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    ISIS’s Wilayat Sinai Attacks International Base
    Jun13

    ISIS’s Wilayat Sinai Attacks International Base

    By Harleen Gambhir and Jantzen Garnett Recent attacks in Egypt on the one-year anniversary of the fall of Mosul indicate that ISIS’s affiliate in the Sinai may seek to target the Western military forces and the Egyptian state over the course of the next six weeks. ISW assessed that ISIS’s most dangerous course of action during the...

    Weekend catch-up: ISIS, China’s worldview, Putin’s pivot, Turkish elections and more
    Jun13

    Weekend catch-up: ISIS, China’s worldview, Putin’s pivot, Turkish elections and more

    It was a short week on The Interpreter, thanks to Monday’s public holiday, but the other four days were filled with plenty to interest and provoke. For instance, we debated the war against ISIS in Iraq, with retired General Jim Molan arguing that Australia needed to step up its commitment by deploying army advisers alongside the Iraqi army...

    Playing with fire
    Jun13

    Playing with fire

    When UK Prime Minister David Cameron set out on his tour of the Continent late last month, the European leaders who received him likely knew what he was going to tell them: that the clock was ticking on Britain’s EU membership, and that the choice the British people will make a couple of years from now depends on them. Indeed UK Foreign...

    Top US General in Europe says NATO Alliance is Strong
    Jun12

    Top US General in Europe says NATO Alliance is Strong

    Nine months after NATO’s summit in Wales, and with less than a year to go before NATO’s next gathering in Warsaw, the Pentagon’s highest-ranking officer in Europe says the 28-member alliance stands ready to confront any threats it may face. Lt. Gen. Frederick “Ben” Hodges, Commanding General of the US Army Europe, labeled...

    Belarusian Foreign Minister Makei: ‘We want to be friends with everybody’
    Jun12

    Belarusian Foreign Minister Makei: ‘We want to be friends with everybody’

    In his lengthy and informative May 19 interview to the Washington Post, Foreign Minister of Belarus Uadzimir Makei responded to four variations of one and the same persistent question: Should Belarus develop its relations more with the West or with Russia? Makei stood his ground, insisting this question had a Cold War ring to it (Mfa.gov.by, May...

    Planned Electricity Fee Increase May Revive Protest Movement in Armenia
    Jun12

    Planned Electricity Fee Increase May Revive Protest Movement in Armenia

    In early May, the Electric Networks of Armenia (ENA) joint-stock company (a subsidiary of Russian RAO UES International) submitted a request to Armenia’s state regulatory commission for a fee increase for retail customers. Currently, there is a two-tier price system, with 42 Armenian dram (about 9 cents—1 US dollar equals 477 Armenian dram)...

    Orthodoxy and the Future of Secularism After the Maidan
    Jun12

    Orthodoxy and the Future of Secularism After the Maidan

    In many ways the undeclared war between Russia and Ukraine has triggered seismic shifts in the religious landscape in the two countries. Although united by a common Eastern Christian faith tradition, Russia and Ukraine are increasingly separated by the same. …read more Source: Woodrow Wilson International Center for...

    Defying Obama, Many In Congress Press To Arm Ukraine
    Jun12

    Defying Obama, Many In Congress Press To Arm Ukraine

    June 12, 2015 …read more Source: Center on Global...

    With World Focused on Ukraine, Russia Makes Moves on Georgia
    Jun12

    With World Focused on Ukraine, Russia Makes Moves on Georgia

    Georgian official draws parallels between Putin’s treaties with breakaway provinces and annexation of Crimea While the world focuses its attention on the Ukraine crisis, Russia has been quietly grabbing territory from another neighbor—Georgia. The Kremlin’s aggression against Ukraine is just the latest provocation by Russia in its...

    Confidence Games: Azerbaijan, the European Olympics, and the West
    Jun12

    Confidence Games: Azerbaijan, the European Olympics, and the West

    A recent open letter written by American and European experts and former officials concluded “the government of Azerbaijan cannot be both a respected member of the international community and a repressive, kleptocratic autocracy.” However, with the first-ever European Games that open today in Baku, Azerbaijan’s leadership is trying...

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