July 29, 2015                            
Dossier: Turkey's Recep Tayyip Erdogan


Turkey's multiple links with ISIL cloud reports of a change in policy


B A C K G R O U N D E R

Georgia diplomat warns of nuclear 'gray zone' in Black Sea region

One of Europe's most experienced and insightful diplomats visited Washington this week and shared concerns about the unmonitored traffic of nuclear material in the Black Sea region and cyber attacks from Russia.

He also have informal insights on Iran based on recent trips there.

USS Mount Whitney in October Black Sea maneuver.

Tedo Japaridze served as the Republic of Georgia's foreign minister after the breakup of the Soviet Union, ambassador to the United States and at present serves in his country's parliament and chairs its foreign affairs committee.



USPACOM indicts China's naval expansion in strongest terms yet
In what was the strongest U.S. response so far to China's maritime expansion in the South China Sea, the commander of the U.S. Pacific Command or USPACOM, issued the following statement: "China's actions to enforce its claims within the South China Sea could have far reaching consequences for our security and economy by disrupting the international rules and norms that have supported the global community for decades. We must address this," said Adm. Harry Harris on July 23.
Inside North Korea
N. Korea said plotting military provocation to counter 'unusual' unrest


The intent is to offset public disruptions and group defections spurred by leader Kim Jong-Un's reign of terror.



North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un.  

Technology Wars
Beyond Stuxnet: U.S. war games test cyber counterattack capabilities
Focus on Terrorism
Report: Nasrallah hides in Beirut tunnels, fearing ISIL assassination
Inside Iran
Saudis' bin Salman mobilizes Yemeni tribesmen to fight Houthis
Inside China
Arrest of 'big tiger' Ling Jihua counters Xi statements on rule of law
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