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    Norway to Host U.S. Troops in Move Likely to Upset Russia
    Oct25

    Norway to Host U.S. Troops in Move Likely to Upset Russia

    Norway will host 330 U.S. marines on a rotational deployment in January, in a move likely to increase tensions with Russia. The country’s Ministry of Defense announced Tuesday that the U.S. troops were “highly welcome” in Norway, one of the few NATO members to share a border with Russia. Members of the alliance have been on high alert since...

    Kremlin Expanding Cyber Efforts in ‘Information War’
    Oct25

    Kremlin Expanding Cyber Efforts in ‘Information War’

    In Russia’s so-called “information war” with the West, the pro-Kremlin youth group SET (Network) is a foot soldier fighting primarily on the internet. At their roomy headquarters in an upscale office compound in Moscow, the group designs online videos criticizing the West and praising President Vladimir Putin – videos they...

    How the U.S. Election Has Derailed Obama’s ‘Pivot’ to Asia
    Oct25

    How the U.S. Election Has Derailed Obama’s ‘Pivot’ to Asia

    The great paradox of the U.S. presidential election campaign is that it has helped achieve some of China’s cherished strategic aims ― weakening the U.S.-led post-World War II alliance system in the region and undermining a central plank of U.S. President Barack Obama’s “pivot” to Asia, the Trans-Pacific Partnership, or the TPP. By...

    Hacked: Putin Aide’s Emails Detail Alleged Plot to Destabilize Ukraine
    Oct25

    Hacked: Putin Aide’s Emails Detail Alleged Plot to Destabilize Ukraine

    Ukrainian hackers have allegedly stolen the emails of Vladislav Surkov. …read more Source: Foreign...

    Is Russia Killing Off Eastern Ukraine’s Warlords?
    Oct25

    Is Russia Killing Off Eastern Ukraine’s Warlords?

    After a string of brutal murders, Donbass leaders are worried that someone very powerful wants them dead. …read more Source: Foreign...

    Kasparov Says Confrontation With West Putin’s ‘No. 1 Goal’
    Oct25

    Kasparov Says Confrontation With West Putin’s ‘No. 1 Goal’

    Kremlin foe Garry Kasparov says President Vladimir Putin is resorting to “external aggression” and increased confrontation with the West to bolster his image as Russia’s leader and maintain a “dictatorship” in the country. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    The United States and Europe Need Each Other
    Oct25

    The United States and Europe Need Each Other

    Come January there will be a new U.S. administration settling into the White House, with attendant personnel changes in key government positions, new ambassadorial and national security appointments, and several months of flux to follow as Washington adjusts to the new President. On foreign and security policy, there will also be the usual...

    2 Moscow airport workers involved in a plane crash that killed the CEO of Total had been drinking
    Oct25

    2 Moscow airport workers involved in a plane crash that killed the CEO of Total had been drinking

    Thomson ReutersMOSCOW, Oct 25 (Reuters) – Two Moscow airport workers involved in a plane crash in which Christophe de Margerie, the CEO of Total, was killed had been drinking alcohol, Russia’s aviation regulator said on Tuesday, saying the accident could have been avoided altogether. The French energy group’s chief executive was...

    Hungary summons Russian envoy over 1956 uprising criticism
    Oct25

    Hungary summons Russian envoy over 1956 uprising criticism

    BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — Hungary’s Foreign Ministry has summoned the Russian ambassador over reportedly disparaging remarks on Russian state media about Hungary’s 1956 anti-Soviet uprising. The ministry said Tuesday it wants to clarify that Hungary does not tolerate anyone talking “in a humiliating manner about the revolution and its...

    A calm before the storm? The socio-political situation in Ukraine
    Oct25

    A calm before the storm? The socio-political situation in Ukraine

    While the war in Donbas in Eastern Ukraine is slowly turning into a frozen conflict, the socio-political situation in Ukraine is entering a phase of calm, with short-term prospects for political upheavals and popular discontent present but rather low. Yet longer-term evolutions do not bode well for the stability of the country, as several factors...