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    From Turkey to the Baltics, NATO faces up to Russia
    Oct08

    From Turkey to the Baltics, NATO faces up to Russia

    A Russian ship passes through the Bosphorus. Reuters/Murad SezerJens Stoltenberg, secretary general of NATO, has said the organisation is “ready and able to defend all allies, including Turkey against any threats”. This followed incursions into Turkish airspace by Russian planes. On the same day, UK defence secretary, Michael Fallon announced...

    Russian Propaganda Eases Up On Ukraine
    Oct08

    Russian Propaganda Eases Up On Ukraine

    Russian attitudes toward Ukraine — and toward the United States — are gradually improving as state propaganda shifts its focus to Syria. October 8, 2015 By Sergey Aleksashenko In an earlier memo from March, I argued that despite the outward effectiveness of Russian state propaganda, its practical results should not be exaggerated. It’s true...

    How Syria is becoming a test bed for high-tech weapons of electronic warfare
    Oct08

    How Syria is becoming a test bed for high-tech weapons of electronic warfare

    Author providedThe relationship between Russia and the West is becoming increasingly dangerous with potential flashpoints developing in both eastern Europe and Syria. After repeated incursions into Turkish airspace by Russian warplanes on bombing raids over Syria, NATO’s secretary general Jens Stoltenberg warned Moscow that it stands ready...

    Is Vladimir Putin Trying to Teach the West a Lesson in Syria?
    Oct08

    Is Vladimir Putin Trying to Teach the West a Lesson in Syria?

    SOFIA, Bulgaria — Last week, after Russian planes bombed antigovernment forces near the Syrian town of Homs, a senior American official complained to me: “What Russia is doing in Syria is not an effort to fight the Islamic State; it is not old-fashioned realpolitik. It is not even a cynical attempt to make us forget about Ukraine. Putin simply...

    Armament and Sanctions: Hard Power Versus Soft Power
    Oct08

    Armament and Sanctions: Hard Power Versus Soft Power

    The options on arming Ukraine and on sanctions against Russia, and how they relate to the options on NATO membership must also be given ample consideration in this situation, as well as all of the leftover in-between options experts have to offer. The necessity of choice is certainly important considering the amount of time that has lapsed since...

    Russia May Hide Official Mansions From Public View
    Oct08

    Russia May Hide Official Mansions From Public View

    Plan reportedly drafted by FSB security agency, whose chiefs were recently implicated in massive corruption. …read more Source: Transitions Online...

    The Warrior President: Putin’s New Folly
    Oct08

    The Warrior President: Putin’s New Folly

    Vladimir Putin’s bombing campaign in Syria is a direct consequence of his failure in Ukraine. It is too early to assess whether Russia’s airstrikes will save the Assad regime, but they have given a new lease of life to the band of commentators whose fulminations pass for political discussion on Russian television. With the winding...

    Vladimir of Taurus: What Putin thinks of Europe and the US
    Oct08

    Vladimir of Taurus: What Putin thinks of Europe and the US

    The first part of this series explained the personal and domestic political motivations behind his Syria strategy. Here the author explains how Putin and his compatriots view the world, and their scant regard for Anglosphere views on power. [youtube:q13yzl6k6w0] To speak of Russia’s international isolation is an exaggeration, but Putin is...

    Presidents, the Pope and Putin: a Heady Mix at the 70th UNGA
    Oct08

    Presidents, the Pope and Putin: a Heady Mix at the 70th UNGA

    The UN General Assembly’s annual meeting last month saw frosty and brief exchanges between the Russian and US Presidents, movement on the Sustainable Development goals, and encouraging talks on the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action for Iran. But Vladimir Putin sucked the oxygen out of the meeting, with his announcement about increased...

    Putin in Syria: ‘Vladimir of Taurus’ baffles his foes
    Oct08

    Putin in Syria: ‘Vladimir of Taurus’ baffles his foes

    This is the first in a three-part series on Putin’s Syria gambit and how it furthers his ambitions at home and abroad. Eighteen months ago Russian President Vladimir Putin’s conquest of Crimea earned him the appellation among sycophants of Putin Tavrichesky or ‘the Tauridian Putin’, Taurus being an ancient Greek name for...

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