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    Russia in Europe: May 1 – June 14, 2016
    Jun15

    Russia in Europe: May 1 – June 14, 2016

    Kathleen Weinberger and the ISW Russia-Ukraine Team DOWNLOAD PDF Russia heightened its military posture in Europe by projecting its land, air and naval capabilities. The Russian Ministry of Defense announced on May 4 that it would create three new combined-arms divisions in the Western and Southern military districts, with a second announcement...

    NATO Chief Demands Russia Withdraw From Ukraine
    Jun15

    NATO Chief Demands Russia Withdraw From Ukraine

    NATO chief Jens Stoltenberg has called on Russia to withdraw its forces and military equipment from Ukraine and to stop supporting separatists in eastern Ukraine. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Vladimir Putin’s Secret Weapon
    Jun15

    Vladimir Putin’s Secret Weapon

    Every day, the red line ticks up and down. Some weeks it trends higher, others lower. It measures the most important vital sign of Russia’s body politic: the popularity of Vladimir Putin. In the Kremlin they call it the reiting—the Russian pronunciation of rating—and the reiting rules supreme over all of the nation’s political and...

    The Morning Vertical, June 15, 2016
    Jun15

    The Morning Vertical, June 15, 2016

    Your daily roundup. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Japan’s Uniqlo targets global stature with fashion identity
    Jun15

    Japan’s Uniqlo targets global stature with fashion identity

    TOKYO (AP) — Japanese clothing chain Uniqlo has leveraged its prowess in mass production to build a fashion empire filled with shelves upon shelves of affordable, good quality items like down jackets, underwear and T-shirts. Now the 17-nation, 1,734-store retailer is on a quest to beat Western giants like Gap, H&M and Zara to become the...

    U.S. Ex-Ambassadors Spar Over Russia, NATO, And Ukraine
    Jun15

    U.S. Ex-Ambassadors Spar Over Russia, NATO, And Ukraine

    Two former U.S. ambassadors to Russia clashed over past and future assessments of relations between Washington and Moscow, and which country bears the greater responsibility for deepening bilateral tensions. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Russia and Ukraine Swap Prisoners
    Jun15

    Russia and Ukraine Swap Prisoners

    Russia and Ukraine has exchanged four prisoners in a move coordinated by their governments.The swap follows last month’s release of Ukrainian pilot Nadiya Savchenko after two years in a Russian prison.Savchenko was swapped for two Russians convicted of fighting in eastern… …read more Source:...

    US Democratic National Committee Network Hacked
    Jun14

    US Democratic National Committee Network Hacked

    The U.S. Democratic National Committee (DNC) said Tuesday its computer network was breached by Russian government hackers who gained access to opposition information on presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump. DNC chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz described the incident as “serious” and said the committee moved...

    The Many Faces of Putinism
    Jun14

    The Many Faces of Putinism

    Over the last two years or so, Moscow has gotten back into the international spotlight in a way that it hasn’t been since the end of the Cold War. As a result of its reckless moves, Putin’s regime has gotten a reputation in the West as dangerous and unpredictable. Nevertheless, a profound lack of understanding as to who or what we are...

    NATO Ministers Agree to Deploy 4 Battalions to Eastern Flank
    Jun14

    NATO Ministers Agree to Deploy 4 Battalions to Eastern Flank

    BRUSSELS—NATO on Tuesday reinforced its defenses against Russia from the Baltic to the Black Sea, delivering what NATO’s chief called a clear message to Moscow that “if any of our allies is attacked the whole alliance will respond as one.” Jens Stoltenberg, the alliance secretary-general, told a news conference that NATO defense ministers...