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    The Answer to ‘Hybrid Warfare’
    May08

    The Answer to ‘Hybrid Warfare’

    Troops from the U.S. Army Second Cavalry Regiment in Estonia, March 22 Newscom It’s an especially tense time for the Baltic states and Russia’s other Western-leaning neighbors. Wariness with regard to Vladimir Putin and long-term Russian intentions toward the “near abroad” has long been the norm here, well before the 2007 cyberattack...

    Fighting Heats Up in Ukraine
    May08

    Fighting Heats Up in Ukraine

    On the front lines, the killing never stopped, and now it’s due to grow worse. …read more Source: The Daily...

    Challenges Await Ukraine Anti-Corruption Agency
    May08

    Challenges Await Ukraine Anti-Corruption Agency

    An agency established to fight corruption in Ukraine faces challenges, both within Ukraine’s government and from the country’s wealthy oligarchs. The National Agency for the Prevention of Corruption is empowered to probe alleged misconduct by national and local officials. Its structure was forged last October with the passage of key...

    Russia Tests Largest Amphibious Hovercraft in Live-Fire Drill in Baltic Sea
    May08

    Russia Tests Largest Amphibious Hovercraft in Live-Fire Drill in Baltic Sea

    Russia has sent the largest amphibious hovercraft ship in the world for live artillery fire exercises in the Baltic Sea, according to the country’s Ministry of Defence. The MDKVP “Eugene Kocheshkov” Zubr-class craft, which Russia says is the largest air-cushioned landing craft in the world, completed a series of military drills...

    Foreign Observers Monitoring UK Election for Second Time
    May08

    Foreign Observers Monitoring UK Election for Second Time

    Today will be the second time ever that outside observers from Europe and across the world will be keeping a close eye on the UK general election. A total of 564 observers, approximately 170 of whom are from outside the UK, have been accredited by the Electoral Commission to ensure the vote is carried out in accordance with international...

    Recollections of Pre-War Donetsk
    May07

    Recollections of Pre-War Donetsk

    Lenin Square before the war. Donetsk. The houses in the center of town had just been given fresh, clean plastic siding to impress foreign visitors for UEFA 2012, a soccer championship. Proud locals directed tourists to the gleaming new stadium where Donetsk Shakhtar played. Downtown was in motion, with people floating between beer pubs and guys...

    More Than a Year after Annexation, Crimean Tatars Need Allies
    May07

    More Than a Year after Annexation, Crimean Tatars Need Allies

    Amidst all the media frenzy surrounding Putin’s nefarious destabilization efforts in Eastern Ukraine, other issues of vital importance have gone ignored. Take, for example, the plight of ethnic Tatars, a group which is predominantly Sunni Muslim and traces its roots back to Turkic and Mongol tribes. Physically, Tatar men are distinguished...

    German FM: progress in resuming NATO-Russia military contact
    May07

    German FM: progress in resuming NATO-Russia military contact

    VOLGOGRAD, Russia (AP) — German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier says Russia and NATO are making progress in restoring military contacts that were suspended as the Ukraine crisis intensified. Earlier Steinmeier and Lavrov laid wreaths at the memorial to Soviet soldiers who died in the Battle of Stalingrad. …read more Source: San...

    German FM: progress in resuming NATO-Russia military contact
    May07

    German FM: progress in resuming NATO-Russia military contact

    VOLGOGRAD, Russia (AP) — German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier says Russia and NATO are making progress in restoring military contacts that were suspended as the Ukraine crisis intensified. …read more Source: U.S....

    East Ukraine War: Grad Rockets Used For First Time Since Ceasefire, Says OSCE Chief
    May07

    East Ukraine War: Grad Rockets Used For First Time Since Ceasefire, Says OSCE Chief

    Fighters in eastern Ukraine are resorting for the first time since a ceasefire was signed in February to using a powerful, indiscriminate weapon that can cause heavy damage at long distances, and inflict enormous collateral damage on civilians. …read more Source: International Business...