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Vicious Cycle: The Pentagon Creates Tech Giants and Then Buys Their Services
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Vicious Cycle: The Pentagon Creates Tech Giants and Then Buys Their Services
May 23, 2019

The US Department of Defense’s bloated budget, along with CIA venture capital, helped to create tech giants, including Amazon, Apple, Facebook, Google and PayPal. The government then contracts those companies to help its military and intelligence operations. In doing so, it makes the tech giants even bigger.

NASA and Roscosmos Leadership Unite in Call for Asteroid Defense: A Game Changer in Global Politics
May 13, 2019

The threat of asteroid collisions with the earth is very real, and provides a very serious basis for international cooperation on the common aims and in the interest of humankind.

NASA and Roscosmos Leadership Unite in Call for Asteroid Defense: A Game Changer in Global Politics
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Now for Confrontation in Space
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Now for Confrontation in Space
March 25, 2019

In the words of the US Administration, “space is now a warfighting domain just like the air, land and sea” so it’s goodbye to a future of harmonious exploration and scientific research in the regions beyond our globe.

Moscow Mulls Leaving the Joint Russian-US Space Program
September 25, 2018

Losing Russia as a partner will hardly benefit the United States. Its defense spending dwarfs that of other nations but it is losing its edge in emerging technologies to Russia.

Moscow Mulls Leaving the Joint Russian-US Space Program
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Despite Hard-Hitting Sanctions, the US Continues to Buy Russian Rocket Engines
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Despite Hard-Hitting Sanctions, the US Continues to Buy Russian Rocket Engines
September 6, 2018

Waivers are possible for US companies, but strict compliance with the anti-Russian sanctions is a hard-and-fast rule for Europe. This is how US sanctions work.

President Trump Launches New Space Policy
December 15, 2017

On Dec.11 US President Donald Trump signed the administration's first space policy directive, which formally directs NASA to focus on returning humans to the moon and preparing to lead to Mars and beyond.

President Trump Launches New Space Policy
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Russian-US Contacts Continue Against All the Odds
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Russian-US Contacts Continue Against All the Odds
October 4, 2017

"We stand for constructive, predictable and mutually beneficial cooperation," said Russian President Vladimir Putin at a ceremony in the Kremlin when Jon Huntsman, the new US ambassador to Russia, presented his diplomatic credentials. "The current level of the ties cannot satisfy us," he added. The ambassador said in a statement released after the ceremony that he "looks forward to working to rebuild trust between our two countries and to strengthening the bilateral relationship based on cooperation on common."

Climate Denialism Is Literally Killing Us
September 7, 2017

The horrors hurled at Houston and the Himalayan lowlands in late August were heartbreaking—but also infuriating. How many times must we see this disaster movie—titled Hurricane Harvey in 2017, Hurricane Sandy in 2012, and Hurricane Katrina in 2005, along with many lesser-
known foreign releases—before we intervene and change the ending? And how long before we hold the ultimate authors of such climate catastrophes accountable for the miseries they inflict?

Climate Denialism Is Literally Killing Us
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