Tag: World War 3

Why artificial intelligence might trigger a nuclear war

Why artificial intelligence might trigger a nuclear warWell before Terminator robots rise and attack us, AI could help us destroy ourselves with nuclear weapons, warns a new study. The news: A RAND Corporation report concludes that military adoption of artificial intelligence and other emerging technologies could have a destabilizing effect over the next couple of decades and lead […]

For Putin and Trump, the Worst Is Yet to Come

The U.S.-led strikes in Syria have put Russia and the U.S. at odds again and set an exclamation point on how swiftly ties between the former Cold War foes have deteriorated.   But Russian markets are shrugging off the latest risk, even with the threat of more U.S. sanctions to come, and officials have been quick to […]

Factbox: What is known about suspected chemical weapons attack in Syria

In a conference call with reporters on Saturday, senior U.S. administration officials said they had a large volume of clear and compelling information, both of chemical weapons use and of President Bashar al-Assad’s culpability in the attack. “The information we have points to the use of both chlorine and sarin, both of which are chemical […]

Turkey Says Not Siding With Anyone on Syria

ANKARA (REUTERS) – Turkey does not stand with or against any country on Syria and its policy in the region is different from that of Iran, Russia and the United States, Deputy Prime Minister Bekir Bozdag said on Monday.   The comments by Bozdag, the government spokesman, were in response to a reporter’s question about […]

Russia ‘planning cyber warfare’ on UK in response to Syria airstrikes

It is feared hackers in Russia could be preparing for a cyber attack on UK computer networks in revenge for the targeted airstrikes against Assad’s chemical weapons programme by the UK, US and France this weekend.   Prime Minister Theresa May has faced backlash from politicians who believe she should have consulted Parliament before authorising […]

Trump Unleashes Military Strikes on Syria

President Donald Trump said he had approved military strikes on Syria in retaliation for an apparent chemical attack by the regime of Bashar al-Assad on a rebel town.   “A short time ago I ordered the United States armed forces to launch precision strikes” on targets associated with Syria chemical weapons, Trump said in remarks […]

Trump cancels trip to South America to oversee ‘response to Syria’

President Trump is scrapping plans to travel this week to a summit in South America because of the situation in Syria, the White House said Tuesday.Trump had been scheduled to depart Friday for Peru before traveling to Colombia.“President Trump will not attend the 8th Summit of the Americas in Lima, Peru or travel to Bogota, […]

Fallout from the Turkey-Iran-Russia meeting

The comments coming out of Ankara speak of a “sustainable ceasefire” and “peace and stability” as well as a “strong and continued commitment to the sovereignty, independence, unity, territorial integrity and non-sectarian character of Syria.”  The message to Washington is that the US is undermining that “unity” and “territorial integrity” by supporting the SDF and […]

WATCH: Brookings experts on Syria’s civil war, and what’s next for US policy

The civil war in Syria started in March 2011 and continues over seven years later. The conflict involves not only the Syrian regime of Bashar al-Assad, but also Syrian opposition fighters, Turkey, Kurdish elements, Iran and its proxy Hezbollah, Israel, Russia, the United States, remnants of the so-called Islamic State, and other countries that are […]

China Must Prepare For ‘Military Clash’

China must “strike back” against U.S. interference over Taiwan and prepare for a “direct military clash,” Beijing state media has said.On Tuesday, Alex Wong, U.S. deputy assistant secretary at the Bureau of East Asian and Pacific Affairs, became the first official to visit Taiwan after President Donald Trump signed the Taiwan Travel Act, which allows for […]