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    Is Chechnya’s Ramzan Kadyrov Still in Moscow’s Favor?
    Oct28

    Is Chechnya’s Ramzan Kadyrov Still in Moscow’s Favor?

    Ramzan Kadyrov, the man President Vladimir Putin picked more than a decade ago to rule the southern Russian republic of Chechnya, is a rare case of a low-level provincial official overshadowing Moscow-based politicians and celebrities. The Chechen ruler has become something of a media star in Russia: just in the past month, he has launched his...

    Dutch PM May Submit Bill to Revoke Support for EU-Ukraine Treaty on Monday
    Oct28

    Dutch PM May Submit Bill to Revoke Support for EU-Ukraine Treaty on Monday

    Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte on Friday said his government may submit a bill revoking his country’s support for the treaty establishing closer ties between the European Union and Ukraine. Rutte has said rejection of the association agreement would be a mistake and would weaken European unity, but that if efforts to find a compromise...

    Hackers: Emails Show Ties Between Kremlin, Ukraine Rebels
    Oct27

    Hackers: Emails Show Ties Between Kremlin, Ukraine Rebels

    A group of Ukrainian hackers has released thousands of emails from an account used by a senior Kremlin official that appear to show close financial and political ties between Moscow and separatist rebels in Eastern Ukraine. The cache published by the Ukrainian group CyberHunta reveals contacts between President Vladimir Putin’s adviser...

    Obama to Travel to Greece, Germany, Peru after Election Day
    Oct26

    Obama to Travel to Greece, Germany, Peru after Election Day

    President Barack Obama will travel to Europe and Latin America the week after the presidential election. It’s expected to be his last major foreign trip before he leaves office in January. The White House says Obama will arrive in Greece on Nov. 15 to meet with President Procopis Pavlopoulos and Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras. Obama plans to...

    Kremlin Expanding Cyber Efforts in ‘Information War’
    Oct25

    Kremlin Expanding Cyber Efforts in ‘Information War’

    In Russia’s so-called “information war” with the West, the pro-Kremlin youth group SET (Network) is a foot soldier fighting primarily on the internet. At their roomy headquarters in an upscale office compound in Moscow, the group designs online videos criticizing the West and praising President Vladimir Putin – videos they...

    European Leaders Debate Response to Russia’s Actions in Syria
    Oct21

    European Leaders Debate Response to Russia’s Actions in Syria

    European Union heads of state continue their summit Friday in Brussels, where the EU’s response to Russia’s bombing campaign in Syria is high on the agenda. Syrian government forces began a 3-day cease-fire in Aleppo Thursday, but their Russian allies have refused to extend the deal, despite pressure from France and Germany. Despite...

    US Calls for Meeting With Russia Over Missile Treaty Dispute
    Oct21

    US Calls for Meeting With Russia Over Missile Treaty Dispute

    The United States has called for a special meeting with Russia over alleged violations of a landmark Cold War-era arms-control treaty, a policy reversal that echoes deepening U.S. fears about Moscow’s intentions. The planned meeting of the Special Verification Commission, scheduled in the near future, focuses new attention on concerns about...

    US Calls for Meeting With Russia Over Missile Treaty Dispute
    Oct21

    US Calls for Meeting With Russia Over Missile Treaty Dispute

    The United States has called for a special meeting with Russia over alleged violations of a landmark Cold War-era arms-control treaty, a policy reversal that echoes deepening U.S. fears about Moscow’s intentions. The planned meeting of the Special Verification Commission, scheduled in the near future, focuses new attention on concerns about...

    Russian Pollster Links Official Anti-Americanism, Crackdown on Opponents
    Oct21

    Russian Pollster Links Official Anti-Americanism, Crackdown on Opponents

    With relations between the United States and Russia continuing to worsen, a leading Russian independent pollster and sociologist says the atmosphere of “militaristic euphoria” and anti-Americanism promoted by Russian authorities is inextricably linked with an ongoing crackdown on opponents of President Vladimir Putin. This week, Russia threatened...

    Report: Baltics to Triple Military Spending by 2018
    Oct20

    Report: Baltics to Triple Military Spending by 2018

    Lithuania, Latvia and Estonia intend to triple their annual spending on arms and military equipment to $670 million by 2018 from 2014 thanks to fears of Russia after its annexation of Ukraine’s Crimea region, an HIS Markit report said Thursday. By 2020, it said, the combined overall defense budgets of the three Baltic republics will reach...

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