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    Russia Preparing For War? Moscow Conducts Emergency Nuclear Drills
    Oct25

    Russia Preparing For War? Moscow Conducts Emergency Nuclear Drills

    The Kremlin has dusted off Soviet-era civil-defense plans and upgraded bomb shelters in major cities as anti-American rhetoric dominates the airwaves in the wake of a mistaken U.S.-led coalition bombing of Syrian troops last month. The United States and Russia ostensibly have been cooperating in Syria on routing the Islamic State group but still...

    Where Clinton and Trump stand on 37 issues
    Oct24

    Where Clinton and Trump stand on 37 issues

    WASHINGTON (AP) — A look at where Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump stand on three dozen issues: ABORTION Persistent Republican-led efforts to restrict access to abortion and to curb government funding for Planned Parenthood have been hotly debated in Washington and in states. The issue will be shaped in some way by the next president and could be...

    Grand Strategy: What is America’s Most Pressing Foreign Policy Issue?
    Oct24

    Grand Strategy: What is America’s Most Pressing Foreign Policy Issue?

    Ted Ellis Security, ISIS? China? Russia? The South China Sea. There are a variety of potential threats around the world today: tensions in the South China Seas, a nuclear North Korea, conflict between Russia and Ukraine, and civil wars in the Middle East are just a few. In order to better think about these challenges and how they relate to U.S....

    Clinton Adviser Lamented‘Naive’ Putin Comments
    Oct24

    Clinton Adviser Lamented‘Naive’ Putin Comments

    A high-level adviser to Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign lamented the former secretary of state’s “naïve sounding” comments about Russian President Vladimir Putin made during a speech before Goldman Sachs executives three years ago, leaked emails show. Mandy Grunwald, Clinton’s senior communications adviser, warned other...

    The U.S. Navy in an Irregular Baltic Conflict: Seapower’s Role in Countering Russian Hybrid Warfare
    Oct24

    The U.S. Navy in an Irregular Baltic Conflict: Seapower’s Role in Countering Russian Hybrid Warfare

    Joshua Tallis Security, Russia Sea power is difficult, though not impossible, to bring to bear in an unconventional Baltic contingency. Editor’s Note: The article below is derived from a forthcoming CNA report. The paper, tentatively titled Baltic Contingencies and the Role of Sea Power, is the first in a series set to explore the role of...

    Ukraine Claims Rebels Boast More Artillery and Tanks Than Germany
    Oct24

    Ukraine Claims Rebels Boast More Artillery and Tanks Than Germany

    Ukraine President Petro Poroshenko has warned that Russian-backed rebels in his country’s east boast more artillery, tanks and armored vehicles than Germany’s armed forces, Ukrainian state news agency Ukrinform reported Sunday. Although there are no official figures for the arsenal held by militants in east Ukraine, Poroshenko cited...

    Petro Poroshenko Told Vladimir Putin to Halt Fire At Ukraine
    Oct24

    Petro Poroshenko Told Vladimir Putin to Halt Fire At Ukraine

    Ukraine’s president Petro Poroshenko told his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin “you should just stop shooting” in a heated exchange last week, it has emerged. The two met in Berlin, where they were joined by French president Francois Hollande and German chancellor Angela Merkel, in the so-called Normandy format—the name given to the...

    Russians Test Bomb Shelters, Gas Masks Amid Rising Tensions With West
    Oct24

    Russians Test Bomb Shelters, Gas Masks Amid Rising Tensions With West

    Russian officials have upgraded bomb shelters in large cities in the country and tested gas masks, as tensions between Moscow and Western powers including the United States have continued to escalate. Recent civil defense drills incorporated measures to protect against nuclear and chemical threats, evidence of preparation for the survival of...

    McMullin’s Dreadfully Conventional Hawkishness
    Oct24

    McMullin’s Dreadfully Conventional Hawkishness

    I haven’t taken Evan McMullin’s independent bid for president seriously because it began so late in the year with a complete unknown for a candidate, and I still don’t think it will amount to much. However, because there is a nontrivial chance that he could win some electoral votes by carrying Utah, and because some readers have...

    Trial Begins For Kazakh Citizen Suspected Of Fighting Alongside Separatists In Ukraine
    Oct24

    Trial Begins For Kazakh Citizen Suspected Of Fighting Alongside Separatists In Ukraine

    The trial of a Kazakh citizen suspected of fighting alongside Russia-backed separatists in eastern Ukraine started in Kazakhstan on October 24. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...