Training foreign recruits – What is it like?

Iraqi Army doing jumping jacks with American soldiers. It is hard to become instant soldiers..

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Big Data is better data

Self-driving cars were just the start. What’s the future of big data-driven technology and design? In a thrilling science talk, Kenneth Cukier looks at what’s next for machine learning — and human knowledge.

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Jonathan Holslag – IS is een opwarmertje

Hoogleraar politicologie Jonathan Holslag waarschuwde onlangs in de Volkskrant en gisteravond bij De Wereld Draait Door voor “signalen uit de wereld”.
Hij spreekt over “steden die kweekvijvers van extremisten en pleisterplaatsen van criminelen worden” en stelt dat IS slechts “een opwarmertje voor wat ons nog te wachten staat” is. Kijken!

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Mc Crime – Misha Glenny: How global crime networks work

Journalist Misha Glenny spent several years in a courageous investigation of organized crime networks worldwide, which have grown to an estimated 15% of the global economy. From the Russian mafia, to giant drug cartels, his sources include not just intelligence and law enforcement officials but criminal insiders.

This video is from 2008, but still very on the money now! See more on mexican gangs business.

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