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    Why Sanctions Matter
    Aug14

    Why Sanctions Matter

    A long-debated sanctions bill in response to Russian meddling in U.S. elections was signed into the other week by President Donald Trump. The bill provides a framework for the extension of sanctions to various other sectors of Russia’s economy; but perhaps more importantly, it makes the lifting of existing sanctions a much more difficult...

    Report: Obama Admin Feared Retaliation if It Responded to Russian Interference
    Aug14

    Report: Obama Admin Feared Retaliation if It Responded to Russian Interference

    U.S. intelligence officials were frustrated with the Obama administration’s response to Russia’s cyber espionage and disinformation campaigns to disrupt Western democracies, arguing the administration’s reluctance to respond more forcefully stemmed from fear of Russian retaliation. More than a dozen current and former national...

    This Holocaust monument in Belarus is haunting — and subversive
    Aug14

    This Holocaust monument in Belarus is haunting — and subversive

    “The Unbowed Man” statue at the Khatyn Memorial in Belarus commemorating Yuzif Kaminsky, a survivor of Nazi atrocities, and his slain son Adam. (John Oldale/Wikimedia Commons) KHATYN, Belarus (JTA) — Even by Soviet standards, the massive memorial complex near Minsk to the victims of Nazi atrocities stands out for its immense scale and ambition....

    North Korea’s rapid advancement in missile technology linked to Ukrainian factory
    Aug14

    North Korea’s rapid advancement in missile technology linked to Ukrainian factory

    U.S. intelligence and experts believe North Korea’s rapid advancement in missile technology is linked to black-market deals made with a financially burdened Ukrainian factory that has historical ties to Russia’s missile program. According to the New York Times, a study by missile expert at the International Institute for Strategic...

    Georgian Party Demands Independent Probe Into Audio Recording Of Alleged Saakashvili Extradition Talk
    Aug14

    Georgian Party Demands Independent Probe Into Audio Recording Of Alleged Saakashvili Extradition Talk

    Georgia’s opposition United National Movement (ENM) party has called for an independent forensic testing of an audio recording in which the Ukrainian and Georgian interior ministers are apparently discussing the possible extradition of Mikheil Saakashvili, a former Georgian president and ex-governor of Ukraine’s Odesa region....

    Ukraine Denies Supplying North Korea With Missile Technology, Alleges Russia To Blame

    Ukraine says it has never supplied missile technology to North Korea, reacting after The New York Times quoted experts as saying Pyongyang may have purchased rocket engines from a Ukrainian factory. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Daily Stormer booted by GoDaddy after ‘glad she is dead’ post
    Aug14

    Daily Stormer booted by GoDaddy after ‘glad she is dead’ post

    A leading neo-Nazi website is losing its internet domain host after its publisher posted an article mocking the woman who was killed in a deadly attack at a white nationalist rally in Virginia. GoDaddy tweeted late Sunday that it has given The Daily Stormer 24 hours to move its domain to another provider because the site has violated the...

    Report: Ukraine Sold Rocket Technology to North Korea
    Aug14

    Report: Ukraine Sold Rocket Technology to North Korea

    The New York Times has an important story today that suggests North Korea’s surprising progress towards building their ICMBs may be due to a Ukrainian rocket plant selling technology on the black market. The story suggests that after the Russian government canceled its orders for missile parts in the wake of the war in Ukraine, the factory...

    North Korea’s New Missiles Came From Ukraine and Russia, Report Claims
    Aug14

    North Korea’s New Missiles Came From Ukraine and Russia, Report Claims

    A new report claims the North could not have developed better rockets so quickly without foreign technology. …read more Source:...

    North Korea’s missile success linked to black-market purchases from Ukrainian plant, investigators say
    Aug14

    North Korea’s missile success linked to black-market purchases from Ukrainian plant, investigators say

    North Korea’s success in testing a intercontinental missile may have been made possible by a Ukrainian factory with historical ties to Russia’s missile program …read more Source: Vancouver...