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    Cyberattack In Ukraine Said To Be First To Cause Big Power Outage
    Jan05

    Cyberattack In Ukraine Said To Be First To Cause Big Power Outage

    Highly destructive computer malware infected power authorities in Ukraine last week and caused a power failure that affected hundreds of thousands of homes, researchers said January 4. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Russian Soldiers Said Involved In Downing Of MH17 Airliner
    Jan05

    Russian Soldiers Said Involved In Downing Of MH17 Airliner

    Dutch prosecutors are investigating a claim by a citizen journalist group that at least 20 Russian soldiers were involved in the downing of Malaysian airlines flight MH17 over eastern Ukraine in 2014. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Islamic State will focus on attacks outside Middle East, intelligence forecast predicts
    Jan05

    Islamic State will focus on attacks outside Middle East, intelligence forecast predicts

    Stratfor, the geopolitical intelligence firm that provides strategic analysis and forecasting to individuals and organizations around the globe, has outlined some of the trends it sees for 2016. Some of the scenarios make sense or might seem obvious but the report makes for interesting reading nonetheless. In its annual forecast Stratfor noted...

    Europe Eyes LNG as Gazprom Alternative
    Jan05

    Europe Eyes LNG as Gazprom Alternative

    It’s a good time to import liquified natural gas (LNG), so it’s not surprising to see Croatia is looking to take advantage, entertaining bids this week for an LNG terminal on an island off its Adriatic coast. Reuters reports: The project, with a nominal capacity of 6 billion cubic metres, is expected to require investment of around...

    The Russian security chief who just died helped transform one of the country’s most feared intelligence agencies
    Jan04

    The Russian security chief who just died helped transform one of the country’s most feared intelligence agencies

    KremlinOne of the most powerful intelligence figures in Russia died unexpectedly, according to a Russian government announcement on January 4th. Igor Sergun, the head of the Main Intelligence Directorate of Russia’s General Staff (GRU), died of unspecified causes at the age of 58, The Wall Street Journal reports, although there is no...

    China just landed its first plane on an airstrip in the disputed South China Sea
    Jan04

    China just landed its first plane on an airstrip in the disputed South China Sea

    Asia Maritime Transparency Initiative/CSISVietnam formally accused China of violating its sovereignty and a recent confidence-building pact on Saturday by landing a plane on an airstrip Beijing has built on an artificial island in a contested part of the South China Sea. Foreign Ministry spokesman Le Hai Binh said the airfield, had been...

    Russia’s Shadowboxing with NATO
    Jan04

    Russia’s Shadowboxing with NATO

    Russia has a new National Security Strategy, signed by President Putin on the last day of 2015, an uncanny New Year’s message that Russia’s relations with the West have entered an even more volatile phase. The new Russian NSS accuses the United States and its NATO allies of “seeking to preserve their global domination in world...

    Head of Putin’s military intelligence unexpectedly dies
    Jan04

    Head of Putin’s military intelligence unexpectedly dies

    Kremlinn Monday, news broke about the death of 58-year-old Colonel General Igor Sergun on January 3rd, head of the Main Intelligence Directorate of the General Staff, better known as the GRU. No cause of death has yet been announced, but there has been no suggestion of anything shady or strange about his demise, even at this relatively young age...

    Amid Russia Tensions, Ukraine To Call For UN Peacekeeping Mission In Conflict-Torn East
    Jan04

    Amid Russia Tensions, Ukraine To Call For UN Peacekeeping Mission In Conflict-Torn East

    Ukraine assumed its duties Friday as a non-permanent member of the United Nations Security Council and was already preparing Monday to call for a peacekeeping mission to be sent to the Donbass region, where a war between government forces and Russia-backed rebels continues. The move is likely to trigger objections from the Kremlin, which...

    In Putin’s Russia, Art Looks at You
    Jan04

    In Putin’s Russia, Art Looks at You

    The only thing more disconcerting than coming face-to-face with a nine-foot-tall fighter-jet helmet is the moment when it comes alive. Suddenly, the goggles revealed a pair of eyes. They looked up, down, side to side, sweeping the room in panic. I was no longer looking at art—art was looking at me.It was Russian art, to be exact. This wild-eyed...