The UN Security Council: From a 20th century relic to effective security governance

The UN Security Council: From a 20th century relic to effective security governance Jakkie Cilliers February 2018, 28 pages The urgently needed UN Security Council reform has been stuck for decades. Without a far-reaching structural change that includes the end of permanent seats and the veto, the Council is fading into irrelevance. But at a…

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North Korean Trojan Activity – BANKSHOT, HARDRAIN and BADCALL

SystemTek – The Technology Experts – Providing technology news and information online since 1999   Three new trojans known as BANKSHOT, HARDRAIN and BADCALL have been identified as being created and operated by the advanced North Korean threat group known as HIDDEN COBRA. BANKSHOT consists of several proxy application tools intended to disguise command and…

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Millions flow from Gaddafi’s ‘frozen funds’ to unknown beneficiaries

As factions face off in war-torn Libya, money slips through sanctions. By Giulia Paravicini 2/8/18  Updated 2/13/18   Illustration by Tom Jay for POLITICO   ix years after Muammar Gaddafi’s death, his regime’s frozen funds in Brussels are generating tens of millions of euros in interest for ix years after Muammar Gaddafi’s death, his regime’s…

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Serbia To ‘Take Account’ of Sanctions on Tesic

Serbian trade ministry tells BIRN that while it has not been officially informed of the US decision to blacklist Slobodan Tesic, it will take all such relevant sanctions into account. Maja Zivanovic  –  BIRN, Belgrade Serbian Governement. Photo: Wikimedia After the US on Thursday placed arms dealer Slobodan Tesic on a global blacklist among a…

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Warum die westlichen Garantiemächte Kosovos doppelt versagt haben

Am zehnten Geburtstag zeigt sich, dass die westlichen Garantiemächte Kosovos doppelt versagt haben. Wo sie kompromisslos hätten sein sollen, beim Aufbau des Rechtsstaates, wurde verhandelt. Wo sie die Feinde hätten verhandeln lassen müssen, setzten sie stur die eigenen Pläne durch. Andreas Ernst17.2.2018 Korruption und mafiöse Strukturen in Kosovo verbauen den Jungen die Zukunftsperspektive. (Bild: /Marko…

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