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    Russia Says Lavrov, Steinmeier To Meet On Ukraine, Syria
    Aug13

    Russia Says Lavrov, Steinmeier To Meet On Ukraine, Syria

    The Russian and German foreign ministers, Sergei Lavrov and Frank-Walter Steinmeier, will meet on Monday to discuss the conflicts in Ukraine and Syria, Russia’s Foreign Ministry said on Saturday. Tensions between Russia and Ukraine escalated this week after President Vladimir Putin accused Ukraine of sabotage plans in Crimea, the peninsula...

    Krauthammer’s Take: Putin Ready to Move, ‘Sees Weakness in the White House’
    Aug13

    Krauthammer’s Take: Putin Ready to Move, ‘Sees Weakness in the White House’

    Vladimir Putin accused Ukraine of sending saboteurs across the Crimean border to provoke the Russians, which a Ukrainian official called “ridiculous.” Charles Krauthammer agreed, and he said that Putin is ready to take advantage of U.S. and European weakness:It’s completely ridiculous. It’s reminiscent; Hitler started World War II by...

    Police-Station Occupiers Also Shined Spotlight on Russian Subjugation of Armenia
    Aug13

    Police-Station Occupiers Also Shined Spotlight on Russian Subjugation of Armenia

    Image: Peaceful protesters and journalists were subjected to excessive force by Armenian police on July 29, 2016. Author: Human Rights Watch The 31 armed men who took over a police station in Armenia’s capital of Yerevan on July 17 made two demands that got widespread news coverage. After the 20 men who were still in the station on July 31...

    Biden Urges Poroshenko To Avoid Escalating Tensions With Russia
    Aug13

    Biden Urges Poroshenko To Avoid Escalating Tensions With Russia

    U.S. Vice President Joe Biden urged Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko “to do his part to avoid escalating tensions” with Russia over Crimea, the White House said on August 12. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    The US Army’s New Battlefield ‘Big Gun’ Has a Dangerous Defect
    Aug13

    The US Army’s New Battlefield ‘Big Gun’ Has a Dangerous Defect

    Robert Beckhusen Security, Lack of fire suppression is one problem with the M109A7 Paladin. The U.S. Army in the coming years will build hundreds of new mobile howitzers, and largely, the project has been a success. Except there will be a problem if the self-propelled howitzers catch on fire. The Paladin M109A7 PIM — the latest in America’s...

    The Rise and Fall of Sergey Ivanov
    Aug13

    The Rise and Fall of Sergey Ivanov

    The most puzzling and unexpected high-profile resignation happened today in the Kremlin. Vladimir Putin dismissed the Chief of his Presidential Administration, his long-time friend and closest of allies, Sergey Ivanov. Formally, Ivanov filed for resignation himself, but in fact not only did he lose his position, he was moved to another post: he...

    America’s Addiction to Mercenaries
    Aug13

    America’s Addiction to Mercenaries

    A decade ago, I found myself in a precarious position. I was in Burundi, sipping a Coke with Domitien Ndayizeye, the country’s then-president, U.S. Ambassador Jim Yellin, and several others. We had an emerging catastrophe on our hands.Ten years earlier, the Rwandan genocide left a trail of ash and tears in its wake, claiming 800,000 lives...

    How Did A Weak  Russia Ever Become A Great Power Again?
    Aug13

    How Did A Weak Russia Ever Become A Great Power Again?

    These days seem so familiar to Americans of a certain age. Everywhere the talk is of Russia again. Russia has hacked into the DNC server. Russia is on the march in Ukraine and Crimea. Russia is thinking of threatening nearby Estonia or other Baltic states. The Russians are on the march in the Middle East. In Syria the Russians are battling for a...

    When It Comes To Donald Trump’s Russia Ties, It’s All About The Aides
    Aug13

    When It Comes To Donald Trump’s Russia Ties, It’s All About The Aides

    Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump claims he has no investments in Russia ― but he sure keeps a lot of people with financial and political ties to the country close at hand. Trump’s roster of advisers and campaign donors is filled with people who are either directly or indirectly connected to Russia. Paul Manafort, chairman of...

    After verbal missteps, Trump blames others
    Aug12

    After verbal missteps, Trump blames others

    ERIE, Pa. — It’s the media’s fault. That’s out of context. Never said it in the first place. Donald Trump’s claim Friday that he was merely being “sarcastic” in accusing President Barack Obama of establishing a terrorist group was his latest attempt to blame others for the uproar over what he says. It’s...