04. 09. 2014
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Brazilians in Russia Evaluating Air Defense System

Source: Brazzilmag The Ministry of Defense sent to Russia last week a group of nine officials from the Navy, the Army and the Air Force for the evaluation of the Pantsir-S1 air defense...

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02. 09. 2014
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United States planned to gain control over Crimea to clean out the Russian Black Sea fleet

Source: Dialog UA Translated: The idea that the United States through the events of the Ukrainian Maidan planned to gain control over the Crimea and to remove therefrom Russian Black Sea Fleet, expressed...

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02. 09. 2014
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Slovak Gas Pipeline Offers New Reverse Supply Route for Ukraine

Source: Moscow Times Slovakia on Tuesday opened a pipeline capable of delivering natural gas from the European Union to Ukraine, marking a major step in the bloc’s efforts to aid the country in its escalating dispute with Russia. Opening up so-called reverse gas...

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02. 09. 2014
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U.S. military dependence on Russian rocket engines raises security concerns

Source: Washington Times The rising tensions with Russia over its aggression in Ukraine is creating national security concerns inside the Pentagon, where the military’s largest satellite program is reliant on a rocket engine produced by Moscow. The Air Force said it...

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01. 09. 2014
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Northern Fleet’s New Arctic Base: Missiles and manpower to protect offshore oil and gas resources

Source: Barents Observer The Northern Fleet is sending soldiers and firepower to the New Siberian Islands, Russia’s new base location in the Russian east Arctic. Fleet Head Commander Vladimir Korolyov this week inspected personnel...

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01. 09. 2014
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Ukraine war pulls in foreign fighters

  Source: BBC France Some 20 French citizens have gone to Ukraine to fight on both sides, French public radio station France Info said in a report (in French) on 11 August. Four of them,...

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30. 08. 2014
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The wars that really are about the oil

Source: Spectator UK Excerpt: Americans who hope that ‘energy independence’ can reduce US involvement in the Middle East similarly fail to understand the post-Cold War strategy of their own country. Thanks to the...

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30. 08. 2014
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Nato Building 10,000-Strong Force to Counter Russia over Ukraine

Source: Yahoo Nato is reportedly putting together a 10,000-strong force drawn from at least seven countries amid the escalating tensions over Russia and Ukraine. The report comes a day after Ukraine sought to...

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28. 08. 2014
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US military to send M-1 Abrams tanks to Eastern Europe for excercise

Source: Yahoo/AFP US Army troops equipped with tanks will head to Eastern Europe soon to reassure NATO allies anxious over Russia’s intervention in Ukraine, Pentagon officials said Thursday. About 600 troops from the...

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28. 08. 2014
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Limited Warfare Is Back

Source: National Interest EUROPE NEEDS to rearm and defend itself to cope with a new military threat. The American security umbrella—in both its conventional and nuclear forms—is no longer adequate, particularly on NATO’s...

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27. 08. 2014
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Declassified CIA Report Reveals Friction Between US And Canada Over Arctic Sovereignty, Harper Orders Troops to Defend the North Pole Against Russian Dominion

Source: IB Times A report that has been declassified by the U.S. CIA has revealed the battle on sovereignty over the Arctic region has caused a friction in the relations between the U.S....

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27. 08. 2014
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NATO to develop Eastern European ‘spearhead’

Source: The News Pl “We have something already called the NATO response force whose purpose is to be able to be deployed rapidly if needed. Now it’s our intention to develop what I...

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20. 08. 2014
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How The Future of Warfare is Financial War

Source: Morning Money Au What follows is an exclusive extract of Jim Rickards’ speech at World War D earlier this year. Jim is a lawyer, economist, investment banker and bestselling author of Currency Wars and The Death of...

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18. 08. 2014
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NATO build-up:Pentagon Deploys Fighter Jets to Bulgaria

Source: Military.com The Pentagon is sending a dozen fighter planes and nearly 200 personnel to Bulgaria for a training exercise as violence in Ukraine continues to claim civilian lives. The 493rd Fighter Squadron out of...

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17. 08. 2014
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NATO: We Need to Be Ready for Armed military personnel without sovereign insignia, who create unrest, occupy government buildings, incite local populations, train and provide tactical advice to separatists

Editor’s Note: Not if, but when unrest spreads across the streets of America, will the Washington Elites and Pentagon echelon move forward with military operations against “Armed military personnel without sovereign insignia, who create...

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14. 08. 2014
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600 U.S.-based soldiers will deploy to Europe

Source: Army Times About 600 soldiers from the 1st Cavalry Division’s 1st Brigade Combat Team will rotate into Europe in October as part of Operation Atlantic Resolve. The soldiers from Fort Hood, Texas,...

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14. 08. 2014
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Ukraine’s Broke Military Is Underpaid and Undertrained

Source: Business Week A group of men and a few women clad in neat, matching camouflage uniforms and combat boots walk through an airport, presumably on their way to the front. As the...

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14. 08. 2014
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Serbian mercenaries fighting in eastern Ukraine

Source: DW An unruly beard, army fatigues and an automatic weapon are part of Bratislav Zivkovic’s image. The 39-year-old is the leader of the Serb Chetnik militia in eastern Ukraine. He was in...

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12. 08. 2014
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Russia plans to modernise paratrooper unit

Source: Russia and India Report A new role for Airborne Troops The mission statement for Airborne Troops is completely different to that of the Marine Corps. The Russian troops are focused on sabotage...

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11. 08. 2014
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Germany Is Building a European Army Before Your Eyes

Source: The Trumpet The Dutch army is made up of three brigades, plus support staff and Special Forces. On June 12, one of those brigades, the 11th Airmobile, officially joined the German army. This was the...

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11. 08. 2014
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Russian Arctic island to serve as base for military transport planes

Source: Russia and India Report A Russian Arctic aerodrome will be upgraded to receive Ilyushin Il-76 heavy military transport planes, Commander-in-Chief of the Russian Air Force, Col.-General Viktor Bondarev said on Monday. Plans...

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11. 08. 2014
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Russia sending aid convoy to Ukraine despite Western warnings of invasion pretext

Source: Reuters President Vladimir Putin said on Monday that Russia is sending an aid convoy to eastern Ukraine despite urgent Western warnings against using humanitarian help as a pretext for an invasion. With Ukraine...

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07. 08. 2014
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Russian bombers increase flights near U.S. airspace

Source: USA Today For the second time since June, Russian nuclear bombers escorted by fighter jets have flown near U.S. and Canadian airspace around Alaska in recent days, prompting precautionary intercepts by American...

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07. 08. 2014
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Russia to create rapid reaction force as relations with West get strained

Source: Itar Tass Russia’s airborne troops are expected to double in strength and be fundamentally rearmed over five years to come to eventually serve as the backbone of a rapid reaction force, as...

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07. 08. 2014
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Russia bans all U.S. food, EU fruit and veg in sanctions response

Source: euro news Russia will ban all imports of food from the United States and all fruit and vegetables from Europe, the state news agency reported on Wednesday, a sweeping response to Western...

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06. 08. 2014
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NATO: Russia Could Use Peacekeeping Mission as Excuse to Invade Ukraine

Source: Moscow Times Russia has amassed about 20,000 combat-ready troops on Ukraine’s eastern border and could use the pretext of a humanitarian or peacekeeping mission to invade, NATO said Wednesday. Stating the conflict in Ukraine was fuelled by Russia, NATO said...

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06. 08. 2014
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Vladimir Putin signs historic $20bn oil deal with Iran to bypass Western sanctions

Source: Farsnews Under the terms of a five-year accord, Russia would help Iran organise oil sales as well as “cooperate in the oil-gas industry, construction of power plants, grids, supply of machinery, consumer goods...

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02. 08. 2014
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Russian Navy unveils counterpart to American P-8 Poseidon aircraft

Source: Russia Beyond The Headlines On July 15, Russia’s Northern Fleet acquired a new plane – the Ilyushin Il-38 anti-submarine plane. The aircraft, designed to hunt down and destroy enemy submarines, is equipped...

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01. 08. 2014
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U.S. Plans To Train, Arm Ukraine National Guard In 2015

Source: Huffington Post The Obama administration has notified Congress of its plans to train and arm the Ukrainian national guard next year, the Pentagon said on Friday, as Washington continues to intensify its...

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31. 07. 2014
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German Intelligence: Russia Has An Interest In Bulgaria’s Bankruptcy

Source: Novinite In spite the sanctions, Russia‘s President Vladimir Putin continues expanding his sphere of influence, concludes an analysis of the German intelligence, published in German media. According to Suddeutsche Zeitung, quoted by Deutsche Welle, the foreign policy committee in the Bundestag...

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30. 07. 2014
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The Netherlands was a mailbox paradise for Russia

Editor’s Note: This info is a “Holy Shit” moment. Malaysia Flight MH17 originating from Netherlands is shot down over Eastern Ukraine and Russia becomes the culprit. NATO was conducting Electronic warfare exercises interfering with...

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30. 07. 2014
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Moscow puts neighbors on list of ”aggressor states”

Source: barents observer A group of State Duma representatives is planning to introduce the term ”aggressor state” in Russian legislation. On the ”aggressor state”-list will be all ”the countries which adopt sanctions against the...

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26. 07. 2014
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Russian Blackwater: Moscow PMCs will be licensed and controlled by the FSB

Source: moskprf.ru The Russian government is working on a plan for the establishment of private security forces. It is assumed that these non-state actors will be involved in politically sensitive situations  Russian lawmakers and military...

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25. 07. 2014
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European Union-Russia’s FSB, SVR chiefs, DNR, LNR authorities on sanction list

Source: famagusta-gazette Director of Russia’s Federal Security Service (FSB) Alexander Bortnikov, Director of Russia’s Foreign Intelligence Service (SVR) Mikhail Fradkov and President of Russian North Caucasian Republic of Chechnya Ramzan Kadyrov were put on...

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24. 07. 2014
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Russia Fears Prompt NATO to Look East for HQ

Source: Atlantic Council The shift in posture is being proposed by General Philip Breedlove, Nato’s top commander in Europe. He plans to recommend placing supplies — weapons, ammunition and ration packs — at the...

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24. 07. 2014
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Russia delivering Mi-35 helicopter gunships, Su-25 fighters, Mi-28 attack helicopters and mobile Pantsir-S1 surface-to-air to Iraq

Source: Daily Star Russia has begun supplying military helicopters and fighters jets to Iraq, a report said Thursday, as Iraq’s defense minister visited Moscow to press for equipment to thwart a jihadist offensive. “A number of...

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21. 07. 2014
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Foreign Fighters Join Kiev’s Azov Battalion To Fight Pro-Russian Separatists

Source: Ilgiornale Translated by Yandex BLACK MEN The civil war in Ukraine more and more bloody and forgotten group in the first line of a department of the faithful in Kiev, which joined the...

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20. 07. 2014
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Whoever brought down MH17 had extensive training, US Army Major General

Source: SMH Whoever fired the surface-to-air missile that brought down a passenger jet over eastern Ukraine would have needed extensive training to execute the mission, according to military experts. Taking down Malaysia Airlines...

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17. 07. 2014
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Russia creates anti-ballistic control arc along its border

Source: Itar Tass Voronezh-DM new radar station of the missile attack warning system will be put on trial combat duty in the area of the city of Yeniseisk in East Siberia’s Krasnoyarsk territory...

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16. 07. 2014
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Sci-fi Writers Predicted Civil War in Ukraine

Editor’s Note:Intelligence Officers have to be very aware of these novels since Fyodor Berezin is Defense Minister and commander of the Armed forces of the People’s Republic of Donetsk. Related Article-The Spy Novelist Who Knows...

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16. 07. 2014
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Airstrike in eastern Ukraine kills 11 civilians

Editor’s Note: Ukrainian air force likely launching airstrikes on command and control sites held by pro russian defense forces, however without an explanation from Ukraine Military command the airstrikes are hitting targets blindly. This...

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16. 07. 2014
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Ukraine submits evidence of Russian covert action

Editor’s Note: What I find interesting is the US/EU based new sources are quick to disseminate information regarding Russia’s involvement in Eastern Ukraine, but quickly dismiss US/EU  operations in all of Ukraine as nothing more than...

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16. 07. 2014
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Russia to reopen SIGINT station in Cuba

Source: RBTH Russia and Cuba have agreed in principle to reactive the electronic monitoring station at Lourdes, near Havana. Moscow abandoned it in 2001, lacking the means to continue to operate a station...

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10. 07. 2014
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Russian nationalist thinker Dugin sees war with Ukraine

Source: BBC A prominent Russian ultra-nationalist philosopher has told BBC News that war between Russia and Ukraine “is inevitable” and has called on President Vladimir Putin to intervene militarily in eastern Ukraine “to...

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08. 07. 2014
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Ukraine: 3 bridges blown up in bid to slow assault on Donetsk

Source: CBC Three bridges on key roads leading into the Ukrainian city of Donetsk were blown up Monday — an apparent attempt to slow down any possible assault by government forces on the...

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06. 07. 2014
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Private military companies to be in Russian reserve force in case of mobilization

Source:Voice of Russia The Russian Defense Ministry will take under control Russian private military companies (PMC) and will be able to use them in the event of imposing a state of emergency in...

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06. 07. 2014
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Ukraine Armed Forces Take Slavyansk – Artillery Shelling of Lugansk Cuts Electricity and Water Supplies

Source: FT | Itar Tass Pro-Russian separatists in Ukraine’s breakaway eastern regions have vowed to fight on after fleeing Slavyansk in convoys of tanks and military vehicles to regroup in Donetsk, the provincial capital. Secessionist fighters spent the...

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03. 07. 2014
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Russia Uses Sberbank to Flex Its Financial Muscle

Source: Business Week A quarter century ago, when communist regimes in central and eastern Europe tumbled one after another, the economically devastated Soviet Union could do nothing but watch. The USSR fell apart,...

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03. 07. 2014
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NATO to set up Latvia Strategic Communications Propaganda Center to Counter Russia

Source: Itar-Tass Officials of Latvia, Estonia, Italy, Lithuania, Poland, Britain, and Germany have signed a memorandum on setting up NATO’s center for strategic communications in Riga, the capital of Latvia.  A report released...

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30. 06. 2014
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SACEUR Gen. Breedlove to dispatch forces from U.S. to Europe to respond to Russia in Ukraine

Source: McClatchy NATO’s top military commander said Monday that American troops from the United States will be dispatched to Europe starting in October to help respond to Russian aggression in Ukraine. Air Force...

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29. 06. 2014
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Russian Military Advisers Ready Iraq to Use New Sukhoi Combat Aircraft

Source: Business Week Russian military advisers helped to prepare Iraq’s air force to use five newly delivered combat planes in its campaign to recapture areas of the country’s north that fell to an...

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27. 06. 2014
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Uzbeks Adding To Ranks Of Ukraine’s Pro-Russian Separatists

Editor’s Note: Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty (RFERL) is a broadcaster funded by the U.S. Congress (actually U.S. taxpayers) that provides news, information, and analysis that is in-line with US/EU/NATO policies. RFERL is a western propaganda outlet. As wells as Pro Russia’s...

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26. 06. 2014
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Norway Wants NATO To Prepare For An Arctic Showdown

Source: Business Insider Australia Even Norway, ensconced in the most developed corner of the world, is worried about conflict with the Russians. Today, Stephen Saideman, a professor at Carleton University in Ottawa and a leading...

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23. 06. 2014
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‘Polish-American alliance complete bullshit’ says foreign minister

Source: the news pl In exerts released ahead of the Monday edition of the magazine, which last week published tapes of damaging and embarrassing conversations by a central banker and ministers, among others,...

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22. 06. 2014
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Gazprom strategy: swapping dollar bonds for gas pipelines

Source: VOR After the new contract between Gazprom and CNPC was signed, the western media was quick to claim that Russia’s gas giant would not be able to fund the pipeline needed to...

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22. 06. 2014
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IMSI catcher: Eavesdropping Equipment Sucks All Data Off Your Phone

Source: Newsweek Call it the “IMSI catcher” war, with the acronym standing for International Mobile Subscriber Identity. Every device that communicates with a cell tower—mobile phone, smartphone or tablet—has one. What StingRay (manufactured...

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20. 06. 2014
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Transneft sets up pipeline security unit after blast in Ukraine

Source: UPI Russian pipeline company Transneft said Friday it set up a special entity to deal with security for its pipeline infrastructure. Transneft said it will set up 13 separate branches of the security division...

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20. 06. 2014
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Secret Russian Operatives Working To Thwart Europe’s Natural Gas Sector, Outgoing NATO Chief

Source: IB Times Clandestine Russian operatives, ever lurking in the shadows, are working to thwart Europe’s natural gas sector by funding and orchestrating environmental groups. At least that’s what the outgoing head of...

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19. 06. 2014
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Ukrainian energy expert says country must sell some of its pipeline to…Russia!

Source: Yahoo news While Iraq has dominated the geopolitical stage this week (and with good reason), there’s still some crazy stuff going on in Ukraine. Earlier this week Russian natural gas giant Gazprom...

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18. 06. 2014
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The Galloping Militarization of Eurasia

Source: Transitions Online Regional Intelligence Neil Melvin- Russia’s annexation of the Crimean peninsula and the deployment of up to 40,000 troops on Ukraine’s border to support the actions of pro-Russian separatist forces have been...

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17. 06. 2014
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A ‘Spook War’ May Be Brewing

Source: Moscow Times Corruption scandals are, sadly, hardly new to the Russian police and security apparatus. Often they are just signs of political struggles and lead to nothing more than demotions, reshuffles and temporary suspensions. Sometimes, though, they turn...

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11. 06. 2014
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Pipeline Politics: South Caucasus bracing up for new Russia-West energy war

Source: Armenia Now Aspirations for the revival of a transnational energy project on the part of the European Union on one side and Russia’s likely attempts to draw Azerbaijan into its sphere of...

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11. 06. 2014
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Cold War-style spy games return to melting Arctic

Source: Navy Times The Arctic — surrounded by the U.S., Canada, the Nordic countries and Russia — was a fault line during the Cold War as NATO and Soviet submarines spied on each...

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10. 06. 2014
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Nordic Cooperative Stance Bolstered by Ukraine Crisis

Source: Defense News The Ukrainian crisis has rekindled doubts and reopened old insecurities among the Nordic nations as to whether Russia’s military intervention could sour years of bridge-building and cooperation in the High...

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10. 06. 2014
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CSTO to Bolster ‘Military Element’ for color revolutions and regional conflicts

Source: asbarez Participants in the session of the Council of Defense Ministers of the Collective Security Treaty Organization (CSTO) on Tuesday have agreed to develop the military element of the organization, Russian Defense Minister...

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09. 06. 2014
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Russian bank chiefs take aim at US dollar

Source: america aljazeera  Russian companies will make bypassing the U.S. dollar in international transactions a top priority, the heads of three Russian banks said this week, in the latest sign that Russia is...

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05. 06. 2014
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Who are the masked mercenaries in Ukraine?

Source: DW “We are Kadyrovtsy,” a group of bearded men in Donetsk proudly tell a CNN correspondent on camera. Kadyrovtsy are supporters of Chechnya’s Moscow-backed leader, Ramzan Kadyrov. They are notorious for their...

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05. 06. 2014
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UK government’s secret list of ‘probable nuclear targets’ in 1970s released

Source: Guardian The UK government drew up a “top secret” list of 106 cities, towns and military bases across the country as “probable nuclear targets” in the early 1970s, according to documents released...

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03. 06. 2014
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Italian Electronic Warfare and ELINT Collection Vessel to Enter Black Sea Next Week

Source: RIA An Italian reconnaissance vessel, the Elettra, is expected to arrive in the Black Sea by June 15, a military-diplomatic source said Tuesday. “An Italian Navy intelligence collection ship will enter the...

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03. 06. 2014
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Military Strategists Ponder Global Flashpoints to Stop or Fight a New Great War

Source: Reuters After more than a decade focused on combating Islamist militancy, Western military planners are once again contemplating potential war between major powers – and how to prevent one happening by accident....

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02. 06. 2014
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NATO to consider longer-term response to Ukraine crisis

Source: Yahoo [...] At a meeting in Brussels on Tuesday, defence ministers from the 28 NATO members will look at longer term measures to strengthen alliance defences in eastern Europe and consider how...

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01. 06. 2014
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Russia Resets its Foot in Afghanistan

Source: Asia Sentinel  Bloodied by a decade-long war, Moscow gingerly seeks to expand its influence More than two decades since a humiliating departure from Afghanistan after a misguided adventure that helped to wreck...

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01. 06. 2014
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Moscow blocks military functions of U.S. GPS stations on Russian soil

Source: xinhuanet Russia has started to block the military functions of U.S. Global Positioning System (GPS) base stations on its territory, Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Rogozin said on Sunday. The move comes as Moscow...

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29. 05. 2014
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Russia’s Counterinsurgency in North Caucasus: Performance and Consequences

  Source: ISN Insurgent activity in the Northern Caucasus region continues. For Ariel Cohen, preventing the area from slipping back into even greater instability will require Moscow to tackle corruption, cronyism, discrimination, and...

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29. 05. 2014
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THE NEW GEOGRAPHY OF CHINESE INFLUENCE

Source: Diplomatic Courier The economic growth of a nation, under certain conditions, can lead to a simultaneously expansionist foreign policy designed to ensure the establishment of its commercial and military influence in strategic...

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29. 05. 2014
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RUSSIA, BELARUS AND KAZAKHSTAN SET UP NEW ALLIANCE

Source: AP The leaders of Russia, Belarus and Kazakhstan on Thursday created an economic union that intends to boost cooperation between the ex-Soviet neighbors, a pact which was at the source of the...

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26. 05. 2014
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Ukrainian Forces Launches Counterterrorist Operation To Retake Donetsk Airport

Editor’s Note: Merriam-Webster: the use of violent acts to frighten the people in an area as a way of trying to achieve a political goal;the systematic use of terror especially as a means of coercion. The Donetsk...

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24. 05. 2014
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Lithuania: prepare for guerrilla warfare

Source: Lithuania Tribune After assessing the threat to national security, the Ministry of Homeland Security’s Second Department of Investigation stated that “the likelihood of a conventional war in Lithuania’s immediate geopolitical area this...

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24. 05. 2014
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Russian military intelligence service (GRU): U.S. presence to last until 2024

Source: RIA.ru The U.S. will have a military presence, according to the Russian military intelligence service GRU still at least ten years in Afghanistan. We can say with confidence that the U.S. military...

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21. 05. 2014
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Russia And China Sign Gas Pipeline Megadeal

Source: Business Insider MICHAEL KELLEY Russia’s Gazprom and China’s China National Petroleum Corp. (CNPC) have signed a historic 30-year contract to supply natural gas to China, according to Russia Today and confirmed by Bloomberg....

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17. 05. 2014
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The Scramble for Uranium in Africa

            Source: Wise International Africa’s resources are extracted by outsiders, with benefits only reaching the involved non-African mining companies and non-African end-users of the commodity. Africa is the next...

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17. 05. 2014
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In Taking Crimea, Putin Gains a Sea of Fuel Reserves

              Source: NYT When Russia seized Crimea in March, it acquired not just the Crimean landmass but also a maritime zone more than three times its size with the...

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16. 05. 2014
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Ukraine’s richest man enters dispute in eastern region

              Source: Washington Post  He’s a baby-faced billionaire — the son of a coal miner and Ukraine’s richest man. Now, Rinat Akhmetov may also hold the balance...

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15. 05. 2014
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Russian spies target Czech Republic

                Source: Prague Post The latest developments in Ukraine have stepped up the activities of Russian agents in the West, including the Czech Republic, which is an...

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15. 05. 2014
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William F. Engdahl:US wages oil wars in Middle East to dominate world energy markets

              Source: Voice of Russia  The Anglo-American oil cartel is pursuing longstanding ambition to dominate the world energy market. Hydrocarbons, oil and gas, are the main driver...

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13. 05. 2014
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If Conflict Comes to Europe, America Should Go “Covert”

          Source: National Interest Org [...] It is very possible Russia will soon be turning its political-military sights onto the Baltic NATO countries of Estonia, Lithuania and Latvia. Putin...

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13. 05. 2014
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RUSSIA AIMS TO GROUND THE PENTAGON’S SATELLITES

Source: Next Gov In a surprise move, the Russian government is attempting to limit the Pentagon’s ability to send satellites into space, cutting off the U.S. military’s access to the engine it uses...

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12. 05. 2014
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Meet the Cossack Wolves’ Hundred, a Russian paramilitary force in Eastern Ukraine

Source: Time The Wolves’ Hundred, a Russian paramilitary force with a dark history, is carrying on the fight in eastern Ukraine in the place of Russian soldiers. TIME interviewed its commander and his...

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12. 05. 2014
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Can America Stop Russia’s Energy “Pivot” To Asia?

Source: National Interest [...] Relations with China are critical to another piece of Putin’s pipeline strategy—his plan to penetrate the Indian energy market. Russia and India are negotiating the construction of a $30 billion...

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12. 05. 2014
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Russia’s dress rehearsal for vast Arctic claim

      Source: Australian WHILE the world waited for an invasion of mainland Ukraine, Russia quietly gained a chunk of territory the size of Switzerland 6000km away. In marked contrast to the...

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12. 05. 2014
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Russia to conduct joint army drills with Egypt amid bid to regain regional hold

Source: Jerusalem Post A Russian delegation met with a number of senior Egyptian army officials and agreed on the general plans to hold joint military exercises, a source told an Egyptian newspaper. The...

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07. 05. 2014
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Norwegian Police Security Service: Russian intelligence officers increasing activity in Norway

      Source: The Nordic Page In an interview with TV2, the chief of the PST warns against Russian spies in Norway. She also adds that it’s not only Russian intelligence which...

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07. 05. 2014
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Viewpoint: India risks destabilising Afghanistan

Source: BBC India’s decision last week to pay for arms and equipment from Russia to boost the strength of the Afghan National Army (ANA) could be a dramatic game-changer in the region –...

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06. 05. 2014
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GEOSECURITY 101: WASHINGTON AND MOSCOW‘S MILITARY BASES IN LATIN AMERICA

Source: Council on Hemispheric Affairs By: W. Alejandro Sanchez, Senior Research Fellow at the Council on Hemispheric Affairs In spite of ongoing tensions in Ukraine, which have seriously soured relations between Russia and...

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06. 05. 2014
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Russia Will No Longer Tell Lithuania About Kaliningrad Weaponry, Which May Include Nukes

              Source: The Trumpet Moscow unilaterally suspended a deal on May 5, under which it had agreed to provide information to Lithuania about Russian weapons and armed...

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04. 05. 2014
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Kazakhstan May Be the Next Ukraine

Source: Moscow Times [...] Putin has said of Russian-Chinese relations: “We do not have a single irritating element in our ties.” In fact, the relationship is fraught with tension. First and foremost is what could be called Russia’s demographophobia....

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04. 05. 2014
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Saudi Arabia Relocating Takfiri Fighters from Syria to Ukraine

              Editor’s Note: Bandar did meet with Putin and reports are the meetings were nothing more than a disagreement of Syrian geopolitics. If the report is true...

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04. 05. 2014
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Russian agents increasingly active in Hungary

                  Source: politics.hu Russian intelligence agents are increasingly active in Hungary as a result of the Ukraine crisis, working in semi-secret and clandestine operations, daily Magyar...

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02. 05. 2014
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Greenland and the Arctic: The next Ukraine?

              Source: cphpost.dk Even before the recent tensions in Ukraine began to heat up, Russia’s Arctic neighbours – including Greenland – were wondering about its intentions in the...

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02. 05. 2014
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MAP: How Ukraine and Russia are moving toward war

                    SOURCE: RUSI, Center for Analysis of Strategies and Technologies, Ukraine White Book, International Institute for Strategic Studies, Global Security, National Defence University.    ...

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