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    The Great Game
    Nov06

    The Great Game

    The rivalry between the British Empire and Russia in Central Asia during the 19th century was referred to as “The Great Game”. The British were concerned that the Russians had eyes on India and wanted to assert themselves in the region. The Russians wanted to have a foothold in a place it deemed important to its strategic interests....

    NATO Chief Says West Must Counter Russian MIlitary Buildup
    Nov06

    NATO Chief Says West Must Counter Russian MIlitary Buildup

    NATO chief Jens Stoltenberg said November 5 that the alliance must counter a Russian military buildup from the Baltic to the eastern Mediterranean which could enable Moscow to control key areas in a crisis. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Ex-Ukrainian justice minister detained in shootings probe
    Nov06

    Ex-Ukrainian justice minister detained in shootings probe

    MOSCOW (AP) — Ukraine’s Security Service says former Justice Minister Olena Lukash has been detained in connection with a probe into deadly shootings during opposition protests in 2014. …read more Source: CNS...

    Problems Ahead as Europe Develops New Security Strategy
    Nov05

    Problems Ahead as Europe Develops New Security Strategy

    German Brigadier General Erich Vad, a security adviser to his country’s chancellor from 2007-13, is worried that Russia’s increasing willingness to project its power abroad could cause big problems for Europe. Divisions within the European Union and the shifting sands of global power have prompted the EU to re-assess its security...

    How Airlines Determine Which Conflict Zones Are Safe to Fly Over
    Nov05

    How Airlines Determine Which Conflict Zones Are Safe to Fly Over

    A slew of international airlines have stopped flying over the Sinai Peninsula this week in response to the mysterious crash of a Russian commercial jet with more than 200 people on board. It’s still not clear what might have caused the crash, though security officials in Britain and the U.S. have raised growing concerns that it was brought...

    Here are the most dramatic photos from NATO’s mega-exercise in Europe
    Nov05

    Here are the most dramatic photos from NATO’s mega-exercise in Europe

    On October 19, NATO kicked off its largest military exercise in over a decade with an opening ceremony in Tripani Air Base, Italy. The exercise, called Trident Juncture 2015, includes approximately 36,000 troops, over 140 aircraft, and 60 ships from more than 30 nations. The exercise’s participants include both NATO countries and nations...

    Excellent Documentary Portrays Ukraine’s Revolution of Dignity
    Nov05

    Excellent Documentary Portrays Ukraine’s Revolution of Dignity

    History is mostly curated and told years or even centuries later by persons not directly involved. But the twentieth century video camera brought us history on the run, produced by journalists, and now the cell phone records events and stories told by the participants themselves in real time. The finest example of this New History is the newly...

    What I Learned From Tibetan and Ukrainian Freedom Fighters
    Nov05

    What I Learned From Tibetan and Ukrainian Freedom Fighters

    KATHMANDU, Nepal—About two months before a mortar killed him, 19-year-old Ukrainian soldier Daniel Kasyanenko smoked a cigarette with me in a trench in eastern Ukraine. On that hot June afternoon, with random sniper potshots and artillery rounds comprising the background din, our conversation touched on many topics, most of which are not fit for...

    NATO Chief Sounds Alarm Over Russian Buildup
    Nov05

    NATO Chief Sounds Alarm Over Russian Buildup

    NATO’s secretary-general sounded the alarm Thursday over the build-up of Russian military forces from the Baltic Sea to the Mediterranean and called on the U.S.-led alliance to come up with a response. Jens Stoltenberg said the Russians have concentrated military forces in Kaliningrad, the Black Sea and the eastern Mediterranean, where they...

    Ukraine’s Ex-Justice Minister Detained In Probe Of Maidan Killings
    Nov05

    Ukraine’s Ex-Justice Minister Detained In Probe Of Maidan Killings

    Ukraine’s Security Service says former Justice Minister Olena Lukash has been detained in connection with an investigation into deadly shootings during opposition protests in 2014 that brought down the pro-Russian government of then-President Viktor Yanukovych. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...