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    Trump’s Russian Challenge: Managing Expectations
    Dec08

    Trump’s Russian Challenge: Managing Expectations

    The mood is festive in the Russian capital, and expectations are high that Donald Trump’s elections may turn a new page in the difficult relationship between Moscow and Washington. The death spiral of US-Russian ties stretches back through the Barack Obama years to George W. Bush’s second term, when Russia invaded neighboring Georgia....

    Aleppo fallout: Why Russia’s China connection comes with a sting
    Dec08

    Aleppo fallout: Why Russia’s China connection comes with a sting

    Rakesh Krishnan Simha, Special to Russia Beyond the Headlines Beijing is backing Russia in Syria and Ukraine, and in return it expects Moscow’s support in its multiple disputes in the South China Sea. …read more Source: United Press...

    Stop Montenegro From Joining NATO: Military Nullity Shouldn’t Be Rushed Through Lame Duck Session
    Dec08

    Stop Montenegro From Joining NATO: Military Nullity Shouldn’t Be Rushed Through Lame Duck Session

    Historically countries made alliances to improve their defense or otherwise advance important security interests. In contrast, the U.S. uses NATO as a form of international welfare, inducting nations with little military capability or even economic strength. The latest recipient of defense charity is expected to be Montenegro, whose membership...

    Kerry Sounds Alarm of Rising Tide of Authoritarianism
    Dec08

    Kerry Sounds Alarm of Rising Tide of Authoritarianism

    U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry has warned his European counterparts about the threats posed by rising authoritarianism in Europe and around the world. Speaking Thursday at the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE) Ministerial Council in Hamburg, Kerry said the rising trend in authoritarian thinking is accompanied by...

    EU Reaches Deal On Visa-Free Travel for Ukraine and Georgia
    Dec08

    EU Reaches Deal On Visa-Free Travel for Ukraine and Georgia

    The European Union will soon let Ukrainians and Georgians visit the bloc without needing a visa after diplomats and lawmakers struck a deal Thursday to end an internal EU dispute that had been holding up the promised measures. Agreement on a mechanism for suspending such visa waivers in emergencies ends mounting embarrassment for some EU leaders...

    The Morning Vertical, December 8, 2016
    Dec08

    The Morning Vertical, December 8, 2016

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

    The Daily Vertical: Putin’s Revenge
    Dec08

    The Daily Vertical: Putin’s Revenge

    The views expressed in this commentary do not necessarily reflect the views of RFE/RL. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    UN: East Ukraine’s Civilians Face ‘Host Of Rights Violations’
    Dec08

    UN: East Ukraine’s Civilians Face ‘Host Of Rights Violations’

    The United Nations says civilians in eastern Ukraine are facing “a host of human rights violations” due to the “failure” by the parties to the conflict between government forces and Russia-backed separatists to implement a peace accord signed in February 2015. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Russia Promotes Soviet Legend Over Fact
    Dec08

    Russia Promotes Soviet Legend Over Fact

    Russia’s controversial minister of culture, Vladimir Medinsky, in October called a Soviet legend about 28 soldiers who died defending Moscow from invading Nazis in World War II “sacred” and anyone who questions it “scum.” A ministry-supported feature film dramatizing the story, “Panfilov’s 28,” was released to cinemas...

    Russia Tests Nuclear-Capable Drone Sub
    Dec08

    Russia Tests Nuclear-Capable Drone Sub

    Russia conducted a test of a revolutionary nuclear-capable drone submarine that poses a major strategic threat to U.S. ports and harbors. U.S. intelligence agencies detected the test of the unmanned underwater vehicle, code-named Kanyon by the Pentagon, during its launch from a Sarov-class submarine on Nov. 27, said Pentagon officials familiar...