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VLADIMIR PUTIN ANNOUNCES OFFICIAL HOLIDAY TO MARK CRIMEA OPERATION
By Howard Amos
February 27, 2015
The Kremlin has announced the anniversary of the military operation to seize the Crimean peninsula from Ukraine last year will be made an official holiday in Russ...
EUROPE ISN'T REALLY WORRIED ABOUT PUTIN
By Leonid Bershidsky
Febraury 26, 2015
For all the alarmist rhetoric about Russian barbarians at the gate, NATO countries are reluctant to put their money where their mouth is. Only the countries...
LITHUANIA TO REINTRODUCE MILITARY CONSCRIPTION
Courtesy of Delfi
February 24, 2015
The State Defense Council, comprising of the Lithuanian president, prime minister, parliament speaker, defense minister and army chief, decided on Tuesday to r...
THE AMERICAN EDUCATION OF VLADIMIR PUTIN - HOW THE RUSSIAN LEADER CAME TO OPPOSE A COUNTRY HE KNOWS LITTLE ABOUT
By Fiona Hill and Clifford G. Gaddy
February 16, 2015
"The problem you Americans have in dealing with us is that you think you understand us, but you don't. You look at the Chinese and you think:...
BRITISH DEFENSE SECRETARY SAYS PUTIN POSES "REAL AND PRESENT DANGER" TO BALTICS
Courtesy of Reuters
February 19, 2015
British Defense Secretary Michael Fallon said on Thursday Russian President Vladimir Putin posed a "real and present danger" to Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania...
SWEDEN PROPOSES AGGRESSIVE NORDIC DEFENSE
By Gerard O'Dwyer
February 10, 2015
Against a backdrop of increasing security tensions sparked by Russia's actions in Ukraine, Sweden has won universal Nordic backing for its plan to elevate cros...