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    Situation Report: Centcom raising red flags on the Hill; more U.S. training in Ukraine; Russia over Baghdad; Tokyo defense plans in flux; FP podcast info.; and lots more
    Sep14

    Situation Report: Centcom raising red flags on the Hill; more U.S. training in Ukraine; Russia over Baghdad; Tokyo defense plans in flux; FP podcast info.; and lots more

    By Paul McLeary with Adam Rawnsley Hill trouble. Reps. Jason Chaffetz (R-Utah) and Ron DeSantis (R-Fla.) have written letters to Defense Secretary Ash Carter insisting the Pentagon brief the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform about allegations that officials at the U.S. Central Command (Centcom) altered intelligence reports to...

    EU Extends Sanctions Against Russia Over Ukraine Crisis
    Sep14

    EU Extends Sanctions Against Russia Over Ukraine Crisis

    European Union extends Russian asset freeze and travel ban over Ukraine crisis …read more Source: ABC...

    95,000 Russian troops in massive military drill
    Sep14

    95,000 Russian troops in massive military drill

    MOSCOW – Russia on Monday launched its largest military exercises of the year, Centre-2015, involving some 95,000 soldiers including ground troops, navy and airforce units.The long-announced war games are “the most large-scale drill of 2015,” the defence ministry said.Russia has recently intensified snap checks of its military...

    Poroshenko asks for ‘defensive weapons’ against rebels
    Sep14

    Poroshenko asks for ‘defensive weapons’ against rebels

    Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko stresses his wish for ‘defense weapons’ from Western allies to help in the conflict against pro-Russian separatists …read more Source: The Daily...

    The Briefing: The Donbas Calm
    Sep14

    The Briefing: The Donbas Calm

    The Power Vertical Briefing is a short look ahead to the stories expected to make news in Russia in the coming week. It is hosted by Brian Whitmore, author of The Power Vertical blog, and appears every Monday. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Ukraine seeks ‘defensive weapons’
    Sep14

    Ukraine seeks ‘defensive weapons’

    President Poroshenko asks for support ‘not just with words’ mentioning his country’s need for defensive weapons …read more Source: World...

    The Daily Vertical: Putin’s Newspeak
    Sep14

    The Daily Vertical: Putin’s Newspeak

    The Daily Vertical is a video primer for Russia-watchers that appears Monday through Friday. Viewers can suggest topics via Twitter @PowerVertical or on the Power Vertical Facebook page. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Foretelling future prospects of Sino-Russian cooperation
    Sep14

    Foretelling future prospects of Sino-Russian cooperation

    Geo-political and global economic analysts have widely discussed Russia’s “Turn to the Far East” policy in recent months. Yet, it is worth knowing that Moscow had already touted this initiative a few years ago even before the onset of the Ukrainian crisis. …read more Source:...

    ‘Normandy Quartet’ leaders hope for consolidation of ceasefire in Donbas
    Sep14

    ‘Normandy Quartet’ leaders hope for consolidation of ceasefire in Donbas

    The participants of the meeting stressed a need to consolidate the cease-fire in Donbas, which has been observed for two weeks. …read more Source:...

    Cross stone put up in Kirovograd dedicated to Armenian Genocide 100th anniversary
    Sep14

    Cross stone put up in Kirovograd dedicated to Armenian Genocide 100th anniversary

    Cross stones dedicated to the 100th anniversary of the Armenian Genocide have been put up in a number of other cities of Ukraine, particularly in Nikolaev, Uzhgorod, and Berezhani. …read more Source:...