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    NATO Will Set Up Commands in Nervous Eastern Europe
    Jan30

    NATO Will Set Up Commands in Nervous Eastern Europe

    The allies are nervous about Russian intentions following Moscow’s annexation of Ukraine’s Crimea region. …read more Source:...

    Litvinenko’s Murder ‘Part of a Policy of Assassinating Defectors’
    Jan30

    Litvinenko’s Murder ‘Part of a Policy of Assassinating Defectors’

    The alleged assassination of Russian dissident Alexander Litvinenko at the hands of Russian intelligence is part of a larger policy brought forward by Russian President Vladimir Putin of “liquidating” defectors from Russia’s security services, according to New York-based thinktank the Institute for Modern Russia (IMR). “As one former KGB...

    New Greek Defense Minister Prompts Turkey To Scramble Jets
    Jan30

    New Greek Defense Minister Prompts Turkey To Scramble Jets

    ATHENS, Jan 30 (Reuters) – Greece’s new nationalist defense minister prompted Greece’s perennial rival Turkey to scramble jets on Friday, just days after he took office, by flying over uninhabited islets off the Turkish coast that nearly triggered a war in 1996. Turkish fighter jets entered Greek airspace and were intercepted by...

    NATO to deploy units to 6 Eastern European nations
    Jan30

    NATO to deploy units to 6 Eastern European nations

    NATO will deploy small units in six Eastern European nations to help co-ordinate a spearhead force set up in response to Russia’s actions in Ukraine, the alliance’s secretary-general said Friday. …read more Source: CTV...

    Donetsk Shelling Kills 14 Civilians Waiting In Line For Food Aid
    Jan30

    Donetsk Shelling Kills 14 Civilians Waiting In Line For Food Aid

    As many as 14 people were killed in the Ukrainian city of Donetsk Friday after fresh shelling hit targets across the city center, including a line of people waiting for aid at a humanitarian collection point, according to Ukrainian online newspaper Ukrainska Pravda and CNN, which both cited sources with the pro-Russian rebels who control the...

    Battle rages in key Ukraine town
    Jan30

    Battle rages in key Ukraine town

    Ed AdamczykDEBALTSEVE , Ukraine, Jan. 30 (UPI) — The strategic town of Debaltseve, Ukraine, was under heavy tank and artillery fire Friday from Ukrainian troops and pro-Russian separatists. …read more Source: United Press...

    This map shows the arms sales race between the US and Russia
    Jan30

    This map shows the arms sales race between the US and Russia

    They say the Cold War is over, but Russia and the U.S. remain the leading supplier of weapons to countries around the world and are the two biggest military powers. Lately, tensions have been pretty high, too. The U.S. supplies much of NATO and Middle Eastern allies like Turkey, Israel, and Saudi Arabia. Russia supplies other BRIC nations, as...

    Greece’s Leftist Government Sparks Fears Of A Russian Beachhead In Europe
    Jan30

    Greece’s Leftist Government Sparks Fears Of A Russian Beachhead In Europe

    LONDON — Just days after shaking European economic policy to its core with a sweeping win in Greek elections, the radical leftist party Syriza is challenging a fundamental tenet of the continent’s foreign policy by seeking a softer stance on Russia. Both before and after coming to power this week, party leaders have made no secret of their...

    What Would Ash Carter Do?
    Jan30

    What Would Ash Carter Do?

    As you might imagine, those of us who work at Harvard’s Kennedy School are pleased that our former colleague Ash Carter has been nominated to be the next secretary of defense. Ash and I don’t agree on certain aspects of U.S. foreign and defense policy (for example, he’s favored a more hard-line approach to Iran’s nuclear...

    Ukraine Peace Talks Aborted as Civilians Die in East
    Jan30

    Ukraine Peace Talks Aborted as Civilians Die in East

    By Aleksandar Vasovic and Andrei Makhovsky DONETSK, Ukraine/MINSK (Reuters) – Civilians were killed on both sides in heavy fighting in eastern Ukraine on Friday, while an attempt to reopen peace talks in neighboring Belarus was aborted before it began. Rebel delegates flew to the Belarus capital Minsk, only to announce that no talks would take...