Category Europe

Classified Report Slams Military Over October Deaths In Niger

Classified Report Slams Military Over October Deaths in Niger Culture of excessive risk is faulted in ill-fated mission against Islamists in West Africa https://www.wsj.com/articles/classified-report-slams-military-over-october-deaths-in-niger-1524698730 A team of soldiers carried the transfer case of Staff Sgt. Dustin M. Wright at Dover Air Force Base, Del., on Oct. 5. He was killed in Niger the day before. PHOTO: LANE […]

Russian Scientist Who Claimed To Develop Nerve Agent That Poisoned Sergi Skripal Has Reportedly Been Hit By A Car In Russia

A Russian scientist who claimed to develop the nerve agent that poisoned Sergei Skripal has reportedly been hit by a car in Russia By Alexandra Ma, www.businessinsider.com View Original April 25th, 2018 A Russian scientist who developed the nerve agent used to poison ex-spy Sergei Skripal was hit by a car in Russia earlier this week, local […]

Former Head Of Intelligence For The Israeli Defense Force: ‘This Will Be Israel’s Most Dangerous May Since 1967’

Former Head Of Intelligence For The Israeli Defense Force: ‘This Will Be Israel’s Most Dangerous May Since The 1967 War’ http://www.fortunascorner.com      The title above is from Benjamin Kerstein’s April 24, 2018 article in the Jewish publication, Algemeiner.  “When I look at the month of May, I say there wasn’t a month of May so […]

Chinese Money Sows European Disunion: ‘Eastern States Are Being Seduced By The Allure Of Authoritarianism’

https://asia.nikkei.com/Spotlight/Comment/Chinese-money-sows-European-disunion The EU’s consensus-based approach to diplomacy and security makes it difficult to stand up to China, if even one member sides with Beijing.   © AP COMMENT Chinese money sows European disunion Eastern states are being seduced by the allure of authoritarianism   HIROYUKI AKITA, Nikkei commentator April 23, 2018 13:55 JST TOKYO — The […]

British Media: The Violin Was Poisoned By Former Russian FSB Officer Gordon

https://www.svoboda.org/a/29185223.html British media: The violin was poisoned by former FSB officer Gordon 22 April 2018 The British press referring to the police writes that the former colonel of the GRU Sergei Skripal and his daughter were poisoned by a 54-year-old former FSB officer, code-named Gordon. It is believed that he also uses the name Mikhail Savitskis, […]

China’s Strategic Arsenals In A New Era

https://thebulletin.org/china’s-strategic-arsenals-new-era11716 China’s strategic arsenals in a new era Chinese President Xi Jinping has declared that Chinese national defense and military modernization have entered a “new era.” He has called for the People’s Liberation Army (PLA) to become a (or perhaps even the) “world-class” military by mid-century. The “China Dream” that Xi seeks to advance—a quest for the “great rejuvenation of […]

U.K. Lawmaker Says ‘Overwhelmingly Likely ‘ Putin Personally Ordered Skripal Poisoning

Boris Johnson blames Vladimir Putin directly for nerve agent attack | Metro News <link rel=”stylesheet” href=”https://s2.wp.com/wp- content/themes/vip/metrouk/ css/async-post.min.css? 1523873551214“> Follow Metro.co.uk on Instagram 132.3m shares Richard Hartley-Parkinson Friday 16 Mar 2018 12:14 pm Share this article with Facebook Share this article with Twitter Share this article with Google Plus Share this article through email Share this article […]

Nobody Is Safe From Russia’s Colossal Hacking Operation

Nobody is safe from Russia’s colossal hacking operation By Nicole Kobie, www.wired.co.uk View Original April 21st, 2018 No-one is too unimportant to be targeted by Russia-backed, state-sponsored hackers. While that may be good for the self-esteem, it’s bad news for online security — enough so that this week US and UK authorities teamed up to issue a joint […]

Inside The Competitive, Corrupt World Of Russian Intelligence

Inside the Competitive, Corrupt World of Russian Intelligence thecipherbrief.com · by | Levi Maxey · April 20, 2018 Bottom Line: The Kremlin employs an array of often overlapping and competitive security and intelligence services to create multiple sources of intelligence, encourage risk-taking and keep a wary eye on each other. This has enabled Russian President Vladimir Putin to consolidate power […]

The Syria Quagmire

Excerpts: What does history’s long record about this geostrategic place suggest about how to manage it, if it can be managed at all? There are three possible ways of approach, each one full of risk and difficult to achieve.   One is to let the roundabout do its work, centrifugally and centripetally spinning the on-the-ground […]