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    Ukraine Conflict Monitors Relaunch Long-Range Surveillance Drone Program
    Mar27

    Ukraine Conflict Monitors Relaunch Long-Range Surveillance Drone Program

    The European security organization responsible for monitoring the deadly conflict between government forces and Russia-backed separatists in eastern Ukraine will reintroduce its long-range drone program more than a year and a half after it was dropped due to repeated shoot-downs. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    The Allegedly Murderous Oligarch, the Duped CIA Chief, and the Trumpkin
    Mar27

    The Allegedly Murderous Oligarch, the Duped CIA Chief, and the Trumpkin

    Photo Illustration by Lyne Lucien/The Daily BeastOn Sept. 25, 2017, a windowless room in the basement of the Capitol Building became the site of one of Washington’s more mysterious recent events. On hand: an investor who was once unsuccessfully sued for allegedly helping murder his own boss, a former congressman from the Florida panhandle,...

    Orange snow blankets Eastern Europe. There’s an explanation.
    Mar27

    Orange snow blankets Eastern Europe. There’s an explanation.

    The photos and videos haven’t been edited by the latest Instagram filter or otherwise digitally manipulated. Orange-tinted snow did blanket parts of Eastern Europe on Friday and over the weekend, creating eerie post-Apocalyptic scenes and baffling people from countries like Russia, Bulgaria, Ukraine, Romania and Moldova, the BBC reported....

    Brett Bruen, Obama official, says NSC slept on his 2014 Russia warning
    Mar27

    Brett Bruen, Obama official, says NSC slept on his 2014 Russia warning

    An Obama administration official said he warned the National Security Council in 2014 that U.S. elections would be targeted by Russia, only to be met with resistance. Brett Bruen, White House director of global engagement from 2013 to 2015, said he told his colleagues of Russia interfering in Ukraine’s 2014 … …read more Source:...

    China Is Studying Russia’s Syrian Gambit
    Mar27

    China Is Studying Russia’s Syrian Gambit

    Lyle J. Goldstein Security, Asia Beijing may take lessons from the Kremlin’s new paradigm for military intervention. It has long been recognized that the closer alignment between Moscow and Beijing that goes back nearly three decades now provides each with ample political and diplomatic benefits. A less well explored aspect of the...

    NATO Braces for Putin’s Next Military Move in Eastern Europe
    Mar27

    NATO Braces for Putin’s Next Military Move in Eastern Europe

    KYIV, Ukraine—Since 2014, Russian President Vladimir Putin’s military aggression in Ukraine has rearranged the national defense chessboards of countries across Eastern Europe. In turn, the NATO military alliance has deployed weapons and troops eastward, to “make clear that an attack on one Ally would be considered an attack on the whole...

    Trump world worries that Manafort’s partner will sing about much more than Manafort to Mueller
    Mar27

    Trump world worries that Manafort’s partner will sing about much more than Manafort to Mueller

    Rick Gates is not the household name that his former partner and Trump campaign chief Paul Manafort has become—that is, unless you’re a denizen of the White House. Gates is apparently getting plenty of mentions in the West Wing as Donald Trump and his associates fret over how much damage he can do to Team Trump as a cooperating witness in...

    Trump’s ‘Good Relationship’ With Russia Is Slipping Away
    Mar27

    Trump’s ‘Good Relationship’ With Russia Is Slipping Away

    Donald Trump says building a “good relationship” with Russia isn’t about his interests, but America’s. Russia “can help solve problems with North Korea, Syria, Ukraine, ISIS, Iran and even the coming Arms Race,” the president noted last week in explaining why he had congratulated Vladimir Putin on his victory in an unfree election.On...

    Canada joins U.S., Europe in expelling Russian spies for British poison attack
    Mar26

    Canada joins U.S., Europe in expelling Russian spies for British poison attack

    OTTAWA — Four Russian spies based in Canada have been ordered out of the country as Western governments seek to condemn the Kremlin’s alleged involvement in the poisoning of a former Russian agent and his daughter in Britain. Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland announced the expulsions Monday as the U.S. and more than a dozen...

    Rubin: What are the costs of President Donald Trump’s dogged pursuit of Vladimir Putin?
    Mar26

    Rubin: What are the costs of President Donald Trump’s dogged pursuit of Vladimir Putin?

    Want to view the costs of President Donald Trump’s persistent pursuit of Vladimir Putin? Look no further than Syria, where the Kremlin is determined to drive out U.S. forces that are assisting the Syrian Kurds who defeated ISIS. The consequence would be a likely return of jihadis to Syria along with a strengthening of Iranian influence....