Middle East. Turkish military edges closer to Syria intervention

MAREA LINE. Speculation is at an all-time high in Turkey over potential militarily intervention in Syria to set up a security zone in the Jarablus area linking the Kurdish cantons of Kobani and Afrin. An anonymous source informed Al-Monitor that the Turkish General Staff has informed the government that the military units intended to take part in a military operation will be done with their preparations and ready to go by the second week in July.

Survey. Voici où les insurgés du monde entier achètent leurs armes

SMALL ARMS. Ce monde croule sous les armes. De la Syrie à l’Irak, des déserts du Sahel ou bush du Nigéria, il fait bon être un combattant de la guérilla –entre autres parce qu’il est devenu extrêmement facile de se procurer toutes les armes nécessaires pour livrer bataille.

Biological Technologies. Hand Proprioception & Touch Interfaces (HAPTIX).

RESEARCH. While U.S. soldier fatalities have dropped in recent years, the prevalence of powerful explosives on the battlefield has resulted in a large number of veterans suffering from upper limb amputations.

Geneva. The US Faces a Moment of Truth on Torture.

Message. The Obama administration has the opportunity to make its stance on torture clear in the coming weeks. For the first time since the president took office, the White House is sending a delegation to testify before the Committee Against Torture in Geneva in November.


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