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    NATO chief seeks bigger defense budgets ahead of US meeting
    Feb14

    NATO chief seeks bigger defense budgets ahead of US meeting

    BRUSSELS (AP) — The NATO chief urged allies on Tuesday to step up their defense spending, a day ahead of the first meeting between new U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis and his 27 NATO counterparts in Brussels. U.S. President Donald Trump suggested during his campaign that he might not defend allies who refuse to contribute their fair share. His...

    The Morning Vertical, February 14, 2017
    Feb14

    The Morning Vertical, February 14, 2017

    Your daily roundup. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Troops prepare to leave for Ukraine amid uncertainty over mission’s future
    Feb14

    Troops prepare to leave for Ukraine amid uncertainty over mission’s future

    OTTAWA — Some 200 soldiers from Edmonton are preparing to deploy to Ukraine — though with everyone waiting to see whether the mission there will be extended, exactly how long they will be staying is anyone’s guess. Canada, Britain and the United States have had military trainers in Ukraine since the summer of 2015, after Russia annexed...

    Trump’s First Major Foreign-Policy Success?
    Feb14

    Trump’s First Major Foreign-Policy Success?

    One of the more bizarre spectacles of Donald Trump’s young presidency came on Saturday night, when he stood with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe at a press conference called after North Korea launched a ballistic missile into the Sea of Japan. Trump let Abe speak first, standing politely in the background as he condemned the test. When...

    Push against Russia’s ‘disinformation’ goes online
    Feb14

    Push against Russia’s ‘disinformation’ goes online

    The Voice of America, known for its counter-propaganda efforts during the Soviet era, is turning to social media to reach Russian audiences. The U.S. government-funded VOA recently launched a 24/7 digital and television network called Current Time that offers news shows, feature stories and interviews. The $10 million partnership with...

    Ukraine Buffeted from East and West
    Feb13

    Ukraine Buffeted from East and West

    Paul R. Pillar Russia Ukraine, Europe A visit to Kiev reveals a Ukrainian national identity that has come a long way for a corner of Eurasia that once was known as Little Russia. Ukraine was a large part of the USSR and a major contributor to its economy and military strength, but now, conflict with Russia is a defining characteristic of...

    Rabbi’s expulsion rattles Russian Jews fearful of Kremlin crackdown
    Feb13

    Rabbi’s expulsion rattles Russian Jews fearful of Kremlin crackdown

    Rabbis Ari Edelkopf, with black beard, and Berel Lazar, right, listen to a speech at a reception of the Federation of Jewish Communities of Russia in Sochi, Russia, Feb. 9, 2017. (Courtesy of Federation of Jewish Communities) (JTA) — Three years ago, Rabbi Ari Edelkopf and his wife, Chana, worked around the clock for weeks to show off their...

    How Democracies Lose in Cyberwar
    Feb13

    How Democracies Lose in Cyberwar

    “War is God’s way of teaching Americans geography.” This 19th-century quip, often attributed to the satirist Ambrose Bierce, deserves a 21st-century update: “Attacks against the U.S. are God’s way of teaching Americans how weaker enemies are stronger than they seem.”Osama bin Laden and al-Qaeda are the paradigmatic examples of this....

    Ukroboronprom tests new missiles for Ukrainian helos
    Feb13

    Ukroboronprom tests new missiles for Ukrainian helos

    Ryan MaassFeb. 13 (UPI) — New missiles developed and manufactured by Ukroboronprom subsidiary Artem were recently test-fired in a demonstration involving MI-8MSB helicopters. …read more Source: United Press...

    Rights Groups Press Ukraine Separatists Over Missing Russian LGBT Activist, Musician
    Feb13

    Rights Groups Press Ukraine Separatists Over Missing Russian LGBT Activist, Musician

    International rights groups have urged separatist leaders in eastern Ukraine to disclose the location and ensure the safety of a Russian LGBT activist and a fellow performance artist who went missing there two weeks ago. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...