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    Ukraine to receive U.S. radars by mid-November
    Oct22

    Ukraine to receive U.S. radars by mid-November

    Ryan MaassWASHINGTON, Oct. 22 (UPI) — The U.S. will supply Ukraine with long-range counter-battery radar stations by mid-November as the country continues to fight Russian-backed militants. …read more Source: United Press...

    Russian Troops in Syria Will ‘Stay Until the End’
    Oct22

    Russian Troops in Syria Will ‘Stay Until the End’

    The 58th Army is the branch of the Russian military that helped lead the 2008 incursion into Georgia, and which Ukraine claimed was sending high-ranking officials to wage war in the East as well. …read more Source: Foreign...

    What Syria and Ukraine reveal about Putin and Russia’s military
    Oct22

    What Syria and Ukraine reveal about Putin and Russia’s military

    Special to WorldTribune.com by Dr. Jack Caravelli, Geostrategy-Direct The 2014 annexation of Crimea and the ongoing civil war in Syria, while major political crises, also are replete with insights about the current state of the Russian military. First, the Russian […] The post What Syria and Ukraine reveal about Putin and Russia’s military...

    Eight Arctic countries to sign historic coast guard deal in Connecticut
    Oct22

    Eight Arctic countries to sign historic coast guard deal in Connecticut

    All eight Arctic nations — including Canada and Russia — are to sign a historic deal next week for their coast guards to work together in the treacherous and increasingly accessible waters of the North.Creating the Arctic Coast Guard Forum is considered a significant step forward for international co-operation in the region and will flesh out...

    Critics Laugh At Latest Poll Showing Sky-High Support For Putin
    Oct22

    Critics Laugh At Latest Poll Showing Sky-High Support For Putin

    By Vladi Vovcuk Critics of Russian President Vladimir Putin are snickering at poll results claiming he has an approval rating of 90 percent. In a slew of sarcastic posts and memes, they’re slamming the findings as skewed and joking that by the end of the year, support for the president will soar into the triple digits. The poll findings...

    Interview With Estonian Foreign Minister, Marina Kaljurand
    Oct22

    Interview With Estonian Foreign Minister, Marina Kaljurand

    Marina Kaljurand is Estonia’s Minister of Foreign Affairs. Prior to becoming Foreign Minister in July 2015, she was a long-time Estonian diplomat, and an ambassador to the United States, Mexico, Canada, Russia, Kazakhstan and Israel. Her time as ambassador to Russia from 2005-2008 was particularly tumultuous, as she presided over a period...

    A Lenin statue in Ukraine got a Darth Vader makeover
    Oct22

    A Lenin statue in Ukraine got a Darth Vader makeover

    Lenin has gone to the dark side — at least in Ukraine A statue of the controversial Russian leader that stands in the city of Odessa received a “facelift” — Lenin’s head was replaced with Darth Vader’s, according to several local reports. See also: Russia’s ambassador to the UK mixed up Kal Penn with a terrorist...

    I Live Without Borders
    Oct22

    I Live Without Borders

    This speech was delivered at Wired 2015. There is the sad Russian joke about a Russian going through passport control and he gets asked by an officer: “Occupation?” “No,” replies the Russian. “Just visiting!” Every time I go through passport control somewhere, I am really lost when an officer at border control...

    Why Obama Should Not Be Using Our Military for Political Leverage
    Oct22

    Why Obama Should Not Be Using Our Military for Political Leverage

    President Obama will veto the defense authorization bill today with a photo-op, and by doing so will highlight Washington at its worst. Instead of dealing with the bill on its merits, Obama is using the defense bill for political leverage. This is the wrong way to handle our national security. Many Americans rightfully find Washington’s way...

    Kumbaya (Not)
    Oct22

    Kumbaya (Not)

    In his new film Taxi, Iranian director Jafar Panahi is having a conversation with his young niece. They’re sitting in the cab Panahi is driving. The Iranian government has banned the director from making films, so he’s ostensibly found an alternative means of making money and of making films. He’s set up a camera on the...