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    Putin Drops the Bombs and Deals the Cards in Syria and Ukraine
    Oct06

    Putin Drops the Bombs and Deals the Cards in Syria and Ukraine

    Moscow appears to have better positioned itself to exploit the tumult in Syria as well as Ukraine. On the other hand, within the Euro-Atlantic alliance, the lack of vision and will has ushered in a policy of presumed containment in Syria and Ukraine, more or less by default. The consequence, (or at least until Russia rushed in), has been more a...

    Engine failure sidelines Canadian destroyer involved in major NATO exercise
    Oct05

    Engine failure sidelines Canadian destroyer involved in major NATO exercise

    An aging Canadian warship, on its way to military exercises that are designed to send a strong message to Russia about the West’s resolve over the crisis in Ukraine, is now sidelined because of engine troubles. One of the four engines on the 43-year-old HMCS Athabaskan stopped working, sending the destroyer to a port in England for about a...

    60 Years in Journalism: Russia Reverting to Type
    Oct05

    60 Years in Journalism: Russia Reverting to Type

    A year after President Obama met with Vladimir Putin and described him slouching and “looking like that bored schoolboy in the back of the classroom,” the two have met again. Putin now has a huge bargaining chip on his shoulder, that is, his willingness to send his military into Ukraine, followed by Syria. And every such move helps...

    Ukraine War Deserters: 16,000 Troops Abandoned Military Since Conflict Began, Kiev Official Says
    Oct05

    Ukraine War Deserters: 16,000 Troops Abandoned Military Since Conflict Began, Kiev Official Says

    Around 16,000 Ukrainian troops, some with their weapons, have deserted from the country’s armed forces since the war in the Donbass region of the country erupted in April 2014, according to figures offered Monday by Kiev’s Chief Military prosecutor Anatoly Matios. …read more Source: International Business...

    Putin’s Pianos
    Oct05

    Putin’s Pianos

    Though Russian jets streak over Syria, dispersing ordnance against the remnants of the U.S. trained anti-Assad resistance forces, Putin’s main strategic target lies outside the MENA region. In immediate terms, Putin’s play in Syria is about the survival of the Assad regime and the positioning of Russia to play a key role in the final...

    Smart Privatization Can Save Ukraine
    Oct05

    Smart Privatization Can Save Ukraine

    How can Kiev save its moribund economy? By breaking the bonds between companies and the state. …read more Source: Foreign...

    Ukraine creeping toward peace? Kiev, rebels pull back tanks, artillery
    Oct05

    Ukraine creeping toward peace? Kiev, rebels pull back tanks, artillery

    The simultaneous withdrawal of materiel by the government and Russia-backed rebels builds on a cease-fire that both sides have largely abided by. …read more Source: Christian Science...

    Why Britain Is Escalating Its Anti-ISIS Campaign in Syria
    Oct05

    Why Britain Is Escalating Its Anti-ISIS Campaign in Syria

    On July 17, 2015, a Freedom of Information request from London-based pressure group Reprieve revealed that the British military had conducted airstrikes against ISIS in Syria. This revelation was embarrassing for David Cameron’s Conservative government as the airstrikes occurred without approval from Westminster. The British Parliament had...

    Russian Propaganda Struggles To Find Good Reasons For Bombing Syria
    Oct05

    Russian Propaganda Struggles To Find Good Reasons For Bombing Syria

    On Sunday night, during an appearance on a prime-time political talk show, the Russian lawmaker Semyon Bagdasarov offered a curious interpretation of his nation’s history. The roots of Russian civilization, he suggested, trace all the way back Syria, without which Russia would never have existed in the first place. “This is our land,” he...

    Jordanian IS Suicide Bomber Said Recruited In Ukraine
    Oct05

    Jordanian IS Suicide Bomber Said Recruited In Ukraine

    A Jordanian lawmaker’s son who joined the Islamic State (IS) militant group and blew himself up in Iraq was recruited while at medical school in Ukraine, his relatives have said. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...