24. 04. 2014
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Gazprom Turns Up Heat On Kiev With $11bn Bill

          Source: Skynews Russia’s energy giant Gazprom has hit Ukraine with a new $11.4bn (£6.8bn) gas bill – more than five times its original claim. Gas supply has become...

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23. 04. 2014
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USS Taylor crosses Dardanelles Strait enters Black Sea

              Source: VOR The Oliver Hazard Perry-class frigate USS Taylor (FFG 50) will be entering the Black Sea early on Wednesday, according to a press release of...

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23. 04. 2014
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The Russian Military Has a Tiny New Friend

          Source: Medium Here’s a scenario that’s bound to go well. Take one of the most militarized countries on Earth and start adding Russian weapons and money into the...

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23. 04. 2014
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Kaliningrad: A Foot in the Door

            Source: Ozy In the wake of Russia’s recent annexation of Crimea, many wonder just how much farther Putin’s western expansionism will go. But the Ukrainian peninsula isn’t...

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23. 04. 2014
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Germany sold €40 million of arms to Russia

        Source: Local.De The German government banned sales of arms classed as “weapons of war” – including nuclear, biological and chemical weapons – to Russia in January 2000, but that...

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22. 04. 2014
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Frosty Relations: Militarizing the Arctic

                  Source: World Policy  The Arctic melt is uncovering more than just resources and trade routes – it is also opening up a whole new...

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20. 04. 2014
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Moscow moves into Kyrgyz energy as US pulls troops from Bishkek base

Source: Global Times Although the International Security Assistance Force still has time until the end of 2014 to leave Afghanistan, US troops have already started to withdraw from neighboring Central Asia. Earlier this...

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20. 04. 2014
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Pentagon Moves to Block Russian Spy Plane in American Skies

              Source: India Defence Russian surveillance planes already fly over America, thanks to a long-standing treaty. But a new, ultra-sophisticated spy plane has U.S. military and intelligence...

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18. 04. 2014
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U.S. ground troops going to Poland

          Source: Washington Post Poland and the United States will announce next week the deployment of U.S. ground forces to Poland as part of an expansion of NATO presence...

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17. 04. 2014
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Gas pipeline that would bypass Russia gets new push

          Source: Politico The confrontation between Ukraine and Russia is helping to create an opening for another former Soviet state that wants to become a bigger gas supplier to...

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17. 04. 2014
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Germany has no alternative to Russian gas

          Source: DW Germany faces a renewed debate on energy in the wake of the ongoing Ukraine crisis. To a large extent, the country depends on Russian oil and...

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12. 04. 2014
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Ukraine prepares armed response as city seized by pro-Russia forces

              Source: Reuters Armed separatists took control of a city in eastern Ukraine on Saturday and Kiev prepared troops to tackle what it called an “act of...

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11. 04. 2014
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Russia invaded Crimea and these U.S. energy companies made a killing

Source: resource investor The Energy Report: In a recent Daily Resource Update, you wrote a piece called, “Here’s How Russia’s Invasion of Crimea Could Benefit Some U.S. Oil Companies,” and it wasn’t the oil producing companies I assumed...

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10. 04. 2014
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U.S. military seeks ties with Mongolia as a counterweight to Russia and China

Source: Channel News Asia Pentagon chief Chuck Hagel Thursday endorsed stronger military ties with Mongolia as it seeks a US partnership as a counterweight to its powerful neighbours Russia and China. Hagel and...

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08. 04. 2014
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The other flashpoints around the globe about to boil over

                  Source: Popular Mechanics Sweden War fears have gripped Sweden. This week, the head of counterintelligence for the Swedish security service, called Säpo, accused Russia...

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08. 04. 2014
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Meet the Americans Who Put Together the Coup in Kiev

        Source: Reader Supported News Steve Weissman If the US State Department’s Victoria Nuland had not said “Fuck the EU,” few outsiders at the time would have heard of Ambassador...

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07. 04. 2014
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Russia has intensified its espionage efforts in Sweden to include war preparations, Swedish security service Säpo

Source: Local.se Russia has intensified its espionage efforts in Sweden to include war preparations, Swedish security service Säpo warned on Monday.  ”The most serious threat we see right now is war preparations,” Säpo chief...

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06. 04. 2014
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The New Grand Game: Struggle for the domination and influence over the Caspian region, its vast natural resources and transportation routes

              Source: the malaysian insider Once considered as the Russian inner lake, the Caspian has presented itself as an open/high sea of opportunities literally overnight – not only...

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02. 04. 2014
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U.S. sending 175 Marines to Romania as part of Africa crisis team

Editor’s Note: Africa crisis team? More like a counterbalance buildup to Russian operations in the Black Sea Region Source: Reuters The Pentagon said on Wednesday it was bolstering the size of its Europe-based crisis...

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02. 04. 2014
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US military protecting international banking cartel

Source: Press TV “My assessment is that 90% of the value of the US dollar comes from the US military.” — Former Assistant Housing Secretary Catherine Austin Fitts For decades, America has used...

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01. 04. 2014
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Brzezinski: EU can be a world power with victory in Ukraine

Source: deutsche-wirtschafts-nachrichten Translated Maybe it is the EU’s claim to be a world power after the previous engagement in Ukraine. The current crisis and the subsequent confrontation with Russia was in any event triggered by...

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01. 04. 2014
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Crimea intervention – The increasing sophistication of Russia’s military resurgence

            Source: IHS Jane’s 360 Late on 25 March, the last Ukrainian warship blockaded in its port on Crimea’s west coast surrendered to Russian forces, completing just over...

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01. 04. 2014
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Russia plans to build undersea gas pipeline to Crimea

                Source: Reuters Russia plans to build an undersea gas pipeline to Crimea and could construct three power stations on the Black Sea peninsula following its...

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30. 03. 2014
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China-Europe route is the new ‘silk road’

Source: Taipei Times One of the world’s longest railways — a “modern-day silk road” — covers about 11,000km en route from the Chinese megacity of Chongqing to Duisburg, a key commercial hub in...

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29. 03. 2014
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Russia’s Lukoil opens giant Iraq oil field, adding to crude glut

Source: Telegraph     Russia’s Lukoil has opened a giant untapped oil field in Iraq that will play a major part in driving up production to new highs in the Middle Eastern country...

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28. 03. 2014
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Russia’s FSB: Threat From West Is Growing

Source: Moscow Times The Federal Security Service, or FSB, has detected an increase in ”foreign disruptive actions” since the souring of relations with the West over the situation in Crimea, a senior FSB official said Friday. The fate of Crimea, a predominantly ethnic Russian region...

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28. 03. 2014
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The Arctic: Where the U.S. and Russia Could Square Off Next

Source: The Atlantic In mid-March, around the same time that Russia annexed Crimea, Russian officials announced another territorial coup: 52,000 square kilometers in the Sea of Okhotsk, a splotch of Pacific Ocean known...

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27. 03. 2014
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CSTO preparing military and unconventional propaganda risk-reduction measures after NATO withdrawal from Afghanistan

Source: ITAR-TASS The Collective Security Treaty Organization (CSTO) does not rule out the deterioration of the situation in Central Asia and Afghanistan after withdrawal of NATO forces scheduled for 2014. It is working...

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24. 03. 2014
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Far North turf war: Who really rules the Arctic?

            Source: metronews.ca Five countries lay claim to territory around the North Pole. Some of those claims conflict, while other countries, like China, want the Arctic to be deemed...

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