Edgardo Donovan

EDDIE DONOVAN - Chief Information Officer, Former Intelligence Analyst. Polyglot interested in international management, culture, history, politics, and technology issues.

Algérie : le camp Bouteflika crie victoire

Avant même le résultat officiel de l’élection présidentielle en Algérie, le camp du président sortant a annoncé sa victoire alors que son principal opposant Ali Benfils évoque un «coup de force électoral».

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20% des terres agricoles chinoises sont polluées

La pollution des sols en Chine touche une surface estimée à près de deux fois la superficie de la France. Les dirigeants et la population chinoise redoutent les répercussions de cette pollution sur la chaine alimentaire.

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West Wing Week: 4/18/14 or, “Pull Together, Fight Back, and Win”

This week, the President nominated Sylvia Burwell as Secretary of Health and Human Services, hosted an Easter Prayer Breakfast and a Passover Seder, discussed immigration reform with Faith leaders, welcomed the Wounded Warrior Soldier Ride, announced a major milestone in the continued implementation of the Affordable Care Act, and hit the road to New York City and Oakdale, Pennsylvania.

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NATO After Crimea

How the Alliance Can Still Deter Russia
Michael O’Hanlon

Should Russia march into eastern Ukraine, the best way to respond would be to set up a permanent brigade of American light forces in the most vulnerable NATO members, namely, the Baltics — Estonia, Latvia, and Lithuania.

On April 16, NATO Secretary General Anders Fogh Rasmussen announced that NATO would be stepping up its air patrols near the Baltic States and conducting some additional ship maneuvers and deployments of military trainers in the area. The decision to do so was wise; the increased NATO presence will aid in reconnaissance and help reassure frontline NATO states, which undoubtedly feel threatened by Russian President Vladimir Putin’s recent adventures in Ukraine. The deployments are also a reasonable and proportionate response to Russia’s own recent buzzing of a U.S.

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