The Return of Global Russia: An Analytical Framework - Carnegie ... - Carnegie Endowment for International Peace

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The Return of Global Russia: An Analytical Framework - Carnegie ...
Carnegie Endowment for International Peace
Summary: Russia has employed a range of policy tools in recent years to undermine elements of the U.S.-led international order and expand Moscow's influence on the global stage. Related Topics. Russia · Foreign Policy. Related Media and Tools. Full ...

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UPDATE 1-Russian oil exports to China via Skovorodino seen jumping 57 pct in Q1 - sources - Kitco News

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UPDATE 1-Russian oil exports to China via Skovorodino seen jumping 57 pct in Q1 - sources
Kitco News
Earlier this week, Urals crude differentials in northwest Europe rose to the highest level since August 2013 in response to concerns over supplies of the grade for loading in January because of Russian plans to boost overland oil exports to China in ...
Med Crude-Urals steady as traders digest loading plan, Russia's export scheduleReuters Africa

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Berlin was ready to sacrifice Nord Stream 2 in deal with Poland: report - thenews.pl

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Berlin was ready to sacrifice Nord Stream 2 in deal with Poland: report
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Such a deal was until recently considered in Berlin, but may no longer be an option with a possible return to government in Germany of the Social Democrats, who strongly support the controversial Nord Stream 2 project, Poland's wiadomosci.onet.pl news ...

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In Syria, Russia securing position as Assad presses war - Reuters

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In Syria, Russia securing position as Assad presses war
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Eastern Ghouta and the northwest are now in the firing line. “The Revolutionary Guards clearly feel they have won this war and the hardliners in Iran are not too keen on anything but accommodation with Assad, so on that basis it is a little hard to see ...

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In Syria, Russia Securing Position as Assad Presses War - U.S. News & World Report

Northwest Russia - Fri, 12/15/2017 - 17:29

U.S. News & World Report

In Syria, Russia Securing Position as Assad Presses War
U.S. News & World Report
Having worked closely to secure Assad, Iran and Russia may now differ in ways that could complicate Russian policy. Assad and his allies now command the single largest chunk of Syria, followed by U.S.-backed Kurdish militias who control much of ...

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Forget Nord Stream 2: Europe's Insatiable Energy Demand ... - Sputnik International

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Sputnik International

Forget Nord Stream 2: Europe's Insatiable Energy Demand ...
Sputnik International
Srecko Djukic, a Serbian former diplomat, economist and energy markets expert, says Belgrade must do everything in its power to convince its neighbors, and Moscow, of the need extend Russian natural gas deliveries into the Balkans.

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Top British Officer: Russia May Be Able To Cut Undersea Cables - Northwest Public Radio

Northwest Russia - Fri, 12/15/2017 - 15:04

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Top British Officer: Russia May Be Able To Cut Undersea Cables
Northwest Public Radio
"Therefore we must continue to develop our maritime forces with our allies, with whom we are working very closely, to match and understand Russian fleet modernization," which he said included "new ships and submarines" and efforts "to perfect both ...
Russia 'could cut UK's undersea internet cables', defence chief warns | The IndependentThe Independent
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Undersea cables at risk of Russia attack, warns UK armed forces chiefFinancial Times

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Reform Watch: Dec. 8-15 - Kyiv Post

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Kyiv Post

Reform Watch: Dec. 8-15
Kyiv Post
The North Stream 2 project involves the construction and operation of a second undersea gas pipeline, with a total transport capacity of 55 billion cubic meters of gas per year, from the coast of Russia under the Baltic Sea, to Germany. The new ...

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After Months Of Withering Criticism, Trump Prepares To Visit FBI - Northwest Public Radio

Northwest Russia - Fri, 12/15/2017 - 13:00

Northwest Public Radio

After Months Of Withering Criticism, Trump Prepares To Visit FBI
Northwest Public Radio
And he continues to cast doubt on a conclusion by the Bureau and other intelligence agencies that Russia interfered in last year's presidential election. Not to mention: the FBI's longtime former leader, Robert Mueller, is the man running the ongoing ...
FBI Agent Removed From Russia Probe Held Dim Views of Holder, SandersWall Street Journal
Democrats want to know why Justice Department released FBI textsPolitico
Fusion GPS admits DOJ official's wife Nellie Ohr hired to probe TrumpFox News

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Center for Security Studies - CSS Resources (blog)

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Center for Security Studies
CSS Resources (blog)
Today the United States and Russia demonstrate capability with tests of their delivery systems. US intercontinental ballistic missiles launch from Vandenberg Air Force Base, California, and from submarines impacting in the Kwajalein atoll. The Russians ...

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Opinion: Easy game for Vladimir Putin - Deutsche Welle

Northwest Russia - Fri, 12/15/2017 - 09:46

Deutsche Welle

Opinion: Easy game for Vladimir Putin
Deutsche Welle
Again and again, these half-spoken, half-insinuated allegations: The West banned Russian athletes from the Winter Olympic Games in Korea only to harm Putin. In taking stock of the whole show, it is just as illuminating as it is lamentable to see how ...

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New Africa Gas Comes at the Right Time for Europe - Bloomberg

Northwest Russia - Fri, 12/15/2017 - 03:16

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New Africa Gas Comes at the Right Time for Europe
Bloomberg
“Once this project demonstrates its technical, operational and commercial viability, smaller E&P companies and funding sources should become more willing to develop and finance such projects,” said Claudio Steuer, senior visiting research fellow at the ...

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Trump, Putin speak by phone - KNWA

Northwest Russia - Fri, 12/15/2017 - 02:44

KNWA

Trump, Putin speak by phone
KNWA
WASHINGTON (CNN) - President Donald Trump spoke Thursday with his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin, who earlier in the day praised progress made by the Trump administration but chastised its approach to North Korea. The Kremlin said the two men ...
Where is the Russian opposition, laments PutinThe Australian

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Putin Says He Hopes For Better US-Russia Relations - Northwest Public Radio

Northwest Russia - Fri, 12/15/2017 - 02:03

Putin Says He Hopes For Better US-Russia Relations
Northwest Public Radio
He said spy mania in Washington is preventing the U.S. and Russia from normalizing relations. But he's on a first-name basis with Trump, he says, so he's still holding out hope. As for tensions in North Korea, Putin said it was a good signal that ...

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$10.2 million found in old couch in St. Petersburg during searches - https://en.crimerussia.com/

Northwest Russia - Fri, 12/15/2017 - 00:46

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$10.2 million found in old couch in St. Petersburg during searches
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... banking department of the Russian Federal Security Service's economic security service in St. Petersburg and the Leningrad region. The criminal case was instituted in accordance with part 2 of Art. 172 of the Criminal Code (Illegal Banking in an ...

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Lavishing Money on the Pentagon - Consortium News

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Consortium News

Lavishing Money on the Pentagon
Consortium News
Nor is it necessary for our defense to carry out vast military exercises from the Baltic States to the Sea of Japan in order to maintain dominance in Central Europe, the Pacific and Indian Oceans, the Persian Gulf, the Middle East, North Africa, and ...

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US Slams Germany Over Nord Stream 2: More Russian Gas Exports “Unwise” - EUBULLETIN

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US Slams Germany Over Nord Stream 2: More Russian Gas Exports “Unwise”
EUBULLETIN
Wess Mitchell, Assistant Secretary of the US State for European and Eurasian affairs, criticized Germany over its ongoing support for a new Russian gas pipeline to Europe and praised Denmark for passing a piece of legislation that could complicate the ...

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The Secret History of the Russian Consulate in San Francisco - Foreign Policy (blog)

Northwest Russia - Thu, 12/14/2017 - 18:12

Foreign Policy (blog)

The Secret History of the Russian Consulate in San Francisco
Foreign Policy (blog)
Suspected Russian intelligence operatives — under diplomatic cover as well as travelers visiting the country — were also found idling in wheat fields and in the mountains of the Pacific Northwest, among other places. Russia has a “long and successful ...

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