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    Evidence Mounts That Russia Supplied Buk Missiles To Ukraine Separatists
    May13

    Evidence Mounts That Russia Supplied Buk Missiles To Ukraine Separatists

    Pro-Ukrainian citizen journalists have posted photographs they say document a massive Russian military convoy — including Buk antiaircraft systems — moving from Russia to Ukraine in June 2014, just weeks before a Malaysia Airlines passenger jet was shot down over eastern Ukraine with the loss of nearly 300 lives. …read more...

    Kerry fills in NATO allies on Putin meeting
    May13

    Kerry fills in NATO allies on Putin meeting

    ANTALYA, Turkey (AP) — A day after lengthy talks with Russian President Vladimir Putin, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry was filling in allies during a gathering of NATO foreign ministers in the southern Turkish town of Antalya. The ministers have gathered here to plot strategy amid the continued crisis in Ukraine and instability throughout the...

    The State Department’s Weary Soldier in America’s Cyber War
    May13

    The State Department’s Weary Soldier in America’s Cyber War

    A new age of cyberwarfare is dawning, and a little-known State Department official named Christopher Painter — a self-described computer geek who made his name prosecuting hackers — is racing to digital battlegrounds around the world to help stave off potential future threats. One of his stops was in South America, where he visited Argentina,...

    Ukraine Shouldn’t Hold Out for Haircuts
    May13

    Ukraine Shouldn’t Hold Out for Haircuts

    The country seems to think it has a right to stiff creditors. …read more Source:...

    Questions Raised Over Poroshenko’s Role In Valuable Kyiv Land Deal
    May13

    Questions Raised Over Poroshenko’s Role In Valuable Kyiv Land Deal

    An investigation by RFE/RL’s Ukrainian-language television program, Schemes, has uncovered evidence suggesting President Petro Poroshenko used questionable means — including his presidential power — to obtain some of the most valuable land in Kyiv for a private family mansion. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Nemstov’s Allies Suspect Cyber Attack as Online Access to His Report Disrupted
    May13

    Nemstov’s Allies Suspect Cyber Attack as Online Access to His Report Disrupted

    Online access to Kremlin-critic Boris Nemtsov’s report, detailing Russian military presence in Ukraine has been heavily disrupted on its first day of publications, as Nemtsov’s allies suspect it has been the subject of a cyber attack. The 65-page report entitled “Putin. War” contradicts the Kremlin’s denials that it...

    Some Thoughts for America’s Next Top General
    May13

    Some Thoughts for America’s Next Top General

    Joe, congratulations on your nomination to become the 19th chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. As you plow through the millions of emails, letters, and phone calls of support that are stacking up at the moment, I know you are already thinking about your agenda for the fall, assuming your confirmation goes well — which of course it will. The...

    Looking Forward, Nuclear Proliferation Is Still Greatest Existential Threat We Face
    May13

    Looking Forward, Nuclear Proliferation Is Still Greatest Existential Threat We Face

    As a former covert CIA operative, specializing in counter-proliferation, I still believe that the spread of nuclear weapons and the risk of their use is the greatest existential threat we face. Twenty-six years after the end of the Cold War, the world still has more than 15,000 nuclear weapons. Whatever other issues people care about —...

    Ukraine’s plans to discard Soviet symbols are seen as divisive, ill-timed
    May13

    Ukraine’s plans to discard Soviet symbols are seen as divisive, ill-timed

    Perched high on a hill and standing 334 feet tall, the stainless steel Mother Motherland monument greets visitors to this capital with her stoic gaze across the Dnieper River, where 70 years ago the Soviet army battled Nazi forces in what is known here as the Great Patriotic War. …read more Source: Los Angeles...

    Romania Turns Hacking Crisis Into Advantage, Helping Ukraine
    May13

    Romania Turns Hacking Crisis Into Advantage, Helping Ukraine

    Ukraine is turning to an unlikely partner in its struggle to defend itself against Russian cyber warfare: Romania. The eastern European country known more for economic disarray than technological prowess has become one of the leading nations in Europe in the fight against hacking. The reason: the country’s own battle against Internet...