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    Russian hackers had hundreds of targets, not just the DNC
    Nov02

    Russian hackers had hundreds of targets, not just the DNC

    By Raphael Satter, Jeff Down and Justin Myers | Associated Press WASHINGTON — It wasn’t just Hillary Clinton’s emails they went after. The hackers who disrupted the U.S. presidential election last year had ambitions that stretched across the globe, targeting the emails of Ukrainian officers, Russian opposition figures, U.S. defense...

    Russian Defense Minister Meets U.S. Ambassador In Moscow
    Nov02

    Russian Defense Minister Meets U.S. Ambassador In Moscow

    The Russian Defense Ministry says Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu and U.S. Ambassador to Russia Jon Huntsman discussed bilateral relations and international security issues during a meeting on November 2. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Ukraine Wants To Question Manafort, But Says Requests To U.S. Have Been Unanswered
    Nov02

    Ukraine Wants To Question Manafort, But Says Requests To U.S. Have Been Unanswered

    Ukrainian prosecutors intend to ask the U.S. Justice Department for permission to interview President Donald Trump’s former campaign manager, Paul Manafort, following his indictment earlier this week, an official said. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    ‘Fancy Bear’ Tried To Hack E-Mail Of Ukrainian Making Artillery-Guidance App
    Nov02

    ‘Fancy Bear’ Tried To Hack E-Mail Of Ukrainian Making Artillery-Guidance App

    An officer who developed an artillery-guidance app used by the Ukrainian military in its fight against Moscow-backed separatists was among the members of Ukraine’s political and military elite targeted by a hacking group with alleged links to Russian security services. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Belarusian, Ukrainian Presidents Discuss Ties In Abu Dhabi
    Nov02

    Belarusian, Ukrainian Presidents Discuss Ties In Abu Dhabi

    Belarusian President Alyaksandr Lukashenka has met with Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko for talks in the United Arab Emirates. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Weaken From Within
    Nov02

    Weaken From Within

    Let us review, if only in brief, some of the facts as they are presently understood. Two years ago, a shadowy company based in Russia called the Internet Research Agency began buying Facebook ads in bulk. An estimated 11.4 million people across the United States saw these ads, both before and after the U.S. presidential election. Many millions...

    Should America Be Worried about Russia’s Military Buildup in Belarus?
    Nov02

    Should America Be Worried about Russia’s Military Buildup in Belarus?

    Zachary Keck Security, Europe It may be a case of more bark than bite. Russia and Belarus are continuing to discuss arrangements for delivering the S-400 system, but that “it is yet premature to talk about concrete dates.” As tensions between the United States and Russia continue to grow, Moscow is embarking on a massive military buildup in...

    Shine On: The Balfour Declaration at 100
    Nov02

    Shine On: The Balfour Declaration at 100

    Just as I felt obligated to comment back in May 2016 on “The Bullshistory of ‘Sykes-Picot’” on the occasion of its centenary, this past June I felt obligated to comment on the 50th anniversary of the Six Day War. In the course of doing so I reflected on the psychological power of anniversaries and the potential dangers they posed to...

    Poll finds strong support for Russia investigation
    Nov02

    Poll finds strong support for Russia investigation

    By Emily Guskin, Matt Zapotosky | Washington Post WASHINGTON – More than twice as many Americans approve as disapprove of special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation of possible coordination between Donald Trump’s 2016 campaign and the Russian government, a new Washington Post-ABC News poll finds, indicating that the conservative...

    Russian digital hit list reveals vast hacking operation
    Nov02

    Russian digital hit list reveals vast hacking operation

    People walk through Red Square in Moscow on March 7, 2017 in Moscow, Russia. (Spencer Platt/Getty Images) WASHINGTON – The hackers who upended the U.S. presidential election had ambitions well beyond Hillary Clinton’s campaign, targeting the emails of Ukrainian officers, Russian opposition figures, U.S. defence contractors and thousands of...