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April 2016

U.S.-Russian relations beyond Obama

Vladimir Putin certainly has a remarkable ability to woo American presidents and presidential aspirants. The budding bromance between the Russian strongman and Donald Trump is…


U.N. envoy urges Obama, Putin to save Syria truce, peace process

GENEVA The United Nations mediator on Thursday called on the leaders of the United States and the Russian Federation to salvage the “barely alive” two-month-old…


Syrian peace talks in quagmire as rebels prepare for more war

GENEVA/BEIRUT | By John Irish, Stephanie Nebehay and Tom Perry GENEVA/BEIRUT Syria’s fragile peace talks might not resume for at least a year if they…


A Bigger Bludgeon: Putin’s Man Put in Charge of New National Guard

By Mikhail Fishman Kirill Kallinikov / RIA NovostiVictor Zolotov, head of the new National Guard, has been at Putin’s side since the early 1990s. When…


How Putin Changed the Balance of Power Among Russia’s Elite (Op-Ed)

Kirill Kallinikov / RIA NovostiViktor Zolotov has been appointed to the Security Council, signifying his high-rank within Russia’s siloviki. Nikolai Petrov As is often the case…


Get ready: Syria will need peacekeepers

  Editors’ Note: One key to a serious Syria strategy is recognizing that an international peacekeeping force will almost surely be needed someday, in order…


Norwegian Defense Command Calls for Budget Increase

Gerard O’Dwyer, Defense News 12:10 p.m. EDT April 14, 2016 A Norwegian soldier with the NATO-led International Security Assistance Force looks through his scope during…


Cave-Dwellers: Inside the US Marine Corps Prepositioning Program-Norway

By Christopher P. Cavas, Defense News 1:13 a.m. EST February 19, 2016 US Marine Corps Vehicles in Underground Norwegian Network Await Next Assignment Rows of…


US Army Chief Sounds Alarm: Military at ‘High Risk’

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