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Cartografia – Israele: gittata delle minacce “a corto raggio”

5 aprile 2012
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Cartografia – Israele: gittata delle minacce “a corto raggio”

Nella cartina viene indicata la minaccia che, in linea del tutto teorica, possono arrecarle i paesi confinanti, dal punto di vista delle armi assai modesti rispetto al volume di fuoco sviluppabile da israele ed alle gittate dei suoi missili, con o senza ogive nucleari a bordo. vedi anche questo articolo Scarica l'articolo in formato PDF

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The Middle East: The Day After Stuxnet

20 marzo 2012
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The Middle East: The Day After Stuxnet

The secret war of codes/ciphers Di Maurizio Agazzi On 8 November 2011, the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) released a 25 page report; the information therein revealed that Iran has undertaken activities that are relevant to the development of a nuclear arms programme. Iran will not co-operate with the IAEA, and thus far the agency’s request for information on the current progress made on the nuclear programme has gone unanswered; the possibility exists, therefore, that Teheran has indeed, alongside its civil nuclear power programme, planned for the military use of the equipment at the nuclear power plant in Natanz to develop the bomb. In its report, the IAEA has pointed its finger at the proof; Iran has acquired information that is vital to the construction of the bomb as well as obtained the components necessary to its construction. With its resolution of 18 November 2011, the IAEA has expressed its profound concern with regard to the Iranian nuclear programme insofar as the requests it has made have in no way been answered, including those requests for clarification necessary to exclude the possible existence of a military dimension to Teheran’s nuclear programme. The agency continues to urge the country to rapidly

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Cryptography, the art of secrets

19 marzo 2012
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Cryptography, the art of secrets

By Elisa Bertacin Faced with the “challenge of transmitting messages or communications accessible to the limited few, “Cryptography” has proven to be a concept that has always fascinated man. Cryptography is that science which aims to provide an instrument capable of keeping secret all information that is not for public disclosure. The operation with which information is hidden is referred to as encryption. To encrypt information, an algorithm (cipher) is used. The message that is to be encrypted is referred to as plaintext, which, through the use of a key, is converted into the encrypted text or the ciphertext. Decryption, on the other hand, is the reverse process for which a ciphertext is converted into plaintext through the use of the key to the encryption. Throughout history, encryption methods have prevalently been used by four categories of people: the military, diplomats, diarists, and lovers. Given the context provided by the paper, it is obvious that the first two are what interest us the most, and in particular the military. In his time, Plutarch spoke of the Spartan generals, who sent and received coded messages using the scytale, a small cylinder of wood. The message was written on a thin strip

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Sabra e Chatila, una strage annunciata e impunita

12 febbraio 2012
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Sabra e Chatila, una strage annunciata e impunita

di Guido Monno   Il 16 ottobre 2012 saranno trascorsi trent’anni dall’inizio di quella che venne chiamata la strage di Sabra e Chatila. In quanti lo ricordano? i primi giornalisti che la mattina del 18 settembre 1982 si recarono al campo di Shatila, fra cui Robert Fisk, ricordano la visione con una parola ricorrente. Massacro. Un massacro all’interno di una feroce guerra che vedeva impegnati diversi protagonisti, fra cui le varie fazioni Libanesi, l’esercito Israeliano che aveva invaso il Libano nella speranza di distruggere per sempre l’O.L.P., la stessa O.L.P., le forze armate Siriane presenti in Libano ed infine gli innocenti, la popolazione civile Libanese e quella Palestinese accampata in condizioni di mera sopravvivenza nei campi profughi, una guerra con livelli di violenza e disumanità difficilmente riscontrabili in precedenza. Ma la parola che tutti i giornalisti occidentali usarono, fu una: Massacro. Quando un numero elevato, mai accertato, e stimato fra i 350 ed i tremilacinquecento civili, disarmati, costituiti prevalentemente da neonati, bambini, donne e vecchi viene trucidata nella maniera più orrenda possibile e gli stessi cadaveri non vengono risparmiati a successive umiliazioni, solo la parola Massacro può render l’idea di un simile comportamento. Il semplice fatto che la discordanza del

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