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    Focusing on the Bigger Picture
    Jul22

    Focusing on the Bigger Picture

    Any negotiation can be looked at in two different ways. First, there is the immediate deal and how it is reached. The focus is on who won and who lost, and whether the deal is one-sided or reasonably balanced. The questions are how shrewd were the negotiators, could they have gotten more, or were they hoodwinked into giving up too much? Call this...

    Russia Threatens Military “Countermeasures” if Sweden Joins NATO
    Jul22

    Russia Threatens Military “Countermeasures” if Sweden Joins NATO

    We know that Putin, really, really hates NATO expansion, but even by the standards of today’s Russia, this is extreme: The Kremlin’s ambassador to Sweden said in an interview that Russia would take military action against Stockholm if it decides to join NATO. The Independent reports: In an interview with Swedish newspaper Dagens...

    Russia’s Second Crimean Invasion
    Jul22

    Russia’s Second Crimean Invasion

    Crimea is getting a taste of what being a subject of the Russian Federation really means. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Did Putin Sell Out Greece?
    Jul22

    Did Putin Sell Out Greece?

    A Greek report feeds a conspiracy theory that he bargained for leeway on Ukraine. …read more Source:...

    Volunteer Named Governor in Eastern Ukraine
    Jul22

    Volunteer Named Governor in Eastern Ukraine

    Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko on Wednesday appointed a well-known volunteer as governor in one of the two war-torn regions in the east in a possible sign of a policy change. Since hostilities broke out in eastern Ukraine in April 2014, killing more than 6,400 people, the Ukrainian government has controlled only parts of the Donetsk and...

    Russia Proposes Limited U.N. Involvement in MH17 Investigation
    Jul22

    Russia Proposes Limited U.N. Involvement in MH17 Investigation

    Russia proposed a draft resolution in Monday’s closed-door U.N. Security Council meeting calling on the U.N. to perform a greater role into the MH17 investigation. The resolution also rejects the involvement of a U.N.-backed tribunal proposed last week. The Russian resolution, obtained by Reuters on Monday, expresses concern over the...

    New Governor Named in Move to East Tensions in Eastern Ukraine
    Jul22

    New Governor Named in Move to East Tensions in Eastern Ukraine

    Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko on Wednesday appointed a well-known volunteer as governor in one of the two war-torn regions in the east in a possible sign of a policy change. Since hostilities broke out in eastern Ukraine in April 2014, killing more… …read more Source:...

    Volunteer Rebel Sheds Light On Russian Military Involvement In Eastern Ukraine
    Jul22

    Volunteer Rebel Sheds Light On Russian Military Involvement In Eastern Ukraine

    Russian troops regularly enter separatist-controlled territory in eastern Ukraine and serve there on a rotational basis, according to a volunteer who has been fighting with the insurgents since October. Rustam, a Russian citizen from Tatarstan’s Saba district who gave only his first name, made the claims in a telephone interview with...

    India, China And Iraq Become Biggest Russian Weapons Importers Amid Western Sanctions
    Jul22

    India, China And Iraq Become Biggest Russian Weapons Importers Amid Western Sanctions

    India, China and Iraq have become the biggest importers of Russian military equipment, according to the 2014 annual report of Russia’s state-run weapons exporter Rostec. Russia has been forced to diversify its customer base amid sanctions imposed on Moscow in the wake of its annexation of Crimea and involvement in the East Ukraine war over...

    US Expected To Send Tanks To Hungary For Military Exercises Next Year: Report
    Jul22

    US Expected To Send Tanks To Hungary For Military Exercises Next Year: Report

    The United States Army is expected to send Bradley fighting vehicles and M1 tanks to Hungary next year for military exercises, local media reported Wednesday. The move is considered to be part of NATO’s response to the conflict between Moscow and Kiev over the former’s alleged backing of pro-Russian rebels in eastern Ukraine....