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    Russian Military Tests Readiness With Snap Inspections
    Jun27

    Russian Military Tests Readiness With Snap Inspections

    Russia recently wrapped up nine days of inspections of its military forces in order to judge their readiness. Russian President Vladimir Putin personally ordered the inspections, which lasted from June 14 to 22. The surprise inspections involved all four of Russia’s military districts, with the focus on command and control structures as...

    U.S. Ambassador Says NATO Still ‘Most Effective Defensive Alliance’ Ever
    Jun27

    U.S. Ambassador Says NATO Still ‘Most Effective Defensive Alliance’ Ever

    The U.S. ambassador to Moscow says next week’s NATO Summit in Warsaw will bolster the western alliance’s defensive response to counter Russia’s aggression in Ukraine. In an interview with RFE/RL in the Russian capital on June 27, Ambassador John Tefft said that NATO remains the “most effective alliance man has ever put...

    US, NATO thumb noses at Russia with massive war games in Ukraine
    Jun27

    US, NATO thumb noses at Russia with massive war games in Ukraine

    Nearly 2,000 troops from the United States and NATO partners launched a massive military exercise in Ukraine Monday, the latest in a series of war games that NATO officials say would simulate counterattacks against “Russian aggression.” …read more Source: FOX...

    Russia harassing U.S. diplomats by reportedly entering their homes, moving furniture and defecating on the carpet
    Jun27

    Russia harassing U.S. diplomats by reportedly entering their homes, moving furniture and defecating on the carpet

    Ever since the 2014 Russian intervention in Ukraine — and ensuing sanctions imposed by the U.S. — the acts of intimidation have increased significantly …read more Source: Vancouver...

    Jewish coach leads Colombia’s national soccer team to Copa victory
    Jun27

    Jewish coach leads Colombia’s national soccer team to Copa victory

    (JTA) — Colombia’s national soccer team coach Jose Pekerman led the team to third place on the winners’ podium at the Copa America Centenario. The Colombian team beat the United States 1-0 in the match to decide the 3rd and 4th places in the centennial edition of the tournament on Saturday at University of Phoenix Stadium. Sixteen...

    Lviv Ghetto memorial vandalized in anti-Semitic attack
    Jun27

    Lviv Ghetto memorial vandalized in anti-Semitic attack

    (JTA) — A monument to the victims of the Holocaust-era ghetto of Lviv in western Ukraine was vandalized in what police suspect is an anti-Semitic incident. Unidentified vandals on Friday threw several gallons of green paint on the memorial, which was erected in 1992 in memory of tens of thousands of Jews who were kept in the ghetto after the...

    ‘You can lose it all’: War in Ukraine turns 1.7 million people into refugees
    Jun27

    ‘You can lose it all’: War in Ukraine turns 1.7 million people into refugees

    The war between Ukraine and Russian-backed rebels, along with Russia’s annexation of Crimea, has forced more than 1.7 million people from their homes to other parts of Ukraine. …read more Source:...

    Post-Brexit: EU Still a Superpower
    Jun27

    Post-Brexit: EU Still a Superpower

    By Steven HillYes, the EU is juggling a number of daunting situations. But that’s what superpowers do.If you type the words “European Union” and “crisis” into the Google search engine, you instantly receive 115 million hits. When I did that back in 2009, before the eurozone crisis, “only” 58 million hits popped up. Is the EU really in that...

    NATO’s Shifting Priorities: The View from Georgia
    Jun27

    NATO’s Shifting Priorities: The View from Georgia

    Tedo Japaridze Security, Eurasia The road to Warsaw is not a narrative of confrontation with Russia. This year’s Warsaw Summit in July focuses on stability beyond “our borders.” The notion of stability is straightforward. Euro-Atlantic partners want to contain the dangers emerging from failed states on the periphery of Europe and seek the...

    The Rubio-Led Assault on Rose Gottemoeller
    Jun27

    The Rubio-Led Assault on Rose Gottemoeller

    Daniel R. DePetris Politics, Americas Why are Senate Republicans opposing her nomination as NATO number two? The nomination of Deputy Secretary General to NATO doesn’t usually make waves. The post doesn’t receive the acclaim or attention of the Supreme Allied Commander in Europe or the NATO Secretary-General. Indeed, the deputy...