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April 20, 2014 09:52 AM

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SOVEREIGN CHALLENGE XII - Update #8

 This is update #8 on SOVEREIGN CHALLENGE XII which will be held at the National Defense University in Washington DC April 22-24.

Please note that this conference will be held in Washington, DC and NOT in New York as originally envisioned.  We apologize for any confusion,...


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  Why Bureaucrats Play Games
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  Directions to NDU
  12 Gangs That Are Keeping The FBI Awake At Night
  Counter Threat Finance (CTF): Grasping the Eel
  Admiral McRaven's 2014 Posture Statement

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A Life of Hate: Kansas Shooting Suspect Thrived on Extremism

The 73-year-old former Green Beret and Ku Klux Klan member accused of killing three people at two Jewish centers in Kansas has a long history of hate-fueled behavior and violent threats, including repeated tangles with authorities and civil rights groups.


Another EU threat to national sovereignty

One of the few “successes” of the British negotiations over the Lisbon Treaty, which came into force in 2009, was a partial opt-out from the Charter of Fundamental Rights. This political agreement was proclaimed by EU institutions some 14 years ago to replicate the European Convention on Human Rights.


Authorities team up to take down big Tulare County drug ring

California Attorney General Kamala D. Harris announced Monday that authorities have taken down much of a Tulare County-based drug-trafficking ring. Speaking at a news conference in Fresno, Harris said authorities arrested 11 people and seized 56 pounds of methamphetamine, four kilograms of cocaine, 942 marijuana plants


Gang torches community policing booth in Kisauni

Police are trailing a gang that razed down a community policing camp in Kisauni, Mombasa County after members of the public lynched a suspected robber in the area. According to witnesses, the suspect was found robbing someone’s house and was frog marched to the community policing booth where the public later turned on him and set him a blaze.


Turchynov: Counter-terrorism operation launched in north of Donetsk region tonight

Verkhovna Rada Chairman and Acting President of Ukraine Oleksandr Turchynov has said that a counter-terrorism operation was launched in the north of Donetsk region in the early hours of Tuesday.


US Bill Blocking Iran’s Ambassador Infringes On UN Sovereignty

On Monday, the Senate passed a bill that would effectively prevent Iran’s ambassador to the United Nations from entering the United States. The bill, drafted by Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Tex., and passed unanimously, would deny individuals listed on the U.S. State Department’s Known Terrorist List a diplomatic visa or entry privileges to the U.S.


Texas Special Ops support US counterterrorism efforts in Africa

Texas Army National Guard Special Operators recently returned from a month long mission to Africa where they worked to bolster the counter terrorism capabilities in the northwest region of the continent.


US to Provide Assistance to Morocco to Fight Violent Extremism

Alina L. Romanowski, the Deputy Assistant Administrator of the Bureau for the Middle East, stated before the House subcommittee on the Middle East and North Africa on Wednesday that the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) is to continue supporting Morocco financially in order to fight violent extremism in the region.


Russian, Greek prosecutors to cooperate in fighting human trafficking

Russian and Greek prosecutors are set to jointly fight transnational crime, including human trafficking, the Russian Prosecutor General's Office said on Wednesday. These and other issues were discussed at talks in Moscow by Russian Prosecutor General Yury Chaika and his Greek counterpart Efterpi Koutzamani.


Egypt mulls counter-terrorism law amendments

Egypt is preparing to amend a package of counter-terrorism legislation in the aftermath of recent acts of violence against police and military targets.


Opinions & Perspectives

Otherness and Sovereignty

The issue of sovereignty has been thrust to center-stage with the coup in Ukraine and the Crimean referendum. Europe approved Kosovo's declaration of independence, though mindful it could be invoked by other minority moves for independence across the continent. No one imagined the first threat to...

Russia recognizes sovereignty when convenient for its goals

Russian President Putin claims that under his helm the Russian Federation is protecting ethnic Russians in Crimea whose rights are violated abroad, including the collective right to self-determination.

(74) Countries Attending SC 12

Afghanistan
Albania
Algeria
Australia
Austria
Azerbaijan
Barbados
Belgium
Benin
Bolivia
Bosnia & Herzegovina
Brazil
Cambodia
Canada
Chad
Chile
China
Colombia

Cote d Ivoire
Croatia
Czech Republic
Denmark
Dominican Republic
Egypt
El Salvador
Estonia
France
Germany
Greece
Guatemala
Haiti
Honduras
Hungary
India
Indonesia
Iraq
Ireland

Israel
Italy
Japan
Jordan
Kenya
Kosovo
Kuwait
Latvia
Macedonia
Mexico
Mongolia
Montenegro
Netherlands
New Zealand
Niger
Nigeria
Norway
Panama
Poland

Romania
Rwanda
Saint Kitts & Nevis
Senegal
Serbia
Singapore
Slovakia
Slovenia
Spain
Sweden
Switzerland
Trinidad & Tobago
Tunisia
Turkey
United Kingdom
United States
Uruguay
Yemen

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