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    U.K. Spy Chief Warns of ‘Increasingly Aggressive’ Russian Threat
    Nov01

    U.K. Spy Chief Warns of ‘Increasingly Aggressive’ Russian Threat

    British spy agency MI5 has hired hundreds of additional agents to prepare the United Kingdom amid a growing threat from Russia, the service’s head told the Guardian in an interview published Tuesday. MI5 Director General Andrew Parker said while government officials have largely focused on the threat of jihadist terrorist attacks, Russia is...

    Estonia Reports Sixth Airspace Violation By Russian Air Force This Year
    Nov01

    Estonia Reports Sixth Airspace Violation By Russian Air Force This Year

    Estonia has accused Russia’s border guard of violating its airspace in what it is claiming is the sixth such violation this year. The Estonian Ministry of Defense announced via Twitter on Tuesday evening that a Russian An-148 border patrol aircraft had violated Estonian space for the sixth time in 2016. The incident took place Tuesday...

    Politicians in graft-ridden Ukraine reveal slew of riches under pressure from international lenders
    Nov01

    Politicians in graft-ridden Ukraine reveal slew of riches under pressure from international lenders

    KYIV, Ukraine — Millions of dollars in cash, valuable artworks, luxury watches and giant mansions. That’s just a taste of the riches Ukrainian officials have revealed in asset declarations that international lenders have insisted on to help stamp out decades of post-Soviet corruption. The deadline for officials right up to President Petro...

    The Limits of Rodrigo Duterte’s Anti-Americanism
    Nov01

    The Limits of Rodrigo Duterte’s Anti-Americanism

    When Rodrigo Duterte, president of the Philippines, stood before an audience of Chinese businessmen at a trade function in the Great Hall of the People on October 20 in Beijing, he promised a “separation” from the United States. It wasn’t clear exactly what he meant, but he implied it would entail dropping the United States—his...

    Ashby: What will you do when Trump’s troops invade?
    Nov01

    Ashby: What will you do when Trump’s troops invade?

    What will you do, when President Trump orders his troops to invade Canada? I know you may have been planning on his invasion of Mexico, thinking it would keep you safe. After all, he’s been nothing if not vocal about his opinion of Mexican immigrants: at the start of his campaign, he said, “They’re bringing drugs. They’re...

    Moldova’s Pro-Moscow Presidential Front-Runner Says Open To EU Partnership
    Nov01

    Moldova’s Pro-Moscow Presidential Front-Runner Says Open To EU Partnership

    Igor Dodon, who won the first round of Moldova’s presidential election and is seen as having strong leanings toward Russia, says he will seek to maintain good relations with both Brussels and Moscow if elected. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Russia Is Not as Much of a Threat as Depicted in the Media, But Does Need a Slap in the Face
    Nov01

    Russia Is Not as Much of a Threat as Depicted in the Media, But Does Need a Slap in the Face

    Vladimir Putin, the President of Russia, couldn’t catch a break in America, even before the U.S. intelligence community concluded that the Russian government had hacked the Democratic National Committee’s e-mails and had given them to Wikileaks for public release. After Putin’s annexation of Crimea and meddling in the Ukrainian...

    The Brief Life and Slow Death of Ukrainian Journalism
    Nov01

    The Brief Life and Slow Death of Ukrainian Journalism

    An independent news channel wanted to revolutionize Ukrainian media. But Ukrainians weren’t in the mood for the truth. …read more Source: Foreign...

    Forget conspiracy theories. This is why Trump’s Russian connection is actually a problem.
    Nov01

    Forget conspiracy theories. This is why Trump’s Russian connection is actually a problem.

    In the past 12 hours, a flurry of stories have come out on Donald Trump’s links to Russia. One such story, at Slate, suggests that a server owned by Trump has been communicating with a Russian bank with ties to the Kremlin. Another, at Mother Jones, quotes an unnamed former intelligence officer claiming that Trump is a Russian operative,...

    Russia in Wonderland
    Nov01

    Russia in Wonderland

    I remarked at the end of my November 2014 TAI essay, “Reflections on the Closing of the Russian Mind,” that “Russia threatens its own future more than do any of the Western powers.” That is even more true now than it was then. Russia is set upon a self-destructive course. Its ruler, or for politeness’s sake its rulers, show no present...