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    Russia, Cyber Take Center Stage at Confirmation Hearings
    Jan15

    Russia, Cyber Take Center Stage at Confirmation Hearings

    Russia’s meddling in the U.S. presidential election and cyber security took center stage at several confirmation hearings for Donald Trump’s cabinet nominees this week, with lawmakers from both parties raising questions about the government’s efforts to counter aggression in cyber space. Trump’s choices to lead the...

    Ukraine’s power station hack is a stark warning to the rest of the world
    Jan15

    Ukraine’s power station hack is a stark warning to the rest of the world

    A power outage in the Ukraine before Christmas was part of a widespread and coordinated series of cyber attacks, researchers revealed this week. Now experts say that the incident should act as a stark warning to countries around the world to protect their critical infrastructure. The attack on the Pivnichna substation on the outskirts of the...

    Why Russia Loves the Idea of California Seceding
    Jan15

    Why Russia Loves the Idea of California Seceding

    On a sunny late September day, a trio of tourists gathered on Moscow’s Red Square. Well-dressed, carrying a Russian flag, the visitors bunched in front of the Kremlin’s walls to snap a selfie. Like so many others before, the man taking the photo, Louis Marinelli, took to his Twitter account, and shared the shot for the world. But...

    Cities of the Old
    Jan15

    Cities of the Old

    ROCHESTER, N.Y. — A tiny Russian-language library in an upstate New York apartment complex is not a typical setting for a yoga class. But this was not your typical yoga. The participants sat on folding chairs, for one thing, and everyone was older than 65 years old. Personal trainer Sarah Lane-Ayers led five women, all immigrants from Russia and...

    Polish Leaders Welcome U.S. Troops As Part Of NATO Buildup
    Jan15

    Polish Leaders Welcome U.S. Troops As Part Of NATO Buildup

    Polish leaders welcomed U.S. troops to their country on January 14, with Prime Minister Beata Szydlo saying it was a “great day” that would help ensure the region’s security. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    As Russia Reacts to ‘Hawkish’ Tillerson, Elation Over Trump Melts
    Jan15

    As Russia Reacts to ‘Hawkish’ Tillerson, Elation Over Trump Melts

    When U.S. Secretary of State nominee Rex Tillerson appeared before the U.S. Senate for his confirmation hearing last week, pundits and politicians in Moscow were watching closely for signals as to the new administration’s stance on Russia. Their reactions included upbeat pragmatism to an “I-told-you-so” warning that a Russia hawk could be...

    Russia’s Scary S-400 Air Defense System Is Now Protecting the Skies Above Crimea
    Jan15

    Russia’s Scary S-400 Air Defense System Is Now Protecting the Skies Above Crimea

    Dave Majumdar Security, Bad news. Russia is bolstering its anti-access/area-denial (A2/AD) capabilities in Crimea with the addition of the potent S-400 Triumf air and missile defense system. The addition of the S-400—which can be armed with the 250-mile range 40N6—would afford Moscow the ability not only to keep the peninsula safe from attack,...

    Russian state-owned media slams Chrystia Freeland
    Jan15

    Russian state-owned media slams Chrystia Freeland

    Well, that didn’t take long. The Russian state-owned Sputnik News has come out with a piece blasting Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s new foreign affairs minister, Chrystia Freeland, and framing her appointment as a “catastrophe for Canadian-Russian relations.” Posted early Saturday afternoon, the copy quotes University of Montreal...

    Ukraine’s Former Top Spy Goes After a New Enemy: Corruption
    Jan14

    Ukraine’s Former Top Spy Goes After a New Enemy: Corruption

    KYIV, Ukraine—Ukraine’s former top security official has gone from tracking down Russian spies to fighting what he perceives to be the country’s greatest threat—corruption. “The question is, are we going to survive or not?” Valentyn Nalyvaichenko told The Daily Signal from his offices in Kyiv, Ukraine’s capital. Nalyvaichenko,...

    Trump: Russia Sanctions to Be Upheld, but Maybe Not for Long
    Jan14

    Trump: Russia Sanctions to Be Upheld, but Maybe Not for Long

    U.S. president-elect Donald Trump says he would maintain sanctions against Russia imposed by the Obama administration but would consider lifting them if Russia cooperates on matters of common interest. In an interview with The Wall Street Journal, Trump said he would keep the sanctions in effect “at least for a period of time,” but...