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    European Parliament To Name Short List For Sakharov Prize
    Oct06

    European Parliament To Name Short List For Sakharov Prize

    Crimean Tatar leader Mustafa Dzhemilev and two Yazidi women, Nadia Murad Basee and Lamiya Aji Bashar, are the favorites to win the 2016 Sakharov Prize after all the nominees for the human rights prize were presented at the European Parliament’s Foreign Affairs Committee. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    The U.S. Army Is Training Hard For Major War Amid New Threats
    Oct06

    The U.S. Army Is Training Hard For Major War Amid New Threats

    FORT HOOD, Texas ― The United States Army, citing threats from North Korea, Iran, Russia and the Islamic State, has put its most powerful combat units on a war footing, ready to slug it out, if necessary, in high-intensity battle.Even as GOP presidential nominee Donald Trump claims the military is “in a really bad state” and “totally unprepared,”...

    US-Russia Relations Go from Reset to Retrograde
    Oct06

    US-Russia Relations Go from Reset to Retrograde

    Russia on Wednesday suspended a three-year-old agreement with the United States on cooperation on nuclear and energy-related research — the latest move signifying a deteriorating bilateral relationship. “It’s frankly concerning,” a senior U.S. official told VOA on condition he not be named. Russian President Vladimir Putin on...

    The Past and Future of War
    Oct06

    The Past and Future of War

    The possibility that next January the country will have an anti-establishment president makes military reform again relevant. Two new books usefully address the subject in ways that update the reform agenda, one looking back at previous efforts and one looking forward at a new and deadly threat to military effectiveness. The first is Col. Douglas...

    Canada signs U.S. declaration on rules for armed drones but is it a wasted effort?
    Oct06

    Canada signs U.S. declaration on rules for armed drones but is it a wasted effort?

    Canada has signed on to a U.S. declaration that is aimed at creating international rules for the use of armed drones. But some critics have dismissed the proposal as a way for the U.S. to move focus away from its aggressive campaign to use the unmanned aerial vehicles to kill its enemies, causing the death of scores of innocent civilians in the...

    Kerry Confers With Lavrov About Syria, Ukraine, North Korea
    Oct06

    Kerry Confers With Lavrov About Syria, Ukraine, North Korea

    U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry and his Russian counterpart resumed discussions on Syria on October 5 despite a U.S. decision earlier this week to suspend direct talks with Moscow on trying to end the conflict. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    This Is Why NATO Is Stumbling Towards a Crisis
    Oct06

    This Is Why NATO Is Stumbling Towards a Crisis

    Michael Cecire Security, Europe NATO’s current posture of retrenchment is a withdrawal from the Alliance’s founding raison d’etre. NATO is slouching towards crisis. Beneath a facade of solidarity in the face of Russian revanchism, the Atlantic alliance is facing potentially its stiffest existential test since the end of the Cold...

    The controversial force joining the fight against ISIS
    Oct06

    The controversial force joining the fight against ISIS

    JUDY WOODRUFF: Now to the second of our three reports this week on the fight for Iraq. Militia groups, made up mostly of Shia fighters, and many backed by Iran, have become instrumental in the battle to drive ISIS from Iraq. But their presence on the battlefield makes them a controversial force, one with which the United States has deadly...

    Russia’s Information Warfare Continues
    Oct06

    Russia’s Information Warfare Continues

    Speculation about Russian interference in the up-coming U.S. presidential election is flowing fast in the U.S. media. Russia was widely believed to be responsible for embarrassing email hacks at the Democratic National Convention. Speculation abounds in the media that the Russian government might try to throw the U.S. election this way or that...

    Memorial Ceremony for Nazi Massacre Warns of History Repeating
    Oct06

    Memorial Ceremony for Nazi Massacre Warns of History Repeating

    KYIV, Ukraine—Last week, Ukraine commemorated the 75th anniversary of the Nazi massacre at the Babyn Yar ravine outside of Kyiv. From September 29, 1941, until September 1943, the Nazis murdered 100,000 people at Babyn Yar, also known as Babi Yar in Russian. Of the dead, more than 50,000 were Jews. The other victims comprised gypsies, Soviet...