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    Why Isn’t Russia an Aircraft Carrier Superpower?
    Apr21

    Why Isn’t Russia an Aircraft Carrier Superpower?

    Robert Farley Security, Europe A needed history lesson. Historically a land power, the Soviet Union grappled with the idea of a large naval aviation arm for most of its history, eventually settling on a series of hybrid aircraft carriers. Big plans for additional ships died with the Soviet collapse, but Russia inherited one large aircraft carrier...

    New Jersey Pols Get Progressive, And Other News: Your Prime Week In Review
    Apr21

    New Jersey Pols Get Progressive, And Other News: Your Prime Week In Review

    Hello, Prime subscribers. Here’s a recap of what happened in Prime this week. You likely heard that Michael Cohen was in court. Ahead of the court date, Josh Marshall pulled together the various “threads of sleaze and criminality” to explain why, while the Cohen story is ostensibly separate from the Russia probe, the two are likely closely...

    Freeland’s view of global clash of ideologies has Putin, Russia at its heart
    Apr20

    Freeland’s view of global clash of ideologies has Putin, Russia at its heart

    Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland sees the clash between the forces of democracy and authoritarianism as a defining conflict of our time, and she blames one country that she knows extremely well — Russia. That world view will form the frame for Freeland and her fellow G7 foreign ministers as they meet Sunday to tackle […] The post...

    Freeland’s view of global clash of ideologies has Putin, Russia at its heart
    Apr20

    Freeland’s view of global clash of ideologies has Putin, Russia at its heart

    OTTAWA — Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland sees the clash between the forces of democracy and authoritarianism as a defining conflict of our time, and she blames one country that she knows extremely well — Russia. That world view will form the frame for Freeland and her fellow G7 foreign ministers as they meet Sunday to tackle the...

    U.S. Slams Russia, Iran As ‘Morally Reprehensible’ For Continued Rights Violations
    Apr20

    U.S. Slams Russia, Iran As ‘Morally Reprehensible’ For Continued Rights Violations

    A new U.S. State Department report has labeled the governments of Russia, Iran, China, and North Korea as “morally reprehensible” with human rights violations on a daily basis, making them “forces of instability.” …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Trump Fundraiser Offered Russian Gas Company Plan to Get Sanctions Lifted for $26 Million
    Apr20

    Trump Fundraiser Offered Russian Gas Company Plan to Get Sanctions Lifted for $26 Million

    Shortly after President Donald Trump was inaugurated last year, top Republican fundraiser Elliott Broidy offered Russian gas giant Novatek a $26 million lobbying plan aimed at removing the company from a U.S. sanctions list, according to documents obtained by The Intercept. Broidy is a Trump associate who was deputy finance chair of the...

    Countering a Kleptocratic Kremlin
    Apr20

    Countering a Kleptocratic Kremlin

    With every passing week we have new evidence of the threat that Vladimir Putin’s kleptocracy poses to our democracy, our national security, and the entire liberal world order. Putin’s regime—something akin to an organized crime ring masquerading as a state—has looted the wealth of Russia, subjugated its people, attacked neighboring...

    Democratic party files lawsuit against Russia, Trump campaign, alleging conspiracy to influence the election
    Apr20

    Democratic party files lawsuit against Russia, Trump campaign, alleging conspiracy to influence the election

    By Tom Hamburger,Rosalind S. Helderman and Ellen Nakashima | The Washington Post The Democratic National Committee filed a multimillion-dollar lawsuit Friday against the Russian government, the Trump campaign and the WikiLeaks organization alleging a far-reaching conspiracy to disrupt the 2016 campaign and tilt the election to Donald Trump. The...

    Kolga: We need to stop Russia’s cyber and disinformation campaign now
    Apr20

    Kolga: We need to stop Russia’s cyber and disinformation campaign now

    This week, the so-called “Five Eyes” security group – Britain, Australia, New Zealand, the United States and Canada – met to talk about cyber attacks, mostly from Russia. The U.S. and U.K. also issued a warning that Russia has been heavily involved in cyber and disinformation attacks. It can no longer be ignored that Canada is one target of...

    U.S. National Security Aide Tells Russia Conditions For Better Ties
    Apr20

    U.S. National Security Aide Tells Russia Conditions For Better Ties

    The new U.S. national security adviser has told Russia’s U.S. ambassador that Moscow must address U.S. concerns on election meddling, the “reckless” nerve-agent attack in Britain, and the situations in Ukraine and Syria before relations can substantially improve. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...