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A New Chapter in the Scandal of Russian Troops Begging for Food

Armine Sahakyan | Posted 02.12.2016 | World
Armine Sahakyan

News coverage of the trial of a Russian soldier accused of killing all seven members of an Armenian family in 2015 has revived the issue of Russian neglect and mistreatment of its troops.

Dozens Of Ex-Soviet Military Officials Charged With War Crimes In Lithuania

Reuters | Jesselyn Cook | Posted 01.27.2016 | World

VILNIUS (Reuters) - A trial opened in Lithuania on Wednesday against dozens of former Soviet military officials accused of war crimes and crimes...

Iran Nuclear Deal: Success of Diplomacy and Opening of a New Era

Milad Jokar | Posted 01.19.2016 | World
Milad Jokar

Those who ideologically opposed the negotiations with Iran on the nuclear issue have been proven wrong. Diplomacy works and the results are a clear su...

War and Peace Is Stunning!

Jackie K. Cooper | Posted 01.14.2016 | Entertainment
Jackie K. Cooper

There is a real event on the television horizon. It is the production of War & Peace that will air simultaneously on Lifetime, A&E and History. It takes a special movie to air on that many channels and War & Peace fills that bill.

Saudi Arabia's Anti-Terror 'Coalition' Is a House of Cards

Daniel Wagner | Posted 12.28.2015 | World
Daniel Wagner

Given the conflicting interests and lack of military experience on the part of the coalition's members, there is ample reason to conclude that this alliance lacks substance.

America Is Dramatically Changing its Syria Policy. Here's Why.

Alastair Crooke | Posted 12.18.2015 | World
Alastair Crooke

BEIRUT -- Washington may be coming to the understanding that neither Russia nor Iran nor Hezbollah believe for one second the U.S. narrative that if Assad stepped down, somehow ISIS would melt away, and that responsible rebels would turn against ISIS to finish them off.

Putin Praises Trump: 'He’s A Really Brilliant And Talented Person'

The Hill | Annum Masroor | Posted 12.17.2015 | World

Russian President Vladimir Putin had kind words for his “stablemate” Donald Trump during an annual end-of-the-year Q&A session in Mosc...

Fire At Russian Neuropsychiatric Home Kills 23

Associated Press | Lee Moran | Posted 12.13.2015 | World

MOSCOW (AP) — A fire swept through a Russian home for people with mental illnesses, killing 23 patients and injuring another 23, the eme...

Free Wi-Fi Is Coming To Moscow's Most Famous Graveyards

Associated Press | Lee Moran | Posted 12.11.2015 | Technology

MOSCOW (AP) — As part of their campaign to bring Wi-Fi to crowded public spots in the Russian capital, Moscow authorities are connecting up an ...

Russian-French Alliance Is Another Victory for Putin

Jonathan Adelman | Posted 12.08.2015 | World
Jonathan Adelman

The rapid development of an alliance between Russia and France to seek revenge for ISIS killing 224 Russians in a plane explosion near Sharm el Sheikh...

Post-Paris Politics: Countering and (Maybe) Defeating ISIS

William Bradley | Posted 11.23.2015 | Politics
William Bradley

More than a week of cacophonous media and political gabble after the shocking Isis attacks on Paris make it clear that US presidential campaigns are no place to look for answers on this shocking and complex episode of new world chaos.

The U.S. Should Join Hands With Russia to Fight ISIS

Daniel Wagner | Posted 11.18.2015 | World
Daniel Wagner

Any rational person would have to agree that the world stands a better chance of effectively fighting IS together, than separately.

Scrotum-Nailing Artist Lights Fire To Russian Security Service Doors

The Huffington Post | Nick Robins-Early | Posted 11.10.2015 | World

Provocative Russian artist Pyotr Pavlensky took a canister of gas to the headquarters of Russia's FSB security service in Moscow on Monday, doused th...

Turkey and Qatar: Close Allies, Sharing a Doomed Syria Policy

Giorgio Cafiero | Posted 11.10.2015 | World
Giorgio Cafiero

In recent years, Turkey and Qatar have found much common ground on a host of foreign policy issues. Both Ankara and Doha have sponsored a variety of Sunni Islamist groups, seen as conduits for their geopolitical influence in the fluid Middle East. However, both countries have experienced setbacks from their engagement in some of the region's conflicts, most notably in Syria.

Kremlin: Russian Ban On Flights To Egypt Will Last Months

AP | Annum Masroor | Posted 11.10.2015 | World

MOSCOW (AP) — Moscow's ban on all flights to Egypt in the wake of a Russian plane crash will last for at least several months, the Kremlin chie...

Russia's Intervention in Syria: Protracting an Already Endless Conflict

Charles Lister | Posted 10.21.2015 | World
Charles Lister

Russia's intervention in Syria has introduced a dangerous new dynamic into an already volatile and complex conflict. Rather than advancing its self-proclaimed objective of fighting terrorism, many more Russian strikes have targeted moderate rebels -- "vetted" and supported by the United States -- as well as other expressly Syrian opposition groups backed variously by Saudi Arabia, Turkey and Qatar.

Chest Thumping and Chess Playing in Syria

Daniel Wagner | Posted 10.13.2015 | World
Daniel Wagner

Political pundits in the U.S. are working overtime trying to get in to the mind of Vladimir Putin and explain to the world why Mr. Putin has decided to jump into the fray in Syria.

Several In Aborted Moscow Bombing Plot Were Trained By ISIS, Police Say

Reuters | Chloe Angyal | Posted 10.12.2015 | World

MOSCOW, Oct 12 (Reuters) - A group of Russians arrested with a bomb were preparing to attack Moscow's public transport system and included people tra...

Discover Moscow's Local Secrets

Global Yodel | Posted 10.07.2015 | Travel
Global Yodel

In contrast to many European cities and capitals, in Moscow everything is always open and working virtually around the clock. You will always find a place where you can drink, eat, take a walk or go to the gym, even late at night.

Russia Backs Syrian Forces In Major Assault On Insurgents

Reuters | Annum Masroor | Posted 10.07.2015 | World

By Sylvia Westall and Dominic Evans BEIRUT, Oct 7 (Reuters) - Syrian troops and militia backed by Russian warplanes mounted what appeared to...

Astoria Characters: The Man Fully Invested in Finance

Nancy Ruhling | Posted 10.06.2015 | New York
Nancy Ruhling

There's not much to see in Korsa K. Nzidee's office because he's just moved into it.

Putin Drops the Bombs and Deals the Cards in Syria and Ukraine

Ambassador Muhamed Sacirbey | Posted 10.05.2015 | World
Ambassador Muhamed Sacirbey

The challenge of Putin as well as ISIS requires an answer beyond avoidance and containment. The threat is immediate but also the challenge to the rule of law and the ideology upon which free and democratic states have prospered as societies and economies over the last few decades.

The 25 Best Value Cities in the World

trivago | Posted 09.25.2015 | Travel
trivago

Building your dream vacation can be a very expensive undertaking, especially if you plan on hitting some of the world's most famous sights and cities. To help travelers create a fun (and affordable) itinerary for 2016, we analyzed the world's most popular cities to determine which 25 destinations will get you more bling for less cha-ching.

The Pentagon Is Preparing New War Plans For A Baltic Battle Against Russia

Foreign Policy | Annum Masroor | Posted 09.18.2015 | Politics

For the first time since the collapse of the Soviet Union, the U.S. Department of Defense is reviewing and updating its contingency plans for armed c...

Iran Exposes the Myth of GCC Unity

Daniel Wagner | Posted 09.10.2015 | World
Daniel Wagner

If GCC officials slowly pivot toward the perception that their long-term interests reside in an improved relationship toward Iran, such a strategic shift would be seen in Riyadh as an erosion of GCC unity against an emboldened Iran.