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Topic - Ilan Berman
During the upcoming February 2014 Winter Olympics in Russia's Black Sea resort city of Sochi, the Russian state will be putting on its best face to project itself as an elite sports nation and a highly capable, efficient, hospitable, economic powerhouse and technologically advanced country. Away from the carefully controlled scenes broadcast by the television cameras covering the Olympic events, however, Russia's reality will be very different.
Iran is recruiting a hacker army to target the U.S. power grid, water systems and other vital infrastructure for cyberattack in a future confrontation with the United States, security specialists will warn Congress Thursday.
Iran is recruiting a hacker army to target the U.S. power grid, water systems and other vital infrastructure for a cyberattack in a future confrontation with the United States, security specialists will warn Congress on Thursday.
I was targeted by the infamous Russian spy ring. Maybe that's too dramatic. How about - accused Russian spy Mikhail Semenko handed me his business card. Not exactly the basis for a novel.
Russia's coming systemic crisis, Mr. Berman writes, is driven by the convergence of three significant trends.
While this will not necessarily be disruptive in the short term, he notes, "the twenty-first century will be shaped in great measure by [Russia's] unraveling," with the country "looking radically different from that of today."