About Teri

This author has not yet filled in any details.
So far Teri has created 20 blog entries.

World News Roundup: July 15, 2019

Afghanistan talks agree 'roadmap to peace' https://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-48919335 A landmark peace conference between the Taliban and influential Afghans, including government officials, has agreed a "roadmap for peace" that could hasten the end of the 18-year war. A statement called for an end to civilian casualties and the protection of women's rights within an "Islamic framework". The non-binding agreement comes as the US and the Taliban continue to negotiate an American withdrawal. The US toppled the Taliban in 2001. The seventh round of talks between American negotiators and the insurgents is expected to resume later on Tuesday. They hope [...]

By |2019-07-15T09:35:29-04:00July 15th, 2019|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Morsi’s Death, Secretary of Defense Esper, and Iranian Sanctions

https://www.latimes.com/world/la-fg-egypt-morsi-muslim-brotherhood-20190624-story.html In the week following his death, Mohamed Morsi has proven to be as divisive a figure as he ever was in life. His death, after a collapse in a courtroom on Monday, was from an apparent heart attack. But, at the time of his death, Morsi was also suffering from diabetes, high blood pressure, and liver disease. Amid suspicion that Egyptian authorities may have neglected to care for him while in jail, the Egyptian Initiative for Personal Rights called his death ”murder by neglect.” Morsi was the head of the Muslim Brotherhood, an organization which [...]

By |2019-06-24T17:07:07-04:00June 24th, 2019|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Protests in Hong Kong Over Extradition Bill

Hundreds of thousands of people took to the streets in Hong Kong on Sunday, protesting a government plan that would allow extraditions to mainland China. Rising fears over the erosion of Chinese civil liberties have driven the semiautonomous city apart from Bejing. The mass demonstration - one of the largest in Hong Kong's history - was the latest evidence of those fears. The bill would allow Hong Kong to detain and transfer people wanted in countries with which it has no formal extradition agreements. The claim from Carrie Lam, Hong Kong chief executive, is that the [...]

By |2019-06-13T11:26:56-04:00June 13th, 2019|International|0 Comments

May Resigns, Russia’s New Icebreaker, and an IT National Emergency

Theresa May Resigns Acknowledging Failure To Deliver Brexit https://www.npr.org/2019/05/24/726784463/british-prime-minister-theresa-may-acknowledges-defeat-announces-resignation On Friday, U.K. Prime Minister Theresa May acknowledged defeat Friday and announced her resignation as leader of Britain's Conservative Party. The announcement came after years of debate over how the United Kingdom will proceed with Brexit. With her departure, the future of brexit remains uncertain. May will officially step down as Prime Minister on June 7. May said the process for electing a new leader "should begin in the following week." Russia Launches World’s Largest Nuclear-Powered Icebreaker to Open Up Arctic Shipping Routes https://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/europe/russia-icebreaker-ship-nuclear-power-arctic-sea-ice-shipping-oil-a8930711.html Russia launched the [...]

By |2019-05-27T12:18:59-04:00May 27th, 2019|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Chinese Trade War, War with Iran, and Ukranian Snap Elections

US-China Trade War Will Hurt American Families https://www.cnn.com/2019/05/20/perspectives/us-china-trade-war-economic-costs/index.html As President Trump and the Chinese elevate their ongoing trade dispute, lead economists are suggesting that American families will be the ones to pay. Earlier this month, Trump significantly increased tariffs on Chinese trade goods. The immediate consequence could be a 25% tax hike on everything imported from China. China is currently the source of 41% of american apparel, 72% of footwear, 84% of travel goods, and 37% of electronics. The average cost of these increases on American family of four will be about $2,300 a month. As [...]

By |2019-05-20T22:05:01-04:00May 20th, 2019|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Former CIA Officer Charged, ISIS Leader Reappears, and UK Defense Minister Fired

Former CIA Officer Pleads Guilty to Spying for China Jerry Chung Shin Lee plead guilty in federal court on Wednesday to conspiring “to gather and send secret information to the PRC.” Lee, 54, began working in China and other places as a CIA Officer in 1997. He left the Agency in 2004, reportedly frustrated that his career had stalled. According to prosecutors, Lee met with Chinese intelligence officials in 2010. Between 2010 and 2012, the Chinese government arrested and either jailed or killed dozens of Chinese citizens secretly working with the CIA. Over that same period [...]

By |2019-05-06T21:50:24-04:00May 6th, 2019|International, World News Round-Up|0 Comments

The Belt and Road Initiative, Ukranian Elections, and U.S. Cuba Relations

China’s Second Belt and Road Forum Is Underway This week, 36 world leaders have gathered in Beijing for to discuss China’s Belt and Road Initiative. Nine of the 10 ASEAN countries are represented at the conference as well as four of the five Central Asian countries. This level of attendance shows great regional confidence in the project’s future. Furthermore, 12 of  the 36 attendees are representing European nations including Italy, Portugal, and Austria. As the project continues to develop and more heads of state continue to enter BRI negotiations, it is clear that the project will [...]

By |2019-04-30T20:17:42-04:00April 30th, 2019|International, World News Round-Up|0 Comments

CTC Unveils RiskSurv Risk Assessment Survey Tool

WEST PALM BEACH, 2 February 2018 - CTC International Group, Inc., a leading provider of business intelligence and security solutions, today released RiskSurv, the only comprehensive, consistent risk assessment metric and report generation tool on the market. RiskSurv is a global, consistent and cost effective methodology specifically designed to determine an organization’s compliance with its own security policies by identifying gaps and prioritizing the actions to address the same in today’s threat and budgetary environment. "We developed RiskSurv in partnership with one of the best names in the software industry, Protatech, to fill a very real [...]

By |2019-02-08T14:15:13-05:00February 8th, 2019|Uncategorized|0 Comments

The Canadian “Big Maple Leaf” Heist: Are Your Assumptions Hurting Security?

The case of the Canadian "Big Maple Leaf" coin provides a lesson in security and the danger of assumptions. Four individuals are currently on trial in Berlin for the 2017 robbery of the Canadian "Big Maple Leaf", a solid gold coin worth at least $4 million. The coin, which weighed 220 pounds and was a yard in diameter, was known not only for its large size, but also for its purity. The coin boasted 999.99 of 1000 parts gold, making it one of the purist gold coins in existence. It was also rare. Only five of [...]

By |2019-01-25T16:53:08-05:00January 25th, 2019|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Espionage: Alive, Well, and Dangerous

The recent conviction of former Israeli cabinet minister Gonen Segev on espionage charges demonstrates once again that the second oldest profession in the world is alive and well, and often involves unlikely bedfellows.  Officials in Equatorial Guinea detained Segev last May and extradited him to Israel at the request of Israeli officials, according to the BBC and other media outlets. The 63-year-old former Minister of Energy and Infrastructure admitted to Shin Bet officials that he had passed the Iranians "information related to the energy sector, security sites in Israel and officials in political and security institutions." [...]

By |2019-01-15T11:53:58-05:00January 14th, 2019|Espionage|0 Comments
Go to Top