many humanitarian organizations pulling out of the region and leaving much of the population unprotected and susceptible to the Janjaweed. | 2006--1-1-
  78. China fears consequences of North Korea collapse | Examines the potentially hazardous effects on China if North Korea were to collapse. | 2006--1-0-
  79. Nigeria 3rd Highest Infested Country (HIV/AIDS) | Explores how Nigeria, Africa's most populated country, is battling with the continuing spread of HIV/AIDS and may be unable to meet the UN/World Bank's Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) in 2015. | 2006--1-0-
  80. Solving the Korean Stalemate, One Step at a Time | Op-ed by Jimmy Carter discusses measures used when dealing with North Korea in the past. Also focuses on how to use diplomacy with the current nuclear situation in North Korea. | 2006--1-0-
  81. A Spectacle of Impotence at the UN: Darfur Security Remains Solely with AU | Chronicles the "abject international failure" of the fledgling African Union's attempt to tackle the humanitarian crisis in Darfur. | 2006--1-0-
  82. The Failed States Index | Great website that tracks the changes of failed states in/from 2005 to now. Highlights not only the successes, but the failures and the constant surfacing of new challenges. | 2006--1-0-
  83. The Growing World of Google Earth | Interesting article about how something as innocuous as Google Earth can be a threat to (inter)national security with up to one-third of the world's population being covered by high-resolution imagery. | 2006--1-0-
  84. India Struggles to Tap the Monsoon | The article discusses the effect of the torrential rains--the monsoon--in India during the month of August. It also draws a comparison with the current water scarcity in the country. The artice states that the global warming might aggravate the situation. | 2006--1-0-
  85. When North Korea Falls | This article explains the threast North Korea poses by having one of the largest biological and chemical aresenals | 2006--1-0-
  86. Suicide Bomber Kills 12 Near Kabul Ministry | | 2006--0-9-
  87. GAME: By Donald Barthelme | Sections of David Barthelme, 60 Stories, 1993, p. 63-67. This story makes us question the implications of (nuclear) warfare upon the human psyche. How does a state of fear affect life? What irrationalities lie in states' calculated postures? | 2006--0-9-
  88. Bush Disagrees That Iraq War Raises Threat of Terrorism | How does this relate to the matrix? Still a test, but a good article. | 2006--0-9-