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    NATO Approves Revamp To Better Respond To Threats
    Jun24

    NATO Approves Revamp To Better Respond To Threats

    NATO member states have agreed to increase the strength and capability of the alliance’s rapid-response force. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Ukraine Talks Show Little Progress on Cease-fire, Political Deal
    Jun24

    Ukraine Talks Show Little Progress on Cease-fire, Political Deal

    Overnight talks on the Ukraine conflict ended late in Paris and with little sign of progress on a February peace deal agreed on in Minsk. Though foreign ministers of France, Germany, Russia, and Ukraine underscored their support for the cease-fire plan, fighting between Russia-backed rebels and Ukrainian forces threatens to derail it. German...

    Protests in Yerevan Have the Kremlin Spooked
    Jun24

    Protests in Yerevan Have the Kremlin Spooked

    Street protests in Armenia have continued for a fifth straight day in response to an electricity price hike of 16.7 percent announced on June 17 by the government in this poor landlocked nation of 3 million. The protests show no sign of easing off. The Guardian: The protests in Yerevan, which began on Friday, escalated significantly after police...

    Scrooged: Can NATO Be Fixed?
    Jun24

    Scrooged: Can NATO Be Fixed?

    The current NATO ministerial in Brussels is taking place at a time when rhetoric and reality on the future of the alliance remain disconnected. U.S. and NATO leaders have been issuing condemnations of Russia’s actions in Ukraine and warnings not to try to intimidate the alliance members along the northeastern flank; the conclusions they...

    Russia Courts European Union’s Southern Flank To Bypass Ukraine With Gas Pipelines
    Jun24

    Russia Courts European Union’s Southern Flank To Bypass Ukraine With Gas Pipelines

    BRUSSELS — The Ukrainian war and a push by Russia to find an alternate path to get its natural gas to Europe are redrawing the energy map of Europe, and may end up pulling the “powder keg of Europe,” the Balkans, into a vast confrontation for access to energy. Gazprom, Russia’s state-owned oil and gas conglomerate, has been working...

    East Ukraine Peace Possible, Say German and French Ministers Following Paris Talks, But Ceasefire Still Breached Daily
    Jun24

    East Ukraine Peace Possible, Say German and French Ministers Following Paris Talks, But Ceasefire Still Breached Daily

    The foreign ministers of Germany and France have expressed hope that an East Ukraine peace deal might be within reach after talks with their Russian and Ukrainian counterparts in Paris on Tuesday. …read more Source: International Business...

    Marine Le Pen: U.S. is Not an ‘Ally or Friend’ to France
    Jun24

    Marine Le Pen: U.S. is Not an ‘Ally or Friend’ to France

    The leader of France’s far right Front National party, Marine Le Pen, has declared that the United States is not “an ally or a friend” to the French, in light of Wikileaks reports that the National Security Agency (NSA) spied on three French presidents. According to classified documents leaked by the whistleblower site Wikileaks...

    Forgetting Afghanistan
    Jun24

    Forgetting Afghanistan

    Carlos Barria / Reuters Since publishing a book on America’s age of unwinnable conflicts a couple of weeks ago, I’ve been asked hundreds of questions about topics ranging from ISIS to Ukraine, from the military-industrial complex to reinstating the draft. But I can’t recall a single person asking me about the war in Afghanistan....

    Military Experts Question New Russian Tank Capabilities
    Jun24

    Military Experts Question New Russian Tank Capabilities

    Russia has been showing off its new combat tank design, which officials claim is 20 years ahead of current Western designs. But military analysts question those assertions, and warn the cost could be too heavy a burden for Russia’s struggling economy. During Russia’s Victory Day military parade on May 9, as fighter jets roared...

    Violation of Ceasefire Between Russian-Backed Rebels and Ukrainian Government Continues, Kindergarten Targeted
    Jun24

    Violation of Ceasefire Between Russian-Backed Rebels and Ukrainian Government Continues, Kindergarten Targeted

    The Ukrainian government in Kiev fired 54 shells of 82 mm and 120 mm caliber at the self-proclaimed Donetsk People’s Republic, the pro-Russian rebels’ defence ministry said Wednesday. According to Tass, a Russian news agency, other Russian villages affected include Logvinovo, Spartak and Naberezhnoye. …read more Source:...