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    NATO Briefly Shifts Command HQ to Romania
    May06

    NATO Briefly Shifts Command HQ to Romania

    NATO will briefly move an allied joint force command headquarter to Romania as the alliance continues to hone its ability to react to Russia’s moves in Ukraine and other security challenges, a top commander said Tuesday. The Allied Joint Force Command based in Naples, Italy, will relocate to Cincu, in mountainous central Romania, for 12...

    Russia Will Unveil ‘Next Generation’ Armata T-14 Tank on Victory Day
    May06

    Russia Will Unveil ‘Next Generation’ Armata T-14 Tank on Victory Day

    Russia’s got a brand-new tank. On Monday, Russia displayed its Armata T-14 tank during the final practices for the Victory Day parade that will take place in Moscow on Saturday. The parade will commemorate 70 years since the end of World War II and the Allied defeat over Nazi Germany. The tank has been rolling through the streets of Moscow...

    Russia Updates National Security Strategy To Respond To ‘New Emerging Military Threats’
    May06

    Russia Updates National Security Strategy To Respond To ‘New Emerging Military Threats’

    Russia’s Security Council announced it has updated its national security and information security doctrines through 2020, a move that brings the two into line with Russia’s recently updated military doctrine. The updates are partly in response to “the developments of the Arab Spring, in Syria and Iraq, [and] the situation in and...

    This Cold War example shows how Putin’s air incursions could go horribly, horribly wrong
    May05

    This Cold War example shows how Putin’s air incursions could go horribly, horribly wrong

    Ever since Russia’s seizure of Crimea and incursion into eastern Ukraine, a hyper-assertive Moscow has continuously tested its neighbors’ tolerance of Russian military activities near their national boundaries. In Europe, where Russian planes and ships have crossed into neighboring waters or airspace dozens of times since early 2014....

    Does the US Have a Moral Obligation to Save the World From Evil Men?
    May05

    Does the US Have a Moral Obligation to Save the World From Evil Men?

    The escalating conflicts in the Middle East and Africa, and Russia’s continuing threat to the stability of the Ukraine are the latest conflicts testing the United States’ foreign policy. While some will always protest America’s involvement in foreign wars for various reasons, others believe that the country is morally obligated...

    Learning How to Save Lives on the Ukrainian Front Line
    May05

    Learning How to Save Lives on the Ukrainian Front Line

    It takes about 10 minutes to drive to the highway from the Ukrainian army base in this small town of Cherkas’ke, Ukraine. From there, it is 130 miles, about a three-hour drive over the country’s pothole-speckled roads, to the front lines in the Donbas. The war is close, both in distance and in the futures of the men training here for...

    U.S. Concerned Over Extension Of Savchenko’s Detention
    May05

    U.S. Concerned Over Extension Of Savchenko’s Detention

    The United States is concerned over the “callous and outrageous” extension by six months of the detention by Russia of Ukrainian pilot and parliament member Nadia Savchenko. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Russia’s ‘Victory Day’ Glory Over Nazis Overshadowed by Ukraine
    May05

    Russia’s ‘Victory Day’ Glory Over Nazis Overshadowed by Ukraine

    Russia is preparing to commemorate the 70th anniversary of the end of World War II, known since the Soviet era as “The Great Patriotic War,” with a massive parade on May 9th of military hardware and millions of medals handed out to veterans or their relatives. But critics say the Soviet-style display of power and nationalism overshadows tragic...

    WWII Anniversary Brings Old Friends and New Worries
    May05

    WWII Anniversary Brings Old Friends and New Worries

    The 70th anniversary of the end of World War II has special significance, with Russia becoming more assertive in Ukraine and sending its military planes to the edges of western countries’ airspace. Changes in the geostrategic balance and the transatlantic relationship are felt across the continent, not least in German towns that have hosted...

    5 years of bailouts: the grim legacy of Greece’s crisis
    May05

    5 years of bailouts: the grim legacy of Greece’s crisis

    […] after a myriad budget cuts, a million lost jobs, 250,000 closed businesses and nearly 240 billion euros ($267 billion) in rescue loans, the country is once again on the brink of default and relations with its creditors are worse than ever. Moody’s rating agency said Monday that Greece is, despite all its savings efforts, still the...