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    Ukraine’s Tough T-84 Oplot-M Tank Won’t Fight Russia (And Is Being Sold to Thailand?)
    Sep24

    Ukraine’s Tough T-84 Oplot-M Tank Won’t Fight Russia (And Is Being Sold to Thailand?)

    Sebastien Roblin Security, Eurasia Why? Tank warfare is periodically declared obsolete in the face of the latest portable anti-tank weapons and the difficulty of transporting heavy vehicles to the battlefront. Just don’t tell that to Ukraine. The intervention of Russian tanks in August 2014 into Kiev’s conflict with separatists in...

    The Mystery of Trump’s Man in Moscow
    Sep24

    The Mystery of Trump’s Man in Moscow

    In March, in a bold “Oh yeah?” moment during an interview with the Washington Post’s editorial board, Donald Trump took the paper’s dare and revealed, then and there, his very short list of foreign policy advisors. There were just five, though he said, “I have quite a few more.” The list was a head-scratcher, a random assortment of...

    Canada ‘mistreated’ failed refugee claimant to point of attempted suicide, lawyer says in plea to PM
    Sep24

    Canada ‘mistreated’ failed refugee claimant to point of attempted suicide, lawyer says in plea to PM

    In a “desperate plea” Friday to Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, counsel for Vladyslav Zadorozhnyi, 15, said the “mentally vulnerable” failed refugee claimant has been “mistreated” by Canada to the point of attempted suicide, and his scheduled deportation to Ukraine on Sunday — the second in as many weeks — would be a death sentence. The first time...

    Watch Ukrainian Politicians Fight After TV Debate
    Sep24

    Watch Ukrainian Politicians Fight After TV Debate

    Lawmaker Volodymyr Parasyuk attacked former deputy PM Oleksandr Vilkul and then vandalized his car for good measure. …read more Source:...

    Trump foreign policy advisor reportedly being probed for ties to Russia
    Sep24

    Trump foreign policy advisor reportedly being probed for ties to Russia

    Officials are concerned that Carter Page has spoken with the Kremlin about lifting economic sanctions on Russia, Yahoo said. …read more Source:...

    Syria Cease-Fire Collapse Highlights How Far US-Russia Relations Have Fallen
    Sep23

    Syria Cease-Fire Collapse Highlights How Far US-Russia Relations Have Fallen

    KYIV, Ukraine—The story is depressingly familiar. On Friday, the cease-fire in Syria, which was brokered by U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry and his Russian counterpart Sergei Lavrov, collapsed as Russian and Syrian warplanes resumed their scorched earth airstrike campaign in Aleppo. “Russia has no vested interest in stability in the Middle...

    Vladimir Putin, Master of Suspense
    Sep23

    Vladimir Putin, Master of Suspense

    There are more than a few momentous international developments these days, but one in particular I would call puzzling: How has Russia, the tottering Eurasian Nuclear Petro State, managed to blackmail the West and make it look so weak and pathetic? The key to this mystery, in fact, begins in understanding how Putin has turned Russian weakness...

    Russia FM: Cease-fire agreement must be preserved
    Sep23

    Russia FM: Cease-fire agreement must be preserved

    The war has killed as many as a half-million people, contributed to Europe’s worst refugee crisis since World War II, and allowed the Islamic State group to emerge as a global terror threat. Lavrov depicted his country’s military assistance to Assad as the one positive counterweight to the chaos, saying it prevented “the...

    Russia FM: Cease-fire agreement must be preserved
    Sep23

    Russia FM: Cease-fire agreement must be preserved

    UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov on Friday laid the blame for a “bleeding Middle East and North Africa” on the U.S. and its allies, in a speech to the U.N. General Assembly smacking of the kind of rhetoric that reflected the state of superpower relations during the Cold War. In wide-ranging comments, Lavrov depicted...

    Putin Sanctioned His Own People. But It Helped Him Win.
    Sep23

    Putin Sanctioned His Own People. But It Helped Him Win.

    MOSCOW — On Sept. 18, the Russian Federation held elections for the seventh session of the lower house of parliament. The political body, known as the State Duma, will now consist of only four political parties and will be dominated by the current government’s party, United Russia, despite a noticeably declining standard of living...