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    Putin Checkmates Obama after Symbolic Sanctions Manoeuvre
    Dec31

    Putin Checkmates Obama after Symbolic Sanctions Manoeuvre

    Putin’s response to U.S. President Barack Obama’s latest sanctions is ‘an incredible chess move,’ says analyst Lauren Goodrich. . . MOSCOW – It was one of the most brilliant geopolitical chess moves in over a decade, and it involved doing nothing, according to Eurasia senior analyst Lauren Goodrich. An expert on Russian politics...

    Russia Sanctions: What Will Congress Do?
    Dec31

    Russia Sanctions: What Will Congress Do?

    Nikolas K. Gvosdev Security, Europe Are enough Republicans in Congress interested in constraining Trump’s freedom of action on Russia, and would an outgoing Obama administration be willing to use its last “lame duck” days in office to sign such legislation? Having assessed the evidence presented to it by the intelligence...

    Ukraine’s ‘indefinite’ truce – will it bring any change?
    Dec31

    Ukraine’s ‘indefinite’ truce – will it bring any change?

    A deal between Putin and Trump might end the flow of Russian weapons and troops that Western reporters have seen pouring into the war zone for years. …read more Source: World...

    Le Pen Party Needs Cash, Could Turn to Russia Again
    Dec31

    Le Pen Party Needs Cash, Could Turn to Russia Again

    Money, and how to get it, has dogged French far-right presidential contender Marine Le Pen for years. Now, as her National Front party’s treasurer says it’s looking “everywhere” for the 20 million euros ($21 million) needed to fund upcoming campaigns, she may be looking to Russia for cash — again. While foreign donations to French...

    Trump says Putin is ‘very smart’ as he praises Russian response to US sanctions – Irish Times
    Dec31

    Trump says Putin is ‘very smart’ as he praises Russian response to US sanctions – Irish Times

    Irish Times Trump says Putin is ‘very smart’ as he praises Russian response to US sanctionsIrish TimesUS president-elect Donald Trump was gushing in his praise for Russian president Vladimir Putin yesterday evening after Mr Putin ruled out tit-for-tat measures against the United States for imposing sanctions on Russia, as the Kremlin...

    US: Code associated with Russia hacking found on Vermont utility computer
    Dec31

    US: Code associated with Russia hacking found on Vermont utility computer

    AT A GLANCE Code associated with Russia hacking found on Vermont utility computer Description Code linked to Russian hacking detected by utility firm “Grizzly Steppe” code not connected to grid, says utility Malware in only one laptop, says Homeland Security (Adds comment from source) A code associated with a broad Russian hacking...

    Why Trump would be crazy to give Putin what he wants
    Dec31

    Why Trump would be crazy to give Putin what he wants

    Tensions are heating up between the Kremlin and the Obama administration, which imposed new sanctions on Russia on Thursday in response to Russia’s alleged and unprecedented interference in the U.S. presidential election, mistreatment of U.S. diplomats and cybertheft. Yet despite Russia’s deliberate cyber-assault on our...

    How Putin and Netanyahu are exploiting the transition
    Dec31

    How Putin and Netanyahu are exploiting the transition

    What do you get when you mix eight years of grudges, complex geopolitics and four world leaders — including incoming and outgoing American presidents with diametrically opposing views of the world — all convinced that this is a make-or-break moment with historic implications? This week, apparently. Presidential transitions...

    Heartwarming video of brave dog protecting injured friend stuck on train track in Ukraine goes viral
    Dec31
    Why Oil Is the Glue That Bonds Trump and Putin
    Dec31

    Why Oil Is the Glue That Bonds Trump and Putin

    Click here for reuse options! It’s a macabre waltz and the oil industry powers are calling the tune. Oil has fueled a bully bromance between Donald Trump and Vladimir Putin. Although this revolutionary union possesses a terrifying petro logic, it promises to be as volatile and tragic as any shotgun marriage. The relationship is, as Trump...