Aum Shinrikyo and the risk of CBRN terrorism

Leaders of the cult Aum Shinrikyo were just executed. How much  we should be worried about CBRN terrorism? Aum Shinrikyo were successful, but it seems that other terrorist organizations do not focus very much on executing similar attack. Or we have been simply lucky so far? Read few comments.

CBRN experts from Germany and the US are practicing decontamination procedures during the 2014 Golden Mask exercise using high mobile decontamination systems. Credit: https://www.nato.int/

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Trump-Kim summit: Will Asia-Pacific security architecture change?

Stopping military exercises with South Korea, potentially bringing American troops in SK home. That’s what US President Trump said after meeting Kim Jong-un. Do you think it perhaps could be a start of some changes in Asia-Pacific security architecture, and would you say some changes are needed? Or this basically nothing, and why? Read few comments.

The guided-missile destroyer USS O’Kane (DDG 77) returns from deployment to Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam. Credit: U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Holly L. Herline

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What’s next after Trump-Kim summit?

What’s next after joint statement of US President Donald Trump and North Korea’s leader Chairman Kim Jong Un at the Singapore Summit. Read few comments.

President Donald J. Trump meets with North Korean Leader Kim Jong Un. Credit: https://www.instagram.com/whitehouse/

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Trump-Kim summit: A successful event?

What would be a successful Trump-Kim summit from the Donald Trump’s view, from Kim’s view, and what about from your view?  Read few comments.
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What does North Korea’s nuclear and ballistic arsenal mean for Trump-Kim summit?

Would we be approaching Trump-Kim summit without the fact that North Korea sees its nuclear and balistic programme as successful, do you assess nuclear and balistic programme of NK as successful, and why? Read few comments.


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Will transatlantic relations continue to deteriorate?

Are Trump’s tariffs a reason for serious concerns regarding US-EU relations? Where are we heading, towards more confrontation with some political, security consequences or this is perhaps an exaggeration? Read few comments.

NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg and US President Donald Trump. Credit: www.nato.int

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On, off, on summit. What does Kim Jong-un want?

On, off, on… It seems summit Trump-Kim will take place as originally planned. It is probably very hard to read decision processes of Trump’s administration that led to this outcome. But ist seems North Korea is very interesting in having this summit. Does it also mean we could expect some visible concessions from Kim Jong- un or basically an photo-op with US President is a satisfactory outcome for NK dictator? Read few comments.


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