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    Is Russia Killing Off Eastern Ukraine’s Warlords?
    Oct25

    Is Russia Killing Off Eastern Ukraine’s Warlords?

    After a string of brutal murders, Donbass leaders are worried that someone very powerful wants them dead. …read more Source: Foreign...

    Kasparov Says Confrontation With West Putin’s ‘No. 1 Goal’
    Oct25

    Kasparov Says Confrontation With West Putin’s ‘No. 1 Goal’

    Kremlin foe Garry Kasparov says President Vladimir Putin is resorting to “external aggression” and increased confrontation with the West to bolster his image as Russia’s leader and maintain a “dictatorship” in the country. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    The United States and Europe Need Each Other
    Oct25

    The United States and Europe Need Each Other

    Come January there will be a new U.S. administration settling into the White House, with attendant personnel changes in key government positions, new ambassadorial and national security appointments, and several months of flux to follow as Washington adjusts to the new President. On foreign and security policy, there will also be the usual...

    Hungary summons Russian envoy over 1956 uprising criticism
    Oct25

    Hungary summons Russian envoy over 1956 uprising criticism

    BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — Hungary’s Foreign Ministry has summoned the Russian ambassador over reportedly disparaging remarks on Russian state media about Hungary’s 1956 anti-Soviet uprising. The ministry said Tuesday it wants to clarify that Hungary does not tolerate anyone talking “in a humiliating manner about the revolution and its...

    2 Moscow airport workers involved in a plane crash that killed the CEO of Total had been drinking
    Oct25

    2 Moscow airport workers involved in a plane crash that killed the CEO of Total had been drinking

    Thomson ReutersMOSCOW, Oct 25 (Reuters) – Two Moscow airport workers involved in a plane crash in which Christophe de Margerie, the CEO of Total, was killed had been drinking alcohol, Russia’s aviation regulator said on Tuesday, saying the accident could have been avoided altogether. The French energy group’s chief executive was...

    A calm before the storm? The socio-political situation in Ukraine
    Oct25

    A calm before the storm? The socio-political situation in Ukraine

    While the war in Donbas in Eastern Ukraine is slowly turning into a frozen conflict, the socio-political situation in Ukraine is entering a phase of calm, with short-term prospects for political upheavals and popular discontent present but rather low. Yet longer-term evolutions do not bode well for the stability of the country, as several factors...

    Why Russia’s Military Escalation in Ukraine is Domestically Driven
    Oct25

    Why Russia’s Military Escalation in Ukraine is Domestically Driven

    On August 11, 2016, the Russian military held naval war games on the Black Sea, and placed its troops in Crimea on “combat alert.” Russia’s military escalation immediately followed Kremlin allegations that Ukrainian commandos had killed 2 Russian servicemen in Crimea. As the Russian Defense Ministry recently expanded...

    Time to Break Up With the Philippines
    Oct25

    Time to Break Up With the Philippines

    Alliances are transmission belts of war. So our Founding Fathers taught and the 20th century proved. When Britain, allied to France, declared war on Germany in 1914, America sat out, until our own ships were being sunk in 1917. When Britain, allied to France, declared war on Germany, September 3, 1939, we stayed out until Hitler declared war on...

    Obama’s Bet On Putin Has Collapsed
    Oct25

    Obama’s Bet On Putin Has Collapsed

    U.S. President Barack Obama told an interviewer recently that the humanitarian catastrophe in Syria “haunts me constantly” — and well it should. Hundreds of thousands dead, millions displaced, and still no end to the conflict is in sight. Even one year ago American military power still might have intervened decisively, without...

    Germany Warns of the Danger of War
    Oct25

    Germany Warns of the Danger of War

    German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier said on Oct. 8 that the situation between the U.S. and Russia today is more dangerous than it was during the Cold War. As he put it, “It’s a fallacy to think that this is like the Cold War. The current times are different and more dangerous.” Since most of us think of the Cold War...