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    Clinton Adviser Lamented‘Naive’ Putin Comments
    Oct24

    Clinton Adviser Lamented‘Naive’ Putin Comments

    A high-level adviser to Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign lamented the former secretary of state’s “naïve sounding” comments about Russian President Vladimir Putin made during a speech before Goldman Sachs executives three years ago, leaked emails show. Mandy Grunwald, Clinton’s senior communications adviser, warned other...

    The U.S. Navy in an Irregular Baltic Conflict: Seapower’s Role in Countering Russian Hybrid Warfare
    Oct24

    The U.S. Navy in an Irregular Baltic Conflict: Seapower’s Role in Countering Russian Hybrid Warfare

    Joshua Tallis Security, Russia Sea power is difficult, though not impossible, to bring to bear in an unconventional Baltic contingency. Editor’s Note: The article below is derived from a forthcoming CNA report. The paper, tentatively titled Baltic Contingencies and the Role of Sea Power, is the first in a series set to explore the role of...

    Ukraine Claims Rebels Boast More Artillery and Tanks Than Germany
    Oct24

    Ukraine Claims Rebels Boast More Artillery and Tanks Than Germany

    Ukraine President Petro Poroshenko has warned that Russian-backed rebels in his country’s east boast more artillery, tanks and armored vehicles than Germany’s armed forces, Ukrainian state news agency Ukrinform reported Sunday. Although there are no official figures for the arsenal held by militants in east Ukraine, Poroshenko cited...

    Petro Poroshenko Told Vladimir Putin to Halt Fire At Ukraine
    Oct24

    Petro Poroshenko Told Vladimir Putin to Halt Fire At Ukraine

    Ukraine’s president Petro Poroshenko told his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin “you should just stop shooting” in a heated exchange last week, it has emerged. The two met in Berlin, where they were joined by French president Francois Hollande and German chancellor Angela Merkel, in the so-called Normandy format—the name given to the...

    Russians Test Bomb Shelters, Gas Masks Amid Rising Tensions With West
    Oct24

    Russians Test Bomb Shelters, Gas Masks Amid Rising Tensions With West

    Russian officials have upgraded bomb shelters in large cities in the country and tested gas masks, as tensions between Moscow and Western powers including the United States have continued to escalate. Recent civil defense drills incorporated measures to protect against nuclear and chemical threats, evidence of preparation for the survival of...

    McMullin’s Dreadfully Conventional Hawkishness
    Oct24

    McMullin’s Dreadfully Conventional Hawkishness

    I haven’t taken Evan McMullin’s independent bid for president seriously because it began so late in the year with a complete unknown for a candidate, and I still don’t think it will amount to much. However, because there is a nontrivial chance that he could win some electoral votes by carrying Utah, and because some readers have...

    Trial Begins For Kazakh Citizen Suspected Of Fighting Alongside Separatists In Ukraine
    Oct24

    Trial Begins For Kazakh Citizen Suspected Of Fighting Alongside Separatists In Ukraine

    The trial of a Kazakh citizen suspected of fighting alongside Russia-backed separatists in eastern Ukraine started in Kazakhstan on October 24. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Russia Says Proposal For Armed OSCE Ukraine Mission Still Vague
    Oct24

    Russia Says Proposal For Armed OSCE Ukraine Mission Still Vague

    Moscow supports the idea of creating an armed Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) police mission in eastern Ukraine but cast doubt that such a force could be formed soon. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    No More NATO Expansion: U.S. Should Downsize Defense Commitments
    Oct24

    No More NATO Expansion: U.S. Should Downsize Defense Commitments

    NATO, the alliance informally known as North America and The Others, remains committed to expansion. Powerhouse Montenegro, with 2080 men in uniform, will be the next entrant. Other governments knocking at the alliance door include Finland, Georgia, and Serbia. Adding these states would violate the purpose of an organization intended to increase...

    Ten Years Old And Tired Of War
    Oct24

    Ten Years Old And Tired Of War

    Before the war, there were 37 schoolchildren in the village of Orlovske in southeastern Ukraine. Now there’s only one. Most families have fled the fighting just a few kilometers away, and 10-year-old Serhiy is left to study and play by himself. (RFE/RL’s Ukrainian Service) …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...