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'Killer Robots': A New Era of Warfare?

Isabelle Younane | Posted 30.03.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Isabelle Younane

Lethal Autonomous Robotics (LARs). This emerging breed of technology will be able to select a target, aim and fire with no intervention from human beings beyond programming and deployment. War could be about to get a lot cheaper, a lot less bloody... and a lot more frequent.

Europe on the Brink

Robin Lustig | Posted 21.03.2014 | UK Politics
Robin Lustig

Western leaders who'll be meeting for emergency talks in Europe next week have an unusually important judgement call to make: do they believe President Putin when he says he intends to go no further in Ukraine?

Cosmos - A Spacetime Odyssey and the Ironies it's Working Around

Preetam Kaushik | Posted 12.03.2014 | UK Entertainment
Preetam Kaushik

The first line up there includes the iconic words that Carl Sagan uttered when the original Cosmos - A Personal Voyage opened in the eighties. The second line opened the follow-up series titled Cosmos - A Spacetime Odyssey which aired last Sunday with Tyson as the host, who pays tribute to Sagan through these words.

Mehdi's Morning Memo: 'Nazi' Ukip Has Done Us A Favour, Says Tory MP

Huffington Post | Mehdi Hasan | Posted 07.03.2014 | UK Politics

Here are the five things you need to know on Friday 7 March 2014... 1) 'NAZI' UKIP HAS DONE US A FAVOUR, SAYS TORY MP Forget the infamous 'fruit...

Ukraine: Could EU Referendum have Prevented Bloodshed and Chaos?

Dan Ehrlich | Posted 24.02.2014 | UK Politics
Dan Ehrlich

The desire of many people to join the EU is the fantasy that membership will be the remedy for the country's economy. And you can bet many workers would like the luxury of being able to seek work anywhere in the EU.

Protocols That Guarantee Privacy, Security and Freedom

Preetam Kaushik | Posted 02.04.2014 | UK Tech
Preetam Kaushik

The Internet- a playground for millions across the world- is increasingly at risk from perceived American cyber bullying.

Obama Congress - What a Mess

Jon-Christopher Bua | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Politics
Jon-Christopher Bua

As you already know, the US Government has been shut down for over two business weeks. The President and Members of Congress battle over who is to blame while failing to present any real solutions. What's going on here in Washington is simply a symptom of a much bigger problem.

The US-Iranian-Syrian Diplomatic Dance

Dan Smith OBE | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Politics
Dan Smith OBE

The destruction of Syrian chemical weapons (CW) has started. In a breakthrough moment in Iran-US relations, the two Presidents talked on the phone and the foreign ministers sat down to discuss Iran's nuclear programme. Though the connection has received little comment in the western news media, these two welcome developments are deeply linked and close to inter-dependent.

Did the American Spirit Go Missing with Miss America?

Preetam Kaushik | Posted 17.11.2013 | UK
Preetam Kaushik

Miss New York was born in America, in 1989. Being an 'Indian-American' wasn't adequately 'American'. To begin with, she wasn't even a favorite 'dark horse'. In fact, her 'classical Bollywood fusion dance' was being scowled upon. There were reports on some websites discussing how terribly wrong was her decision to dance to a Bollywood song at the talent show.

America Weak?: What Syria Calls a Victory Is Democracy in Action

Dan Ehrlich | Posted 17.11.2013 | UK Politics
Dan Ehrlich

What dictators in that region can't fathom is how a democracy works. How President Obama could back down on the use of force because the American people and their congressional representatives didn't want another Middle East war. Such populist power is unknown in Arab countries. Yet it would be a big mistake to hold the view the US has chickened -out of the fray.

Why 'Don't Know' Is Not a Good Look in a Crisis

Robin Lustig | Posted 12.11.2013 | UK Politics
Robin Lustig

I used to argue that it would make a welcome change if - just occasionally - politicians answered a question with the words: "I don't know." I didn't expect the President of the United States to take me seriously. Should the US launch a military strike against Syria? Obama: Don't know. Is Russia serious in its chemical weapons initiative? Don't know. There's a part of me that welcomes such refreshing candour. But to be honest, it's only a very small part of me.

Does Putin Deserve The Nobel Peace Prize?

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 13.09.2013 | UK

He's not exactly the first person who springs to mind when considering the Nobel Peace Prize, but Russian President Vladimir Putin is apparently deser...

Fresh Diplomatic Talks Reduce Potential for Syrian Intervention

Alex Rickets | Posted 12.11.2013 | UK Politics
Alex Rickets

An apparently inadvertent remark by Secretary of State John Kerry, who mused that Washington might change course if Syria handed over its chemical weapons stockpile, now appears to have changed everything.

Putin Rescues Obama With an Offer He Couldn't Refuse - So What's Next?

Dan Ehrlich | Posted 11.11.2013 | UK Politics
Dan Ehrlich

As I said in my previous blog, Russia has a better handle on the Syrian situation than does America. And now a Russian president has done something no other Russian leader has ever done...erased a red line and extracted a US president from a no win situation.

Syria: Before Protesting Against the Barack Obama of 2013, Read the Words of Barack Obama of 2002

Alastair Roderick | Posted 09.11.2013 | UK Politics
Alastair Roderick

Barack Obama's meteoric ascent to US President started on October 2, 2002, when he addressed an anti-Iraq War rally in Chicago, repeating several times the mantra that he did not oppose all wars, just dumb wars.

Eight Reasons Why Putin Is Better Than Obama

Huffington Post UK | Chris York | Posted 10.09.2013 | UK Politics

Vladimir Putin scored some pretty massive international political points today when Syria agreed to put its chemical weapons under international contr...

Mehdi's Morning Memo: Has Kerry's Gaffe Saved Syria From Air Strikes?

Huffington Post | Mehdi Hasan | Posted 10.09.2013 | UK Politics

The five things you need to know on Tuesday 10 September 2013... 1) HAS KERRY'S GAFFE SAVED SYRIA FROM AIR STRIKES? From the Times: "Russia w...

No Mr. Nice Guy, But Is Putin's Syria View More Realistic Than Obama's?

Dan Ehrlich | Posted 08.11.2013 | UK Politics
Dan Ehrlich

If the US attacks Syria on its own, it won't be the first time in a solo operation after a British rejection. UK politicians have short memories when trumpeting the Special Relationship. Some may recall Bill Clinton's first foreign trip as President was to the UK to seek support for operations to end the bloodbath in Bosnia after four years of carnage and NATO/UN fence sitting.

John Kerry Insists UK-US Special Relationship Will Survive Syria Vote

The Huffington Post UK | Ned Simons | Posted 09.09.2013 | UK Politics

John Kerry has insisted parliament's decision to block British involvement in a military strike on Syria has not damaged the UK's relationship with Wa...

Does Obama Go It Alone?

Jon-Christopher Bua | Posted 08.11.2013 | UK Politics
Jon-Christopher Bua

As the week begins President Obama faces the toughest test of his presidency to date. Through a combination of factors, some of his own making and some beyond his control, he has boxed himself and the US Government into a corner and there appears to be no easy way out.

Awkward

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 05.09.2013 | UK Politics

Vladimir Putin has welcomed President Obama to the G20 in St Petersburg, amid increasingly tense relations between Russia and the United States over p...

What Kind Of Week Has It Been? 6 September 2013

Paddy Duffy | Posted 04.11.2013 | UK Politics
Paddy Duffy

Feeling quite nostalgic? Feel like we have been here before? You should. In the past few days, a divided US Senate Foreign Relations Committee approved an authorization of a military intervention against the Syrian government, creating a mixture of showdowns as exciting as the new series of the X Factor.

Mehdi's Morning Memo: Humanitarian Intervention Or Regime Change?

Huffington Post | Mehdi Hasan | Posted 04.09.2013 | UK Politics

The five things you need to know on Wednesday 4th September 2013... 1) HUMANITARIAN INTERVENTION OR REGIME CHANGE? So, remember how the proposed...

Michael Gove Attacks Labour For 'Celebrating As Children Were Killed In Syria'

PA/The Huffington Post | Posted 03.09.2013 | UK Politics

Michael Gove has accused some Labour MPs of behaving as though they were at a "football match" following last week's vote in the House of Commons on S...

Syria: the day after

Robin Lustig | Posted 29.10.2013 | UK Politics
Robin Lustig

Last night's remarkable scenes at Westminster will make precious little difference to the people of Syria. Cruise missiles will still fall on some carefully selected military sites in the coming days - the only difference will be that none of them will be British. The key question remains what it was before David Cameron's dramatic defeat in the House of Commons: what is the best policy to adopt in the light of the ever-increasing horror of the war in Syria?