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    Nordic States Step Up Defense Cooperation Because of Russia Worries
    Nov07

    Nordic States Step Up Defense Cooperation Because of Russia Worries

    Nordic countries agreed on Monday to step up defense cooperation and exchange more air surveillance information because they are worried about Russia’s increasing military activity. The countries have increased defense spending and cooperation with each other and the North Atlantic Treaty Organization since Russia annexed Crimea in 2014....

    Wanted: A U.S.-Russia Relationship That Isn’t Dysfunctional
    Nov07

    Wanted: A U.S.-Russia Relationship That Isn’t Dysfunctional

    Nikolas K. Gvosdev Politics, Europe The principal agenda item during the Putin-Trump summit is going to be the situation around North Korea—with Trump asking for additional Russian help in containing the crisis. Presidents Donald Trump and Vladimir Putin have decided to meet on the sidelines of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation summit in...

    Wanted: A U.S.-Russia Relationship That Isn’t Dysfunctional
    Nov07

    Wanted: A U.S.-Russia Relationship That Isn’t Dysfunctional

    Nikolas K. Gvosdev Politics, Europe The principal agenda item during the Putin-Trump summit is going to be the situation around North Korea—with Trump asking for additional Russian help in containing the crisis. Presidents Donald Trump and Vladimir Putin have decided to meet on the sidelines of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation summit in...

    Twitter ignored warnings about Russian accounts in 2015
    Nov07

    Twitter ignored warnings about Russian accounts in 2015

    A former employee raised the alarm about bots and spam accounts originating in Russia and Ukraine, but says nothing happened. …read more Source: Public Radio...

    What was the Jewish role in 1917 Russian Revolution? Moscow museum gives a full picture.
    Nov07

    What was the Jewish role in 1917 Russian Revolution? Moscow museum gives a full picture.

    Jewish organizations during the May Day demonstration at Marsovo Pole in Petrograd, Russia, 1919. (Jewish Museum and Tolerance Center) (JTA) — Of all the many loaded issues tied to the bloody history of Jews in the former Soviet Union, none is as sensitive today in that part of the world as their role in the 1917 revolution that brought the...

    A Trump Cabinet official has direct business ties to Putin’s inner circle
    Nov06

    A Trump Cabinet official has direct business ties to Putin’s inner circle

    One of those ties includes Putin’s son-in-law. Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross has business ties to members of Russian President Vladimir Putin’s inner circle — but he didn’t properly reveal that information to the government. It turns out that Ross’s investment firm has a 31.5 percent stake in Navigator, a British company...

    US Commerce Chief Defends Investment in Russian Shipper Linked to Putin Inner Circle
    Nov06

    US Commerce Chief Defends Investment in Russian Shipper Linked to Putin Inner Circle

    U.S. Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross on Monday defended his sizable business links to Russian President Vladimir Putin’s inner circle, saying “there is no impropriety.” Ross, a 79-year-old billionaire industrialist, has a 31 percent stake worth $2 million to $10 million in a shipping venture, Navigator Holdings, with connections...

    Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross says it’s ‘evil’ to suggest he covered up links to Russia
    Nov06

    Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross says it’s ‘evil’ to suggest he covered up links to Russia

    Over the weekend, information tied Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross to a shipping company connected with Russian oligarchs working closely with Vladimir Putin. The shipper, Navigator Holdings, earns millions of dollars a year transporting gas for one of its top clients, a giant Russian energy company called Sibur, whose owners include the oligarch...

    How Twitter Secretly Benefits From Bots And Fake Accounts
    Nov06

    How Twitter Secretly Benefits From Bots And Fake Accounts

    Twitter may have a fake accounts scandal on its hands. And it’s remarkably similar to the scandal that rocked Wells Fargo last year. Leslie Miley, a former engineering manager at Twitter, described to Bloomberg on Friday how he uncovered a trove of spam accounts with IP addresses from Russia and Ukraine in 2015. He recommended deletion, but...

    The world needs a digital Geneva Convention to fight cyber attacks
    Nov06

    The world needs a digital Geneva Convention to fight cyber attacks

    Screenshot of live cyber attack tracking throughout the world. (FireEye) Imagine a medieval knight charging across the battlefield on his warhorse, visor down, lance lowered. He was the M1 tank of his time, and just as costly. In order to afford the horses (there had to be several spares), the squires, food to feed them all, his weapons and of...