From Suez to Syria: Why NATO Must Strengthen Its Political Role - Carnegie Europe


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From Suez to Syria: Why NATO Must Strengthen Its Political Role
Carnegie Europe
But the days are long gone when a NATO ambassador could believe that any member state could go its own way on defense issues or take a view of politics that is detached from the security environment. As the Three Wise Men's report pointed out, “some ...

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Russia puts S-400 missile systems on combat duty in country's northwest - Construction.RU

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Russia puts S-400 missile systems on combat duty in country's northwest
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On the 8th of December, a number of S-400 Triumf air defense missile systems were put on combat duty in northwestern Russia, according to Igor Muginov, representing the country's Western Military District, TASS news agency reports. This measure is ...

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Doping agency criticizes Russia over Isinbayeva's role - Rome News-Tribune

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Doping agency criticizes Russia over Isinbayeva's role
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19, 2016 file photo, Yelena Isinbayeva, Russia's pole vault world record holder, speaks during a news conference at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Former Olympic pole vault champion Yelena Isinbayeva has been chosen to chair the ...

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Turkey and Russia working to find solution to Syria crisis, says - Rudaw

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Turkey and Russia working to find solution to Syria crisis, says
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Even though Turkey and Russia have been backing opposing sides in the Syrian conflict Ankara has increasingly focused on combating ISIS and Syrian Kurdish forces as part of its Euphrates Shield operation in northwest Syria. Also, Ankara hasn't shown ...
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Nord Stream 2 is Gazprom's 'Way Out', says Institute - Natural Gas World

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Nord Stream 2 is Gazprom's 'Way Out', says Institute
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The controversial Nord Stream 2 pipeline project is “Gazprom's answer to a strategic disadvantage,” argues to Germany's ewi institute in a recent post on its website. Five years ago, gas relations between Russia and Ukraine were “somewhat in a ...
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Nearing Defeat, Rebels Seek Talks on Fate of Aleppo - Wall Street Journal

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Nearing Defeat, Rebels Seek Talks on Fate of Aleppo
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The majority were sent to the northwest province of Idlib, the only province predominantly under rebel control, which has been pummeled in recent days by the regime and Russia, killing more than 120 people. “If their regional and international partners ...
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Photos: Age-old craft comes alive in Russian Christmas ornament factory - Santa Ynez Valley News

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Photos: Age-old craft comes alive in Russian Christmas ornament factory
Santa Ynez Valley News
24, 2016, an artisan blows glass at a Christmas decorations factory in the town of Vysokovsk, about 85 kilometers (53 miles) northwest of Moscow. The production of glass Christmas decorations in the region dates back to the 19th century. (AP Photo ...

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Isinbayeva to oversee Russian anti-doping agency - Rome News-Tribune

Northwest Russia - Wed, 12/07/2016 - 20:04

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Isinbayeva to oversee Russian anti-doping agency
Rome News-Tribune
19, 2016 file photo, Yelena Isinbayeva, Russia's pole vault world record holder, speaks during a news conference at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Former Olympic pole vault champion Yelena Isinbayeva has been chosen to chair the ...

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Barack Obama's Crash Course in Foreign Policy - The Nation.

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Barack Obama's Crash Course in Foreign Policy
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Russia. While visiting Moscow in 2009, President Obama called for a “reset” in US-Russian relations, adding, “The days when empires could treat sovereign states as pieces on a chessboard are over.” The proposed reset went nowhere. In the years since ...

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Russia-West Military Incidents: Skirting the Law - European Leadership Network

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Russia-West Military Incidents: Skirting the Law
European Leadership Network
Dangerous military-military and military-civilian incidents involving ships or aircraft of Russia, NATO member states, and third parties continue to pose a serious threat to Euro-Atlantic security. With the increase of military activities in the region ...

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OMV: Strong Supporter of Nord Stream 2 - Natural Gas World

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OMV: Strong Supporter of Nord Stream 2
Natural Gas World
OMV: Strong Supporter of Nord Stream 2. When OMV's international gas chief Reinhard Mitschek addressed the NS2 conference in Vienna he was quite blunt in his support for the project. “We want to find business solutions; we have to face business ...

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Putin's gulag – POLITICO - POLITICO.eu

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Putin's gulag – POLITICO
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Torture and solitary confinement are regular features of Russia's prison system, and it's set to get worse.

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For a Concert of Powers | The American Conservative - The American Conservative

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For a Concert of Powers | The American Conservative
The American Conservative
The history of Western diplomacy alternates between periods of “realism” and ideology. In the first, regimes maneuver for marginal advantage, their conflicts ...

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For a Concert of Powers - The American Conservative

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For a Concert of Powers
The American Conservative
The era's climax, the Thirty Years' War, drowned sectarian passions in a sea of blood. ... Slow to comprehend the dangers of the new environment fully, diplomats floundered, quickly leading to another, even greater, conflagration. Although this one ...

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GUEST EDITORIAL: Seeking clues in the Russian leader's speech ... - Northwest Georgia News

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GUEST EDITORIAL: Seeking clues in the Russian leader's speech ...
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Russia's President Vladimir Putin annual State of the Nation address, delivered at the Kremlin, was rather restrained for him. But it did offer some clues to his ...

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Boris Yeltsin, the Soviet Union, the CIS, and Me - The Wilson Quarterly

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Boris Yeltsin, the Soviet Union, the CIS, and Me
The Wilson Quarterly
The Russian Federation emerged as an independent state with fourteen new sovereign nations on its borders. The three former Soviet republics on the Baltic sea — Estonia, Latvia, and Lithuania — had gained their independence in September, 1991, and ...

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Suspected Russian raids kill 25 civilians in Syria's Idlib - Hindustan Times

Northwest Russia - Tue, 12/06/2016 - 21:28

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Suspected Russian raids kill 25 civilians in Syria's Idlib
Hindustan Times
A suspected Russian air strike on Idlib city and province in northwest Syria today killed at least 25 civilians. Recently UN released stark satellite images showing the most recent destruction of Syria's pounded by Syrian and Russian airstrikes ...
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Gunvor values employee stock at close to $900 million | Reuters - Reuters UK

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Gunvor values employee stock at close to $900 million | Reuters
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Oil trading house Gunvor has given shares allocated to managers and traders a nominal value of nearly $900 million (710.09 million pound), filings seen by ...

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Gunvor values employee stock at close to $900 million - Reuters UK

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Gunvor values employee stock at close to $900 million
Reuters UK
Over the past two years it has sold most of its significant assets in Russia including profitable terminals on the Black Sea and Baltic Sea, and posted record 2015 profits of $1.25 billion. While Tornqvist has allocated shares to around 200 Gunvor ...

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Russia pipeline is security 'threat', US diplomat says - EUobserver

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Russia pipeline is security 'threat', US diplomat says
EUobserver
Russia's Nord Stream II gas pipeline is a threat to European security, a US diplomat has said, amid calls for the European Commission to intervene. Adam Shub, the deputy US ambassador to the EU, in Brussels on Tuesday (6 December), mentioned the ...
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