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July 2015

Finland To Deploy Quick Response Units Along Russian Border

By Gerard O’Dwyer 11:37 a.m. EDT July 18, 2015 Finland is boosting its strength along its border with Russia.(Photo: Finnish Defense Forces) 492 CONNECT 712…


Putin Needs Another Victory in Ukraine

By Andrei Malgin Jul. 15 2015 00:00 Last edited 20:32 Wikicommons Ukrainian media raise the alarm every few days that the Russian army is about to attack and seize…


Putin’s Looming Crisis of Legitimacy (Op-Ed)

By Robert Person Jul. 19 2015 20:24 Last edited 20:25 Despite Vladimir Putin’s stratospheric approval ratings in the wake of his Ukrainian gambit, a storm is gathering on the…


NATO and Russia Are Playing a Risky Game (Op-Ed)

By Mark Galeotti Jun. 16 2015 18:25 Last edited 18:26 Both Russia and the West continue to stage all kind of major military exercises and demonstrations, even while both…


NATO Says Iran Nuclear Deal ‘Historic Breakthrough’

Agence France-Presse 3:04 p.m. EDT July 14, 2015 NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg participates in a July 9 bilateral meeting with Ante Kotromanovic, the minister…


The Kremlin and the hackers: partners in crime?

Irina Borogan and Andrei Soldatov The recent Russian parliamentary and presidential elections were notable for the wide use of cyber attacks on the websites of the liberal…


Weekly Wrap: Poets, Landgrabs and Brezhnev

By Unfair Observer Jul. 16 2015 21:26 Last edited 21:27 Jorge Dan Lopez / Reuters The New Horizons spacecraft reached Pluto this week, making the United States…


Pivot East Won’t Solve Russia’s Problems

By Vladimir Ryzhkov Jul. 16 2015 21:02 Last edited 21:02 The authorities made a symbolic gesture in selecting Ufa, the capital of the ancient forest-steppe region of Bashkortostan, for the double summit…


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