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    Nobody’s Quaking in Their Boots, Anymore
    Nov07

    Nobody’s Quaking in Their Boots, Anymore

    A major goal of this Asia trip, said National Security Adviser H. R. McMaster, is to rally allies to achieve the “complete, verifiable and permanent denuclearization of the Korean peninsula.” Yet Kim Jong Un has said he will never give up his nuclear weapons. He believes the survival of his dynastic regime depends upon them. Hence we are headed...

    U.S. Commandos Training Right On Russia’s Doorstep
    Nov07

    U.S. Commandos Training Right On Russia’s Doorstep

    The following was reprinted from Tom Dispatch.com “They are very concerned about their adversary next door,” said General Raymond Thomas, the head of U.S. Special Operations Command (SOCOM), at a national security conference in Aspen, Colorado, in July. “They make no bones about it.” The “they” in question were various Eastern European and Baltic...

    Nordic States Step Up Defense Cooperation Because of Russia Worries
    Nov07

    Nordic States Step Up Defense Cooperation Because of Russia Worries

    Nordic countries agreed on Monday to step up defense cooperation and exchange more air surveillance information because they are worried about Russia’s increasing military activity. The countries have increased defense spending and cooperation with each other and the North Atlantic Treaty Organization since Russia annexed Crimea in 2014....

    Wanted: A U.S.-Russia Relationship That Isn’t Dysfunctional
    Nov07

    Wanted: A U.S.-Russia Relationship That Isn’t Dysfunctional

    Nikolas K. Gvosdev Politics, Europe The principal agenda item during the Putin-Trump summit is going to be the situation around North Korea—with Trump asking for additional Russian help in containing the crisis. Presidents Donald Trump and Vladimir Putin have decided to meet on the sidelines of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation summit in...

    Wanted: A U.S.-Russia Relationship That Isn’t Dysfunctional
    Nov07

    Wanted: A U.S.-Russia Relationship That Isn’t Dysfunctional

    Nikolas K. Gvosdev Politics, Europe The principal agenda item during the Putin-Trump summit is going to be the situation around North Korea—with Trump asking for additional Russian help in containing the crisis. Presidents Donald Trump and Vladimir Putin have decided to meet on the sidelines of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation summit in...

    Twitter ignored warnings about Russian accounts in 2015
    Nov07

    Twitter ignored warnings about Russian accounts in 2015

    A former employee raised the alarm about bots and spam accounts originating in Russia and Ukraine, but says nothing happened. …read more Source: Public Radio...

    What was the Jewish role in 1917 Russian Revolution? Moscow museum gives a full picture.
    Nov07

    What was the Jewish role in 1917 Russian Revolution? Moscow museum gives a full picture.

    Jewish organizations during the May Day demonstration at Marsovo Pole in Petrograd, Russia, 1919. (Jewish Museum and Tolerance Center) (JTA) — Of all the many loaded issues tied to the bloody history of Jews in the former Soviet Union, none is as sensitive today in that part of the world as their role in the 1917 revolution that brought the...

    A Trump Cabinet official has direct business ties to Putin’s inner circle
    Nov06

    A Trump Cabinet official has direct business ties to Putin’s inner circle

    One of those ties includes Putin’s son-in-law. Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross has business ties to members of Russian President Vladimir Putin’s inner circle — but he didn’t properly reveal that information to the government. It turns out that Ross’s investment firm has a 31.5 percent stake in Navigator, a British company...

    US Commerce Chief Defends Investment in Russian Shipper Linked to Putin Inner Circle
    Nov06

    US Commerce Chief Defends Investment in Russian Shipper Linked to Putin Inner Circle

    U.S. Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross on Monday defended his sizable business links to Russian President Vladimir Putin’s inner circle, saying “there is no impropriety.” Ross, a 79-year-old billionaire industrialist, has a 31 percent stake worth $2 million to $10 million in a shipping venture, Navigator Holdings, with connections...

    Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross says it’s ‘evil’ to suggest he covered up links to Russia
    Nov06

    Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross says it’s ‘evil’ to suggest he covered up links to Russia

    Over the weekend, information tied Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross to a shipping company connected with Russian oligarchs working closely with Vladimir Putin. The shipper, Navigator Holdings, earns millions of dollars a year transporting gas for one of its top clients, a giant Russian energy company called Sibur, whose owners include the oligarch...