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    'Tacit Consent' in Israeli-Russian Relations
    Dec08

    'Tacit Consent' in Israeli-Russian Relations

    One of the most interesting stories, if not the most puzzling, is the close understanding and amity between Jerusalem and Moscow. While the Russian Air Force pounds the civilian population in Aleppo on behalf of the Syrian dictator Bashar Assad and his Iranian allies, Russia is coordinating the moves of its Air Force in Syria with Israel’s...

    Does Putin Have Plans for Afghanistan?
    Dec08

    Does Putin Have Plans for Afghanistan?

    Afghan and American officials are increasingly worried that any deepening of ties between Russia and Taliban militants fighting to topple the government in Kabul could complicate an already precarious security situation. Russian officials have denied they provide aid to the insurgents, who are contesting large swathes of territory and inflicting...

    EU Nations Agree to Let European Commission Review Oil, Gas Deals
    Dec08

    EU Nations Agree to Let European Commission Review Oil, Gas Deals

    EU nations agreed Wednesday to allow the European Commission to vet their oil and gas deals with third countries like Russia to guard against anti-competitive practices and supply disruptions. Overcoming resistance from member states wary of ceding sovereignty, the EU executive welcomed the deal with the bloc’s 28 nations and the European...

    After Trump bashes Boeing’s ‘ridiculous’ Air Force One costs, Ukrainian company offers its services
    Dec08

    After Trump bashes Boeing’s ‘ridiculous’ Air Force One costs, Ukrainian company offers its services

    After President-elect Donald Trump took to Twitter Tuesday to blast Boeing for its “ridiculous” and “out of control” Air Force One replacement costs, another aircraft manufacturer offered its services. The Ukrainian state-owned Antonov Company tweeted directly at Trump Wednesday, asking, “May be it is better to consider #Antonov aircraft as Air...

    NATO Chief Urges Allies to Maintain Sanctions Against Russia
    Dec07

    NATO Chief Urges Allies to Maintain Sanctions Against Russia

    NATO’s chief urged allies to maintain sanctions against Russia as foreign ministers wrapped up a two-day meeting in Brussels. The meeting also focused on European security and the upcoming Trump administration in the United States. NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg said cease-fire violations have increased massively in eastern...

    International Olympic Committee extends sanctions on Russia for doping
    Dec07

    International Olympic Committee extends sanctions on Russia for doping

    The IOC on Wednesday extended the provisional sanctions imposed on the country over allegations of systematic cheating and coverups. …read more Source: Global...

    Trump Must Learn from Past Mistakes on Russia
    Dec07

    Trump Must Learn from Past Mistakes on Russia

    Julie Newton Politics, Eurasia A future administration should avoid provocation and emphasize shared interests. Editor’s Note: The following is part of a multi-part symposium commissioned by the National Interest and Carnegie Corporation of New York. We asked some of the world’s leading experts about the future of U.S.-Russia...

    Gorbachev Blames ‘Greedy’ Russian, Ukrainian Leaders For 1991 Soviet Collapse
    Dec07

    Gorbachev Blames ‘Greedy’ Russian, Ukrainian Leaders For 1991 Soviet Collapse

    Mikhail Gorbachev has blamed the late Russian President Boris Yeltsin and other politicians for the 1991 collapse of the Soviet Union, saying that their hunger for power destroyed the country. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Trump Is Already Implementing an Autocratic Foreign Policy
    Dec07

    Trump Is Already Implementing an Autocratic Foreign Policy

    The government of China doesn’t know what to make of Donald Trump, which is exactly what the president-elect prefers. Last week, he broke a decades-long diplomatic understanding with the country when he spoke by phone with the president of Taiwan, Tsai Ing-wen. Trump tweeted that Tsai “CALLED ME,” and Vice President–elect Mike Pence...

    NATO urges continued pressure against Russia over Ukraine
    Dec07

    NATO urges continued pressure against Russia over Ukraine

    Ed AdamczykBRUSSELS, Dec. 7 (UPI) — NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg said that economic pressure on Russia over its involvement in Ukraine must be sustained. …read more Source: United Press...