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Merck Cyberattack’s $1.3 Billion Question: Was It an Act of War? (Bloomberg)

Bloomberg title: Merck Cyberattack’s $1.3 Billion Question: Was It an Act of War? Bloomberg subtitle: In a world where a keyboard can cause more harm than a gunship, a legal dispute between the drug giant and its insurers could determine who pays for cyber damage. Date of publication: 3 December 2019 "By the time Deb Dellapena arrived for work at Merck & Co.’s...

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EU/NATO expansion vs Russian (military) expansion

Everybody must have heard the question: which came first, the chicken or the egg? This question represents a causality dilemma. Wiki: "The dilemma stems from the observation that all chickens hatch from eggs and all chicken eggs are laid by chickens". Is EU/NATO expansion and Russian (military) expansion another causality dilemma? For some time, I've...

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Is Belarus Putin’s Next Land Grab? (New Republic)

The New Republic title: Is Belarus Putin’s Next Land Grab? New Republic subtitle: Russian annexation of Crimea in 2014 sparked an international crisis. Published: 9 April 2019 "Last summer, in a small town overlooking the Russian border, Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko made a stark and pointed pronouncement. “If we don’t survive these years—if we fail,” he...

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Why Trump’s Golan Heights move should worry India and Taiwan (Qz)

Quartz title: Why Trump’s Golan Heights move should worry India and Taiwan "Donald Trump signed a proclamation today (March 25) recognizing the Golan Heights as part of Israel, overturning 50 years of US precedent and defying international law on sovereign borders. That means that the world’s most powerful military has decided to support Israel’s 1967 occupation and...

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A Russian propaganda outlet prospers in Turkey (Economist)

The Economist title: A Russian propaganda outlet prospers in Turkey The Economist subtitle: Come for uncensored news, and stay for the pro-Kremlin spin Date of publishing: 28 February 2019 "A wounded jihadist commander is spotted receiving treatment in a Turkish hospital near the border with Syria. A court awards compensation to a Kurdish villager beaten senseless...

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Independence

Most of our lives we are dependent on others (eg, employer, friends, parents, partner). Yet we cherish the idea of independence, most often financial independence. Social independence is more like a myth (eg, Psychology Today-2013) and such people are easily viewed as awkward. Most life-forms, including humans, live in flocks, groups, herds, or tribes. A group...

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