31 Dec 2018

Russian security agency arrests ‘US spy’ in Moscow

The Russian FSB has arrested a US citizens on charges of espionage in Moscow no December 28. No further details have been provided, but there has been an increase in charges of spying between the US and Russia over the past year. The US has prosecuted a number of Russians

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28 Dec 2018

Russian Men Still Banned as Martial Law Expires in Ukraine

Ukrainian President Poroshenko announced the end of martial law across its 10 border regions with Russia, but announced that Russian men of combat age (16-60) would continue to be banned from entering the country for an unspecified amount of time. The ban has been in effect since November 30 and

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27 Dec 2018

Russia faces higher inflation, economic slowdown in 2019

“Russian economic growth has been below the global average in the past few years, hampered by a weak and volatile currency, a drop in oil prices, and by sanctions first imposed by the European Union and the United States in 2014 after Russia’s annexation of Crimea. Russia’s seizure of three

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26 Dec 2018

Russia Begins Testing Nuclear Weapon That Can Travel Underwater And ‘Nothing’ Can Stop It, Putin Says

Russian President Vladimir Putin has declared that an underwater nuclear weapon allegedly under development by the country will be invincible, as the country begins trials. The nuclear-capable “doomsday” drone is known as Poseidon in Russia and was revealed by Putin in his state of the nation address in March. Poseidon’s

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26 Dec 2018

The intelligence community’s conclusions on 2018 midterms interference

“Russia — as well as other foreign countries, including China and Iran — conducted influence activities and messaging campaigns during the 2018 midterm elections, according to the U.S. intelligence community. The director of national intelligence, per executive order, submitted a report on foreign interference in the elections to the president,

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21 Dec 2018

Israel to escalate fight against Iran in Syria after U.S. exit: Netanyahu

“Israel will escalate its fight against Iranian-aligned forces in Syria after the withdrawal of U.S. troops from the country, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said on Thursday. Some Israeli officials have said U.S. President Donald Trump’s move, announced on Wednesday, could help Iran by removing a U.S. garrison that stems

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18 Dec 2018

How Instagram Became the Russian IRA’s Go-To Social Network

“For Russian misinformation mongers, 2017 was the year of Instagram. As Facebook and Twitter cracked down on foreign influence campaigns amid media scrutiny, the Kremlin’s Internet Research Agency (IRA) found unprecedented success in shifting its disinformation efforts to the photo-sharing app, according to a new report commissioned by the Senate

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18 Dec 2018

Think tank: NATO must prepare to counter a rapid Russia invasion in Europe

According to international affairs think tank the Atlantic Council, Russia is currently equipped to overrun U.S. and NATO forces stationed across Eastern Europe and annex land before defenses are able to mobilize. While the US has made deterrence against Russia a priority in its defense strategy through a number of

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18 Dec 2018

US confirms Russia has ‘significant military capacity’ along Ukraine’s borders

A new U.S. announcement of “significant military capacity” on the Ukrainian border has confirmed many ongoing fears of Russia’s intentions with the country. “It’s not something that has happened in the last week or two,” the U.S. Special Representative to Ukraine shared. “This is something that has happened over a

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18 Dec 2018

Russia will struggle to use its Caribbean bomber base to threaten America

Russia’s movement of nuclear-capable bombers to Venezuela generated a media buzz that included new fears of homeland vulnerability and frustration over Russian aggression and escalation. Aside from irritating the U.S., however, the deployment does not strengthen Russia’s position. The Russian Tu-160 bomber is can be easily intercepted by fourth generation

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