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    America Must Rethink Its Assumptions about Russia
    Jan18

    America Must Rethink Its Assumptions about Russia

    Nikolas K. Gvosdev Politics, Eurasia From energy and politics to Syria and Ukraine. I rarely find myself nodding in full agreement with Masha Gessen’s writings, but her critique of the deficiencies of the U.S. analytic community in terms of the inquiries into Moscow’s efforts to sway the 2016 American elections is spot on. She ends...

    Exposed: The Reason the U.S. Air Force Needs to Upgrade the F-15 Fast (Think Russia)
    Jan18

    Exposed: The Reason the U.S. Air Force Needs to Upgrade the F-15 Fast (Think Russia)

    Kris Osborn Security, Electronic warfare is a strength for Moscow–and has Washington quite worried. The Pentagon’s soon-to-be published Electronic Warfare strategy calls for increased investment in advanced electronic warfare technology designed to defend U.S. assets and proactively use the electromagnetic spectrum to attack enemies....

    Presidential Adviser: Poland Should Increase Military Ties with US
    Jan18

    Presidential Adviser: Poland Should Increase Military Ties with US

    Poland should increase its military cooperation with the United States, a senior adviser to the Polish president said. Krzysztof Szczerski, President Andrzej Duda’s top foreign policy adviser, was speaking days before the new U.S. administration that has signaled a friendlier approach to Russia takes power in Washington. Szczerski also...

    Envoy to UN Calls Russia Threat to US and World Order
    Jan18

    Envoy to UN Calls Russia Threat to US and World Order

    In a parting shot to Moscow and a warning to America three days before leaving her post, the U.S. top envoy at the United Nations said Russia is “a major threat facing our great nation.” Ambassador Samantha Power, without naming Donald Trump, chastised the president-elect for casting “doubt on a unanimous, well-documented...

    Rosneft’s So-Called Privatization Gets Murkier
    Jan18

    Rosneft’s So-Called Privatization Gets Murkier

    In December of last year, the Russian government privatized 19.5 percent of the oil giant Rosneft, an act hailed by some Western writers as a “personal triumph” of Vladimir Putin. It took less then a month for Russian media to more or less confirm the healthy skepticism of those familiar with how Putin’s regime operates: the so-called...

    Read the Full Text of Samantha Power’s Scathing Speech on Russia
    Jan18

    Read the Full Text of Samantha Power’s Scathing Speech on Russia

    U.S. Ambassador to the U.N. Samantha Power gave her final major speech of her tenure on Tuesday, addressing the Atlantic Council in remarks that eschewed softball subjects in favor of what she described as “a major threat facing our great nation: Russia.” Power has not hesitated to get tough on Russia in recent months. Commenting on the tragedy...

    Russians Mint ‘In Trump We Trust’ Coin Ahead Of U.S. Inauguration
    Jan18

    Russians Mint ‘In Trump We Trust’ Coin Ahead Of U.S. Inauguration

    Here’s some money that’s definitely funny.A Russian company has unveiled commemorative silver and gold coins featuring Donald Trump’s face ahead of his presidential inauguration.The limited-edition coins ― only 45 have been made ― feature a cherubic mug of the incoming president as well as the Statue of Liberty and the...

    Biden Visits Ukraine: A Farewell Pep Talk
    Jan18

    Biden Visits Ukraine: A Farewell Pep Talk

    KYIV, Ukraine—Making his last visit to Ukraine as U.S. vice president, Joe Biden, true to form, had a blunt farewell message—hang tough in the war against Russia and its proxies in the east, but don’t let up on the nationwide corruption crackdown. “Ukraine, like every country in Europe, has a right to determine its own path, yet Russia...

    Lithuania to Build Fence Along Border with Russia’s Kaliningrad
    Jan18

    Lithuania to Build Fence Along Border with Russia’s Kaliningrad

    Lithuania plans to build a two-meter-high wire fence along its border with the Russian region of Kaliningrad, its interior minister said Tuesday, amid continued tensions between Moscow and the Baltic states, which are members of NATO. Eimutis Misiunas acknowledged that such a fence would provide little defense against a full-blown military...

    Moldovan President Says He May Scrap EU Trade Pact
    Jan18

    Moldovan President Says He May Scrap EU Trade Pact

    Moldova may scrap a trade agreement with the European Union after the country’s next parliamentary election, President Igor Dodon said Tuesday during his first state visit to Russia. Speaking in Moscow at a news conference with Russian President Vladimir Putin, Dodon said it was “curious” that Moldova’s trade turnover with...