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    How the West Propped Up Putin
    Oct28

    How the West Propped Up Putin

    Russian matryoshka dolls featuring Barack Obama, Dmitry Medvedev, and Vladimir Putin Denis Sinyakov / ReutersFive years after Vladimir Putin became president of Russia for the first time and began to rebuild the Soviet police state, I experienced a rebirth of my own. In 2005, I retired from 20 years on top of the professional chess world to join...

    A New Cold War Deep Under the Sea?
    Oct28

    A New Cold War Deep Under the Sea?

    Virtually all of the world’s information moves deep under the sea. Well over 95 percent of everything moving on the global Internet passes through 200 or so highly active cables, some as deep under water as Mount Everest is tall. On a normal day, that information is safe and sound, humming along the protected fiber optic strands upon which...

    Ukraine Conflict Update: Donetsk Separatists Announce Weapons Pullback
    Oct28

    Ukraine Conflict Update: Donetsk Separatists Announce Weapons Pullback

    The self-proclaimed Donetsk People’s Republic announced Wednesday it would begin the drawback of larger mortars from the front lines in eastern Ukraine on Nov. 6, Russian state news agency Tass reported. The announcement comes at precarious moment after a Ukrainian soldier was killed Tuesday. …read more Source: International Business...

    Russian FSB Head Warns Of Growing CIS Security Threat
    Oct28

    Russian FSB Head Warns Of Growing CIS Security Threat

    Russia initiated its campaign of air strikes in Syria primarily to prevent militants fighting with Islamic State (IS) from returning to their home countries in the former Soviet Union, says the head of Russia’s Federal Security Service (FSB). …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    The Army Is the Smallest It Has Been Since Before World War II, And Other Signs of the Military’s Decline
    Oct28

    The Army Is the Smallest It Has Been Since Before World War II, And Other Signs of the Military’s Decline

    The state of our military isn’t good. The Heritage Foundation released its 2016 Index of U.S. Military Strength today, and its findings are cause for concern. While potential adversaries have either grown more threatening or maintained their levels of aggressiveness, U.S. military strength continues to atrophy due to budget cuts and lack of...

    Chris Alexander – MPs and the media called me a ‘baby killer’
    Oct28

    Chris Alexander – MPs and the media called me a ‘baby killer’

    Global News had an interesting interview with defeated Conservative cabinet minister Chris Alexander last night. During the interview Alexander complained about various issues that he believed help contribute to his defeat during the election as well as the defeat of his party. He made some fascinating claims during the interview. For one, he...

    Global Internet Freedoms Decline Fifth Year in a Row
    Oct28

    Global Internet Freedoms Decline Fifth Year in a Row

    When it comes to protecting freedom of expression online, the news is not good. For the fifth straight year in a row, the World Wide Web became less free for millions of people, as governments around the world continued restricting online expression, censoring websites and cracking down on a variety of tools designed to protect user privacy....

    Lugansk Separatists Lift Ban On UN Humanitarian Agencies
    Oct28

    Lugansk Separatists Lift Ban On UN Humanitarian Agencies

    One of eastern Ukraine’s separatist regions has agreed to lift a ban on humanitarian aid deliveries by UN agencies, an official with the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe said October 27. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Russian Ministry: First Confirmed Fatality in Syria a Suicide
    Oct28

    Russian Ministry: First Confirmed Fatality in Syria a Suicide

    The body of the first Russian serviceman confirmed dead in four weeks of airstrikes in Syria was delivered Tuesday to his parents’ home in southern Russia. The Russian Defense Ministry confirmed that Vadim Kostenko, 19, died Saturday at Russia’s airbase near Latakia on the Syrian Coast, but how is a matter of dispute. The ministry...

    Revenge of the Oligarchs
    Oct27

    Revenge of the Oligarchs

    Last Sunday’s local election was Ukraine’s first chance to show that things have changed. But it looks like the moguls still rule. …read more Source: Foreign...