Rice’s Declassified January 2017 Email Cites No Wrongdoing by Flynn

Former Obama National Security Adviser Susan Rice’s recently-declassified January 2017 email cited no wrongdoing by then-incoming National Security Advisor Michael Flynn in speaking with a Russian ambassador and said then-FBI Director James Comey’s biggest concern was that Flynn was talking to the ambassador too much. Acting Director of National Intelligence Richard Grenell recently declassified an […]

#Russia once again caught in attempts to poison foreign citizens

Prior to this, information was leaked to Czech media 3 that on 14 March a Russian spy had arrived in Prague via airplane and was able to freely transport ricin in his suitcase because of his diplomatic status. Later, this person, now identified as Konchakov, was escorted in a diplomatic vehicle to the Russian embassy […]

Coronavirus live news: three White House Covid-19 taskforce members go into self-quarantine | World news

Unlike many European countries, Sweden has kept its primary schools open as well as bars and restaurants, while urging people to respect social distancing and hygiene recommendations. Sweden kept its primary schools, bars and restaurants open – unlike many of its European neighbours – but it did ban visits to care homes on March 31. […]

U.S., and British ships conduct exercise in Arctic aim to counter Russia – Defence Blog

The U.S. Navy released a statement on Friday saying that U.S. 6th Fleet (C6F) conducted a bilateral naval anti-submarine warfare (ASW) exercise with the U.K., above the Arctic Circle. The statement noted the four ships from two nations, a U.S. submarine, and a U.S. P8-A worked together, in the Norwegian Sea, to conduct training in […]

Moscow goes on full lockdown

Moscow, Russia’s capital and Europe’s largest city with a population of 12 million, on Monday imposed a coronavirus lockdown. Under the new measures, all nonessential shops, including restaurants and cafes are closed. Citizens will only be allowed to leave their homes in case of a medical emergency, to travel to essential jobs and to shop […]

Turkey releases video of missile strike on Pantsir-S1 in Syria – Defence Blog

Turkish media released unique footage shows Turkey’s armed unmanned aircraft system destroyed a Pantsir-S1 self-propelled combined gun-missile system during its strike on Syrian Arab Army targets on Friday near Idlib. In the video, an apparently active Pantsir system mounted on its 8×8 truck can be seen sitting placidly as the Turkish munition plunges towards it. […]

Russia’s New Middle East Chessboard

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Reconsidering Great Power Competition Below Armed Conflict

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NATO’s Most Elite Operators and their Biggest Challenges

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How are the Russian raiders doing this?

One curious case about the real estate in Moscow, London and Dubai and the liquidated trading company A few weeks ago an article came out in Russia. Its title sounds unclear: ‘The perdimonocle’s effect. The raiders among us’. The ‘perdimonocle’ is a Russian version of the French phrase ‘perdu monocle’ which means ‘to drop a […]