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    Will India Become a Naval Superpower Thanks to Aircraft Carriers?
    Apr07

    Will India Become a Naval Superpower Thanks to Aircraft Carriers?

    Robert Farley Security, Asia Maybe. With one large carrier in service and another on the way, India has become one of the world’s pre-eminent naval aviation powers. How did the program come about? Where is it going? And what is the strategic rationale for India’s massive investment in aircraft carriers? The Origins of India’s...

    Ukraine: Italian football hooligan turns pro-Russian separatist
    Apr07

    Ukraine: Italian football hooligan turns pro-Russian separatist

    Ukraine: Italian football hooligan turns pro-Russian separatist …read more Source: USA...

    A Lesson for NATO From Ukraine: In a War With Russia, Smartphones Might Be the Safest Way to Communicate
    Apr07

    A Lesson for NATO From Ukraine: In a War With Russia, Smartphones Might Be the Safest Way to Communicate

    KYIV, Ukraine—After four years of constant combat against Russia and its separatist proxies in eastern Ukraine, Ukrainian troops have learned the value of creativity in warfare. The battlefield innovations in technology and tactics that Ukrainian troops have made on the fly in eastern Ukraine reflect the sort of forward thinking, flexible mindset...

    Prominent Russian Businessmen, Officials on New US Sanctions List
    Apr07

    Prominent Russian Businessmen, Officials on New US Sanctions List

    The United States imposed sanctions on Friday against Russian businessmen, companies and government officials. Below are the names of the most prominent businessmen targeted along with their main assets/connections and extracts from the U.S. Treasury statement. Designated Russian oligarchs OLEG DERIPASKA, main owner of En+, co-owner of Rusal and...

    US Raises Stakes with Tough Sanctions on Russian Oligarchs
    Apr07

    US Raises Stakes with Tough Sanctions on Russian Oligarchs

    The White House has announced sanctions against 38 Russian individuals and companies, saying the United States is standing up to ongoing “malign activity” by the Russian government against Western democracies and around the world. At Friday’s White House briefing, press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said the U.S. still wants...

    A Suspected Russian Spy, With Curious Ties to Washington
    Apr06

    A Suspected Russian Spy, With Curious Ties to Washington

    A longtime Republican operative with ties to the controversial data firm hired by President Donald Trump’s campaign team also has a nearly two-decade-long friendship and business relationship with a suspected Russian intelligence agent, Konstantin Kilimnik, who has landed in Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s crosshairs.The...

    American Sanctions Are Getting Closer to Putin
    Apr06

    American Sanctions Are Getting Closer to Putin

    Even though Donald Trump himself has encouraged better relations with the Russians, his administration keeps finding new ways to punish them. It has sanctioned Russians; expelled Russians; and then sanctioned more Russians. And the new round of sanctions announced on Friday brings the punishment ever closer to Vladimir Putin himself.That’s...

    US takes aim at Putin’s allies in Russia with new sanctions
    Apr06

    US takes aim at Putin’s allies in Russia with new sanctions

    WASHINGTON — The United States punished dozens of Russian oligarchs and government officials on Friday with sanctions that took direct aim at President Vladimir Putin’s inner circle, as President Donald Trump’s administration tried to show he’s not afraid to take tough action against Moscow. Seven Russian tycoons, including...

    US hits Russian elite with sweeping new sanctions
    Apr06

    US hits Russian elite with sweeping new sanctions

    By John Hudson and Seung Min Kim | Washington Post WASHINGTON – The United States imposed new economic sanctions on senior Russian politicians, companies and business leaders Friday, citing a list of complaints including Moscow’s attempts to undermine Western democracies, support of separatists in Ukraine and its backing for Syrian...

    A look at some of the Russian officials hit by US sanctions
    Apr06

    A look at some of the Russian officials hit by US sanctions

    MOSCOW (AP) — Some of Russia’s richest and most influential people were hit with sanctions Friday by President Donald Trump’s U.S. administration. In total, 24 Russian officials and tycoons face new restrictions while a dozen companies were targeted as Washington stepped up its condemnation of a series of Russian actions over recent...