Russia’s electoral strategy: Putin signs law allowing voting by mail and Internet

Russia’s electoral strategy: Putin signs law allowing voting by mail and Internet

Special to WorldTribune.com Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty Russian President Vladimir Putin has signed into law a new measure that allows elections at all levels and referendums to be conducted by mail and via the Internet, according to the Kremlin’s website. The law was rushed through all three readings in the State Duma on […]

U.S. Navy operates ships in Barents Sea for first time in decades as Russia increases Arctic capabilities

U.S. Navy operates ships in Barents Sea for first time in decades as Russia increases Arctic capabilities

Special to WorldTribune.com Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty Four U.S. Navy ships and a British Royal Navy frigate entered the Barents Sea north of Russia on May 4 to conduct Arctic security operations, the Pentagon said. The move is the first time U.S. Navy surface vessels have entered the Barents Sea since the mid-1980s. […]

U.S. tightens tech export restrictions to China, Russia, Venezuela

U.S. tightens tech export restrictions to China, Russia, Venezuela

by WorldTribune Staff, April 27, 2020 The Trump administration announced on April 27 new export control actions aimed at preventing efforts by entities in China, Russia, and Venezuela from acquiring U.S. technology for commercial purposes and then diverting the technology for military use. The Department of Commerce said in a press release that the restrictions […]

Geopolitics of the Saudi-Russian oil price war

Geopolitics of the Saudi-Russian oil price war

FPI / March 31, 2020 Analysis by Paul Crespo The ongoing oil price war between Saudi Arabia and Russia has a significant impact on U.S. national security that few in the media seem to understand. Thanks greatly to the rebirth of the domestic shale oil and gas industry, the U.S. became fully energy independent at […]

State Dept. warns China-Russia-Iran propaganda on virus will distract ‘information space’

State Dept. warns China-Russia-Iran propaganda on virus will distract ‘information space’

by WorldTribune Staff, March 29, 2020 China, Russia and Iran have created an echo chamber which pushes false narratives about the origins of and China’s response to the coronavirus crisis, a U.S. State Department official said. “During the crisis, we’ve seen Russian, Chinese, and Iranian state disinformation and propaganda ecosystems all converge around some disinformation […]

Rosneft sells assets In Venezuela to Russian state company

Rosneft sells assets In Venezuela to Russian state company

Special to WorldTribune.com Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty Russia’s largest oil producer, Rosneft, has announced that it is halting operations in Venezuela and selling its assets there to a company fully owned by the Russian government. Rosneft said in a statement on March 28 that it “concluded an agreement with the company 100 percent […]

DOJ moves to dismiss Mueller’s biggest ‘bombshell’ indictment

DOJ moves to dismiss Mueller’s biggest ‘bombshell’ indictment

by WorldTribune Staff, March 17, 2020 The Department of Justice on Monday filed a motion to dismiss charges against two Russian companies which were indicted by special counsel Robert Mueller for allegedly financing a Russian troll farm that sought to interfere in the 2016 presidential election. The companies, Concord Management and Consulting LLC and Concord […]

U.S. oil leader calls moves by Russia, Saudis ‘direct attack’ on industry

U.S. oil leader calls moves by Russia, Saudis ‘direct attack’ on industry

by WorldTribune Staff, March 17, 2020 Saudi Arabia and Russia are flooding the market with oil in a “direct attack” on U.S. producers, oil tycoon Harold Hamm said. “They’re taking advantage of this coronavirus pandemic that’s sweeping the world to focus in on this industry and devastate it,” Hamm, founder and executive chairman at Oklahoma […]

Russian oil power play targets U.S., but may backfire

Russian oil power play targets U.S., but may backfire

FPI / March 13, 2020 By Paul Crespo Russia and Saudi Arabia are now engaged in a full-scale oil price war where the ultimate target is the U.S. shale oil industry. Russia provoked this war days ago when it refused to follow OPEC+ plans to decrease production to maintain prices as the coronavirus saps demand. […]

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