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    Russia’s Winning the Electronic War
    Oct22

    Russia’s Winning the Electronic War

    In Ukraine and Syria, Russian forces are using high-tech equipment to jam drones and block battlefield communications — and forcing the U.S. to scramble to catch up. …read more Source: Foreign...

    Putin’s Gift
    Oct22

    Putin’s Gift

    Russia’s sudden, invigorated military posture in Syria has set Western foreign policy pundits on their collective ear. President Vladimir Putin, they say, is further reigniting a cold war with the West, attempting to distract the world from his misdeeds in Ukraine, aggressively reinforcing Russia’s strategic military posture in the...

    Karlovic beats Stakhovsky in Vienna for 10th quarterfinal
    Oct22

    Karlovic beats Stakhovsky in Vienna for 10th quarterfinal

    VIENNA (AP) — Ivo Karlovic advanced to his 10th quarterfinal of the season by defeating Sergiy Stakhovsky of Ukraine 6-4, 7-5 at the Erste Bank… …read more Source:...

    Glavin: The very least Canada can do is resettle 25,000 Syrian refugees now
    Oct21

    Glavin: The very least Canada can do is resettle 25,000 Syrian refugees now

    It wasn’t exactly auspicious, the way Justin Trudeau chose to set the inaugural tone for his new Liberal government at that rally in Ottawa on Tuesday by way of introducing himself to Canada’s “friends around the world,” whoever they might be. “Many of you have worried that Canada has lost its compassion over the past 10 years. I have...

    Russia’s Intervention in Syria: Protracting an Already Endless Conflict
    Oct21

    Russia’s Intervention in Syria: Protracting an Already Endless Conflict

    Russia’s intervention in Syria has introduced a dangerous new dynamic into an already volatile and complex conflict. Rather than advancing its self-proclaimed objective of fighting terrorism, many more Russian strikes have targeted moderate rebels — “vetted” and supported by the United States — as well as other...

    Back To The Future: Echoes Of Soviet Past In Modern Russia
    Oct21

    Back To The Future: Echoes Of Soviet Past In Modern Russia

    On the occasion of Back To The Future day, here’s a look at several aspects of Soviet life at the time of the 1989 release of the Hollywood trilogy’s second installment that have made a comeback in contemporary Russia under President Vladimir Putin. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Here are two huge problems that could sink the Russian military in a large-scale war
    Oct21

    Here are two huge problems that could sink the Russian military in a large-scale war

    With a frozen frontline inside of Ukrainian territory, the successful annexation of Crimea, and an ongoing intervention in Syria, Russia’s military prowess appears to be firmly established. But despite the Kremlin’s recent successes, the Russian military faces two deep structural problems that could prove disastrous if it ever faced...

    Putin’s Bipolar Disorder
    Oct21

    Putin’s Bipolar Disorder

    There may not be an Iron Curtain descending on the Eurasian landmass, but there is an emerging bipolar order. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Why Putin Might Extend Russia’s anti-ISIS Operations to Iraq
    Oct21

    Why Putin Might Extend Russia’s anti-ISIS Operations to Iraq

    On October 6, 2015, Federation Council Chairman Valentina Matviyenko declared that Russia would launch airstrikes against the Islamic State (ISIS) in Iraq, if the Iraqi government gave Russia the green light to intervene. As the Iraqi Prime Minister Haider Al-Abadi and Iraqi Shiite leaders have both called for Russian participation in...

    Why China’s Belt and Road Plan Is the Best Way to Lift the Global Economy
    Oct21

    Why China’s Belt and Road Plan Is the Best Way to Lift the Global Economy

    BEIJING — The much-talked-about “Belt and Road Initiative” has been gaining attention ever since it was first proposed by President Xi Jinping of China in 2013. So has the recent birth of the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank and the Silk Road Fund. B&R has been offered as an innovative mode of cooperation in global...