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    Flags And Flowers But Little Fanfare As Russia’s Neighbors Mark Revolution Anniversary — Or Don’t
    Nov07

    Flags And Flowers But Little Fanfare As Russia’s Neighbors Mark Revolution Anniversary — Or Don’t

    The 100th anniversary of the Bolshevik Revolution was marked in different ways in different former Soviet republics — and in some cases, it was hardly marked at all. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    5 Points On Carter Page’s Meandering Testimony To House Intel Committee
    Nov07

    5 Points On Carter Page’s Meandering Testimony To House Intel Committee

    The full transcript of Carter Page’s testimony before the House Intelligence Committee released Monday night sheds some new light on his contacts with Russian officials and how he relayed those conversations to the Trump campaign. Though much of what Page discussed had previously been leaked to the press or discussed by other Trump campaign...

    CIA Director Met Advocate of Disputed DNC Hack Theory — at Trump’s Request
    Nov07

    CIA Director Met Advocate of Disputed DNC Hack Theory — at Trump’s Request

    CIA Director Mike Pompeo met late last month with a former U.S. intelligence official who has become an advocate for a disputed theory that the theft of the Democratic National Committee’s emails during the 2016 presidential campaign was an inside job, rather than a hack by Russian intelligence. Pompeo met on October 24 with William Binney,...

    How Ukraine Got Caught Between East and West
    Nov07

    How Ukraine Got Caught Between East and West

    In October 1994, Ukraine’s Foreign Minister, Borys Tarasyuk, came to Washington. There he met with Deputy Secretary of State, Strobe Talbott, with whom Tarasyuk raised the question of NATO enlargement. Tarasyuk noted Moscow’s growing discontent about NATO. In the event of enlargement, what was the American vision for Ukraine, Tarasyuk...

    Echoes of Cold War as NATO Mulls New North Atlantic Command
    Nov07

    Echoes of Cold War as NATO Mulls New North Atlantic Command

    NATO needs to establish a new regional base for protecting the North Atlantic against increased Russian naval strength, a senior alliance general said on Monday, as allies consider the next step in a military build-up reminiscent of the Cold War. General Petr Pavel, head of NATO’s military committee, will help put the case to allied defense...

    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...