Christopher EutawChristopher Eutaw

, Staff Writer, Politics


Russia Has Invaded Ukraine

A week ago, I told readers that I’d keep them updated on the peace talks between Russian President Vladimir Putin and Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko. Well, I’m here to report that the talks were an abject failure. Even as Putin was consoling Western leaders in Minsk, Russian forces continued pouring across the border into Ukraine....

Cyber Threats Are Greater Than Ever

Cyber security is hardly a new concept. After all, Symantec Corp. (SYMC) has been selling its flagship Norton antivirus software for over two decades now. But more recently, cyber security has become a huge concern for major corporations, as well as the Department of Defense. In fact, former FBI Director Robert Mueller said, “In the...

The Islamic State Makes a Fatal Mistake

As everyone knows by now, the Islamic State beheaded an American journalist, James Foley, early this week. The terrorist group videotaped and broadcast the gruesome murder as a warning to Americans, threatening to kill a second journalist if Obama continued his military action against IS. But it appears that the Islamic State underestimated the backlash...

Hints of Resolution in Ukraine

Russian President Vladimir Putin announced that he will meet with Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko, as well as European Union officials, next week. The announcement comes as Ukrainian troops continue their advance on Donetsk, the rebel-controlled city in Eastern Ukraine. Recent advances, aided by volunteer battalions, have helped Ukraine regain some of the territory controlled by...

The Problem With the Ferguson Police

As I write this article, Bloomberg Businessweek is reporting that Missouri Governor Jay Nixon will relieve all St. Louis County law enforcement in Ferguson, Missouri. Representative William Lacy Clay said, “The governor just called me, and he’s on his way to St. Louis to announce he’s taking away the St. Louis County Police out of...

White House Sends Arms Into Iraq

Two weeks ago, I wrote about the hundreds of thousands of guns that went missing in Afghanistan. (As many as 43% of all small arms supplied to the Afghan National Security Forces are unaccounted for at this time.) Unfortunately, the Obama administration must’ve missed my piece. You see, in response to the Islamic State’s progress...

The Biggest Internet Heist in History

On Tuesday evening, researchers from Hold Security revealed a frightening discovery: A sophisticated Russian hacking syndicate had pulled off the largest theft of internet credentials in history. The group, named CyberVor, has amassed an astounding 1.2 billion unique username and password combinations from 420,000 websites, in addition to 500 million unique email addresses. Amazingly, this...

Israel and Gaza Closer to Truce

Early Tuesday morning, a 72-hour cease-fire began between Israel and Gaza. Now, at this point, another break in the fighting is barely even news-worthy… except that this pause feels different. Unlike past truces, which have collapsed within hours, this one may actually hold. The reason is that Israel has essentially declared “Mission Accomplished,” saying that...

Will Latest Russia Sanctions Matter?

Until recently, the European Union had refused to join the United States and punish Russia for its involvement in the Ukraine crisis. But the attack on Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 shifted opinions in Brussels substantially. Germany, for instance, was once the country taking the most cautious approach to Russian sanctions. Now it’s one of the...

Hundreds of Thousands of Guns Go Missing

The United States is currently working to withdraw its troops from Afghanistan by 2016. But even as U.S. soldiers are departing from what is allegedly a finished job, a new (and terrifying) issue is coming to light. You see, an audit by the Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction (SIGAR) has revealed that hundreds of...