To drive home this point, Biden stressed during a press conference after the summit that article 5 of the North-Atlantic Treaty remains “rock-solid” and “sacred” 72 years after its adoption. Article 5 obliges all thirty member states to consider an attack on one of the allies as an attack on all of them. Yet, NATO invoked it only once in its history, and this in support of the United States after the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001.
The final communiqué of the present NATO summit underscored that article 5 can now also be invoked as a reaction to aggression in space and cyberspace.
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Warren Buffett is the chairman of Berkshire Hathaway.
Israel’s caretaker prime minister, Benjamin Netanyahu, sought to shut down all use of the popular video-sharing app TikTok in Israel last month.
The attempt to censor TikTok, details of which emerged last weekend, is one of a number of reported attempts by Israel to control social media content during last month’s military assault on the Gaza Strip.Tech giants help Israel muzzle Palestinians
Worth noting, Ethiopia is part of China’s Belt and Road Initiative.
Those who stand against imperialism in the west are almost never popular in their home countries, but the current climate seems more dangerous than it has in decades. By conflating very different groups from feminists and racial justice activists to anarchists and social democrats and galvanizing far right groups to confront them, the people behind these mostly anonymous letters and the political actors they support might just provoke the kind of civil unrest they claim they are trying to prevent.