The links between security and globalization were highlighted by the 2001 terrorist attacks on New York City and Washington, DC, and the subsequent long wars in Afghanistan and Iraq. Lingering poverty, inequality, religious extremism and war can sow discontent and resentment as unprecedented global mobility lends access to education and travel in other countries. Despite use of drones, cyber-warfare and other advanced weapons technology to mount counterterrorist attacks, the marginalized can strike out at vulnerable urban or economic centers. Annual global defense spending exceeds $1.6 trillion. Containing the trade in weapons, whether nuclear bombs or assault rifles, and preventing them from falling into the wrong hands remain a challenge.

Magistrate Orders Apple to Help FBI Hack San Bernardino Shooter’s Phone

Apple CEO suggests that the FBI is demanding a backdoor that could put any iPhone data at risk
Kim Zetter
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To Tame a Dragon

Obama hosts ASEAN and encourages firm stance on South China Sea disputes
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Instead, Russia sees an opportunity to weaken Europe by exacerbating the refugee crisis
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Lack of an orderly process will tear Europe apart
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US, Other Nations Condemn North Korean Launch of Long-Range Rocket

China resists sanctions and their effect on the teetering North Korean economy
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