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    Poland Wants More Than NATO Can Give
    Feb10

    Poland Wants More Than NATO Can Give

    John R. Deni Security, Europe Basing allied troops in NATO’s east remains improbable. The NATO alliance is treating Poland and other allies in the region like a buffer zone, refusing to permanently station troops there and hence provide the same level of security that has long been accorded other allies to the west, according to a Polish...

    Brussels Moves to Counter Gazprom
    Feb10

    Brussels Moves to Counter Gazprom

    It looks like Brussels is finally awakening to the strategic disadvantages of its heavy reliance on Russian energy supplies—specifically, its imports of natural gas from state-owned Gazprom. Of particular concern in recent years has been Gazprom’s ability to divide and conquer the bloc by selling its gas to different countries at different...

    US spy chief: US and Russia could spiral into new Cold War
    Feb10

    US spy chief: US and Russia could spiral into new Cold War

    WASHINGTON: Russia is “paranoid” about being challenged by NATO and its efforts to rival American power could push it into a new Cold War, the head of US intelligence said Tuesday. “They’re greatly concerned about being contained,” the director of national intelligence, James Clapper, told the Senate Armed Services Committee. Clapper said...

    Ukraine Economic Crisis 2016: As IMF Loan Stalls, Young Politicians Struggle To Push Through Reforms
    Feb10

    Ukraine Economic Crisis 2016: As IMF Loan Stalls, Young Politicians Struggle To Push Through Reforms

    It’s already been a busy week for Nataliya Katser-Buchkovska. The young member of Ukraine’s parliament wrapped up a meeting at the United Nations on sustainable development Tuesday and was headed to Texas soon for an important energy summit. She wants to overhaul the notoriously corrupt energy sector in her country, where growing...

    Russia puts nearly 10,000 troops on alert at Ukraine border as Putin’s war games intensify
    Feb10

    Russia puts nearly 10,000 troops on alert at Ukraine border as Putin’s war games intensify

    VLADIMIR PUTIN has raised the stakes with the West after staging military drills with thousands of troops and hundreds of warplanes on the border with Ukraine. …read more Source:...

    Ukraine deadlock douses hopes of sanctions relief for Russia
    Feb10

    Ukraine deadlock douses hopes of sanctions relief for Russia

    WHEN it comes to sanctions relief for Russia, the last step might be the most difficult. …read more Source: The Business...

    Intelligence Officials: Islamic State Determined to Strike U.S. This Year
    Feb09

    Intelligence Officials: Islamic State Determined to Strike U.S. This Year

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Leaders of the Islamic State are determined to strike targets in the United States this year, senior U.S. intelligence officials said Tuesday, telling lawmakers that a small group of violent extremists will attempt to overcome the logistical challenges of mounting such an attack. In testimony before congressional committees,...

    Poland, Courting NATO, Plans to Boost Middle East Military Involvement
    Feb09

    Poland, Courting NATO, Plans to Boost Middle East Military Involvement

    Poland signaled on Tuesday its willingness to play a more active role in tackling the Middle East security crisis, in an apparent attempt to persuade its NATO allies in return to boost their presence in eastern Europe. Alarmed by Russia’s annexation of Ukraine’s Crimea peninsula in 2014 and its support for armed separatists in eastern...

    Suspension of Turkey Flights Costs Russian Airports Heavily
    Feb09

    Suspension of Turkey Flights Costs Russian Airports Heavily

    A top official at Russia’s busiest airport says the halt or reduction of flights to Turkey, Ukraine and Egypt over the past three months has cost the country’s airports six billion rubles ($77 million).Denis Nuzhdin, the deputy CEO of Moscow’s Domodedovo Airport, was quoted… …read more Source:...

    German-Turkish refugee request ambushes NATO talks
    Feb09

    German-Turkish refugee request ambushes NATO talks

    Military alliances don’t like surprises, which is why NATO was taken aback by an apparently impromptu German and Turkish proposal that it should take on a new role in the refugee crisis, such as sea patrols against human traffickers in the Aegean. The initiative — fruit of Chancellor Angela Merkel’s visit to Prime Minister Ahmet...