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    Russia’s Scary S-400 Air Defense System Is Now Protecting the Skies Above Crimea
    Jan15

    Russia’s Scary S-400 Air Defense System Is Now Protecting the Skies Above Crimea

    Dave Majumdar Security, Bad news. Russia is bolstering its anti-access/area-denial (A2/AD) capabilities in Crimea with the addition of the potent S-400 Triumf air and missile defense system. The addition of the S-400—which can be armed with the 250-mile range 40N6—would afford Moscow the ability not only to keep the peninsula safe from attack,...

    Russian state-owned media slams Chrystia Freeland
    Jan15

    Russian state-owned media slams Chrystia Freeland

    Well, that didn’t take long. The Russian state-owned Sputnik News has come out with a piece blasting Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s new foreign affairs minister, Chrystia Freeland, and framing her appointment as a “catastrophe for Canadian-Russian relations.” Posted early Saturday afternoon, the copy quotes University of Montreal...

    Ukraine’s Former Top Spy Goes After a New Enemy: Corruption
    Jan14

    Ukraine’s Former Top Spy Goes After a New Enemy: Corruption

    KYIV, Ukraine—Ukraine’s former top security official has gone from tracking down Russian spies to fighting what he perceives to be the country’s greatest threat—corruption. “The question is, are we going to survive or not?” Valentyn Nalyvaichenko told The Daily Signal from his offices in Kyiv, Ukraine’s capital. Nalyvaichenko,...

    Trump: Russia Sanctions to Be Upheld, but Maybe Not for Long
    Jan14

    Trump: Russia Sanctions to Be Upheld, but Maybe Not for Long

    U.S. president-elect Donald Trump says he would maintain sanctions against Russia imposed by the Obama administration but would consider lifting them if Russia cooperates on matters of common interest. In an interview with The Wall Street Journal, Trump said he would keep the sanctions in effect “at least for a period of time,” but...

    Poland Welcomes US Troops Amid Russia Fears
    Jan14

    Poland Welcomes US Troops Amid Russia Fears

    Poland on Saturday formally welcomed a contingent of U.S. troops that arrived in the country earlier in the week, part of a NATO deployment aimed at deterring Russian aggression in the region. Poland’s prime minister, Beata Szydlo, and Defense Minister Antoni Macierewicz welcomed the troops at a ceremony in the western Polish town of Zagan....

    Ukraine Urged To Reverse Ban On Broadcasts Of Independent Russian TV Station
    Jan14

    Ukraine Urged To Reverse Ban On Broadcasts Of Independent Russian TV Station

    Ukrainian authorities should “immediately” cancel an order banning a prominent independent Russian television station from broadcasting in the country, the New York-based Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) says. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Obama moves U.S. troops into Poland to counter Russian aggression
    Jan14

    Obama moves U.S. troops into Poland to counter Russian aggression

    Despite reneging on plans for a missile defense system in Poland as part of his “reset” with Russia, President Barack Obama deployed 3,000 troops to the region Thursday as part of a broad commitment to calm a region that grew nervous after the 2014 Russian annexation of Crimea. The troops will be welcomed in an official ceremony Saturday. This...

    ‘We waited for decades’: Polish govt welcomes US troops
    Jan14

    ‘We waited for decades’: Polish govt welcomes US troops

    WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Polish leaders welcomed U.S. troops to their country Saturday, with the defense minister expressing gratitude for their arrival and calling it the fulfillment of a dream Poles have had for decades. The ceremony in the western Polish town of Zagan comes some 23 years after the last Soviet troops left Poland. It marks a new...

    Freshman Congressman Pushing Anti-Corruption Legislation
    Jan14

    Freshman Congressman Pushing Anti-Corruption Legislation

    One of the newest members in Congress has spent the past decade and a half rising to the top of the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s political corruption unit, and he is wasting no time putting his know-how to work through legislation. On the day that Rep. Brian Fitzpatrick (R., Penn.) was sworn into office he introduced a package of...

    Can Evangelicals Help Trump Thaw Relations With Russia?
    Jan14

    Can Evangelicals Help Trump Thaw Relations With Russia?

    On March 8, 1983, Ronald Reagan stood before an audience of evangelicals and declared that the Soviet government was the “focus of evil in the modern world.” The arena erupted in unsurprising applause, standing ovations, and echoes of the hymn “Onward Christian Soldiers.” While many conservatives supported a hardline stance on the Soviet Union,...