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    Paul Manafort’s indictment made headlines in Ukraine too
    Nov15

    Paul Manafort’s indictment made headlines in Ukraine too

    Ukrainian investigators hope that the news will help them with investigations into a former leader. …read more Source: Public Radio...

    EU Parliament Hails Georgia, Ukraine, Moldova Reforms; Eyes Russia Pressure
    Nov15

    EU Parliament Hails Georgia, Ukraine, Moldova Reforms; Eyes Russia Pressure

    European Parliament lawmakers overwhelmingly passed a resolution praising reforms in Georgia, Ukraine, and Moldova and said the three former Soviet republics could eventually be considered for membership in the European Union. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    German Spy Chief Sees Russia as Danger, Cites Military Advances
    Nov15

    German Spy Chief Sees Russia as Danger, Cites Military Advances

    Germany’s spy chief has warned that Russia should be seen as a “potential danger” rather than as a partner in building European security and said its big military exercise in summer showed an alarmingly high level of modernization in its armed forces. Bruno Kahl, head of BND foreign intelligence, made his remarks in a speech at...

    What Hillary Knew About Putin’s Propaganda Machine
    Nov15

    What Hillary Knew About Putin’s Propaganda Machine

    I was a magazine guy.After eight years as managing editor of Time, I left at the end of 2013 to become under secretary of state for public diplomacy and public affairs. It’s a fancy title, but that job is one of the few in Washington that’s tailored for someone with a media background like me. After I was nominated, some of my...

    Sessions Confronts Dem Rep Who Accused Him of Lying
    Nov14

    Sessions Confronts Dem Rep Who Accused Him of Lying

    Attorney General Jeff Sessions confronted Rep. Ted Lieu (D., Calif.) during a House Judiciary Committee hearing on Tuesday after Lieu accused him of lying about communicating with foreign officials. Sessions had stated on his security clearance form that he had not “had any contact with a foreign government, its establishment…or its...

    Turkey: Europe Out, Middle East In

    By Soner CagaptayAs the primary source of tourists visiting Turkey shifts from Europe to the Middle East, a 150 year-long era comes to a close. Tourism is a major part of Turkey’s economy, generating an estimated $35 billion in annual revenues. In 2014, nearly 37 million tourists made trips there, making Turkey the sixth most visited...

    5 Ways (Think Weapons) Russia Would Crush China in a War
    Nov14

    5 Ways (Think Weapons) Russia Would Crush China in a War

    Kyle Mizokami Security, Bomber, fighters and more. Although an obsolete design, the Bear is still a capable platform for conducting standoff cruise missile attacks. The Bear doesn’t have to get anywhere near Chinese airspace to loose a salvo of up to eight Kh-101 cruise missiles against Chinese targets. The Kh-101 is Russia’s new...

    Ukraine’s Anti-Corruption Agency Launches Probe Into Sister Bureau
    Nov14

    Ukraine’s Anti-Corruption Agency Launches Probe Into Sister Bureau

    Ukrainian investigators have opened a criminal probe into suspected extortion by members of a sister anti-corruption body. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    World War III in Europe: Imagine if the Soviet Union Invaded NATO? This Simulator Does.
    Nov14

    World War III in Europe: Imagine if the Soviet Union Invaded NATO? This Simulator Does.

    Michael Peck Security, Europe It would have been awful–and bloody. From three decades distant, it is easy to forget that the late 1980s were the high point of the World War That Never Was. Both sides, oblivious to the imminent fall of the Berlin Wall and the collapse of the Soviet Union, had deployed the last cutting-edge technology of the...

    Why we’re not putting peacekeepers on the ground in Ukraine — or anywhere else
    Nov14

    Why we’re not putting peacekeepers on the ground in Ukraine — or anywhere else

    It’s an awkward moment for Canada to be hosting a UN meeting of defence ministers to talk about peacekeeping … since we’re not really doing that anymore. In fairness, nobody is … because it isn’t really peacekeeping anymore. It’s a very dangerous new world of peacemaking for the soldiers in blue helmets and berets....