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May 2015

Russia Masses Heavy Firepower on Border with Ukraine — Witness

Reuters May. 28 2015 07:40 Last edited 17:31 Reuters: Military vehicles drive along a road near the town of Matveev Kurgan in southern Russia near…


Indication And Warning (I&W), After The Cold War – The North Korea Challenge

    Indication And Warning (I&W), After The Cold War –  The North Korea Challenge Author: Former Analyst & Practitioner Terje B. «Indications and Warning»…


Latest President Obama-requested cyberthreat intelligence agency may be overkill

By Michael Kassner May 1, 2015 1:06 PM .  Image: iStock President Obama asked the Director of National Intelligence in February 2015 to create the…


The Russian state and surveillance technology

  The Russian blogosphere has burgeoned into a open-door sanctuary for all strands of political opinion. Predictably, it has also attracted the attention of the…


Putin, the Internet, and Popular Conspiracies

By Andrei Soldatov President Vladimir Putin, who had previously shown complete indifference to the Internet, has suddenly given an exhaustive explanation of his position on the subject. It has…


No Place to Hide by Glenn Greenwald: A review

Some excerpts from Andrei Soldatov’s critical review of Glenn Greenwald’s No Place to Hide at vozduh.afisha, an independent cultural and entertainment site owned by Rambler.ru, translated by The…


Is there mass surveillance in Russia?

  Andrei Soldatov In Russia the concept of surveillance and telephone tapping is well-established in the national psyche. There is a commonly used expression “this…



Watchdog: Most World Chemical Weapons Destroyed

Agence France-Presse 11:47 a.m. EDT May 28, 2015 A crane transfers containers of Syrian chemical weapons from a Danish freighter to a US military ship…


NATO Chief: Russia’s Nuclear Threats ‘Deeply Troubling

Agence France-Presse 7:37 p.m. EDT May 27, 2015 NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg speaks on adapting to a changed security environment on May 27 at…


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