Market with drugs is well known and it is boosting the economy and making profits for as long as human have found out its potentials. In history great powers such as the United Kingdom and other countries were making a fortune out of the drug business.

It was the father of "Kim" Philby - he, too, a man of Her Majesty’s intelligence services - to support the American Standard Oil in Saudi Arabia, instead of the British and Dutch Royal Dutch Shell.

The victims of the Paris attacks, not to mention those of the jihadist and Qaedist massacres in Madrid (2004) and London (2005) are the tragic evidence that the strategic certainties of the old bilateral world are really over.

The Islamic terrorist attacks on 13 November reinforce several attributes about terrorism that should be well known. Most important is that the attacks were a product of a living system. The news analysts talked about a network, but that word is too limited and anodyne to be a metaphor for a living system devoted to death.

A new article by The Moscow Times revealed a mixed reaction to supposed FSB ‘vetting’ of academic scholarship.

On 14 October, Russian Foreign Minister Lavrov said in Moscow that Russia was closely monitoring the situation in Iraq as well as Afghanistan, but that only Syria had asked for direct support. Lavrov added that any such requests, if they are made, will be decided on by President Putin.

According to one well-informed source, a suicide bomber carrying multiple bombs attacked a peace march on 10 October in Ankara, killing up to 128 people and injuring some 400 others. The government said ISIS was most likely responsible for the attack, as it was a similar attack at Suruc in June.

While the United States emphasizes reduced reliance on nuclear weapons, the Russian Federation continues to stress the importance of its nuclear arsenal in its national defense strategy.

The push to take back Ramadi has recently highlighted a litany of convoluted policy and societal sectarian concerns that have created pathways for DAESH to increase their territory and hold new positions.

The global impact of transnational crime has risen to unprecedented levels. Criminal groups have appropriated new technologies, adapted horizontal network structures that are difficult to trace and stop, and diversified their activities.

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