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    Situation Report: Taliban off limits; Patriot missiles coming home; more drones coming soon to a battlefield near you; fighting picks up in Ukraine; Iraqi blame game; and lots more
    Aug17

    Situation Report: Taliban off limits; Patriot missiles coming home; more drones coming soon to a battlefield near you; fighting picks up in Ukraine; Iraqi blame game; and lots more

    By Paul McLeary with Adam Rawnsley Let the dominoes fall. Launching strikes against Taliban targets has become all but off-limits for the handful of American special operators still working in Afghanistan, FP’s Sean Naylor reports, though commanders have recently added the Islamic State to their shrinking hit list. The number of missions...

    9 Dead in Uptick of Violence in Eastern Ukraine
    Aug17

    9 Dead in Uptick of Violence in Eastern Ukraine

    7 civilians, 2 troops dead in uptick of violence in eastern Ukraine …read more Source: ABC...

    Briefing: Russia’s Summer Offensive
    Aug17

    Briefing: Russia’s Summer Offensive

    Fears are mounting that that the war in Donbas may escalate with Moscow-backed separatists increasing their Grad attacks on Ukrainian positions — and on residential areas. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Moscow’s Donbas Psyop
    Aug17

    Moscow’s Donbas Psyop

    The Daily Vertical is a video primer for Russia-watchers that appears Monday through Friday. Viewers can suggest topics via Twitter @PowerVertical or on the Power Vertical Facebook page. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Surge in Fighting Between Ukraine Forces and Separatists Threatens Ceasefire
    Aug17

    Surge in Fighting Between Ukraine Forces and Separatists Threatens Ceasefire

    MOSCOW (Reuters) – Russia’s foreign minister Sergei Lavrov said on Monday he suspected Ukraine was preparing a new offensive against pro-Moscow separatists in east Ukraine following an upsurge in fighting. Clashes near the port city of Mariupol and the rebel-held town of Gorlivka have put further strain on a fragile ceasefire between...

    Early Briefing: Nearly $500,000 in crashed Indonesian plane; fighting flares in Ukraine
    Aug17

    Early Briefing: Nearly $500,000 in crashed Indonesian plane; fighting flares in Ukraine

    Busy morning? Here are five stories that will help you catch up on what’s going on in the world right now …read more Source: The Globe and...

    Russia Seizes More Territory in Ukraine, Eastern Europe with ‘Incremental’ Strategy
    Aug17

    Russia Seizes More Territory in Ukraine, Eastern Europe with ‘Incremental’ Strategy

    Fighting has escalated in Ukraine six months after a ceasefire was supposed to end hostilities, raising fears that Russian-backed separatists could soon launch another offensive as the West focuses on other global crises. Ukraine’s military reported 127 attacks on Monday by the pro-Russian rebels, including an assault by 400 separatists and...

    Civilians killed as fighting flares in eastern Ukraine
    Aug17

    Civilians killed as fighting flares in eastern Ukraine

    Fighting flared between Ukrainian government forces and Russian-backed separatists in two separate parts of eastern Ukraine overnight. …read more Source:...

    Civilians killed as fighting flares in eastern Ukraine
    Aug17

    Civilians killed as fighting flares in eastern Ukraine

    The clashes near Mariupol put further strain on a fragile ceasefire between the two sides …read more Source: The Globe and...

    Gazprom’s colossal deal with China is already looking like a terrible move for Russia
    Aug17

    Gazprom’s colossal deal with China is already looking like a terrible move for Russia

    There was a lot of excitement in the industry when Russian energy giant Gazprom announced a mammoth $400 billion (£255.51 billion), 30-year export deal to China in May 2014 — but the agreement is now coming under extreme pressure on a number of fronts. Morgan Stanley analysts on Monday morning suggested that construction of the necessary...