Rough Diplomacy

Black Money

The Biggest Leak In Black Money Probe – HSBC Swiss Leaks – Real Reason Why HSBC Shut In India By Aniket Pendharkar Hervé Falciani, was convicted to five years in prison for what is termed as the biggest leak in banking history- the Swiss Leaks. In 2008, the Franco-Italian systems engineer…

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Aggressive Coercion

      President Lyndon B Johnson was renowned for his domineering, sometimes abrasive, personality, and the “Johnson treatment”—his aggressive coercion of powerful politicians to advance legislation was his most often used tactic. This led to his nickname “Bull” Johnson.   A lesson from LBJ in how to smash an…

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This mesmerizing map shows real-time hack attacks around the world

This mesmerizing map shows real-time hack attacks around the world

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Global diplomacy map shows the magnitude of the world’s diplomatic networks

Global diplomacy map shows the magnitude of the world’s diplomatic networks By Aleks Buczkowski – March 20, 2016

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Spies, Lies , and Double Agents : The Thing

 The Thing ( Listening Device )  The seal opened exposing the Soviet bugging device, on display at the NSA’s National Cryptologic Museum. The Thing, also known as the Great Seal bug, was one of the first covert listening devices (or “bugs”) to use passive techniques to transmit an audio signal.…

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The Celtic War Queen Who Challenged Rome

Boudica slaughtered a Roman army. She torched Londinium, leaving a charred layer almost half a meter thick that can still be traced under modern London. According to the Roman historian Cornelius Tacitus, her army killed as many as 70,000 civilians in Londinium, Verulamium and Camulodunum, rushing ‘to cut throats, hang,…

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A Celtic Queen and Caractacus British leaders

Britain was a thorn in the side for Rome, requiring a disproportionate number of troops and proving a huge struggle to properly subdue. Author Mary Beard, compares the wars in Britian as Rome’s Afghanistan. However, it wasn’t fully conquered until only about  40 years after the initial invasion, when Agricola…

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A Celtic Queen’s last battle

Emperor Claudius was poisoned in 54, and Nero succeeded him. Perhaps to deflect the suspicion that he had been involved in his uncle’s murder, Nero elevated Claudius to the status of a god and ordered a temple to him built at Camulodunum. Now the British chieftains would be obliged not…

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International Law

International Law a body of rules established by custom or treaty and recognized by nations as binding in their relations with one another.  

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Just to be sure

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Handheld

Infographic via CamoTrading.com

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Remote Control

Stuxnet is a malicious cyberweapon believed to be a jointly built American-Israeli, although no organization or state has officially admitted responsibility. Anonymous US officials speaking to The Washington Post claimed the worm was developed  to sabotage Iran’s nuclear program with what would seem like a long series of unfortunate accidents.…

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You, and what army? : Apolônio de Carvalho

Apolônio de Carvalho (9 February 1912  – 23 September 2005) was a Brazilian socialist important in the history of the Workers’ Party (Brazil). Due to his communist ideals, Carvalho was expelled from the Brazilian Army and left for Spain to fight alongside the republicans in the Spanish civil war and…

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The top language by state besides English and Spanish

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Old Rivals

Their ancestors did battle with musket and cannon in one of the most famous battles in British history. And now the descendants of Napoleon Bonaparte and the Duke of Wellington are locked in another battle – albeit a more civilised one. It has been revealed the eminent pair are City…

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