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    Putin’s Buddy Trump Is About To Get National Security Briefings. Intel Officers Are Worried.
    Jul25

    Putin’s Buddy Trump Is About To Get National Security Briefings. Intel Officers Are Worried.

    Members of the intelligence community are worried that Donald Trump ― who has deep ties to Russia and is apparently the preferred presidential candidate of Russian dictator Vladimir Putin ― could have access to highly classified national security briefings as early as Friday. Trump and presumptive Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton will begin...

    Portugal’s President – EU sanctions have “no logic” and the political edginess is “due to the heat”
    Jul25

    Portugal’s President – EU sanctions have “no logic” and the political edginess is “due to the heat”

    Portugal’s President, Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa, is playing down the current ​​increase in party political edginess over proposed EU sanctions against Portugal, blaming it on the July heat. Following the President’s flippant comments on the threat to the Algarve from the oil industry, in the Algarve last Thursday, Rebelo de Sousa...

    Doping in Ex-Soviet Nations Echoes Russia’s Problems
    Jul25

    Doping in Ex-Soviet Nations Echoes Russia’s Problems

    While the scandal of Russian doping threatens to be one of the main talking points of the Rio Olympics, other countries are slipping under the radar despite sharing the tainted legacy of the Soviet sports system. Countries like Belarus, Kazakhstan and Ukraine punch above their weight in the Olympic medal table, but their high rates of performance...

    The Muscovite Candidate?
    Jul25

    The Muscovite Candidate?

    Sometimes a conspiracy theory can be true. Or, to put it another way, just because you’re paranoid doesn’t mean they aren’t out to get you.Take the burgeoning email leaks scandal that hit the Democratic National Committee on Friday. A searchable cache of 20,000 emails showed up on WikiLeaks. The dump arrived about five weeks...

    Ukraine, after war, becomes a trove for black market arms trade
    Jul25

    Ukraine, after war, becomes a trove for black market arms trade

    Most of the weapons from Ukraine will be destined for other conflict zones in places such as Iraq, Syria and LibyaU.S. must speed up arms sale to show export reforms are real: PentagonIndia plans expanded missile export drive, with China on its mind …read more Source: Thanh Nien...

    Dion and Lavrov attempt to mend broken ties during Laos meeting
    Jul25

    Dion and Lavrov attempt to mend broken ties during Laos meeting

    Canada’s and Russia’s foreign affairs ministers met on Monday in an attempt to mend relations strained by the Kremlin’s annexation of Crimea and its support for pro-Russian rebels in eastern Ukraine. In a first meeting of its kind, since Canada froze high-level contacts with Russian officials two years ago, Foreign Affairs...

    FBI investigates DNC hacking; Clinton campaign blames Russia
    Jul25

    FBI investigates DNC hacking; Clinton campaign blames Russia

    WASHINGTON — The FBI said Monday it is investigating how thousands of Democratic National Committee emails were hacked, a breach that Hillary Clinton’s campaign maintains was committed by Russia to benefit Donald Trump. A statement from the FBI confirmed that it is “investigating a cyber intrusion involving the DNC,” adding that...

    Russia: The Hybrid State As Adversary
    Jul25

    Russia: The Hybrid State As Adversary

    Dan Goure Hybrid Warfare, Russia Today, Russia is the ultimate hybrid threat. Oceans of ink and terabytes of electronic musings have been expended on the subject of hybrid warfare. The classic formulation is a non-state actor with appurtenances of state power and, in many cases, support from traditional nation states. Of particular concern to...

    Dion sits down with Lavrov for first meeting of Canadian foreign minister with Russian equal in years
    Jul25

    Dion sits down with Lavrov for first meeting of Canadian foreign minister with Russian equal in years

    OTTAWA — Foreign Affairs Minister Stephane Dion sat down Monday with his Russian counterpart Sergey Lavrov — the first meeting of its kind in years. The 30-minute discussion took place in the Laos on the margins of an annual meeting of Southeast Asian nations. It represented the most tangible move yet by the Liberal government to thaw relations...

    Moldova’s Transnistrian conflict
    Jul25

    Moldova’s Transnistrian conflict

    Note: Our accounts contain the personal recollections and opinions of the individual interviewed. The views expressed should not be considered official statements of the U.S. government or the Association for Diplomatic Studies and Training. ADST conducts oral history interviews with retired U.S. diplomats, and uses their accounts to form...