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    Russian Build-Up In and Around Ukraine as of August 12, 2016
    Aug15

    Russian Build-Up In and Around Ukraine as of August 12, 2016

    Kathleen Weinberger | ISW Download PDF An ongoing Russian military build-up on Ukraine’s borders may indicate preparations for conventional military conflict. It certainly marks a dramatic escalation of tensions that will have significant repercussions in Ukraine. Russia has deployed additional military forces and systems to Ukraine’s...

    Russia and Ukraine Tensions Rise Over a Raid That May Not Have Happened
    Aug15

    Russia and Ukraine Tensions Rise Over a Raid That May Not Have Happened

    Russian officials said two soldiers died in a skirmish in Crimea that Ukraine denied as Germany’s foreign minister appealed to Moscow to reduce tensions. …read more Source: The New York...

    Secret documents from Ukraine list cash for Donald Trump’s campaign chief
    Aug15

    Secret documents from Ukraine list cash for Donald Trump’s campaign chief

    Documents show $12.7 (U.S.) million in undisclosed cash payments for campaign chairman Paul Manafort, raising further questions about Trump’s ties to pro-Russian factions. …read more Source: Toronto...

    Did Trump Campaign Manager Reap Millions in Stolen Ukrainian Wealth?
    Aug15

    Did Trump Campaign Manager Reap Millions in Stolen Ukrainian Wealth?

    Manafort’s name appears in “secret ledger” obtained by corruption investigators, according to the New York Times. The bromance between Donald Trump and Russian dictator Vladimir Putin has been one of the oddities of the 2016 presidential campaign. Aside from Trump’s praise of Putin—even when reminded of the murders of...

    World Powers Call for Calm as Putin Bolsters Crimea Defense
    Aug15

    World Powers Call for Calm as Putin Bolsters Crimea Defense

    World powers urged Russia and Ukraine to refrain from ratcheting up a confrontation over Crimea as President Vladimir Putin bolstered the disputed peninsula’s military with some of his army’s most advanced air-defense missile systems. The European Union said there was no independent confirmation of claims that Ukrainian agents had...

    Clinton team hits report of Trump aide’s ties to Russia
    Aug15

    Clinton team hits report of Trump aide’s ties to Russia

    The Hillary Clinton campaign is questioning Donald Trump’s top political aide’s ties to a pro-Kremlin political party in the Ukraine and claiming it is further evidence of the Republican nominee’s cozy relationship with Russia …read more Source: U.S....

    Germany urges Russia, Ukraine to ease tensions over alleged Crimea attack
    Aug15

    Germany urges Russia, Ukraine to ease tensions over alleged Crimea attack

    Andrew V. PestanoMOSCOW, Aug. 15 (UPI) — Germany is urging Russia and Ukraine to reduce tensions related to Crimea as both countries dispute the circumstances over an alleged attack. …read more Source: United Press...

    Report: Ukrainian Records Show $12M Designated for Trump Campaign Chief Manafort
    Aug15

    Report: Ukrainian Records Show $12M Designated for Trump Campaign Chief Manafort

    The Ukrainian government set aside millions of dollars in cash payments for Donald Trump’s campaign chairman, Paul Manafort, while he was a political consultant in the country, the New York Times reported late Sunday. Ukrainian anti-corruption investigators found in a secret ledger that former president Viktor Yanukovych’s pro-Russian...

    Trump Campaign Manager Dismisses Report Of Ukraine Payments As ‘Silly’
    Aug15

    Trump Campaign Manager Dismisses Report Of Ukraine Payments As ‘Silly’

    “The suggestion that I accepted cash payments is unfounded, silly, and nonsensical,” Manafort said after the New York Times reported $12.7 million listed in a political party’s “black ledger.” …read more Source:...

    The UK Returns
    Aug15

    The UK Returns

    There has been much dismay in response to the British electorate’s decision to leave the EU, including the assumption that the UK is signaling a retreat from the world and its position as NATO’s second military power. On closer inspection, however, it is much more likely that exactly the reverse is happening: Theresa May’s...