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Russian Town Near Ukraine, Once Quiet, Now Buzzes With Military Activity
Russian Town Near Ukraine, Once Quiet, Now Buzzes With Military Activity
  20.07.2015 12:11
Author: By ANDREW E. KRAMER
Source: The New York Times
GOLOVINKA, Russia — The southern Russian steppe in summertime typically offers a soul-lifting panorama of wheat fields and sunflowers, swaying in the breezes, and vast empty spaces. It is Russia’s big sky country, rural and calm.
Bad Romance
Bad Romance
  19.07.2015 06:48
Author: Lilia Shevtsova
Source: The American Interest
The Russia-China partnership poses more problems for Moscow than it does for the West.
How Russian Lobbyists Are Manipulating American Perceptions of the Ukraine Conflict
How Russian Lobbyists Are Manipulating American Perceptions of the Ukraine Conflict
  09.07.2015 09:21
Author: Paul Gregory
Source: TheBlaze
Paul Gregory is a specialist on Russia, the Soviet Union and Ukraine. He is a Cullen Distinguished Professor at the University of Houston; a Research Fellow, at the Hoover
Brzezinski on Russia: 'We Are Already In a Cold War'
 Brzezinski on Russia:
  04.07.2015 11:46
Author: An Interview by Sebastian Fischer and Holger Stark
Source: SPIEGEL ONLINE
Former US National Security Advisor Zbigniew Brzezinski believes the West should stand up to Russian President Vladimir Putin in Ukraine. "We should make it more costly for the Russians to use force," he tells SPIEGEL ONLINE in an interview.
Staten Island Assembly Members Stand With Joan Illuzzi
Staten Island Assembly Members Stand With Joan Illuzzi
  01.07.2015 14:58
Author: Igor Baboshkin; Photo: Ed Amchislavskiy
STATEN ISLAND, NY – Today, July 1st, 2015, Assemblyman Joe Borelli (R, South Shore) and Assemblywoman Nicole Malliotakis (R, East Shore/Brooklyn) endorsed Joan Illuzzi for Staten Island District Attorney
Minority Leader Ignizio & Councilman Matteo Endorse Joan Illuzzi for Staten Island District Attorney
Minority Leader Ignizio & Councilman Matteo Endorse Joan Illuzzi for Staten Island District Attorney
  29.06.2015 16:00
Author: Igor Baboshkin; Photo: Ed Amchislavskiy
STATEN ISLAND, NY – Today, June 29th, 2015, New York City Council Minority Leader Vincent Ignizio (R, South Shore) and Councilman Steven Matteo (R, Mid-Island) endorsed Joan Illuzzi for Staten Island District Attorney
Counterrevolutionary Russia
Counterrevolutionary Russia
  28.06.2015 11:45
Author: Roger Cohen
Source: NY Times
In the end, the very Western ideas and institutions Putin demeans will be the West’s greatest strength in the long looming struggle against Russian counterrevolution.
Congressman Dan Donovan Endorses Joan Illuzzi for Staten Island District Attorney
Congressman Dan Donovan Endorses Joan Illuzzi for Staten Island District Attorney
  27.06.2015 13:29
Author: Igor Baboshkin; Photo: Ed Amchislavskiy
Source:
STATEN ISLAND, NY – Today, June 27th, 2015, former Staten Island District Attorney and newly-elected Congressman Dan Donovan endorsed Joan Illuzzi for Staten Island District Attorney:
A Winning Strategy For Ukraine
A Winning Strategy For Ukraine
  18.06.2015 07:13
Author: George Soros
Source: Project Syndicate
BUDAPEST – At the beginning of this year, I proposed a strategy for Ukraine that recognized that sanctions on Russia are not enough.
McCain: Not Arming Ukrainians “One Of The Most Shameful Chapters In American History”
McCain: Not Arming Ukrainians “One Of The Most Shameful Chapters In American History”
  16.06.2015 12:01
Author: Andrew Kaczynski
Source: BuzzFeed News
The Ukrainians aren’t asking for American boots on the ground, they’re just asking for weapons to defend themselves.
Ukraine Leader Says $3 Billion Russian ‘Bribe’ Needs Discussing
Ukraine Leader Says $3 Billion Russian ‘Bribe’ Needs Discussing
  15.06.2015 09:16
Author: Ryan ChilcoteDaryna Krasnolutska
Source: Bloomberg
Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko urged top-level talks over a $3 billion Russian loan to his country, labeling the cash a “bribe” sealed by his ousted predecessor.
Putin, once critical of Stalin, now embraces Soviet dictator's tactics
Putin, once critical of Stalin, now embraces Soviet dictator
  12.06.2015 12:25
Author: Carol J. Williams
Source: LA times
Only six years ago, President Vladimir Putin visited the Polish port of Gdansk, birthplace of the Solidarity movement that threw off Soviet domination, and reassured his Eastern European neighbors that Russia had only friendly intentions.
Putin’s Warlords Slip Out of Control
Putin’s Warlords Slip Out of Control
  10.06.2015 05:44
Author: Adrian Karatnycky
Source: The New York Times
In waging a clandestine war in eastern Ukraine, Vladimir Putin has made a bargain with the devil. He has farmed out much of the fighting to warlords, mercenaries and criminals, partly in an attempt to simulate a broad-based indigenous resistance to Ukrainian rule.
Graveyard of emperors: Putin should heed the fates of Russia’s leaders
Graveyard of emperors: Putin should heed the fates of Russia’s leaders
  09.06.2015 13:50
Source: Quartz
What Putin shortsightedly forgets is that dictators’ exits from power are rarely peaceful. The more oppressive the rule, the more dramatic the demise.
Humiliation as a Tool of Blackmail
Humiliation as a Tool of Blackmail
  07.06.2015 02:38
Author: Lilia Shevtsova
Source: American Interest
An analysis of the Kremlin’s “Weimar syndrome”, and why so many Western elites believe in it.
Obama to press EU on Russia sanctions, meet Abadi at G7
Obama to press EU on Russia sanctions, meet Abadi at G7
  04.06.2015 11:24
Author: Reporting by Jeff Mason and Julia Edwards
Source: Reuters
U.S. President Barack Obama will urge European Union leaders to maintain sanctions against Russia over its aggression in Ukraine at the upcoming G7 meeting, where he will also hold a bilateral meeting with Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi, U.S. officials said.
NATO chief slams Russia amid upsurge in Ukraine conflict
NATO chief slams Russia amid upsurge in Ukraine conflict
  04.06.2015 08:12
Source: Reuters
NATO said on Thursday Russia was delivering sophisticated weaponry to rebels in eastern Ukraine, renewing long-standing accusations amid the worst upsurge in fighting in months between the Kiev government's forces and pro-Russian rebels.
The Secret Money Behind Vladimir Putin's War Machine
The Secret Money Behind Vladimir Putin
  03.06.2015 14:47
Source: Bloomberg
Putin is allocating unprecedented amounts of secret funds to accelerate Russia’s largest military buildup since the Cold War, according to data compiled by Bloomberg. The part of the federal budget that is so-called black -- authorized but not itemized -- has doubled since 2010 to 21 percent and now totals 3.2 trillion rubles ($60 billion), the Gaidar Institute, an independent think tank in Moscow, estimates.
U.N. finds growing signs of Russian involvement in Ukraine war
U.N. finds growing signs of Russian involvement in Ukraine war
  01.06.2015 11:35
Author: Reporting by Tom Miles; editing by Ralph Boulton
Source: Reuters
A separatist conflict in eastern Ukraine is revealing increasing evidence, but not yet conclusive legal proof, of Russian state involvement, senior United Nations human rights officials said on Monday.
Heavy armour rolls in: Now convoy of Russian tanks arrive by rail at border with Ukraine days after military trucks and rocket launchers were spotted nearby
Heavy armour rolls in: Now convoy of Russian tanks arrive by rail at border with Ukraine days after military trucks and rocket launchers were spotted nearby
  28.05.2015 07:54
Source: Dailymail
A freight train pictured carrying a convoy tanks towards the Ukrainian border looks to escalate tensions between the two sides even further.
Obama cancels emergency over Russian uranium sales
Obama cancels emergency over Russian uranium sales
  28.05.2015 05:22
Source: USA Today
WASHINGTON — President Obama took the rare step of canceling a state of national emergency Tuesday, revoking an executive order that provided for payments for Russian uranium under the "Megatons to Megawatts" program.
Russia Deployed Nuclear-Capable Gear, NATO Commander Says
Russia Deployed Nuclear-Capable Gear, NATO Commander Says
  21.05.2015 12:06
Source: Bloomberg
Russia has deployed equipment during the conflict in eastern Ukraine that can be used for nuclear weapons, NATO’s top military commander said.
New Putin Invasion Coming This Summer
New Putin Invasion Coming This Summer
  18.05.2015 04:58
Author: Michael Weiss, James Miller
Source: The Daily Beast
Moscow says it’s sticking to a ceasefire agreement. Meanwhile, it’s piling up troops and weapons for something that doesn’t look so peaceful.
Putin Tries to Freeze the Ukraine Conflict
Putin Tries to Freeze the Ukraine Conflict
  18.05.2015 02:29
Author: Leonid Bershidsky
Source: Bloomberg
These are mainly in line with the Minsk peace plan of February, but they are also designed to be rejected by the government of Ukraine as a way to produce a permanent frozen conflict zone, akin to the Russian-controlled areas of Georgia.
Gaming the Ukraine Crisis
Gaming the Ukraine Crisis
  13.05.2015 02:13
Author: Leonid Bershidsky
Source: BloombergView
If Russia is intractable on Ukraine and considers the West an adversary in most other areas of global policy, why has U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry come to Sochi to meet with President Vladimir Putin for the first time since Russia invaded Crimea? Most likely, this isn't even a baby step toward a normalization of the Russia-U.S. relationship, but just a sign that the two countries' strategic interaction is close to what game theory calls the ultimate outcome.
House adds funds to counter Russian info war
House adds funds to counter Russian info war
  11.05.2015 15:06
Author: Bill Gertz
Source: Washington Times
The current House defense authorization bill is targeting Russia’s aggressive information warfare operations in Ukraine, along with propaganda activities by Islamist terrorists.
Ukraine Port Ready for War as Locals Steered to Bomb Shelter
Ukraine Port Ready for War as Locals Steered to Bomb Shelter
  11.05.2015 13:25
Author: Yulia Surkova and Daryna Krasnolutska
Source: Bloomberg
Locals fear pro-Russian separatists will unleash an assault on their city now that President Vladimir Putin has finished hosting world leaders to mark the Soviet triumph over Nazi Germany.
Donbas: A new 'black hole' in Europe
Donbas: A new
  07.05.2015 13:02
Author: Andrew Rettman
Source: EU Observer
Larceny, human rights abuses, and war damage in east Ukraine point to the creation of a new “black hole” in Europe. When Russia’s ambassador to the EU, Vladimir Chizhov, briefed press in Brussels this week in the run-up to Russia’s 9 May WWII memorial, he didn’t rule out escalation.
NATO military exercises aim to send message of resolve to Russia
NATO military exercises aim to send message of resolve to Russia
  07.05.2015 09:22
Author: Carol J. Williams
Source: LA Times
NATO countries are staging massive air, land and sea exercises across Russia's northern borders this month in response to warnings from the Kremlin and strategic analysts that President Vladimir Putin's threats to use nuclear weapons are more than bluster.
How Vladimir Putin tries to stay strong
How Vladimir Putin tries to stay strong
  05.05.2015 02:56
Source: The Economist
Russia’s president is trapped by his own strident anti-Western rhetoric

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