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    INF Treaty Increasingly in Danger, as Russia Balks at New Missile Defense Base in Romania
    May13

    INF Treaty Increasingly in Danger, as Russia Balks at New Missile Defense Base in Romania

    The United States missile defense (MD) base near the Romanian town of Deveselu, west of Bucharest, became operational this week, armed with 24 SM-3 Block IB interceptors, guided by a land-based version of the naval Aegis integrated combat system, using the SPY-1 radar. The US spent some $800 million to build and equip the base. Washington insists...

    Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty: Russia-backed Authorities Block Access to RFE/RL’s Crimea Website
    May13

    Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty: Russia-backed Authorities Block Access to RFE/RL’s Crimea Website

    Kyiv Post. …read more Source: World Affairs...

    Security Challenges in Europe: Perspectives from the OSCE
    May12

    Security Challenges in Europe: Perspectives from the OSCE

    On Tuesday, May 17th at 8:45am EST, IPI is hosting a Global Leader Series presentation featuring Ambassador Lamberto Zannier, Secretary General of the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE). Ambassador Zannier will address a number of security challenges in Europe—including countering violent extremism, curbing organized...

    Ukraine, Russia Agree Some Security Measures: German
    May12

    Ukraine, Russia Agree Some Security Measures: German

    May 12, 2016 …read more Source: Center on Global...

    Crimean Tatar Mejlis Leader Arrested on ‘Extremism’ Charges
    May12

    Crimean Tatar Mejlis Leader Arrested on ‘Extremism’ Charges

    Ilmi Umerov, the Deputy Head of the Mejlis, or Crimean Tatar representative assembly, has been arrested by the FSB in Russian-occupied Crimea on charges of ‘making public calls encroaching upon Russia’s territorial integrity’. …read more Source: Kharkiv Human Rights Protection...

    Russia Clamping Down on “Foreign Agents”
    May12

    Russia Clamping Down on “Foreign Agents”

    New Justice Ministry report says illegal for foreign-funded NGOs even to criticize the country’s leaders or discredit government policies. …read more Source: Transitions Online...

    European Parliament decides to strengthen sanctions against Russia
    May12

    European Parliament decides to strengthen sanctions against Russia

    The European Parliament in its resolution of May 12 stated that pressure on Russia should be increased and sanctions be extended due to the persecutions of representatives of the Crimean Tatar people in temporary occupied Crimea. This is said in a Parliament’s resolution approved in Strasburg on Thursday. “MEPs strongly condemn the decision...

    Time to push back on nuclear saber-rattling
    May12

    Time to push back on nuclear saber-rattling

    At a May 3 NATO change-of-command ceremony, Secretary of Defense Ash Carter questioned the Kremlin’s tactic of nuclear saber-rattling. Moscow’s jarring rhetoric about nuclear weapons aims to intimidate the West. It has led to unwise suggestions for how the United States and NATO should respond, ideas that should be ignored. Carter,...

    Possible new sighting of MH17 Buk convoy on July 17th 2014 in Ukraine
    May12

    Possible new sighting of MH17 Buk convoy on July 17th 2014 in Ukraine

    On May 3rd 2016, a new video of what appears to be the July 17th 2014 Buk convoy was uploaded to YouTube, and was on May 11th discovered by Twitter users @amishjihadi and @loondale. In the video, there are several details visible which seem to indicate this is the same Buk TELAR that has been recorded moving towards the suspected Buk missile...

    Obama Ice Cream Banished From Shelves
    May12

    Obama Ice Cream Banished From Shelves

    Russian company halts production after international outrage. …read more Source: Transitions Online...

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