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    Poland Wants More Than NATO Can Give
    Feb10

    Poland Wants More Than NATO Can Give

    John R. Deni Security, Europe Basing allied troops in NATO’s east remains improbable. The NATO alliance is treating Poland and other allies in the region like a buffer zone, refusing to permanently station troops there and hence provide the same level of security that has long been accorded other allies to the west, according to a Polish...

    Brussels Moves to Counter Gazprom
    Feb10

    Brussels Moves to Counter Gazprom

    It looks like Brussels is finally awakening to the strategic disadvantages of its heavy reliance on Russian energy supplies—specifically, its imports of natural gas from state-owned Gazprom. Of particular concern in recent years has been Gazprom’s ability to divide and conquer the bloc by selling its gas to different countries at different...

    Ukraine Economic Crisis 2016: As IMF Loan Stalls, Young Politicians Struggle To Push Through Reforms
    Feb10

    Ukraine Economic Crisis 2016: As IMF Loan Stalls, Young Politicians Struggle To Push Through Reforms

    It’s already been a busy week for Nataliya Katser-Buchkovska. The young member of Ukraine’s parliament wrapped up a meeting at the United Nations on sustainable development Tuesday and was headed to Texas soon for an important energy summit. She wants to overhaul the notoriously corrupt energy sector in her country, where growing...

    Intelligence Officials: Islamic State Determined to Strike U.S. This Year
    Feb09

    Intelligence Officials: Islamic State Determined to Strike U.S. This Year

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Leaders of the Islamic State are determined to strike targets in the United States this year, senior U.S. intelligence officials said Tuesday, telling lawmakers that a small group of violent extremists will attempt to overcome the logistical challenges of mounting such an attack. In testimony before congressional committees,...

    Poland, Courting NATO, Plans to Boost Middle East Military Involvement
    Feb09

    Poland, Courting NATO, Plans to Boost Middle East Military Involvement

    Poland signaled on Tuesday its willingness to play a more active role in tackling the Middle East security crisis, in an apparent attempt to persuade its NATO allies in return to boost their presence in eastern Europe. Alarmed by Russia’s annexation of Ukraine’s Crimea peninsula in 2014 and its support for armed separatists in eastern...

    Suspension of Turkey Flights Costs Russian Airports Heavily
    Feb09

    Suspension of Turkey Flights Costs Russian Airports Heavily

    A top official at Russia’s busiest airport says the halt or reduction of flights to Turkey, Ukraine and Egypt over the past three months has cost the country’s airports six billion rubles ($77 million).Denis Nuzhdin, the deputy CEO of Moscow’s Domodedovo Airport, was quoted… …read more Source:...

    North Korea, ISIS, and cyber warfare — intelligence chief outlines the biggest threats facing the US
    Feb09

    North Korea, ISIS, and cyber warfare — intelligence chief outlines the biggest threats facing the US

    Evy Mages/Getty ImagesDirector of National Intelligence James Clapper delivered his annual assessment of the top dangers facing the country to the Senate Armed Services Committee on Tuesday. Clapper said North Korea has expanded a uranium enrichment facility and restarted a plutonium reactor. Clapper also said that Islamic militants will continue...

    What Obama Got Wrong in 2017 Budget
    Feb09

    What Obama Got Wrong in 2017 Budget

    President Barack Obama released his 2017 Fiscal Year Budget to Congress. Here is what Heritage Foundation researchers had to say about the president’s budget: Energy Education Health Care Regulation and Spending Defense Energy Obama’s ‘Oil Fee’ is a Regressive Gas Tax President Obama’s budget calls for a $10-per-barrel tax...

    Putin’s ex-bodyguard turned governor recalls facing bear
    Feb09

    Putin’s ex-bodyguard turned governor recalls facing bear

    MOSCOW (AP) — President Vladimir Putin’s former bodyguard, who recently has been appointed regional governor, said he once confronted a bear outside of Putin’s residence. Alexei Dyumin, 43 told the daily Kommersant in an interview published Tuesday that he was on duty while Putin was asleep at a presidential residence when he saw a...

    Suspension of Turkey flights costs Russian airports heavily
    Feb09

    Suspension of Turkey flights costs Russian airports heavily

    MOSCOW (AP) — A top official at Russia’s busiest airport says the halt or reduction of flights to Turkey, Ukraine and Egypt over the past three months has cost the country’s airports six billion rubles ($77 million). …read more Source: CNS...