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    The Morning Vertical, September 13, 2016
    Sep13

    The Morning Vertical, September 13, 2016

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

    Kiev vows to avoid Russian gas pressures
    Sep13

    Kiev vows to avoid Russian gas pressures

    Daniel J. GraeberKIEV, Ukraine, Sept. 13 (UPI) — Past contractual pressures from Russia won’t resurface as Ukraine becomes energy independent in the next five years, the prime minister said. …read more Source: United Press...

    Russia and China Launch Navy Drill in South China Sea
    Sep13

    Russia and China Launch Navy Drill in South China Sea

    China and Russia have launched a mass joint drill in the South China Sea in a bid to strengthen Sino-Russian naval cooperation, Russian state news agency Itar-Tass reported Tuesday. Moscow and Beijing have sought to display a tightening of ties as Russia’s annexation of Crimea and China’s expanded claims to South China Sea waters have...

    Malaysia’s incredible Paralympic performance at Rio continues with third gold
    Sep13

    Malaysia’s incredible Paralympic performance at Rio continues with third gold

    It’s a third gold for Malaysia at the Rio Paralympics, as long jumper Abdul Latif Romly broke the world record multiple times at the finals on Sunday. Latif, who was competing in the men’s long jump T20 (intellectual disability), broke the previous world record of 7.35 metres and set the new mark at 7.60 metres. SEE ALSO: 7 badass...

    The Myth of American Retreat
    Sep13

    The Myth of American Retreat

    The United States has been pursuing a grand strategy of primacy since at least the end of the Cold War. This hegemonic approach has sought, through active, deep engagement in the world, to preserve and extend the U.S.’s global dominance that followed the Soviet Union’s collapse. In other words, it has aimed to turn the unipolar moment...

    SS-21 Scarab: Russia’s Forgotten (But Deadly) Ballistic Missile
    Sep13

    SS-21 Scarab: Russia’s Forgotten (But Deadly) Ballistic Missile

    Sebastien Roblin Security, Eurasia While the world worries over other weapons platforms created by Moscow, this one is inflicting some serious battlefield losses. While NATO may preoccupied with the capabilities of Russia’s Iskander missile, the far more primitive Tochka, codenamed the SS-21 Scarab by NATO, has been responsible for hundreds...

    A New Ancien Regime In The White House
    Sep13

    A New Ancien Regime In The White House

    The United States is indeed exceptional. It is the only country that ushers in a new presidency by displacing thousands of the highest executive branch officials. How do institutional integrity and coherent foreign policy survive this upheaval?Placed in historical perspective, it is striking that shifts by Washington, and hence adjustments...

    Dolphins have a ‘highly advanced’ spoken language, study finds
    Sep13

    Dolphins have a ‘highly advanced’ spoken language, study finds

    Dolphins can carry on conversations in an advanced spoken language made up of pulses and whistles, a new study has found. While marine biologists have long understood that dolphins communicate within their pods, the new research, which was conducted on two captive dolphins, is the first to link isolated signals to particular dolphins. The...

    More Evidence NATO is Past its Prime: European Shrimps Lecture American Whale
    Sep13

    More Evidence NATO is Past its Prime: European Shrimps Lecture American Whale

    Denmark is a shrimp in the European ocean. A pleasant place to live, it is a geopolitical nullity. No one much cares what the Danes think about the world because, well, they can’t do much to change it. Unless they gain control of another nation’s military. Most notably that of the biggest whale around, the U.S. The last NATO Secretary...

    The Crisis of Liberal Order
    Sep13

    The Crisis of Liberal Order

    The liberal world order, a system based on open borders and open societies, is increasingly under attack. In the past, it was mainly left-wing anti-capitalists and right-wing nationalists who fulminated against globalization, while the mainstream consensus was solidly behind it. Not anymore.xIn the United States, the Republican presidential...