Why Putin's Russia Is Beating the U.S. in the Race to Control the Arctic - Newsweek

Sat, 02/25/2017 - 16:40

Newsweek

Why Putin's Russia Is Beating the U.S. in the Race to Control the Arctic
Newsweek
Moscow is trying to tap the region's massive oil and natural gas reserves and encourage commercial shipping through an Arctic shortcut between European and ...

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Polish parliament backs Baltic Strait canal project to allow ships to bypass Russian waters - RT

Sat, 02/25/2017 - 02:57

RT

Polish parliament backs Baltic Strait canal project to allow ships to bypass Russian waters
RT
The lower chamber of the Polish parliament has voted in favor of constructing a channel across the Baltic (Visla) Strip to allow the country's vessels to enter the port of Elblag without crossing Russian territorial waters. The law, which ... Last May ...

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Canadian Reassurance in Latvia: An Interview With Jānis Garisons - UpNorth

Sat, 02/25/2017 - 00:31

UpNorth

Canadian Reassurance in Latvia: An Interview With Jānis Garisons
UpNorth
Marcus Kolga's interview with Latvian State Secretary for Defence, Jānis Garisons, about the security environment in the Baltic Sea region and the Canadian led NATO reassurance deployment in Latvia. Produced in cooperation with The ... 50k) in 2000 and ...

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Trump, Putin, and the New Cold War - The New Yorker

Fri, 02/24/2017 - 14:01

The New Yorker

Trump, Putin, and the New Cold War
The New Yorker
After the collapse of the Soviet Union, in the early nineties, the C.I.A. asked Russia to abandon active measures to spread disinformation that could harm the U.S. Russia promised to do so. But when ..... of military forces from Europe has been ...

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Allseas Bags Nord Stream 2 Project Contract - MarineLink

Fri, 02/24/2017 - 08:04

MarineLink

Allseas Bags Nord Stream 2 Project Contract
MarineLink
Following an international tender process, Nord Stream 2 AG have awarded a contract for offshore pipelay of the Nord Stream 2 natural gas pipeline through the Baltic Sea to Allseas. ... The utilisation of the dynamically-positioned pipelay vessels ...

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A Preventable Nuclear Threat You Most Likely Don't Know About ... - National Geographic

Thu, 02/23/2017 - 20:25

National Geographic

A Preventable Nuclear Threat You Most Likely Don't Know About ...
National Geographic
The Belarus Nuclear Power Planet in the border town of Astravets, as seen from Hot Air Balloon above Vilnius Lithuania. Photos by Ari Beser. Vilnius ...

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Is NATO Debasing Its Standards for Montenegro? - RealClearWorld

Thu, 02/23/2017 - 15:39

RealClearWorld

Is NATO Debasing Its Standards for Montenegro?
RealClearWorld
The action plan specifies high standards for prospective members, including “demonstrating a commitment to the rule of law and human rights; establishing democratic control of armed forces; and promoting stability and well-being through economic ...

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Allseas wins pipeline contract for Nord Stream 2 pipeline | World ... - World Pipelines

Thu, 02/23/2017 - 11:04

World Pipelines

Allseas wins pipeline contract for Nord Stream 2 pipeline | World ...
World Pipelines
Following an international tender process, Nord Stream 2 AG have awarded a contract for offshore pipelay of the Nord Stream 2 natural gas pipeline through the ...

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The Age of the Strike Carrier is Over - CIMSEC

Wed, 02/22/2017 - 16:29

CIMSEC

The Age of the Strike Carrier is Over
CIMSEC
Without it, the U.S. Navy will have no answer to the range of proliferating fifth generation fighters it would face in the Barents, Baltic, or China Seas. Joint Strike Fighter's use is not bombing the Senkakus or trying to break into mainland China's ...

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Russian top diplomat sees no need for international treaty on Arctic governance - TASS

Tue, 02/21/2017 - 13:46

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Russian top diplomat sees no need for international treaty on Arctic governance
TASS
"The Arctic Council is developing international legally binding documents on the key issues related to the development of this region, including the prevention of pollution of marine environment and cooperation in search and rescue efforts and in other ...
Lavrov: Moscow Sees No Need for International Treaty to Manage ...Sputnik International

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Lavrov: Moscow Sees No Need for International Treaty to Manage Arctic - Sputnik International

Tue, 02/21/2017 - 13:43

Sputnik International

Lavrov: Moscow Sees No Need for International Treaty to Manage Arctic
Sputnik International
... by building up a military presence either in the Arctic, or the Barents region, or the Baltic Sea." The Russian foreign minister noted that Moscow supported the initiatives on ensuring security and creating favorable environment for cooperation in ...
Russian top diplomat sees no need for international treaty on Arctic governanceTASS

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Donald Trump's China First, Russia Second, America Third Foreign Policy - Energy Collective

Mon, 02/20/2017 - 18:33

Donald Trump's China First, Russia Second, America Third Foreign Policy
Energy Collective
Including the 10 members of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) as well as China, Japan, South Korea, Australia, New Zealand, and India (but not the United States), the RCEP aims to lower barriers to trade – without the environmental and ...
A Back-Channel Plan for Ukraine and Russia, Courtesy of Trump Associates - NYTimes.com - The New York TimesNew York Times
Amid Russia scrutiny, Trump associates received informal Ukraine policy proposalWashington Post

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Hamburg resumes growth on Asia rebound, US surge - JOC.com

Mon, 02/20/2017 - 16:54

Hamburg resumes growth on Asia rebound, US surge
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The port of Hamburg says it's back on the container growth trail again as a modest, but significant, 1 percent increase in 2016 traffic helped soften the blow of a ...

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America comes in third: Trump's foreign policy is looking more and more like “China First,” “Russia Second” - Salon

Sat, 02/18/2017 - 21:00

Salon

America comes in third: Trump's foreign policy is looking more and more like “China First,” “Russia Second”
Salon
Including the 10 members of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) as well as China, Japan, South Korea, Australia, New Zealand and India (but not the United States), the RCEP aims to lower barriers to trade — without the environmental and ...
White House Warns Iran But Plans No Immediate New ActionNPR
Kremlin Tells Media to Cut Back on Fawning Trump Coverage, Sources SayBloomberg
Trump Campaign Aides Had Repeated Contacts With Russian IntelligenceNew York Times

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Baltic test for arms control in Europe - Gulf Times

Sat, 02/18/2017 - 03:22

Gulf Times

Baltic test for arms control in Europe
Gulf Times
In this sense, the Baltic Sea region could become a proving ground for political strategies to ease tensions between Nato and Russia. Nato has always considered deterrence and arms control to be two pillars of a strategy for maintaining ... After all ...

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Gazprom's exports to Germany add 37 per cent between February 1 and 15 - Satellite PR News (press release)

Sat, 02/18/2017 - 01:25

Gazprom's exports to Germany add 37 per cent between February 1 and 15
Satellite PR News (press release)
In January 2017, the operating Nord Stream gas pipeline was loaded to its maximum capacity above its design throughput. The Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline will double the amount of Russian gas exported to the European market across the Baltic Sea, which is ...

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Nato to boost naval presence near more assertive Russia - The Straits Times

Sat, 02/18/2017 - 00:01

The Straits Times

Nato to boost naval presence near more assertive Russia
The Straits Times
A Nato official told Agence France-Presse, on condition of anonymity, that the decision was taken to counter Russia's military build-up in the Black Sea and bolster the alliance's south-east flank after it sent troop reinforcements to the Baltic states ...

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Belarus seeks alternatives to Russian supplies - AzerNews - AzerNews

Fri, 02/17/2017 - 12:12

Belarus seeks alternatives to Russian supplies - AzerNews
AzerNews
Belarus actively seeks to diversify its oil supply routes, and has already started purchasing oil from alternative suppliers amid restricted supplies from Russia.

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NATO to boost naval presence in Black Sea - Inquirer.net

Fri, 02/17/2017 - 05:57

Inquirer.net

NATO to boost naval presence in Black Sea
Inquirer.net
A NATO official told AFP, on condition of anonymity, that the decision was taken to counter Russia's military buildup in the Black Sea and bolster the alliance's southeast flank after it sent troop reinforcements to the Baltic States and Poland in the ...
The Changing Norwegian Strategic Environment: The Perspective of the Norwegian Defense Minister (Updated)Second Line of Defense

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European Nato allies to jointly buy planes; Nato to up naval presence in Black Sea - The Peninsula Qatar

Fri, 02/17/2017 - 00:42

The Peninsula Qatar

European Nato allies to jointly buy planes; Nato to up naval presence in Black Sea
The Peninsula Qatar
US Secretary of Defence James Mattis (right) speaks with Nato Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg (centre) next to British Defence Secretary Michael Fallon before the Nato Defence Ministers' meeting in Brussels, yesterday.

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