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Russia May Send More Iskander Missiles To Kaliningrad Russia May Send More Iskander Missiles To Kaliningrad Last Updated: October 13, 2017 10:27 GMT ·        RFE/RL A Russian tactical missile Iskander-M fired during the Zapad-2017 military exercises last month Russia may send more of its most advanced missiles to its Kaliningrad region in response to U.S. military deployments on NATO’s eastern flank, a prominent […]

NATO Needs A Long-Term Strategy To Counter Russia

A little backbone would be a good start.  RCP, Conclusion: Russia is a fragile state. If it seeks to undermine the legitimacy of Western institutions and political processes, it should expect to be the target of such actions. NATO Needs a Long-Term Strategy to Counter Russia By Daniel Gouré, View Original October 4th, 2017 Russia […]

EU-NATO Hybrid Threat Center Launched In Finland EU-NATO Hybrid Threat Center Launched In Finland The EU and NATO have teamed up in Europe’s far north to fight hybrid threats from “tweets to tanks”. A new center of excellence focuses on resilience to menaces from little green men to huge humanitarian catastrophes. Hybrid threats require hybrid resistance and now the European Union […]

Even In Death, The Spy Kim Philby Serves The Kremlin’s Purposes

  Excerpts: The betrayal of the 1949 Albania subversion operation, planned and executed by Britain’s Secret Intelligence Service, Mr. Philby’s employer at the time, and the C.I.A., was one of the most disastrous episodes for Western intelligence during the Cold War. Similar subversive operations into western Ukraine also failed miserably.   Debate continues about how […]

After The “West-2017,” – Russia, Serbia, Belarus Hold ‘Slavic Brotherhood’ Military Drills After the “West-2017” starts a new Belarusian-Russian military exercises September 25, 2017, 20:22 Russian paratroopers to exercise “Zapad-2017”, September 14, 2017 · Russian special forces arrived in Belarus to participate in joint special tactical exercises.   This was reported on the website of the Defense Ministry. According to a report in the exercise, which will be […]

Arming Ukraine Is A Sensible Option

Arming Ukraine is a Sensible Option  Sep 17, 2017  GSSR  Europe, International Security, Military & Defense, The Forum  0 By: Patrick Savage, Columnist Photo Credit: New York Times Following a visit to Ukraine by US Secretary of Defense James Mattis in August, the debate over whether the United States should provide defensive weapons to Ukraine’s military in the fight against […]

What You Need to Know About Russia’s Big Wargame On NATO’s Doorstep

What You Need to Know About Russia’s Big Wargame On NATO’s Doorstep  By Ben Watson Read bio September 11, 2017   Here’s what NATO and the region is watching for this year — and why. For weeks, Russia and Belarus have been preparing for Zapad 2017. Zapad is Moscow’s recurring Cold War-era wargame designed to show the world Russia […]

Why Giving Ukraine Lethal Weapons Would Be A Massive Mistake

     Not surprising the liberal Wash Post would take this position.   And most importantly, this article is notable for what it doesn’t say — an inconvenient truth that is hugely important — yet completely overlooked by this paper.  In 1997, then POTUS Bill Clinton and his Secretary of Defense, Bill Perry, were on […]

How U.S. Allies Undermine NATO: European Countries Divest From American Defense Firms That Help Protect Them.

How U.S. Allies Undermine NATO European countries divest from American defense firms that help protect them. Norwegian Prime Minister Erna Solberg in Brussels, June 7. Photo: thierry charlier/Agence France-Presse/Getty Images By Orde F. Kittrie July 31, 2017 7:05 p.m. ET 139 COMMENTS The U.S. spends heavily to defend Europe, yet most North Atlantic Treaty Organization […]

How Vulnerable Is Moldova To A Russian Invasion Through Its Only Port?

How Vulnerable Is Moldova To A Russian Invasion Through Its Only Port? Publication: Eurasia Daily Monitor Volume: 14 Issue: 101 By: Mihai Popșoi July 31, 2017 07:26 PM Age: 1 day Port of Giurgiulești (Source: Moldova is a landlocked country, but unbeknownst to many, it has an international port on the Danube that is accessible to seagoing […]