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    What’s Wrong in Our Arms Treaty With Russia
    Feb15

    What’s Wrong in Our Arms Treaty With Russia

    Some media outlets reported last week that President Donald Trump called the Obama administration’s New Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty with Russia, or New START, a “bad deal.” Well, Trump is right: New START is advantageous to the Russians and does not advance U.S. national security interests. Because of the way the treaty limits were...

    Kyiv Declares State Of Emergency For Energy Sector, Rolling Blackouts Possible
    Feb15

    Kyiv Declares State Of Emergency For Energy Sector, Rolling Blackouts Possible

    Ukraine has declared a state of emergency for its energy sector that could lead to rolling blackouts as officials try to dramatically reduce electricity consumption across the country. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    US warns Nato to increase spending, may cut support
    Feb15

    US warns Nato to increase spending, may cut support

    US President Donald Trump’s defence secretary yesterday warned Nato allies that they must honour military spending pledges to ensure the United States does not “moderate” support for the alliance.Jim Mattis, on his debut trip to Brussels as Pentagon chief, also accused some Nato members of ignoring threats, including from Russia.“America...

    Mattis gives Canada and other NATO nations an ultimatum on boosting defence spending
    Feb15

    Mattis gives Canada and other NATO nations an ultimatum on boosting defence spending

    U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis on Wednesday issued a sharp ultimatum to NATO Wednesday, telling allies they must start increasing defense spending by year’s end or the Trump administration will “moderate its commitment” to them, the Associated Press writes. Here is the rest of the Associated Press article: He did not detail what the...

    Pentagon boss to NATO nations: Increase military spending
    Feb15

    Pentagon boss to NATO nations: Increase military spending

    BRUSSELS — In an ultimatum to America’s allies, Defense Secretary Jim Mattis told fellow NATO members Wednesday to increase military spending by year’s end or risk seeing the U.S. curtail its defense support — a stark threat given Europe’s deep unease already over U.S.-Russian relations. Echoing President Donald Trump’s...

    Russians Remain Patient for Thaw with U.S. under Trump
    Feb15

    Russians Remain Patient for Thaw with U.S. under Trump

    As questions over the Trump administration’s contacts with Russia roil U.S. politics, the Kremlin is taking a decidedly measured approach, carefully weighing what it says to avoid jeopardizing a chance for better relations between Moscow and Washington. This same patience is evident in Russian state media, helping to temper public...

    Ukraine warring sides agree heavy arms pullback: OSCE (AFP)
    Feb15

    Ukraine warring sides agree heavy arms pullback: OSCE (AFP)

    Moscow (AFP) – An international mediator on Wednesday said Ukraine’s warring sides had agreed to withdraw heavy weapons from the volatile frontline by February 20 in line with a tattered peace plan. …read more Source: The West...

    NATO Expert: Russian Legislators ‘Made Fun’ of Obama for Being ‘Too Soft’ on Russia
    Feb15

    NATO Expert: Russian Legislators ‘Made Fun’ of Obama for Being ‘Too Soft’ on Russia

    Russian legislators “made fun” of President Barack Obama for being “too soft” on Russia after it annexed the Crimean Peninsula from Ukraine in 2014, according to a NATO expert. “The U.S. and the international community had a lot of powerful non-military options to raise the cost to Russia and make it more willing to...

    eNCA | Ukraine declares state of energy emergency
    Feb15

    eNCA | Ukraine declares state of energy emergency

    Kiev has continued to buy a specific type of coal produced only in the Russian-backed separatist east that is needed to fuel the country’s power plants. …read more Source:...

    The 3 Trump-Russia scandals, explained
    Feb15

    The 3 Trump-Russia scandals, explained

    It’s starting to look like President Trump has a Russia problem. Late on Tuesday night, the New York Times reported that members of Trump’s campaign team and other “Trump associates” had “repeated contacts with senior Russian intelligence officials” prior to the November vote. The calls were intercepted by US officials monitoring...