Cyberspace: The Future Battlefields and Wars

Authored by Joseph Lerner, Edited by Dr. Terry Tucker (PhD), Daniel R. Little (PhD Candidate), Stephen Cheney

Date: August 24th 2012

cybercommand-300x199After the recent Cyber-attacks that have targeted the Lockheed Martin, Google, Sony, Nintendo’s database, the US Government and Military Websites and Canadian Government’s Websites the reality of how the modern wars are fought has changed. “US Government and Military Websites Redirected to Chinese Servers: The report says telecommunications ...

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Spatial Terra and Silent Weapons

By Dr. Terry Tucker, PhD

Date: August 18th 2012

Editorial Note: this article was first published by Read-Online.Org the US based Think-Tank. ( The new edition of it was submitted to Ideas That Shape (ITS) by Dr. Terry Tucker (PhD) and published on Saturday, August 18, 2012. Ideas That Shape (ITS) hopes that this article would lead to constructive debates and ...

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Aviation: Do We Do Security … or Do We Just Plug Holes?

By Capt. Craig Hall

Date: August 12th 2012

You know, this question is at the crux of our entire security screening philosophy, not only in North America but world-wide as well. Let’s look at the facts. Hijacking first started to become a concern about sixty years ago, give or take. A quick Google search will reveal that the first hijacking took place in 1931 in ...

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The Damocles’ Sword of French Policy in Syria: Weighing the Incompatibility between Prestige and International Norms

By Daniel Little

Date: August 10th 2012

In his Tusculan Disputations, Roman philosopher Cicero tells a story about Dionysius II; a powerful ruler of Syracuse surrounded by luxury and flattery. Having heard the platitudes offered by Damocles, Dionysius offers him the chance to sample the life of a ruler. Initially the wealth, abundance of food and attention provides a welcome distraction until ...

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Geopolitical Analysis Within the Context of International Relations

By Joseph Lerner

Date: June 19th 2012

Often one could surprisingly come across the Political Analysts – who have a hard time presenting their thoughts through proper modes of reasoning – and communicating how they arrive to their conclusions.  For this reason, one often could identify a ...

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Will the Arab spring turn into an Islamist winter?

By Willem Smeets, (ret.) Dutch Diplomat

Date: May 23rd 2012

To the surprise of many an expert and connoisseur, the Arab spring began in Tunisia, a country that was known for its calm if not docile people. During the days I served as a diplomat at the Dutch embassy- some 15 years ago- there was an outspoken group of dissidents, struggling for human rights and ...

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