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NATO is putting on its most fearsome display of military might in over a decade [...] The war games, which took two years of planning, were rejiggered to add areas where many NATO officials say the alliance has been dangerously deficient, including defending against cyberattack and the use of social media to deceive public opinion.

Israel's Prime Minister has agreed to 24-hour video surveillance at a disputed Jerusalem holy site -- a move that U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said could be "a game-changer" to reduce regional bloodshed.

Security experts often disagree when ranking America’s security challenges, but most believe that the top three are violent Islamic extremism, Russia and China. These adversaries or potential adversaries have radically different capabilities and goals, but share one characteristic: All seem to be beating the United States on what can be called “the battlefield of perception.” 

http://www.nato.int/cps/en/natolive/91057.htm

Stefanie von Hlatky discussed Women, Peace and Security, NATO's crisis prevention and conflict management efforts and the role of Public Diplomacy.

It is now another “defining moment” and “decisive action” is around the corner. Those killed in Karachi are gone and there is no consolation for their loved ones. There is no consolation for anyone. We are being told that foreign intelligence agencies are responsible for this round of murder and mayhem. We have no information to accept or reject it. [...] Yet, there are questions. 

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