Why Trump Is Beating the War Drum—and How It Could Lead to Disaster - The Nation.

Thu, 08/10/2017 - 22:51

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Why Trump Is Beating the War Drum—and How It Could Lead to Disaster
The Nation.
Upon entering the White House, Donald Trump's governing blueprint was clear: to force through conservative priorities on domestic issues—immigration, health care, tax reform, environmental regulation, and so forth—while avoiding major crises abroad ...

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Atomic power stations out at sea may be better than inland ones - The Economist

Thu, 08/10/2017 - 17:41

The Economist

Atomic power stations out at sea may be better than inland ones
The Economist
The first such, Akademik Lomonosov, is under construction at the Baltic Shipyard, in St Petersburg (see picture). According to Andrey Bukhovtsev of Rosatom, the agency that runs Russia's civil ... Rashid Alimov, head of energy projects at Greenpeace ...

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BALEX DELTA 2017 is held on the Baltic Sea - Xinhua

Wed, 08/09/2017 - 00:43

BALEX DELTA 2017 is held on the Baltic Sea
Xinhua
ST. PETERSBURG, Aug. 8 (Xinhua) -- Russia, Denmark, Finland, Poland and Sweden participated in the BALEX DELTA 2017 oil spill response exercise on the Baltic Sea, which began on Tuesday. The Russian Western Military District press service reported ...

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Anti-sub defense, minesweeping ops on agenda at NATO's Baltic States war games - RT

Mon, 08/07/2017 - 20:08

Anti-sub defense, minesweeping ops on agenda at NATO's Baltic States war games
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Starting from Tuesday, warships from Latvia, Lithuania, and Germany will take part in the BALTRON Squadron Exercise 17/2 in the Baltic Sea and Lithuanian territorial waters. Over the course of five days, the vessels ... Working under the NATO umbrella ...

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Anti-sub defense, minesweeping ops on agenda as NATO's Baltic States launch war games — RT News - Standard Republic (press release) (blog)

Mon, 08/07/2017 - 20:02

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Anti-sub defense, minesweeping ops on agenda as NATO's Baltic States launch war games — RT News
Standard Republic (press release) (blog)
The Baltic Naval Squadron (BALTRON) annual naval war games kicked off Monday, the Lithuanian Ministry of Defense announced. War ships from three NATO states are set to practice various military tactics amid the bloc's build-up near the Russian border.

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Offense, defense: Training for cyber warriors - DefenseNews.com

Mon, 08/07/2017 - 17:10

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Offense, defense: Training for cyber warriors
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... Team, 101st Airborne Division from Fort Campbell, Kentucky ― at the Network Integration Evaluation last month put the first prototypes of several of the Army Rapid Capabilities Office's electronic warfare solutions to the test out in a hot ...

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Redrawing the geopolitical map: Belarus and its neighbours connect the Black and Baltic seas - Belarus Digest

Mon, 08/07/2017 - 11:49

Belarus Digest

Redrawing the geopolitical map: Belarus and its neighbours connect the Black and Baltic seas
Belarus Digest
Linking up the Black and Baltic Seas, the proposed E40 route also connects many of the region's major cities: Brest and Pinsk in Belarus, Gdańsk and Warsaw in Poland, and Kyiv and Kherson in Ukraine. The designers of the E40 project ... Meanwhile, the ...

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U.S. Troops Train in Eastern Europe to Echoes of the Cold War - The ... - New York Times

Mon, 08/07/2017 - 01:01

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U.S. Troops Train in Eastern Europe to Echoes of the Cold War - The ...
New York Times
Paratroopers from the 173rd Airborne during a night jump as part of Saber Guardian, a military exercise last month involving 25,000 American and allied forces ...

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Nord Stream 2 begins public consultation on draft EIA report in Russia - The Baltic Course

Sun, 08/06/2017 - 15:11

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Nord Stream 2 begins public consultation on draft EIA report in Russia
The Baltic Course
Nord Stream 2 AG, the developer of a new natural gas pipeline through the Baltic Sea to supply Russian gas to the key EU market, has published a draft environmental impact assessment (EIA) report for the project in Russia, informed BC Nord Stream's ...

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The Putin-Trump relationship: Nothing more than smoke and mirrors - DefenseNews.com

Sat, 08/05/2017 - 03:52

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The Putin-Trump relationship: Nothing more than smoke and mirrors
DefenseNews.com
And it's true, Trump signed into law new sanctions against Russia, which spurred Moscow to respond with claims it amounted to full-scale trade war, and that the Trump administration had demonstrated “utter powerlessness,” in the words of Russian Prime ...

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For US, Russia, challenge of deep chill is to keep cool and take small steps - Christian Science Monitor

Fri, 08/04/2017 - 22:43

Christian Science Monitor

For US, Russia, challenge of deep chill is to keep cool and take small steps
Christian Science Monitor
They include Syria, counterterrorism, avoiding a military confrontation in the Baltic Sea, and space. But even though the two chief diplomats will meet in tropical Manila, heavy coats may be in order to ward off ... In this environment, the two ...

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With eye toward EU energy security, US dulls Russia sanctions - The Hill (blog)

Thu, 08/03/2017 - 23:41

The Hill (blog)

With eye toward EU energy security, US dulls Russia sanctions
The Hill (blog)
... lesser Russian participation. In addition, the new legislation opposes — but more importantly fails to take any concrete U.S. action against — the construction of the Nord Stream 2 pipeline, which is planned to be built under the Baltic Sea ...
EU seeks negotiating directives from member states for Nord Stream 2 talks with RussiaInterfax-Ukraine
Juncker: Neue Russland-Sanktionen der USA nur in Absprache mit AlliiertenPresseportal.de

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EU seeks negotiating directives from member states for Nord Stream 2 talks with Russia - Interfax-Ukraine

Wed, 08/02/2017 - 21:55

EU seeks negotiating directives from member states for Nord Stream 2 talks with Russia
Interfax-Ukraine
The European Commission has adopted its proposal for mandate from the European Union member states for talks with Russia on the Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline project and is now discussing it with the member states, Peter Wagner, the head of the Support ...

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'Wait until the Donald Trump faces a real crisis': Here's the problem with that. - Illawarra Mercury

Wed, 08/02/2017 - 16:37

Illawarra Mercury

'Wait until the Donald Trump faces a real crisis': Here's the problem with that.
Illawarra Mercury
US President Donald Trump is being called on to manage crises from North Korea and the South China Sea to Russia, Syria and the Baltics. ... Several of these cases could test whether old notions of nuclear security, like deterrence, can work in the new ...

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'Wait until the Donald Trump faces a real crisis': Here's the problem with that. - Western Advocate

Wed, 08/02/2017 - 12:55

Western Advocate

'Wait until the Donald Trump faces a real crisis': Here's the problem with that.
Western Advocate
That he continues to test the bounds of American influence by expanding Russia's own power: Putin signed a half-century lease on a naval base in Syria last week, he continues to inch deeper into Georgia, and he menaces the Baltics. This all suggests ...

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US threats and sanctions grow with isolation - Workers World

Wed, 08/02/2017 - 03:33

Workers World

US threats and sanctions grow with isolation
Workers World
That could cripple the construction of Nord Stream 2, a colossal natural gas pipeline planned to pump Russian gas to Germany beneath the Baltic Sea. The project is owned by Russian energy giant Gazprom and financed by European investors. It will affect ...

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'Wait until the Donald Trump faces a real crisis': Here's the problem with that. - Ballarat Courier

Wed, 08/02/2017 - 01:20

Ballarat Courier

'Wait until the Donald Trump faces a real crisis': Here's the problem with that.
Ballarat Courier
US President Donald Trump is being called on to manage crises from North Korea and the South China Sea to Russia, Syria and the Baltics. Photo: AP. Of the myriad serious geopolitical ... Several of these cases could test whether old notions of nuclear ...

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'Wait until the Donald Trump faces a real crisis': Here's the problem with that. - Western Advocate

Wed, 08/02/2017 - 01:12

Western Advocate

'Wait until the Donald Trump faces a real crisis': Here's the problem with that.
Western Advocate
US President Donald Trump is being called on to manage crises from North Korea and the South China Sea to Russia, Syria and the Baltics. Photo: AP. Of the myriad serious geopolitical ... Several of these cases could test whether old notions of nuclear ...

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'Wait until the Donald Trump faces a real crisis': Here's the problem with that. - The Sydney Morning Herald

Tue, 08/01/2017 - 20:33

'Wait until the Donald Trump faces a real crisis': Here's the problem with that.
The Sydney Morning Herald
US President Donald Trump is being called on to manage crises from North Korea and the South China Sea to Russia, Syria and the Baltics. Photo: AP. On Iran, last week the country launched a satellite into orbit showing that it too is enhancing its ...

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New Russia Sanctions Could Push US, EU Further Apart - Investing.com

Tue, 08/01/2017 - 10:38

New Russia Sanctions Could Push US, EU Further Apart
Investing.com
The bill singles out Nord Stream 2, a natural gas pipeline project which would expand an existing gas pipeline from Russia to Germany under the Baltic Sea, currently led by Russian energy giant Gazprom (MCX:GAZP). Its partners, Carnegie explains ...

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