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Were spies endangered by Russia, China access to Snowden files?


Special to by Dr. Jack Caravelli, Geostrategy-Direct The Sunday Times report that Britain was pulling its spies out of hostile nations because their identities may have been compromised by Russian and Chinese access to the Snowden files raised an […]

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Chechen jihadist group with 15,000 fighters pledges allegiance to ISIL

Caucuses Emirate leader Aslan Byutukaye.

Special to A Chechen terror organization which boasts “as many as 15,000” fighters has pledged its loyalty to Islamic State of Iraq and Levant (ISIL). The Caucuses Emirate is responsible for over 900 attacks in Russia since 2007 and […]

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Putin vows to save Syria from ‘tragic’ fate of U.S.-supported Iraq

Russian President Vladimir Putin.  /AP

Special to Russian President Vladimir Putin said U.S. President Barack Obama’s strategy to counter Islamic State of Iraq and Levant (ISIL) in Iraq has been “lamentable” and resulted in “tragic” consequences. “The United States supports Iraq, supports … the […]

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Russia adding dozens of intercontinental missiles to arsenal

Russian President Vladimir Putin speaks at the opening of the Army-2015 international military show featuring the latest Russian weapons on June 16. / AP

Special to Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty Russian President Vladimir Putin says the military will add more than 40 new intercontinental ballistic missiles (ICBMs) to its arsenal this year capable of “penetrating” any current missile defense systems. Putin […]

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Report details ‘dramatic’ rights abuses against Ukrainians who voted wrong in Putin referendum


Special to By John J. Metzler UNITED NATIONS — Describing the situation as a “collapse of law and order” in the territories controlled by the self-proclaimed rebel Republics, and amid on- going hostilities between the Ukrainian government troops and […]

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America’s crucial credibility abroad declines with the loss of trust — and respect


Special to by Dr. Jack Caravelli, Geostrategy-Direct The retrenchment of U.S. foreign policy under Barack Obama is triggering major changes in relations with formerly stout allies around the globe. In Europe, Asia and the Middle East, trust in the […]

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Good news on the global economy: Government programs to stifle entrepreneurial initiative worked!

The economies of Russia and Ukraine are projected to shrink.

Special to By John J. Metzler UNITED NATIONS — Amid modest economic growth worldwide, East Asia still leads the way. That’ s according to the UN’s updated “World Economic Situation Prospects” where the global economic growth is expected to […]

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Report: Putin sends unmarked heavy weapons to Ukraine for ‘Kremlin-manufactured war’

Tanks are seen on a freight train at a railway station in the Russian southern town of Matveev Kurgan, near the Russian-Ukrainian border on May 26.  /Reuters/Maria Tsvetkova

Special to Russia’s stealth military buildup near the border with Ukraine is evidence that President Vladimir Putin has ordered “direct military intervention” and is lying about it, a Washington-based think tank said on May 28 according to Radio Free […]

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Religious minorities most at risk throughout Mideast, China, Russia

Special to Kurds in the Syrian north offer one of the few glimmers of hope in a region where religious minorities are brutalized, repressed and at risk of genocide. Minority Rights Group International (MRG) issued its 2015 Peoples Under […]

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U.S., 8 European nations conduct Arctic exercise following Russian activity

Norway F-16s. / Ints Kalnins / Reuters

Special to Excerpted from Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty About 100 fighter jets and 4,000 personnel from the United States and eight European nations began an Arctic training exercise in the Nordic nations on May 25. The exercise, […]

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