‘Phantom Doctrine’ Is A Fascinating And Flawed Cold War Spy Thriller

Phantom Doctrine is the cold war spy thriller of my dreams, spinning an intricate web of intrigue and conspiracy. The game has you staring at a world map, trying to unravel the increasingly complicated plot while sending your agents all over the globe, doing spy stuff in turn-based encounters. It’s a moody, highly atmospheric game […]

How does the third-party doctrine apply to future autonomous robots?

(video link) In recent months, not one but two Ars writers have released books, so we decided that for this month’s edition of Ars Technica Live, that we (Cyrus Farivar and Annalee Newitz) would interview each other about our respective tomes. My book, Habeas Data, covers 50 years of surveillance law in America and chronicles […]

US missile shield part of ‘prompt global strike’ doctrine fuelling new arms race – Russian MoD

The US anti-missile system is designed to provide Washington with a “prompt global strike” capability without fear of retaliation. This in turn pushes other countries into building up and upgrading their own weaponry, the Russian Defense Ministry said. “The US missile defense serves as a stimulus for the enhancement of missile capabilities in the world, […]

Islam a ‘political doctrine,’ not just a religion – co-chair of Germany’s AfD party

Islam is not only a religion, but also a “political doctrine” seeking to penetrate all areas of society, said Alexander Gauland, the co-chair of the right-wing Alternative for Germany (AfD) party, adding that it is “incompatible” with democracy. “The growing Islamization of Germany poses an urgent challenge for its public and state order; cultural identity […]

MAX BOOT: ‘Trump Doctrine’ is that he’ll use military force when he’s upset by something on TV

Thomson Reuters Of all the reactions to President Donald Trump’s cruise missile strike last week, the least convincing was the impulse by supporters such as Sen. Marco Rubio and John Bolton to label this a “decisive” act. Hardly. In fact, Trump’s strike was reminiscent of the kind of low-risk cruise missile attacks that Bill Clinton […]