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    Is Russia About to Make Tanks (As We Know Them) Obsolete?
    Jul28

    Is Russia About to Make Tanks (As We Know Them) Obsolete?

    Dave Majumdar Security, Europe Rise of the Terminators–literally. Could the Russian Terminator series—also know as the Boyevaya Mashina Podderzhki Tankov—be the harbinger of future armored vehicle design? Based on its experience in Ukraine, Georgia, Chechnya and Afghanistan, the Russian military certain believes so according to Ruslan...

    Is Vladimir Putin Taking Sides in the Presidential Election?
    Jul28

    Is Vladimir Putin Taking Sides in the Presidential Election?

    The nation has been here before: Operatives apparently working undercover for a paranoid President break into the Washington headquarters of the Democratic National Committee months before the party convenes to select its presidential nominee. The breach is detected, and—at least in 1972, the first time this happened—the fuse is lit on a...

    Democrats criticize Trump’s 'dangerous' approach, comments on Russia
    Jul28

    Democrats criticize Trump’s 'dangerous' approach, comments on Russia

    GOP nominee asks Russians to locate missing Clinton e-mails, says he would consider recognizing Putin’s annexation of the Crimean Peninsula. …read more Source: The Globe and...

    Is Donald Trump Carrying Putin’s Baby?
    Jul28

    Is Donald Trump Carrying Putin’s Baby?

    Is Donald Trump carrying Vladimir Putin’s baby? This is not a headline from The National Enquirer (a newspaper that Trump himself has deemed worthy of respect), but if recent chatter on The Daily Beast, Slate, The New York Times, and The Washington Post suggest, there must be some “experts” out there who could assure me that a...

    Donald Trump’s Crimean Gambit
    Jul28

    Donald Trump’s Crimean Gambit

    Donald Trump’s call on Russia to hack Hillary Clinton’s emails Wednesday resulted in widespread criticism. But his comments on Crimea, coupled with ones he made last week on NATO, are likely to have greater significance if he is elected president in November.The question came from Mareike Aden, a German reporter, who asked him whether...

    The Ballad of Barack and Hillary
    Jul28

    The Ballad of Barack and Hillary

    Alter Egos: Hillary Clinton, Barack Obama, and the Twilight Struggle over American PowerBy Mark Landler Random House, 2016, 432 pp., $28 Anyone looking for a handy guide to foreign-policymaking in President Obama’s administration, and confirmation of Mr. Dooley’s pronouncement that “politics ain’t beanbag,” would do well to pick...

    Russia Boasts of Troop Buildup on Flank, Draws Flak
    Jul28

    Russia Boasts of Troop Buildup on Flank, Draws Flak

    The U.S. State Department expressed concern Wednesday about new troop buildups that Russia has announced that it says are meant to counterbalance an increased military presence near its borders. “If true, we believe this would appear to run contrary to ongoing efforts to stop violence and to de-escalate the tensions in eastern Ukraine in line...

    European observers miss most of Ukraine war
    Jul28

    European observers miss most of Ukraine war

    AVDIIVKA, Ukraine — As the afternoon shadows grow long, nocturnal creatures begin to stir. Green-clad soldiers strap on their helmets and load their guns, while white-clad European cease-fire observers pocket their notebooks, climb into their cars and drive away. Avdiivka, a warren of back streets eerily overgrown with years of untended...

    EU again chides Poland over rule of law, threatens sanctions
    Jul28

    EU again chides Poland over rule of law, threatens sanctions

    BRUSSELS — The European Union’s executive branch on Wednesday escalated its dispute over Poland’s democratic credentials, giving Warsaw three months to fix perceived legislative flaws regarding the country’s top constitutional court or having EU sanctions move closer. Timmermans said the EU has recommended that three judges...

    Russia’s Pattern of Influencing Foreign Politics
    Jul28

    Russia’s Pattern of Influencing Foreign Politics

    KYIV, Ukraine—If the FBI proves Russia is behind Friday’s leak of embarrassing Democratic National Committee emails, the revelation would be consistent with Russia’s pattern of clandestine and overt gambits to influence the politics of its perceived adversaries. “In the Putin era, Russia has been aggressive on many fronts, including...