Look Beyond Nuclear Deterrence to Deserve the Title of 'Civilization' - IDN InDepthNews | Analysis That Matters

Mon, 11/13/2017 - 19:24

Look Beyond Nuclear Deterrence to Deserve the Title of 'Civilization'
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The main argument boils down to the fact that such a war did not happen during the age of domination of nuclear deterrence in the international strategic and political environment. Only God knows whether this is true or not. There is no ... The tense ...

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Lost in Regulation: The EU and Nord Stream 2 - The Energy Collective - Energy Collective

Mon, 11/13/2017 - 19:11

Energy Collective

Lost in Regulation: The EU and Nord Stream 2 - The Energy Collective
Energy Collective
The European Commission has proposed changing the Gas Market Directive to include import pipelines from third countries. This would make EU regulations, such as unbundling and third-party access rules, applicable to Nord Stream 2. According to Severin ...

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Nordic states deepen cyber defence collaboration - ComputerWeekly.com

Mon, 11/13/2017 - 17:39

ComputerWeekly.com

Nordic states deepen cyber defence collaboration
ComputerWeekly.com
This shift in direction is substantially due to the perceived threat posed by a military-resurgent Russia in the High North and Baltic Sea regions. Download this free ... “Cyber defence has evolved into a domain of warfare next to land, sea, air and ...

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Test launching of stackers' and reclaimers' mechanisms held at Phase III of Vostochny Port (photo) - PortNews IAA

Mon, 11/13/2017 - 13:00

PortNews IAA

Test launching of stackers' and reclaimers' mechanisms held at Phase III of Vostochny Port (photo)
PortNews IAA
Port Management Company LLC is Russia's major coal port holding that exercises the powers of a single executive body of largest dedicated coal ports based in the Baltic Sea region (Rosterminalugol JSC, Ust-Luga, Leningrad Region) and in the Far East ...

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Center for Security Studies - CSS Resources (blog)

Mon, 11/13/2017 - 10:15

CSS Resources (blog)

Center for Security Studies
CSS Resources (blog)
In 2015, Gazprom and five partner companies from EU member states announced that they would build a second 9.5 billion Euro twin set of gas pipelines for delivering an additional 55 billion cubic meters of natural gas from Russia to Germany on the ...

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Europe Can Buy Russian Gas on Its Own Terms - Hellenic Shipping News Worldwide

Sat, 11/11/2017 - 19:52

Europe Can Buy Russian Gas on Its Own Terms
Hellenic Shipping News Worldwide
The Greens have been firmly opposed to Nord Stream 2, primarily for environmental reasons. They argue the pipeline is a danger to the Baltic Sea and to the pristine beaches in northeastern Germany, which are a popular holiday destination. They also ...

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Low-Yield Nuclear Weapons Are Worth a New Look - War on the Rocks

Fri, 11/10/2017 - 10:54

War on the Rocks

Low-Yield Nuclear Weapons Are Worth a New Look
War on the Rocks
In the 2010 review of U.S. nuclear posture, President Barack Obama's administration, based on advice from military commanders and the extant global threat environment, concluded that the United States could ensure effective nuclear deterrence without ...

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Angela Merkel may hold up Vladimir Putin's plans to sell Russian gas to Europe - The Australian Financial Review

Fri, 11/10/2017 - 01:51

The Australian Financial Review

Angela Merkel may hold up Vladimir Putin's plans to sell Russian gas to Europe
The Australian Financial Review
... gas to Europe across the bottom of the Baltic Sea. This key element of Vladimir Putin's energy strategy now faces twin pressures: from the difficult German coalition talks and from the European Commission. The challenges are more likely to reshape ...
Washington Scores A Victory In Battle Over North Sea PipelineForbes
Europe Can Buy Russian Gas on Its Own Terms - BloombergBloomberg
European Commission “attacks” Nord Streams: no bans, but more complicationsEurasia Daily

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NATO to beef up in face of 'assertive' Russia - Deutsche Welle

Fri, 11/10/2017 - 01:22

Deutsche Welle

NATO to beef up in face of 'assertive' Russia
Deutsche Welle
Stoltenberg said NATO defense and deterrence efforts were "not directed against any specific nation" and that there was "no imminent threat against any NATO ally," but noted that NATO has seen "a much more assertive Russia" recently, including Russia's ...
Doorstep statementNATO HQ (press release)

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Europe Can Buy Russian Gas on Its Own Terms - Bloomberg - Bloomberg

Thu, 11/09/2017 - 19:31

Bloomberg

Europe Can Buy Russian Gas on Its Own Terms - Bloomberg
Bloomberg
German coalition politics and an EU proposal can make the Nord Stream 2 project work for (almost) everyone.
European Commission “attacks” Nord Streams: no bans, but more complicationsEurasia Daily

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European Commission “attacks” Nord Streams: no bans, but more complications - Eurasia Daily

Thu, 11/09/2017 - 14:10

Eurasia Daily

European Commission “attacks” Nord Streams: no bans, but more complications
Eurasia Daily
European Commission has put the things right concerning both Nord Stream-2 and even the existing Baltic gas pipeline running from Russia to Germany. The Commission proposed amending the Gas Directive (Directive 2009/73/EC), which may affect both ...

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NATO to beef up in face of 'asertive' Russia - Deutsche Welle

Thu, 11/09/2017 - 04:12

Deutsche Welle

NATO to beef up in face of 'asertive' Russia
Deutsche Welle
One new command to be created will focus on protecting sea lines across the Atlantic, while another will upgrade movement of forces and equipment within Europe. The move is also in part reportedly aimed at pushing European governments to upgrade ...
Doorstep statementNATO HQ (press release)

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EU: Proposed Pipeline Regulations Fuel Division - STRATFOR

Thu, 11/09/2017 - 01:55

STRATFOR

EU: Proposed Pipeline Regulations Fuel Division
STRATFOR
Nord Stream II would double the capacity of Russian pipelines under the Baltic Sea that land in Germany, something not all EU countries are excited about. Construction on the Nord Stream II pipeline is expected to start in 2018 and be completed by 2019 ...
EU plans big rule change to snag Nord Stream 2EURACTIV

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Vostochny Port exported more than 2 mln t of coal in October 2017, up 14.7% YoY (photo) - PortNews IAA

Wed, 11/08/2017 - 10:31

PortNews IAA

Vostochny Port exported more than 2 mln t of coal in October 2017, up 14.7% YoY (photo)
PortNews IAA
Port Management Company LLC is Russia's major coal port holding that exercises the powers of a single executive body of largest dedicated coal ports based in the Baltic Sea region (Rosterminalugol JSC, Ust-Luga, Leningrad Region) and in the Far East ...

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Increased regional tensions in the Baltic Sea - The Baltic Course

Wed, 11/08/2017 - 07:29

The Baltic Course

Increased regional tensions in the Baltic Sea
The Baltic Course
The gas pipeline Nord Stream 2 goes against the principles of the energy union and would result in an increased European dependence of Russian gas. Sweden and its neighboring countries must put pressure on the EU Commission to stop Nord Stream 2. When ...

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Sino-Russian strategic partnership moving forward - Modern Diplomacy

Sun, 11/05/2017 - 22:09

Modern Diplomacy

Sino-Russian strategic partnership moving forward
Modern Diplomacy
Clearly, this kind of strategic partnership between Moscow and Beijing now stretches far beyond the Korean Peninsula and will remain an important part of the international environment for years to come. For example, an unprecedented round of Sino ...

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Poll: 59% of Finns opposed to joining NATO | Yle Uutiset | yle.fi - YLE News

Sun, 11/05/2017 - 14:25

YLE News

Poll: 59% of Finns opposed to joining NATO | Yle Uutiset | yle.fi
YLE News
A new poll commissioned by Finland's leading newspaper suggests that a clear majority of the population, 59 percent, are opposed to Finland joining NATO.

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An Ill Wind: Lithuanian MP Investigated over Windfall, Gazprom Ties - Hetq Online

Sat, 11/04/2017 - 20:52

Hetq Online

An Ill Wind: Lithuanian MP Investigated over Windfall, Gazprom Ties
Hetq Online
Navickas' company, Naujoji Energija, belongs to a much bigger network of wind farms within which he heads another company called UAB 4Energija. That firm wants to build a major 400- to 800-megawatt wind park 27 kilometers offshore in the Baltic Sea.

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The Quiet Rivalry Between China and Russia - The New York Times - New York Times

Fri, 11/03/2017 - 13:01

New York Times

The Quiet Rivalry Between China and Russia - The New York Times
New York Times
China's “One Belt, One Road” initiative, an economic expansion plan that follows the trade routes of the medieval Tang and Yuan dynasties across Eurasia, is overly ambitious because, like all grand strategies, it is aspirational. Yet the future of ...

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