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    Moscow Cools Anti-Western Rhetoric at Security Conference
    Apr30

    Moscow Cools Anti-Western Rhetoric at Security Conference

    Tensions between Russia and the United States have escalated over the conflicts in Syria and Ukraine, but there were signs at an international security conference in Moscow this month that the Kremlin may be softening its tone toward the West. The fifth annual Moscow Conference on International Security, hosted by Russia’s Defense Ministry...

    Weekend Roundup: Chernobyl Remains a Warning Against a New Nuclear Arms Race
    Apr30

    Weekend Roundup: Chernobyl Remains a Warning Against a New Nuclear Arms Race

    This week marks the 30th anniversary of the Chernobyl nuclear catastrophe. More than an accident, it was the beginning of the meltdown of the Soviet Union and defrosting of the Cold War. Mikhail Gorbachev has written that Chernobyl “was an historic turning point” and “perhaps the real cause of the collapse of the Soviet Union...

    News of the day from across the globe, April 30
    Apr30

    News of the day from across the globe, April 30

    South Sudan’s leaders have formed a transitional coalition government bringing together politicians from the government and the armed opposition who have been at war for 2½ years. The government, which has a 30-month mandate culminating in fresh elections, has been formed according to a peace deal signed by Kiir and Machar in August under...

    Russian Censorship Group Seeks Chinese Help to Better Control Internet
    Apr30

    Russian Censorship Group Seeks Chinese Help to Better Control Internet

    Russian authorities are seeking greater control of information on the internet, with some who favor tighter restrictions looking to China. Russia’s Safe Internet League, an influential lobby, hosted a first-ever forum Wednesday in Moscow with China’s top internet censors, including Fang Binxing, known as the “Father of the Great...

    Beijing and Moscow Object to U.S.–Korea Missile Defense Collaboration
    Apr29

    Beijing and Moscow Object to U.S.–Korea Missile Defense Collaboration

    Seoul and Washington have been in advanced discussions to install a sophisticated anti-missile system called Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) in South Korea. The plan, which received a sense of added urgency after North Korea conducted nuclear tests earlier this year, has now prompted vociferous protestation from Russia and China....

    U.S. Foreign Policy Got In The Way Of Helping Greece, Greek Ex-Official Says
    Apr29

    U.S. Foreign Policy Got In The Way Of Helping Greece, Greek Ex-Official Says

    The United States did not pressure Germany more heavily to give Greece debt relief because it needed Germany’s cooperation in higher-priority foreign policy matters, according to a former Greek finance minister. Yanis Varoufakis, the ex-cabinet official who became famous as the face of Greek defiance in the first half of 2015, said the...

    U.S. Bill Links Russia Sanctions Relief To Crimea’s Return To Ukraine
    Apr29

    U.S. Bill Links Russia Sanctions Relief To Crimea’s Return To Ukraine

    A new bill in the U.S. Congress would prevent the White House from lifting a raft of sanctions against Russia until Ukraine restores control over Crimea, which Moscow forcibly annexed in 2014, or settles the peninsula’s status to Kyiv’s satisfaction. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Trilateral Contact Group Seeks Easter Cease-Fire In Ukraine
    Apr29

    Trilateral Contact Group Seeks Easter Cease-Fire In Ukraine

    The Trilateral Contact Group on Ukraine says it aims for a cease-fire in eastern Ukraine to begin with the start of the Easter and May holidays. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Our Next President Must Stand Up to Putin
    Apr29

    Our Next President Must Stand Up to Putin

    Whoever takes over the White House in 2017 will face an aggressive, revanchist Russia that is a threat to the United States and our allies. No amount of wishful thinking can obscure this fact. Russia’s 2014 annexation of Crimea and invasion of the Donbas region of Ukraine is just one example in a long list of recent aggressions and abuses...

    Drones: Russia’s Hot New Propaganda Tool
    Apr29

    Drones: Russia’s Hot New Propaganda Tool

    Adam Saxton Society, Russia, Syria, Ukraine Moscow’s state press swoops over Syria’s battlefields for footage. Russia is beginning to up the ante with drones, and not in the way you may think. Shortly after Syrian forces retook Palmyra aided by Russian air power, Russian television stations aired crystal clear, drone captured footage...