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    Everything You Need to Know: Russia’s Massive Zapad Military Exercise
    Aug08

    Everything You Need to Know: Russia’s Massive Zapad Military Exercise

    Dmitry Gorenburg Security, Eurasia For one week in September, the media will breathlessly tout the might of the Russian military—only to disregard analysis of the exercise soon after. The Zapad-2017 military exercise that will take place in September in Russia and Belarus has already begun to draw attention in the Western press. In recent days,...

    Everything You Need to Know: Russia’s Massive Zapad Military Exercise
    Aug08

    Everything You Need to Know: Russia’s Massive Zapad Military Exercise

    Dmitry Gorenburg Security, Eurasia For one week in September, the media will breathlessly tout the might of the Russian military—only to disregard analysis of the exercise soon after. The Zapad-2017 military exercise that will take place in September in Russia and Belarus has already begun to draw attention in the Western press. In recent days,...

    Saakashvili Predicts Putin’s ‘Full Isolation,’ Rise of Russian Opposition
    Aug07

    Saakashvili Predicts Putin’s ‘Full Isolation,’ Rise of Russian Opposition

    Mikheil Saakashvili, the former Georgian president and ex-governor of Ukraine’s Odesa region who was stripped last month of his Ukrainian citizenship, says Russian President Vladimir Putin will eventually face “full international isolation” as a result of tensions between Moscow and the West. …read more Source: Radio Free...

    RIA: Moscow to Cut Dependence on US Payment Systems
    Aug07

    RIA: Moscow to Cut Dependence on US Payment Systems

    Russia will speed up work on reducing dependency on U.S. payment systems and the dollar as a settling currency, RIA news agency cited Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov as saying on Monday. It is a response to the new sanctions against Russia reluctantly signed into law last week by U.S. President Donald Trump. The sanctions targeted...

    2 Members of Russian Punk Band Pussy Riot Detained

    Two members of the Russian feminist punk band Pussy Riot were briefly detained Monday after rallying for the release of a Ukrainian filmmaker outside his Siberian prison. During Sunday’s protest in Yakutsk where Oleg Sentsov is serving his sentence, the band members unfurled a banner on a nearby bridge that read “Free Sentsov!”...

    2 members of Russian punk band Pussy Riot briefly detained
    Aug07

    2 members of Russian punk band Pussy Riot briefly detained

    MOSCOW (AP) — Two members of the Russian feminist punk band Pussy Riot were briefly detained Monday after rallying for the release of a Ukrainian filmmaker outside his Siberian prison. A Russian military court convicted Sentsov, who comes from the Crimean Peninsula that Russia annexed from Ukraine in 2014, of conspiracy to commit terror attacks...

    Continued US Leadership Requires Military Reinvestment

    The current House and Senate versions of the National Defense Authorization Act both seek welcome increases in the Pentagon’s defense budget. Unfortunately, the law of the land is the Budget Control Act and the limits and consequences imposed by it. This means that in 2018, the defense budget is legally limited to $551 billion. Any dollar...

    Almost 100 Drown In One Sweltering Week In Ukraine
    Aug07

    Almost 100 Drown In One Sweltering Week In Ukraine

    At least 99 people have drowned in Ukraine in the past week as sweltering heat drove people to rivers, lakes, and the Black Sea for relief, officials say. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    2 members of Russian punk band Pussy Riot detained
    Aug07

    2 members of Russian punk band Pussy Riot detained

    Two members of the Russian feminist punk band Pussy Riot were detained Monday after a protest outside the prison colony where a Ukrainian filmmaker is being held. …read more Source:...

    What are economic sanctions?
    Aug07

    What are economic sanctions?

    For many foreign policymakers, economic sanctions have become the tool of choice to respond to major geopolitical challenges, from counterterrorism to conflict resolution. Introduction Governments and multinational bodies impose economic sanctions to try to alter the strategic decisions of state and nonstate actors that threaten their interests...