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December 2015

Polish Defense Minister Says Raid On NATO Center Agreed With Slovakia

By Jarosław Adamowski 12:34 p.m. EST December 18, 2015 Poland’s Defense Ministry officials raided NATO’s Counter-Intelligence Center of Excellence in Warsaw early Friday morning in the…


Open Society and Its Enemies in Putin’s Russia (Op-Ed)

By Victor Davidoff Dec. 22 2015 15:56 Last edited 15:56 Jason Reed / ReutersGeorge Soros, Chairman of the Open Society Institute, speaks at a forum…


FSB Allowed to Shoot at Crowds to Prevent Terrorism Acts — Duma

Sergei Nikolayev / VedomostiFSB headquarters in Moscow Russia’s lower house of parliament has approved a bill letting Federal Security Service (FSB) officers shoot at crowds, as well as…


Commentary: Russia Must Walk a Fine Line With West Amid Crises in Ukraine, Syria

By Ruslan Pukhov 5:02 p.m. EST December 13, 2015 Ruslan Pukhov, director, Center for Analysis of Strategies and Technologies, Moscow(Photo: Staff illustration Russia entered 2015…


US-Israel Arrow-3 intercepts target in space

Barbara Opall-Rome, Defense News 10:19 a.m. EST December 11, 2015 The US-Israel Arrow Weapon System and its Upper-Tier Arrow-3 missile scored its first intercept Thursday…


Putin’s Mixed Messages Show Loss of Control

Alexei Druzhinin / Reuters President Vladimir Putin’s messages to his domestic and foreign audiences are escalating tensions with Western countries and forcing him to up the stakes for fear of appearing weak…



Fathers And Children: The Internet Reacts To Putin’s Alleged Billionaire Daughter

  According to Reuters, Katerina Tikhonova (left) is Putin’s youngest daughter and she is married to Kirill Shamalov (right), the son of a shareholder in…


Portrait Of A Trucker: New Breed Of Russian Protester Hails From Putin’s Electorate

  Dozens of long-distance truckers set up protest camps on the outskirts of Moscow to protest a new Kremlin-sanctioned road-levy, which they say amounts to…



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