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Photo: Alain Pilloux, EBRD vice-president visiting Chisinau. Credit: Government of Moldova via twitter https://twitter.com/olgarosca/status/1153313259178668033
Moldova Accepts the Price for Energy Independence
December 7, 2022
Regional Security Russia Sanctions
Photo: Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu (L) arrives in Minsk, Belarus, on Feb 3, 2022 where he will inspect the progress of the joint military exercises. Russia is massing nuclear-capable missiles along with 30,000 troops in Belarus, Jens Stoltenberg, NATO general secretary warns, amid fears of a huge refugee crisis if Ukraine is invaded. Credit: EYEPRESS MEDIA via Reuters
Is Belarus Preparing to join Russia’s War? Maybe
December 7, 2022
Europe's Edge Regional Security Russia
Photo: A view shows a logo in the office of the media outlet TV Rain (Dozhd) in Moscow, Russia September 2, 2021. Russia's justice ministry recently declared TV Rain a "foreign agent", the designation used by the government to label foreign-funded organizations it says are engaged in political activity. Credit: REUTERS/Evgenia Novozhenina
Self-Harming: the West’s Media Policy for Russia
December 7, 2022
Civil Society Disinformation Europe's Edge Regional Security Russia
Photo: Sweden's Prime Minister Ulf Kristersson speaks at the Monday Movement's demonstration in support of Ukraine. Credit: Ninni Andersson/Swedish Government Office
Step Up Sweden: the EU Needs Your Tech Leadership
December 7, 2022
Bandwidth Technology & Innovation
Photos: New members of the Territorial Defence Forces train to operate RPG-7 anti-tank launcher during military exercises amid Russia's invasion of Ukraine, in Kyiv, Ukraine March 9, 2022. Credit: REUTERS/Valentyn Ogirenko.
Putin’s War in Ukraine: It’s Essential Not to Talk
December 7, 2022
Europe's Edge Regional Security Russia
Photo: Mari Meladze, 18, poses near Georgia's breakaway region of South Ossetia in the village of Odzisi, Georgia, August 19, 2022. Credit: REUTERS/Daro Sulakauri
Georgia Fatigue? Time to Wake Up
December 7, 2022
Disinformation Europe's Edge NATO Regional Security Rule of Law
Photo: Russian reservists recruited during the partial mobilisation of troops line up as they receive gear before departing to the zone of Russia-Ukraine conflict, in the Rostov region, Russia October 31, 2022. Credit: REUTERS/Sergey Pivovarov
Russia’s Covert Mobilization to Feed the Frontline
December 6, 2022
Civil Society Europe's Edge Regional Security Russia
Photo: A participant waves a rainbow flag during the LGBT community rally "X St.Petersburg Pride" in central Saint Petersburg, Russia August 3, 2019. Credit: REUTERS/Anton Vaganov/File Photo
Will Putin’s Anti-LGBT Stunt Work?
December 6, 2022
Civil Society Europe's Edge Russia
Photo: "Soap", 30, a soldier with the 58th Independent Motorized Infantry Brigade of the Ukrainian Army catches a drone while testing it, as Russia's invasion of Ukraine continues, near Bakhmut, Ukraine, November 25, 2022. Credit: REUTERS/Leah Millis
The Miniaturization of Force
December 6, 2022
Defense Innovation Emerging technology Europe's Edge
Photo: President Michel visits Kazakhstan President Michel attends the Central Asia leaders meeting. Credit: European Union Website. https://newsroom.consilium.europa.eu/permalink/p148146
The EU Returns to Central Asia
December 6, 2022
China Europe's Edge Regional Security Russia
Photo: Margrethe Vestager speaking at the end of the working sessions of the EU-US Trade and Technology Council, at ENS Saclay, in 2022. Credit: EU Commission
Showtime at the TTC: The EU and US Spar on Tech
December 5, 2022
Bandwidth Emerging technology
Photo: US President Joe Biden and French President Emmanuel Macron meet at the White House in Washington DC. Credit: @POTUS https://twitter.com/POTUS/status/1598504733056155648
Liberty, Equality, Vanity
December 4, 2022
Europe's Edge NATO Regional Security Russia
Photo: US President Joe Biden stands with French President Emmanuel Macron at the White House in Washington, DC, December 1, 2022. Credit: REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque
Made in America, Made in France: Protectionism Threatens the Atlantic Tech Alliance
December 2, 2022
Bandwidth Emerging technology
Photo: Crowds gather on Trocadero terrace to watch the Eiffel Tower sparkling illumination effects. On Tuesday, November 13, 2018, in Paris, France. Credit: Artur Widak/NurPhoto
US Gas Keeps the Eiffel Tower Lit
December 1, 2022
Europe's Edge Hybrid Threats Sanctions
Photo: President Volodymyr Zelenskyy took part in events on the occasion of the Day of Defenders of Ukraine. Credit: President of Ukraine via Flickr. https://flic.kr/p/2nTHXH3
Russia’s Imperial Farce
December 1, 2022
Europe's Edge Regional Security Russia
Photo: Jens Stoltenberg at a meeting of the Ukraine Defense Contact Group, following the explosion in Poland. Credit: @jensstoltenberg via Twitter. https://twitter.com/jensstoltenberg/status/1592892468978421760/photo/1
Next Time a Missile Hits Poland…
December 1, 2022
Europe's Edge NATO Regional Security Russia
Photo: The person plays on the flute in the center of Lviv during a blackout after a massive Russian missile attack on Ukrainian power infrastructure, Ukraine, November 15, 2022 Credit: Photo by Maxym Marusenko/NurPhoto
Ukraine’s War Against the Dark
December 1, 2022
Civil Society Europe's Edge Regional Security Russia
Photo: Firefighters work to extinguish fire following recent shelling at an oil storage in the course of Russia-Ukraine conflict in the town of Shakhtarsk, October 27, 2022. Credit: REUTERS/Alexander Ermochenko
Russia: Taming the Outlaw State
November 29, 2022
Europe's Edge Hybrid Threats Regional Security Russia
Photo: Pallets of ammunition are loaded onto an 86th Airlift Wing C-130J Super Hercules on Ramstein Air Base, Germany, Aug. 7, 2022. Air Mobility Command's global air mobility support system is critical to the Department of Defense’s ability to rapidly fulfill Ukraine’s priority security assistance requests. Credit: U.S. Air Force photo by Capt. Emma Quirk via dvids
Ukraine: Time for a New Berlin Airlift
November 29, 2022
Europe's Edge Russia Security & Defense
Photo: Street with anti-tank obstacle defense during a blackout after a Russian missile attack on Ukrainian power infrastructure in Kyiv, Ukraine, November, 2022. Credit: Photo by Maxym Marusenko/NurPhoto
Light Flares in Ukraine’s Darkness
November 28, 2022
Civil Society Europe's Edge Regional Security Russia
Joint speech between the members of the EU-US TTC, composed of Valdis Dombrovskis, Margrete Vestager, Thierry Breton, Katherine Tai, Gina Raimondo and Jose W Fernandez in May 2022. Credit: European Commission
US-EU Seek Trade and Tech Council Wins – Despite Mounting Tensions
November 28, 2022
Bandwidth Technology & Innovation
Photo: Russian President Vladimir Putin speaks with Chinese President Xi Jinping before an extended-format meeting of heads of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization summit (SCO) member states in Samarkand, Uzbekistan September 16, 2022. Credit: Sputnik/Sergey Bobylev/Pool via REUTERS
The Menace of a Deepening China-Russia Axis
November 28, 2022
China Europe's Edge Regional Security Russia
Photo: Opposition politician Vladimir Kara-Murza laying flowers during the memorial. More than 10 thousand people took part in the memory of Boris Nemtsov on the sixth anniversary of the murder of the politician. Credit: Mihail Siergiejevicz / SOPA Imag/Sipa USA
High Treason, Stalin-Style
November 28, 2022
Europe's Edge Rule of Law Russia
Photo: Ukrainian servicemen ride a 2S7 Pion self-propelled gun, as Russia's attack on Ukraine continues, near a frontline in Kherson region, Ukraine November 9, 2022. Credit: REUTERS/Viacheslav Ratynskyi
China’s Victory in Ukraine
November 27, 2022
China Europe's Edge Regional Security Russia
Photo: ZAPORIZHZHIA, UKRAINE - SEPTEMBER 30, 2022 - Workers of the Ukrainian Red Cross Society and a psychologist of the State Emergency Service comfort a woman at the scene of a deadly Russian missile strike on a humanitarian convoy in Zaporizhzhia, southeastern Ukraine. Credit: Dmytro Smolienko via Reuters Connect
Making Russia Pay
November 24, 2022
Europe's Edge Russia Sanctions
Photo: Women board the evacuation train for displaced people from Donetsk and Luhansk areas destroyed by the constant Russian shelling during the combats between the Ukrainian and Russian armies to control the Donbas, Ukraine. Credit: Celestino Arce/NurPhoto
Ukraine’s Refugees Mull Return After Russian Retreats
November 24, 2022
Civil Society Europe's Edge
Photo: European Council President Charles Michel meets with Kazakhstan President Kassym-Jomart Tokayev, October 26,2022. Credit: European Council.
Expanding the West’s Footprint in Tokayev’s ‘New Kazakhstan’
November 24, 2022
Europe's Edge Regional Security
Photo: People take part in the annual Russian March demonstration, organised by nationalists and activists of far-right political groups, on the National Unity Day in Moscow, Russia November 4, 2019. Credit: REUTERS/Tatyana Makeyeva.
Can the Kremlin Capture Russia’s Restless Ultra-Nationalists?
November 21, 2022
Civil Society Elections Europe's Edge Russia
Twitter Inc.'s former security chief Peiter "Mudge" Zatko testifies before a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing to discuss allegations from his whistleblower complaint that the social media company misled regulators, on Capitol Hill in Washington, U.S., September 13, 2022. REUTERS/Evelyn Hockstein
US Midterm Fallout: What Lies Ahead for Tech?
November 21, 2022
Bandwidth Data and Privacy Internet freedom
Photo: Police officers restrain participants of an anti-government demonstration in Yerevan, Armenia May 3, 2022. Credit: Vahram Baghdasaryan/Photolure via REUTERS.
Russia’s Dying Eurasian Dream
November 21, 2022
China Europe's Edge Regional Security Russia
Photo: Ukrainian servicemen fire a 130 mm towed field gun M-46 on a front line, as Russia's attack on Ukraine continues, near Soledar, Donetsk region, Ukraine, in this handout image released November 10, 2022. Credit: Iryna Rybakova/Press Service of the 93rd Independent Kholodnyi Yar Mechanized Brigade of the Ukrainian Armed Forces/Handout
Blowing Hot and Cold
November 20, 2022
Europe's Edge Regional Security Russia
Photo: Secretary of Defense Lloyd J. Austin III and Ukrainian Minister of Defense Oleksii Reznikov at the sixth meeting of the Ukraine Defense Contact Group at NATO headquarters, Brussels, Belgium, Oct. 12, 2022. This is the the sixth such meeting of defense leaders from around the world since Russia’s unprovoked and unjustified invasion of Ukraine. Credit: DoD photo by Chad J. McNeeley
It’s Costing Peanuts for the US to Defeat Russia
November 18, 2022
Defense Innovation Europe's Edge Regional Security Russia
Photo: Federal Chancellor Olaf Scholz and General Secretary of the Chinese Communist Party, Xi Jinping. Credit: Federal Government/Imo https://www.bundesregierung.de/breg-en/media-center/federal-chancellor-scholz-china-2140022
Zombie Ostpolitik
November 17, 2022
China Europe's Edge Regional Security
Photo: NEW LONDON, Conn. – More than 200 women and men participated from military service academies and NSA’s development programs in a three-day competition designed to develop and test cybersecurity skills virtually, April 8-10, 2021. Credit: US Coast Guard Academy via Flickr. https://flic.kr/p/2kSz1JV
America Needs a Bold New Cyber Strategy
November 17, 2022
Bandwidth Cybersecurity
Photo: President Joe Biden and President of the European Commission Ursula Gertrud von der Leyen at the G20 Summit in Indonesia. Credit: @POTUS via Twitter https://twitter.com/POTUS/status/1593038717299888128.
West Must Craft a Russian Strategy
November 17, 2022
Europe's Edge NATO Regional Security Russia
Photo: Russian T-80BV tank on fire. Credit: OTU "Pivnich", Military unit of the Armed Forces of Ukraine via Facebook. https://www.facebook.com/watch/?v=463092205554584
Doomed to Failure — Russia’s Efforts to Restore its Military Muscle
November 15, 2022
Europe's Edge National Security and Intelligence Regional Security Russia
Photo: Graphic picturing The Compatriots: The Russian Exiles Who Fought Against the Kremlin by Irina Borogan and Andrei Soldatov. Credit: Sarah Krajewski/CEPA.
The Compatriots: The Russian Exiles Who Fought Against the Kremlin
November 15, 2022
Civil Society Europe's Edge Regional Security Russia
Photo: A man speaks on a mobile phone outside the headquarters of Yandex company in Moscow June 14, 2012. Credit: REUTERS/Maxim Shemetov
Russian Search Giant Yandex Struggles to Survive
November 14, 2022
Bandwidth Data and Privacy Internet freedom
Photo: Iran's President Ebrahim Raisi addressing the 22nd SCO Summit, September 16, 2022. Credit: President of the Islamic Republic of Iran website https://president.ir/en/139499.
Few-Friends Russia Embraces Iran
November 14, 2022
Europe's Edge Regional Security Russia Sanctions
Photo: Handout photo shows Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky taking part in the flag laying ceremony during his visit to the newly liberated city of Kherson, following the retreat of Russian forces from the strategic hub. Kherson, Ukraine, November 14, 2022. Credit: Photo by Ukrainian Presidency via ABACAPRESS.COM
Putin Runs out of Options
November 14, 2022
Europe's Edge Regional Security Russia
Photo: Children celebrate after Russia's retreat from Kherson, in central Kherson, Ukraine November 13, 2022. Credit: REUTERS/Valentyn Ogirenko.
Three Fronts
November 13, 2022
Europe's Edge Regional Security Russia
Photo:France, 23-07-2021, photomontage illustrating surveillance and spying via the infection of iOS or Android smartphones by means of Pegasus-type software developed by the NSO Group. Credit: Mathieu Thomasset / Hans Lucas.
How Europe Could Clean Up Its Cybersurveillance Mess
November 10, 2022
Bandwidth Civil Society Data and Privacy Rule of Law
Photo: Air Force Tech. Sgt. Jochen Emrich, of the 189th Airlift Wing, Communications Flight, Arkansas Air National Guard, assesses real-world cyber threats, Dec. 5, 2021, at Little Rock Air Force Base, Arkansas. Credit: Tech. Sgt. Jonathan Porter/Air National Guard
Russia’s Aggression Justifies Western Cyber Intervention
November 9, 2022
Cybersecurity Europe's Edge Hybrid Threats Russia
Photo: 1959/60 Class photo. Martina Martinaitienė, located middle row, far left. Courtesy: Saulė Kubiliūtė
My Grandma — an Ordinary Hero of Lithuania’s Resistance
November 9, 2022
Civil Society Europe's Edge Russia
Photo: Dark windows in residential blocks during a power cut amid the Russian destruction of Ukrainian power infrastructure in Kyiv, Ukraine, October 27, 2022. Credit: Maxym Marusenko/NurPhoto
Putin Weaponizes Winter
November 9, 2022
Europe's Edge Hybrid Threats Regional Security Russia
Photo: A man wearing a camouflage uniform walks out of PMC Wagner Centre, which is a project implemented by the businessman and founder of the Wagner private military group Evgeny Prigozhin, during the official opening of the office block in Saint Petersburg, Russia, November 4, 2022. Credit: REUTERS/Igor Russak
Putin’s Chef Turns Handyman
November 9, 2022
Europe's Edge Regional Security Russia
Photo: Joint Terminal Attack Controllers from the Latvian National Armed Forces conduct close air support training with A-10s from the 107th Fighter Squadron. Credit: Staff Sgt. Jacob Cessna, US Air National Guard
A Security Partnership Act for the Baltics?
November 9, 2022
Defense Innovation Europe's Edge Regional Security
Photo: Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan at a campaign event in October 2022 Credit: @RTErdogan via Twitter
Talking Turkey: Ankara Punishes Online Dissent
November 8, 2022
Bandwidth Data and Privacy Disinformation Internet freedom
Photo: A volunteer places a cross with a number to a grave of one of unidentified people killed by Russian troops, as Russia's attack on Ukraine continues, during a mass burial ceremony in the town of Bucha, in Kyiv region, Ukraine September 2, 2022. Credit: REUTERS/Vladyslav Musiienko
Russia Fears Return of a Criminal Army
November 7, 2022
Europe's Edge Regional Security Rule of Law Russia
President Joe Biden watches as European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen, delivers remarks, Friday, March 25, 2022, at the Chief of Mission Residence in Brussels. (Official White House Photo by Adam Schultz)
US and Europe Share Diagnosis on Tech Ills, Yet Risk Confrontation
November 7, 2022
Bandwidth China Emerging technology
Photo: An Ukrainian boy attends a demonstration of solidarity with Ukraine in Krakow, Poland on October 1st, 2022. Credit: Beata Zawrzel/NurPhoto
War of Words
November 6, 2022
Europe's Edge Regional Security Russia
Photo: A person passes by the European Union flag on the Berlaymont in Brussels, Belgium on October 11, 2022. Photo:Jakub Porzycki/NurPhoto
US and Europe Look Set to Clash Over Artificial Intelligence
November 3, 2022
Bandwidth Emerging technology
Photo: People wait in a line to vote at The Boys' Club of New York - Abbe Clubhouse in Flushing, Queens during early voting for the U.S. Presidential election on October 24, 2020 in New York City. Due to the coronavirus and social distancing concerns New York State is allowing early voting for the first time. Credit: John Nacion/NurPhoto
Midterm Alert: Silicon Valley is Losing the Fight Against Misinformation
November 2, 2022
Bandwidth Disinformation Elections
Photo: Slovakia's President Zuzana Caputova reacts next to the owner of a gay bar at the site of a shooting in Bratislava, Slovakia October 13, 2022. Credit: REUTERS/Radovan Stoklasa
Homophobic Murders Bring Dire Warnings From Slovak President
November 2, 2022
Authoritarian Threats Civil Society Europe's Edge Rule of Law
Photo: Members of the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) attend an IRGC ground forces military drill in the Aras area, East Azerbaijan province, Iran, October 17, 2022. Credit: IRGC/WANA (West Asia News Agency)/Handout via REUTERS
Iran Battles Turkish Influence in South Caucasus
November 1, 2022
Authoritarian Threats Europe's Edge Regional Security Rule of Law
Photo: Ukrainians people living in Krakow and their supporters protesting in Krakow's Main Square, on the 229th day of the Russian invasion of Ukraine. On Thursday, October 10, 2022, in Krakow, Lesser Poland Voivodeship, Poland. Credit: Artur Widak/NurPhoto
Russia — The World Hates Us
November 1, 2022
Disinformation Europe's Edge Russia
Photo: Joint appeal with the President of Ukraine, Volodymyr Zelensky, for the formation of German-Ukrainian town twinning. Credit: Jesco Denzel via the website of the President of Germany. https://www.bundespraesident.de/SharedDocs/Termine/DE/Frank-Walter-Steinmeier/2022/10/221025-Reise-Ukraine.html#-gallery
Germany’s Belated Awakening
October 31, 2022
Europe's Edge Regional Security Rule of Law Russia
Photo: Riot police officers detain a man during a rally in support of jailed Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny in Saint Petersburg, Russia, on January 31, 2021. Credit: Photo by Anatolij Medved/NurPhoto
Kremlin Must Loosen its Grip for Russia to Survive
October 31, 2022
Europe's Edge Russia
Photo: Rome, 23/10/2022 - After receiving military honours, the President of the Council of Ministers, Giorgia Meloni, reviews the Guard of Honour lined up in the courtyard of Palazzo Chigi. Credit: Italian Government website. https://www.governo.it/en/media/inauguration-ceremony-giorgia-meloni-s-government-palazzo-chigi/20746
Italy’s New Government: Five things to Remember
October 31, 2022
Elections Europe's Edge NATO
Photo: Japan's Prime Minister Junichiro Koizumi bows as he pays his respects at the memorial to the Nord-Ost theatre centre hostage crisis victims in Moscow, January 10, 2003. Koizumi on Friday demanded that North Korea go back on its decision to pull out of a global treaty aimed at stopping the spread of nuclear weapons. Credit: REUTERS AS/JDP
The Siege That Still Scars Russia
October 31, 2022
Europe's Edge Hybrid Threats Russia
Photo: Vendors count Russian ruble banknotes for tax at a market in Omsk, Russia October 29, 2021. Credit: REUTERS/Alexey Malgavko
Russia’s Costly War Saps its Regions
October 28, 2022
Europe's Edge Regional Security Russia Sanctions
Photo: Russian nuclear missiles. Credit: Andy Cat @akatyanin via Unsplash. https://unsplash.com/photos/PGEKTReynKk
Foreign Outreach Belies Putin’s Nuclear Threats
October 28, 2022
Europe's Edge Hybrid Threats Regional Security Russia
Photo: ballistic missiles being launched into the air as Russia's strategic nuclear forces took part in drills. Credit: @MoreeuwL via Twitter. https://twitter.com/ChaudharyParvez/status/1585435573183209473
Russia’s Garbled Nuclear Missile Message
October 28, 2022
Europe's Edge Hybrid Threats Regional Security Russia
Photo: The Settings app is seen on an iPhone mobile device in this illustration photo in Warsaw, Poland on 12 October, 2022. Credit: STR/NurPhoto
Europe Uses Spyware on its Own Citizens
October 27, 2022
Bandwidth Civil Society Rule of Law Technology & Innovation
Photo: Polish Border Control. Credit: @Straz_Graniczna via Twitter https://twitter.com/Straz_Graniczna/status/1584062657534885888/photo/1
Baltics Bring Down the Shutters on Free Migration
October 27, 2022
Baltic Sea Civil Society Europe's Edge Regional Security Russia
Western Progressives and Reactionaries for Putin
October 27, 2022
Europe's Edge Regional Security Rule of Law Russia
Photo: Odessa, Ukraine, 2022/04/14. Barricades and fortifications forbid the access to a street in the city center. Residents in Odessa fear to be the target of a Russian attack since the Russian navy ship Moskva was sunk by Ukrainian missiles off Odessa s coast. Credit: Photograph by Valeria Mongelli / Hans Lucas. Odessa, Ukraine, 2022/04/14.
Sirens and Flaming Shots — Life in Wartime Odesa
October 26, 2022
Civil Society Europe's Edge Regional Security Russia
Photo: Briefing on radiation security threats by the chief of nuclear, biological and chemical protection troops Lieutenant General Igor Kirillov. Credit: MoD Russia via Telegram. https://t.me/mod_russia_en/4684
Dirty Bomb — What’s Russia’s Game?
October 26, 2022
Defense Innovation Europe's Edge Regional Security Russia
Photo: Police officers walk past a surveillance camera in central Moscow, Russia January 26, 2020. Picture taken January 26, 2020. Credit: REUTERS/Shamil Zhumatov
Russia’s Surveillance State
October 26, 2022
Bandwidth Data and Privacy New Iron Curtain Russia
Photo: Graphic picturing Cold War Radio: The Russian Broadcasts of the Voice of America and Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty by Mark G Pomar. Credit: Sarah Krajewski/CEPA.
Freedom Calling — Cold War Radio, Then and Now
October 25, 2022
Authoritarian Threats Democracy Europe's Edge Regional Security
Let the Guns Speak — Ukraine Is Writing its Future
October 25, 2022
Civil Society Europe's Edge Regional Security Russia
Photo: A view shows destroyed Russian tanks and armoured vehicles, amid Russia's invasion of Ukraine, in the recently liberated town of Lyman, Donetsk region, Ukraine, October 5, 2022. Credit: REUTERS/Zohra Bensemra.
Russia’s Collapse? Good News for Everyone
October 25, 2022
Europe's Edge Regional Security Russia
Photo: A poster showing six wanted Russian military intelligence officers is displayed as U.S. FBI Special Agent in Charge of the Pittsburgh field office Michael Christman, accompanied by Assistant Attorney General for the National Security Division John Demers, and FBI Deputy Director David Bowdich, speaks at a news conference at the Department of Justice, in Washington, U.S., October 19, 2020. Credit: Andrew Harnik/Pool via REUTERS
Untangling Moscow’s Complex Cyber Web
October 24, 2022
Bandwidth Cybersecurity Hybrid Threats New Iron Curtain Russia
Photo: ZAPORIZHZHIA REGION, UKRAINE - OCTOBER 05, 2022 - A soldier of a military mortar crew stands on the border of a dry sunflower field, Zaporizhzhia Region, southeastern Ukraine. Credit: Dmytro Smoliyenko via Reuters Connect
Give Peace A Chance
October 22, 2022
Europe's Edge Hybrid Threats Regional Security Russia
Photo: A man speaks on the phone near an office of Beeline, the brand owned by mobile phone operator Vimpelcom, in Moscow, November 12, 2014. Credit: REUTERS/Maxim Shemetov/File Photo
Putin’s 6G Plan is a Candidate for Russia’s Tech Graveyard
October 21, 2022
Bandwidth Emerging technology New Iron Curtain Russia
Photo: Russian President Vladimir Putin takes part in a meeting with Muslim clerics in Ufa October 22, 2013. Putin accused foreign rivals on Tuesday of using radical Islam to weaken the Russian state, a day after a suicide bombing blamed on a Muslim woman. Credit: REUTERS/Mikhail Klimentyev/RIA Novosti/Kremlin
Russia’s Dilemma on Secular Islam
October 21, 2022
Civil Society Europe's Edge Regional Security Russia
Photo: The Russian flag is seen through barbed wire as it flies on the roof of the Russian embassy in Kiev, Ukraine March 26, 2018. Credit: REUTERS/Gleb Garanich/File Photo
A Western Strategy for Ukraine: Part 3
October 20, 2022
Europe's Edge NATO Regional Security Russia
Photo: A service member of Kyrgyz special operations forces stands guard near Golovnoi water distribution facility outside the village of Kok-Tash in Batken province, Kyrgyzstan May 5, 2021. The clashes broke out last week along the frontier between Tajikistan's Sughd province and Kyrgyzstan's southern Batken province because of a dispute over a reservoir and pump, claimed by both sides, on the Isfara River. Credit: REUTERS/Vladimir Pirogov
Russia’s Enfeeblement Sends Shudders Through Central Asia
October 19, 2022
Europe's Edge Regional Security Russia
Photo: Russian President Vladimir Putin (R) shakes hands with his Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping after awarding him with the Order of St. Andrew the Apostle the First-Called during a meeting at the Kremlin in Moscow, Russia July 4, 2017. Credit: REUTERS/Sergei Ilnitsky/Pool TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY.
Hobbled Russia Cedes Influence to China
October 18, 2022
Europe's Edge Regional Security Russia
Photo: Russian President Vladimir Putin speaks during annual news conference in Moscow, Russia December 20, 2018. Credit: REUTERS/Maxim Shemetov/File Photo
Putin Says the Gloves Are Off — Believe Him
October 18, 2022
Europe's Edge Hybrid Threats Regional Security Russia
The gas leak at Nord Stream 2 seen from the Danish F-16 interceptor on Bornholm. Credit: Danish Defence Command
Conspiracy Theorists, Right-wing Politicians Fuel Nord Stream Disinformation
October 17, 2022
Bandwidth Disinformation Hybrid Threats
Photo: Polish border guards near the new fence on the Polish-Belarusian border near the village of Nowdziel. Credit: Photo by Artur Widak/NurPhoto
Europe’s New Military Frontline
October 17, 2022
Black Sea Europe's Edge NATO Regional Security Russia
Photo: Joint press conference with NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg and the President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelenskyy. Credit: NATO via Flickr. https://flic.kr/p/2mRf96y
Hot Seat
October 17, 2022
Europe's Edge Hybrid Threats NATO Regional Security
Photo: Men walk along a street in Stepanakert in the region of Nagorno-Karabakh, November 16, 2020. Credit: REUTERS/Stringer
South Caucasus Inch Closer to Peace
October 13, 2022
Europe's Edge Regional Security
Photo: Russian flags in a garbage dumpster after a rally. Source: UkraineBizMag/Twitter https://twitter.com/Biz_Ukraine_Mag/status/1506311026400272396
Whisper it — Russia Begins to Discuss Defeat
October 13, 2022
Europe's Edge Regional Security Russia
Photo: Officers of Russia's FSB security service stand guard near a defendants' cage, with detained crew members of Ukrainian naval ships inside, during a court hearing in Moscow, Russia January 15, 2019. Credit: REUTERS/Maxim Shemetov
FSB Seizes a Greater Role in Russia’s Shadow War
October 13, 2022
Europe's Edge Hybrid Threats Russia
Photo: A medical worker works with blood during the World Blood Donor Day (WBDD), amid Russia's invasion of Ukraine, at a transfusiology department in Odesa, Ukraine 14 June 2022. World Blood Donor Day (WBDD) is marked annualy on 14 June worldwide. Credit: STR/NurPhoto
Ukraine: Blood for Freedom
October 13, 2022
Civil Society Europe's Edge Regional Security
Photo: "Atomic Orthodoxy ... Novonovosibirsk ... Andrey Molodkin and Alexei Belyaev-Gintovt". Credit: Mithgol the Webmaster via traditio.wiki. https://traditio.wiki/%D0%A4%D0%B0%D0%B9%D0%BB:%D0%90%D1%82%D0%BE%D0%BC%D0%BD%D0%BE%D0%B5_%D0%BF%D1%80%D0%B0%D0%B2%D0%BE%D1%81%D0%BB%D0%B0%D0%B2%D0%B8%D0%B5.jpg
How Russia Learned to Love the Bomb (Too Much)
October 11, 2022
Defense Innovation Europe's Edge Hybrid Threats Regional Security
Photo: Head of Transdniestria Vadim Krasnoselsky takes part in a flag-rising ceremony on Victory Day, marking the 77th anniversary of the victory over Nazi Germany in World War Two, in Tiraspol, in Moldova's breakaway region of Transdniestria, May 9, 2022. Credit: REUTERS/Vladislav Bachev
Russia’s Imperial Dream Fades in Transnistria
October 11, 2022
Civil Society Europe's Edge Regional Security Russia
Photo: People pose for photos and take selfies in front of the large poster form of postage stamp depicting the Crimean Kerch Bridge on fire in Kyiv, Ukraine, October 08, 2022. Credit: Maxym Marusenko/NurPhoto
Troubled Bridge Over Stolen Waters
October 9, 2022
Europe's Edge Hybrid Threats Regional Security Russia
President of the European Commission Ursula von der Leyen, US President Joseph Biden, and President of the European Council Charles Michel at the 2021 EU-US Summit. Credit: Council of the European Union
The New Transatlantic Data Deal: Will it Stick or End Up as Lipstick on a Pig?
October 7, 2022
Bandwidth Data and Privacy
Photo: Anti war protester holding a sign about to be detained, in Moscow, Russia, on February 28, 2022 during a demonstration against the war on Ukraine. Credit: Daniil Danchenko/NurPhoto.
Call-Up Agitates Russia’s Army of Apathy
October 7, 2022
Civil Society Europe's Edge Regional Security Russia
Photo: Buses with an election campaign posters depicting Latvian Defence Minister Artis Pabriks and leaders of Latvia First party are seen in Riga, Latvia September 28, 2022. Credit: REUTERS/Ints Kalnins
Latvia’s Russian Speakers Make Radical Electoral Choices
October 7, 2022
Elections Europe's Edge Regional Security Russia
Photo: Participants at the 2019 WindEurope Offshore conference in Denmark, at a stand highlighting developments in green energy. Credit: Wind Denmark via Flickr.
Europe Births Tech Unicorns – Only To See Them Leave
October 6, 2022
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Photo: A Ukrainian soldier poses next to a destroyed Russian tank in Malaya Rohan village, amid Russia's attack on Ukraine, near Kharkiv, Ukraine, May 5, 2022. Credit: REUTERS/Ricardo Moraes.
Russia Suffers a Torrent of Battlefield Defeats
October 6, 2022
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Photo: Exercises of the Collective Forces of the CSTO "Interaction-2022", "Poisk-2022", "Echelon-2022", Kazakhstan, October 3-7, 2022. Credit CSTO Website. https://odkb-csto.org/photogallery/618/
The Russian Double — Defeat and Decline
October 5, 2022
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Photo: An activist holds up an artwork depicting Belarusian President Aleksander Lukashenko as they attend a rally in support of the Belarusian anti-government movement and detained blogger Roman Protasevich, in front of the Ministry of Foreign affairs in Kyiv, Ukraine May 28, 2021. Credit: REUTERS/Gleb Garanich
Lukashenka Plays Russian Roulette
October 4, 2022
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Photo: KYIV, UKRAINE - JULY 18, 2022 - Soldiers carry the coffin covered with a Ukrainian flag with the body of the 93rd Independent Kholodnyi Yar Mechanized Brigade serviceman known by his nom de guerre 'Fanat' after a memorial service at St Michael's Cathedral, Kyiv, capital of Ukraine. Credit: Pavlo_Bagmut via Reuters Connect
Blood Money — Calculating Russia’s Debt to Ukraine
October 3, 2022
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Photo: Steam is seen from the cooling towers of German RWE Power AG during sunset time in Weisweiler; Germany on March 24, 2022 Credit: Photo by Ying Tang/NurPhoto
The Energy Winter War
October 3, 2022
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Photo: A climate activist speaks after a march from the White House to the U.S. Capitol on March 25, 2022. Credit: Bryan Olin Dozier/NurPhoto
Interview: Data Privacy Reform Must Consider Civil Rights
October 3, 2022
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Photo: Members of the local Russian diaspora in Krakow are seen during a silent anti-war demonstration and protest against Vladimir Putin and the war with Ukraine at the Adam Mickiewicz Monument in Krakow's Main Square. On Sunday, October 02, 2022, in Krakow, Poland. Credit: Artur Widak/NurPhoto
Dealing with Defeat
October 2, 2022
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Photo: Giorgia Meloni at a campaign rally. Credit: @GiorgiaMeloni/Twitter
Giorgia Meloni Preaches Tech Nationalism. But Can Italy Go It Alone?
September 30, 2022
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Photo: In this photo illustration, a warning message in Ukrainian, Russian and Polish languages is displayed on a smartphone screen and in the background. Hackers carried out attacks on several of Ukraine's government websites, including the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Ministry of Education and Science, the State Service for Emergency Situation, and others, reportedly by local media. This attack, on Ukrainian government web resources, is the largest in the last four years. Credit: Photo by Pavlo Gonchar / SOPA Images/Sipa USA.
Ukraine is Winning the Cyber War
September 29, 2022
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Photo: Pedestrians walk across a crossroad as a big electronic screen supported by face-recognition system shows the image of a jaywalker at the intersection in Nanjing city, east China's Jiangsu province, 4 July 2019. Traffic police in Nanjing used facial-recognition technology to capture jaywalkers in east China's Jiangsu province. Authorities already publicly name and shame people who flout the southern city’s strict road rules, using CCTV cameras equipped with artificial intelligence (AI) that can recognise offenders. Credit: Wang Feng, Oriental Image
Europe Overegulates, US Abdicates – and China May Win the Race for Tech Supremacy
September 29, 2022
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Photo: An ethnic Armenian soldier fires an artillery piece during a military conflict over the breakaway region of Nagorno-Karabakh, in this handout picture released October 5, 2020. Picture released October 5, 2020. Credit: Press office of Armenian Defense Ministry/PAN Photo/Handout via REUTERS
Russia-China Axis Smiles on Disorder
September 29, 2022
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Europe’s New Tech Ambassador Will Not Apologize to Silicon Valley
September 29, 2022
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Photo: Passengers arrived on a train from Odesa via Lviv in Ukraine to the railway station in Przemysl, Poland on February 24, 2022. The Russian invasion of Ukraine can cause a mass exodus of refugees to Poland. Credit: Photo by Beata Zawrzel/NurPhoto.
Tech Rallies to Rescue Ukraine
September 29, 2022
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The Splinternet is Here: How to Make the Most of it
September 28, 2022
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Photo: Russia, Moscow, 2019/02/28. A clock with the image of Vladimir Putin in a souvenir shop. Credit: Photography by Myriam Tirler / Hans Lucas.
Russie, Moscou, le 2019/02/28. Une horloge a l effigie de Vladimir Poutine dans une boutique de souvenir. Photographie de Myriam Tirler / Hans Lucas.
Russia’s Playing the Waiting Game, Applebaum Says
September 28, 2022
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Charity Begins with Drones: Funding Ukraine’s Resistance
September 28, 2022
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War in Ukraine Will Decide World’s Future: Reznikov
September 28, 2022
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Russia's President Vladimir Putin and China's Xi Jinping walk down the stairs as they arrive for a BRICS summit in Brasilia, Brazil November 14, 2019.
West Must Awake to Russia-China Alliance, EU Warns
September 28, 2022
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Photo: Deputy Secretary of State Wendy Sherman holds a press availability at the U.S. Department of State in Washington, D.C., on November 17, 2021. Credit: U.S. Department of State via Flickr https://www.flickr.com/photos/statephotos/51686916751/in/photolist-2mKoXB6-2mKssAf-2kT6d3X-2nhk1KX-2n8ZQn7-2m21eS1-2kT3k5Q-2nbfGHX-2nxRC3m-2mYrV3Q-2m68xon-2nxT1BF-2m22fJV-2mVCwZ6-2nxRGLX-2mJ13Qy-2mHWMZA-2m25Wsh-2njLFFr-2mNm2wq-2nxLsYA-2nxT1qd-2mVWJiG-2mYtJRr-2nadLqw-2mfd6yi-2mNfAjW-2nxT1t9-2mwZYmP-2mYvGw8-2mVVu4q-2mHWMtF-2mKzfpB-2mHZ4oy-2mwS9pt-2n2AaeK-2mHVxFW-2mrJJLp-2mHZ4pf-2mNudvb-2mNxzJL-2mJ11HT-2mJTxtk-2mNrHTr-2n2BSMt-2mHZ3Ux-2mK1EzB-2mJ12Nt-2mHWLYT-2mK1TgP
US Will Stay the Course on Ukraine: Sherman
September 28, 2022
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Photo: Reservists drafted during the partial mobilisation attend a ceremony before departure for military bases, in Sevastopol, Crimea September 27, 2022. Credit: REUTERS/Alexey Pavlishak
Putin’s Dangerous Bet
September 27, 2022
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Photo: Ukrainian servicemen prepare to fire a mortar on the front line, as Russia's attack on Ukraine continues, in Donetsk region, Ukraine August 29, 2022. Credit: REUTERS/Stringer
Crimea in Ukraine’s Crosshairs, Say US Generals
September 27, 2022
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Photo: Matteo Salvini of "Lega" political party, Silvio Berlusconi of “Forza Italia" party, Giorgia Meloni of “Fratelli d'Italia" party attend the political meeting organized by the right-wing political alliance (Forza Italia, Lega and Fratelli d'Italia) as part of the electoral closure for the Italian general election, on September 22, 2022 in Rome, Italy. Italians head to the polls for general elections on September 25, 2022. Credit: Riccardo Fabi/NurPhoto
What Next for Italian Foreign Policy?
September 27, 2022
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Photo: A man carries a bag on his head as travellers from Russia cross the border to Georgia at the Zemo Larsi/Verkhny Lars station, Georgia September 26, 2022. Credit: REUTERS/Irakli Gedenidze
Russians Dash for the Exits
September 27, 2022
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Photo: Russian conscripts, wearing military uniforms, are seen at a local railway station before the departure for the garrisons in Omsk, Russia November 21, 2019. Credit: REUTERS/Alexey Malgavko
Putin Gambles on Winter and Orbán 
September 27, 2022
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Photo: 2022.06.01 Irpien, Ukraine | A visit to the site of war damage. Credit: Krystian Maj/KPRM via Flickr https://www.flickr.com/photos/premierrp/52113498557/in/photolist-2np6inH-2np6ivP-2npeafY-2n1m1Cn-2npeaea-2npbyHM-2n1gbhd-2n1ptj1-2npcPYC-2npcQ1S-2np6itV-2npcPWi-2npeahw-2npbLk1-2n1nGhU-2n1nGgg-2n1poGW-2n1nGgG-2n1mqW4-2n1poJu-2n1poKb
‘Intoxicated’ West Guilty of Russia Errors, Says Polish Premier
September 27, 2022
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Photo: Krišjānis Kariņš attends a meeting with the EU and NATO about Latvia's energy independence. Credit: @krisjaniskarins via Twitter https://twitter.com/krisjaniskarins/status/1562090221830799360/photo/3
Energy Costs the Price of Freedom, Latvia’s Kariņš Says
September 27, 2022
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Photo: A conscript, wearing a military uniform, looks on inside a train carriage at a local railway station during departure for the garrisons, in Omsk, Russia June 17, 2022. Credit: REUTERS/Alexey Malgavko
Rusty Guns
September 27, 2022
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Photo: Volodymyr Zelenskyy, President of Ukraine, (on screen) addresses the Security Council Meeting on Maintenance of Peace and Security of Ukraine. Credit: UN Photo/Eskinder Debebe
Expelling Russia from the UN Security Council — a How-to Guide
September 26, 2022
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Photo: Cardinal Joseph Zen and senior barrister Margaret Ng, arrive at the West Kowloon Magistrates’ courts in Hong Kong, China, May 24, 2022. Credit: REUTERS/Tyrone Siu
Vatican Silent as Brazen China Targets Cardinal
September 26, 2022
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Photo: Airmen and civilians from the 436th Aerial Port Squadron prepare cargo in support of Ukraine at Dover Air Force Base, Delaware. Credit: US Department of Defense via Twitter
A Western Strategy for Ukraine: Part 2
September 26, 2022
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Photo: Russian soldiers exercise with the Teikovsky missile unit. Credit: Russian Ministry of Defence
All Bluff? Russia’s Nuclear Threats
September 24, 2022
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Photo: Finland participated as an observer member in all parts of the NATO Military Committee meeting together with the commanders of the member states. Credit: Chief of the Finnish Defense Forces via Twitter @Finnchod
Finland Gets Russia: So Listen
September 23, 2022
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Photo: Moscow, Russia. 2 November 2018. Russian President Vladimir Putin addresses a gala event to mark the centenary of the Main Directorate of the General Staff of the Armed Forces of Russia known as the GRU at the Russian Army Theatre Credit: Planetpix/Alamy Live News
Putin Gambles His Future on Mobilization
September 23, 2022
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Photo: Lieutenant General Oleksandr Syrsky shakes the hand of President Zelenskyy. Credit: @armyinformcomua via Twitter
The Ukrainian General Behind Putin’s Defeats
September 23, 2022
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Photo: Meeting of the Presidents of Iran and Russia. Credit: Government of the Islamic Republic of Iran Website.
Iran and Russia Seek New Sanctions Evasion Corridor
September 22, 2022
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Russia’s Unlikely New Dissidents – Soccer Fans
September 21, 2022
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Photo: Russian Marine Corps conscripts stand in formation in front of Soviet Navy flags as they take the oath in the Black Sea port of Sevastopol, Crimea December 9, 2017. Credit: REUTERS/Pavel Rebrov
Russia’s Military Manpower Crunch Will Worsen
September 21, 2022
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Photo: The Government of the Netherlands, the Office of the Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court and the European Commission are hosting an Ukraine Accountability Conference at ministerial level at the World Forum in The Hague, The Netherlands, on 14 July 2022. Credit: Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs 2022
Justice Demands the Arraignment of Russia’s Guilty Men
September 21, 2022
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Photo: Parlement Européen, Strasbourg, France. Credit: Antoine Schibler via Unsplash.
Democracies United Versus Illiberalism
September 21, 2022
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Photo: Evgeny Prigozhin (L) assists Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin during a dinner with foreign scholars and journalists at the restaurant Cheval Blanc on the premises of an equestrian complex outside Moscow November 11, 2011. Picture taken November 11. Credit: REUTERS/Misha Japaridze/Pool/File Photo
Putin’s Chef Seeks the Ingredients of Death
September 20, 2022
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Photo: Russian President Vladimir Putin speaks with Chinese President Xi Jinping before an extended-format meeting of heads of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization summit (SCO) member states in Samarkand, Uzbekistan September 16, 2022. Credit: Sputnik/Sergey Bobylev/Pool via REUTERS
After Putin
September 20, 2022
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Photo: Meeting of the leaders of the CSTO member states, dedicated to the 30th anniversary of the signing of the Collective Security Treaty and the 20th anniversary of the creation of the CSTO. Credit: CSTO Website. https://en.odkb-csto.org/photogallery/605/
Russian Power Wanes in the Borderlands
September 19, 2022
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Photo: Russian conscripts attend a ceremony before their departure for garrisons, in Omsk, Russia June 17, 2022. Credit: REUTERS/Alexey Malgavko
Putin’s Options Dwindle Despite ‘Coffin Money’
September 16, 2022
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Photo: “Evening with Vladimir Solovyov” Credit: YouTube via Daily Afisha.
The Bewilderment of Kremlin Propagandists
September 16, 2022
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Photo: The IAEA Support and Assistance Mission to Zaporizhzhya (ISAMZ) arrives at the Zaporizhzhya nuclear power plant in Ukraine, comprising IAEA nuclear safety, security, and safeguards staff. 1 September 2022. Credit: Fredrik Dahl / IAEA
Time to Confront Russia’s Nuclear Recklessness in Ukraine
September 15, 2022
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Photo: Servicemen of the Ukrainian National Guard take positions in central Kyiv, Ukraine February 25, 2022. Credit: REUTERS/Gleb Garanich
Russia’s Military — Losing the Will to Fight
September 15, 2022
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Photo: A titanium dioxide production plant located in Northern Crimea, near the city Armyansk. Credit: Viktor5212 via Wikimedia Commons. https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:%D0%9A%D1%80%D1%8B%D0%BC%D1%81%D0%BA%D0%B8%D0%B9_%D0%A7%D0%90%D0%9E_%22%D0%A2%D0%B8%D1%82%D0%B0%D0%BD%22.jpg
Ukraine’s Titanium Can Armor the West
September 14, 2022
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Photo: People protest during a European far-right leaders meeting at Wenceslas Square in Prague, Czech Republic April 25, 2019. The signs read: "Stop Zeman. Stop totality." Credit: REUTERS/David W Cerny
Czech Government Wobbled by Mass Protests
September 14, 2022
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New Fighting Flares in the South Caucasus
September 13, 2022
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Image: RYAZAN, RUSSIA - SEPTEMBER 17, 2021: A girl and cadets of the Margelov Ryazan Guards Higher Airborne Command School vote in the 2021 Russian parliamentary election at polling station No 1019. Russia holds legislative elections on 17-19 September 2021; voters will go to the polls to elect members of the Russian State Duma; voters will also elect heads of nine Russian regions and 39 constituent regions of Russia will hold regional parliamentary elections. Credit: Alexander Ryumin/TASS.
Kremlin Lifts Electoral Burden From Voters
September 13, 2022
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Photo: Service members of pro-Russian troops fire from a tank during fighting in Ukraine-Russia conflict near the Azovstal steel plant in the southern port city of Mariupol, Ukraine May 5, 2022. Picture taken May 5, 2022. Credit: REUTERS/Alexander Ermochenko
The War of Putin’s Defeat
September 13, 2022
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Photo: Armenian Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan addresses parliament following an escalation in hostilities over the Nagorno-Karabakh region along the border of Armenia with Azerbaijan, in Yerevan, Armenia, September 13, 2022. Credit: Tigran Mehrabyan/PAN Photo via REUTERS ATTENTION EDITORS - THIS IMAGE HAS BEEN SUPPLIED BY A THIRD PARTY. MANDATORY CREDIT.
New Fighting Flares in the South Caucasus
September 13, 2022
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Photo: Sweden's Prime Minister and Party leader of the Social Democrats Magdalena Andersson vote for the general elections at a polling station in Nacka outside Stockholm, Sweden, September 11, 2022. Credit: Ali Lorestani/TT News Agency/via REUTERS
Sweden Pays for a Negative Election
September 13, 2022
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The Curious Case of Europe’s Potential Internet Traffic Tax
September 13, 2022
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Photo: Refrigerator with open door. Credit: @nicotitto via Unsplash.
Will Europe’s Data Act Let Refrigerators Spy on You?
September 12, 2022
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Photo: Russian Islamic Institute. Credit: Russian Islamic Institute Website.
An Education: Islamic Universities in Russia
September 12, 2022
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Photo: Britain's Queen Elizabeth views the interior of the refurbished East Wing of Somerset House at King's College in London, Britain, February 29, 2012. Credit: Eddie Mulholland/Pool via REUTERS/File Photo
The Elizabethan Era
September 9, 2022
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Photo: A flag of Abkhazia is on display inside a car in the town of Tkvarcheli, some 50 km (31 miles) southeast of Sukhumi, the capital of Georgia's breakaway region of Abkhazia December 27, 2013. The territory of Abkhazia is located several miles southwest of the border with Russia and the Olympic Park in the Adler district of the Black Sea resort city of Sochi which will host the 2014 Winter Olympic Games in February. Abkhaz separatists fought Georgian government forces in 1992-1993, after which the breakaway region declared independence. Russia, Nicaragua, Venezuela, Nauru, Vanuatu and Tuvalu recognized Abkhazia as an independent state while all other countries regard it as a Georgian province, according to local media. Picture taken December 27, 2013. Credit: REUTERS/Maxim Shemetov.
Russia’s Caucasian Vassals Learn a Hard Lesson
September 9, 2022
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Photo: Duga zone, Chernobyl, Ukraine. Credit: Yves Alarie via Unsplash.
For Russia, Nuclear Plants Are Nuclear Bombs
September 9, 2022
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Photo: Taipei Energy Hill solar park from above. Credit: Anders J/Unsplash
The West Must Break China’s Solar Chokehold
September 8, 2022
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RYAZAN, RUSSIA - DECEMBER 17, 2020: A live TV broadcast of the 16th annual end-of-year news conference by Russia's President Vladimir Putin at a home appliances store. Credit: Alexander Ryumin/TASS
Muzzling the Watchdogs: Russia’s Media Crackdown
September 7, 2022
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Photo: Ukrainian soldier flying a flag in celebration of Ukrainian Independence Day. Credit: Arsen Petrov via Twitter @ArsenPetrovAlex.
Ukraine Is Winning
September 6, 2022
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Photo: Police stand blocking people taking part in a right-wing protest against increasing energy prices and rising living expenses in Leipzig, Germany, September 5, 2022. Credit: REUTERS/Christian Mang
Germany’s War-Induced Energiewende — a Crisis With Benefits
September 6, 2022
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Photo: MOSCOW, RUSSIA – DECEMBER 28, 2021: A Memorial society supporter and law enforcement officers are seen outside the Russian Supreme Court during a hearing of arguments of the Russian Prosecutor General's Office and international public organization Memorial Society (a non-profit organization declared a foreign agent in Russia). Earlier, the Russian Prosecutor General's Office filed a motion to disband the international public organization Memorial Society (a non-profit organization declared a foreign agent in Russia) and its subdivisions for violating the 'Foreign Agent' law. Founded in 1989, Memorial is an international historical society researching the political repressions and monitoring human rights in the present-day Russia and other post-Soviet states. The Memorial Society was declared a foreign agent in 2016.Credit: Gavriil Grigorov/TASS.
Russia’s Multiplying War Problems
September 6, 2022
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Photo: Chancellor Olaf Scholz, on a visit to Kyiv, June 16, 2022. Credit: Bundesregierung/Denzel
Saying “Sorry”
September 5, 2022
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Photo: People gather to mourn the death of Belarusian anti-government protester Roman Bondarenko, who was allegedly beaten by the country's security forces in Minsk, outside the Belarusian embassy in Kyiv, Ukraine November 13, 2020. A placard displays images depicting Russian President Vladimir Putin and Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko. Credit: REUTERS/Valentyn Ogirenko
Might Putin Annex Belarus?
September 1, 2022
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Photo: Ukrainian servicemen fire a 2S7 Pion self-propelled gun at a position in Donetsk region, as Russia's attack on Ukraine continues, Ukraine August 26, 2022. Credit: REUTERS/Sofiia Gatilova
Ukraine Rolls the Dice in Kherson Offensive
August 31, 2022
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Photo: Swiss President Ignazio Cassis, Minister of Foreign Affairs, left, gives his national statement next to Ukrainian Prime Minister Denys Shmyhal, during the Ukraine Recovery Conference URC, Tuesday, July 5, 2022 in Lugano, Switzerland. The URC is organised to initiate the political process for the recovery of Ukraine after the attack of Russia to its territory. Credit: KEYSTONE/EDA/Alessandro della Valle
A Western Strategy for Ukraine
August 31, 2022
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The logo of the Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline project is seen on a pipe at Chelyabinsk pipe rolling plant owned by ChelPipe Group in Chelyabinsk, Russia, February 26, 2020. REUTERS/Maxim Shemetov
Who Pays for the Failed Nord Stream 2? European Taxpayers
August 31, 2022
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Photo: NANCHANG, CHINA- In the photos taken on February 17, 2020, staff members test the equipment on the China-Europe freight train at the Xiangtang railway port in Nanchang, Jiangxi Province, east China, on February 17 2020. The China-Europe freight train to Moscow from Russia and Minsk from Belarus left Nanchang on Monday (17), which means restoring its regular operation. The freight train carried 41 container wagons, fully loaded with auto parts, mechanical installations and clothing. Credit: Latin American News Agency via Reuters. 
Circumventing Russia
August 31, 2022
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Photo: File photo of U.S. President Ronald Reagan (R) and Soviet President Mikhail Gorbachev signing the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces (INF) treaty at the White House, Washington on December 8 1987. Credit: REUTERS/Dennis Paquin/File Photo
Accidental Hero
August 31, 2022
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Photo: Federal Chancellor of the Federal Republic of Germany Olaf Scholz and US President Joe Biden at a G7 summit meeting. Credit: @Bundeskanzler via Twitter.
Deutsche Katastrophe – Germany Fights Digital Backwardness
August 30, 2022
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Photo: JAS 39 E Gripen being flown on Swedish Air Force Day. Credit @soldfcom via Instagram.
The Swedish Fighter Pilot Crisis
August 30, 2022
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Photo: A Ukrainian serviceman jumps from a military vehicle near a frontline in Mykolaiv region, as Russia's attack on Ukraine continues, Ukraine August 10, 2022. Credit: REUTERS/Anna Kudriavtseva TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY
Ukraine’s Offensive — What to Look For
August 30, 2022
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Ukraine’s ‘War of the Bridges’ Begins With Southern Push
August 29, 2022
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Photo: Russian President Vladimir Putin (C), Russia's Defence Minister Sergei Shoigu (R) and Russia's Federal Security Service (FSB) Director Alexander Bortnikov watch events marking Victory Day, in Sevastopol May 9, 2014. Putin flew in to Crimea on Friday, marking the Soviet victory in World War Two and proclaiming the success of the peninsula's seizure from a Ukraine that Russia says has been taken over by fascists. Credit: REUTERS/Alexei Druzhinin/RIA Novosti/Kremlin
Red Hands, Red Faces
August 29, 2022
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Photo: Turkish Bayraktars TB2 were dressed in Ukrainians vyshyvanka. Credit: Rustem Umerov via Twitter @rustem_umerov.
The Drone That Won Ukrainian Hearts
August 29, 2022
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Photo: Meeting of the Presidents of Iran and Russia. Credit: Government of the Islamic Republic of Iran Website.
The Empires Strike Back: A New Age of Imperialism
August 29, 2022
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Photo: KALININGRAD, RUSSIA - FEBRUARY 24, 2022: A woman walks past a digital board displaying the current rates outside a currency exchange office. As of 10am, the Moscow Exchange has reported the US dollar and Euro trading at 89.6 and 99.99 respectively against the Russian rouble, thus reaching their historic highs. Credit: Vitaly Nevar/TASS.
Putin’s Greatest Enemy? A Prosperous Russia
August 29, 2022
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Photo: Downing Street is adorned with sunflowers, the national flower of Ukraine, on the eve of Ukraine’s Independence Day. Credit: UK Prime Minister via Twitter @10DowningStreet.
UK on Course to Continue ‘Holiday From Reality’
August 26, 2022
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Photo: Surveillance camera is seen in front of the Serbian Parliament building in Belgrade, Serbia, August 12, 2020. Picture taken August 12, 2020. Credit: REUTERS/Marko Djurica
Russia Exports Digital Surveillance, Despite Sanctions
August 26, 2022
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Photo: Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko gestures as he takes part in the celebrations of Independence Day in Minsk, Belarus July 3, 2020. Credit: REUTERS/Vasily Fedosenko/File Photo.
Lukashenka: Looking Out for Number One
August 24, 2022
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Photo: ZAPORIZHZHIA REGION, UKRAINE - JULY 17, 2022 - A man in a military uniform stays in a burning wheat field as Russian troops shell fields to prevent local farmers from harvesting grain crops, Polohy district, Zaporizhzhia Region, southeastern Ukraine. Credit: Dmytro Smolyenko via Reuters Connect
Dogs of War
August 24, 2022
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Photo: The 93rd Kholodny Yar brigade of Ukraine shoots a javelin at a Russian tank. Credit:  93rd separate mechanized brigade "Kholodny Yar" of the Operational Command "East" of the Ground Forces of the Armed Forces of Ukraine via Facebook.
Russia — Relegated to the Second-Division of Military Powers
August 24, 2022
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Photo: A Palestinian engineer works at a workshop to generate electric power through solar cells in the northern Jordan Valley in the West Bank. Many Palestinian residents have resorted to using solar energy cells as a primary source of electricity in light of the high electricity prices. Credit: Photo by Nasser Ishtayeh / SOPA Images/Sipa USA
Middle East Sun Power Can Save Europe
August 23, 2022
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Photo: Cadets watch Russian President Vladimir Putin's annual news conference on TV at the cadet school outside the southern Russian city of Rostov-on-Don December 20, 2012. Putin said on Thursday a U.S. law that punishes Russians who abuse human rights was poisoning ties with Washington but signalled support for a retaliatory ban on Americans adopting Russian children. Credit: REUTERS/Vladimir Konstantinov
Nasty Nancy Drews — a Russian Anti-Saboteur Plan
August 23, 2022
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Photo: U.S. Army Pfc. Ryan B. Stuart of Brooklyn Park, Minn., assigned to Company D, 2nd Battalion, 30th Infantry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division, Task Force Storm, provides security for Afghan National Security Forces in Kharwar District Jan. 11. Photo by U.S. Army Sgt. Cooper T. Cash, Task Force Patriot Public Affairs. Credit: U.S. Army.
The Afghan Collapse: An Insider’s Account
August 23, 2022
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Photo: Directory at Tbilisi Airport, Georgia. Credit: Shota Rustaveli Tbilisi International Airport Website.
Georgia: A Deluge of Russians
August 22, 2022
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Photo: Chinese President Xi Jinping looks on during a meeting with his Serbian counterpart Tomislav Nikolic in Belgrade, Serbia June 18, 2016. Credit: REUTERS/Marko Djurica
China’s Europe Game
August 14, 2022
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Photo: TV remote control is seen with Netflix logo displayed on a screen in this illustration photo taken in Krakow, Poland on February 6, 2022. Credit: Jakub Porzycki/NurPhoto
Beautiful Streamer: Confronting Netflix in Europe
August 12, 2022
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Au Revoir Lupin: AVMS Squeezes European Streaming
August 12, 2022
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Photo: Russian President Vladimir Putin (C), Russia's Defence Minister Sergei Shoigu (R) and Russia's Federal Security Service (FSB) Director Alexander Bortnikov watch events marking Victory Day, in Sevastopol May 9, 2014. Putin flew in to Crimea on Friday, marking the Soviet victory in World War Two and proclaiming the success of the peninsula's seizure from a Ukraine that Russia says has been taken over by fascists. Credit: REUTERS/Alexei Druzhinin/RIA Novosti/Kremlin
Storm Clouds Build Over Putin’s War
August 12, 2022
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Photo: Canada, Montreal, 2022-02-25. Russian passports are burnt by their owners during a protest in support of Ukraine. Credit: Paola Chapdelaine / Hans Lucas.
Visa Bans: Help Our Russian Friends, Punish Our Enemies
August 12, 2022
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Photo: A girl passes by a poster with a sign "Ukrainian resistance' in an Old Town of Kyiv, Ukraine on June 8, 2022. As the Russian Federation invaded Ukraine 3 and a half months ago, fierce fighting continues in the East of the country. The capital, Kyiv stays in relative safety, though reminders of the war such as protective sand bags, road blocks, national and anti-war symbols are present all over the city. Credit: Dominika Zarzycka/NurPhoto
Extreme Tourism+? Visit Ukraine
August 12, 2022
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Photo: Pro-Russian demonstrators take part in a rally in Yevpatoria, Crimea March 5, 2014. Russia rebuffed Western demands to withdraw forces in Ukraine's Crimea region to their bases on Wednesday amid a day of high-stakes diplomacy in Paris aimed at easing tensions over Ukraine and averting the risk of war. Credit: REUTERS/Maks Levin/File Photo
Russia to the World — Get Lost
August 11, 2022
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Photo: An AS532 Cougar helicopter landing on TCG Alemdar to practise medical evacuation of injured submariners during exercise Dynamic Monarch/Kurtaran 2021 in the Eastern Mediterranean. Credit: NATO
Ignore NATO’s Southern Flank at Your Peril
August 11, 2022
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UK Drives Bumpy Tech Road Between EU and US
August 11, 2022
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Photo: A delivery worker rides a scooter past a screen showing an image of Chinese People's Liberation Army (PLA) soldiers, on the day of 95th founding anniversary of the People's Liberation Army (PLA), in Beijing, China August 1, 2022. Credit: REUTERS/Tingshu Wang
Preparing the West for the Coming China Crisis
August 10, 2022
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Photo: Chinese soldiers practice marching in formation ahead of military parade to celebrate the 70th anniversary of the founding of the People's Republic of China in Beijing, China September 25, 2019. Credit: Naohiko Hatta/Pool via REUTERS
The Chinese Roots of Hybrid Warfare
August 10, 2022
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Photo: A detail photo shows Cypress Semiconductor chips in the on-board computer of a Russian 9M727 missile that was collected on the battlefield by Ukraine's military and presented to Reuters by a senior Ukrainian security official, in Kyiv, Ukraine, July 19, 2022. To match Special Report UKRAINE-CRISIS/RUSSIA-MISSILES-CHIPS Credit: REUTERS/Valentyn Ogirenko
Tech Sanctions Against Russia Are Working
August 9, 2022
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Photo: The Narva Tank Memorial was opened on May 9, 1970. A T-34-85 tank has been stationed at the location of a battle over crossing the Narva River by Soviet Red Army troops under General Fedyuninsky in February 1944. Credit: Tony Bowden
A Small City, its T-34, and the Empire of Putin
August 9, 2022
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Photo: Chancellor Olaf Scholz, on a visit to Kyiv, June 16, 2022. Credit: Bundesregierung/Denzel
Germany’s Zeitenwende — Be Patient, It’s Early Days
August 9, 2022
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Photo: US basketball player Brittney Griner, who was detained at Moscow's Sheremetyevo airport and later charged with illegal possession of cannabis, stands inside a defendants' cage before the court's verdict in Khimki outside Moscow, Russia August 4, 2022. Credit: REUTERS/Evgenia Novozhenina/Pool
Prisoner Swaps, Putin Style
August 8, 2022
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Photo: Seal of the Central Intelligence Agency at its headquarters in Langley, Virginia. Credit: Central Intelligence Agency.
The West Has Forgotten How to Keep Secrets
August 8, 2022
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Photo: SEVASTOPOL, RUSSIA - JUNE 12, 2021: A serviceman stands by the Black Sea as he attends a celebration of Russia Day. Credit: Alexei Pavlishak/TASS
Russia Raises Stakes on the World’s Oceans
August 8, 2022
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Photo: Taiwan Foreign Minister H.E. Joseph Wu (left) greets US House of Representatives Speaker the Hon. Nancy Pelosi and delegation members the Hon. Subramanian Raja Krishnamoorthi and the Hon. Gregory Meeks. Credit. Taiwan Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
Anger at Pelosi Taiwan Trip Reveals Beijing Weakness
August 7, 2022
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US Abortion Ruling Sparks Transatlantic Tech Tensions
August 5, 2022
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Chips Ahoy: New US Semiconductor Law Brings Welcome Relief
August 4, 2022
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Tech Must Fight Terrorist Hate Speech
August 4, 2022
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Photo: Civilian volunteers learn how to use their rifles during a military training in a camp of Zaporizhzhia, Ukraine. With the Russian army just a few kilometers of the city, many civilians are getting military skills for the future combats in the Russia´s war in Ukraine. Credit: Celestino Arce/NurPhoto
Why Shouldn’t Ukraine Strike Back?
August 4, 2022
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Photo: Bulk Carrier M/V Razoni vessel carrying 26,000 tonnes of corn cargo is seen leaving port of Odesa, amid Russia's invasion of Ukraine, on 1 August 2022. The first ship since the beginning of the Russian invasion of Ukraine on February 24, 2022, left the port of Odesa, in deal to ease global food crisis, with tons of corn to Lebanon. Credit: STR/NurPhoto
Hesitantly, Ukraine’s Grain Begins to Ship
August 4, 2022
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Photo: Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban at the Council of Europe. Credit: Council of Europe
Orbán Mixes it Up
August 3, 2022
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Photo: President Michel meets President of Azerbaijan and PM of Armenia. Credit: European Union.
Eroding the Russian Imperium
August 3, 2022
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Photo: The first ship left the Odesa port since 24.02.2022. Credit: Oleksandr Kubrakov @OlKubrakov via Twitter
Grains of Hope and Risk in the Black Sea
August 2, 2022
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Photo: Russian service members line up before a rehearsal for a military parade marking the anniversary of the victory over Nazi Germany in World War Two in Red Square in central Moscow, Russia May 7, 2022. Credit: REUTERS/Maxim Shemetov TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY
Russia’s Military Grows Afraid of the Long War
August 2, 2022
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Photo: British Foreign Secretary Liz Truss meets Polish Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki at Chancellery in Warsaw, Poland, on April 5, 2022. Credit: Mateusz Wlodarczyk/NurPhoto
Political Lessons
August 1, 2022
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Is Moldova Next?
July 28, 2022
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Photo: V.Zelenskyy was presented with the Winston Churchill Leadership Award. Credit: Ministry of Foreign Affairs Ukraine via Twitter.
The Righteous Glorification of Volodymyr Zelenskyy
July 28, 2022
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Photo: Handout file photo dated January 8, 2019 of U.S. Soldiers assigned to the 65th Field Artillery Brigade, and soldiers from the Kuwait Land Forces fire their High Mobility Artillery Rocket Systems (U.S.) and BM-30 Smerch rocket systems (Kuwait) during a joint live-fire exercise. Joe Biden has announced the US will send advanced missile systems to Ukraine. The new weapon is the Himars multiple launch rocket system, or MLRS: a mobile unit that can simultaneously launch multiple precision-guided missiles. Both Ukraine and Russia already operate MLRS, but Himars has superior range and precision. Credit: U.S. Army photo by Sgt. James Lefty Larimer via ABACAPRESS.COM
Ukraine: Peace Through Victory
July 28, 2022
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Photo: A worker is seen at a semiconductor fabrication facility owned by Dutch chipmaker NXP Semiconductors N.V. in Chandler, Arizona in an undated handout photo provided on September 29, 2020. Credit: REUTERS/Handout courtesy of NXP Semiconductors.
Don’t Stop Now — Tech Sanctions Can Wreck Putin’s War Machine
July 28, 2022
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Photo: Russian President Vladimir Putin toasts with gold medallists of the 2022 Beijing Olympics during an awarding ceremony honouring the country's Olympians at the Kremlin in Moscow, Russia April 26, 2022. Credit: Sputnik/Mikhail Klimentyev/Kremlin
The Good Engineer Zima
July 27, 2022
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Photo: Picture of photographs and a passport illustrating the Dutch forensic investigations into war crimes. Credit: Royal Netherlands Marechaussee/ Netherlands Ministry of Defence.
Russia’s Crimes: Proof Is the Easy Bit
July 26, 2022
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Photo: Italy's acrobatic Air Force squadron blaze the colours of the Italian flag over the capital as they celebrate the 98th anniversary of the establishment of the Air Force, in Rome, Italy, March 30, 2021. Credit: REUTERS/Remo Casilli
Rome Alone? Italy’s Mediterranean Defense Strategy
July 26, 2022
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Pegasus Surveillance Plagues Democratic Europe
July 26, 2022
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Photo: Pallets of ammunition bound for Ukraine are secured onto a commercial plane during a security assistance mission at Dover Air Force Base, Delaware, July 21, 2022. The Department of Defense is providing Ukraine with critical capabilities to defend against Russian aggression under the Ukraine Security Assistance initiative. Credit: U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Faith Schaefer via dvids.
High-Tech Alone Won’t Win European Wars
July 25, 2022
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Out of Shot
July 25, 2022
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Photo: A Ukrainian territory defense soldier walks past the ruins of a building hit by shelling on the outskirt of the separatist region of Donetsk (Donbas). Donetsk(Donbas) region is under heavy attack, as Ukraine and Russian forces contest the area, amid the Russian full invasion of Ukraine started on February 24, the war that has killed numerous civilians and soldiers. Credit: Photo by Alex Chan Tsz Yuk / SOPA Images/Sipa USA.
Be Afraid, Russia Tells Occupied Ukraine
July 25, 2022
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Photo: Two girls are seen in front a residential area affected by bombardment - June 14, 2022 in Bucha, Ukraine. As the Russian Federation invaded Ukraine more than 3 and a half months ago, fierce fighting continues in the East of the country. Some of the most devastated towns since the beginning of the conflict - Irpin and Bucha - build their way to normality. More and more civilians get back to their homes and reestablish their lives. Credit: Photo by Dominika Zarzycka/NurPhoto
Dreams Amid the Rubble — Rebuilding Ukraine’s Schools
July 22, 2022
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Photo: SOCHI, RUSSIA - MAY 29, 2021: Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko (L) and Russia's President Vladimir Putin during a boat ride off Russia's Black Sea coast. Credit: Sergei Ilyin/Russian Presidential Press and Information Office/TASz
Will Belarus Fight for its Russian Master?
July 22, 2022
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Photo: Roundtable with Minister of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine, Dmytro Kuleba. Credit: Council of the European Union.
Ukraine’s Long and Winding Road to EU Membership
July 22, 2022
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Photo: A view shows a screen with the logo of Gazprom at the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum (SPIEF) in Saint Petersburg, Russia June 17, 2022. Credit: REUTERS/Anton Vaganov
Russia’s Energy Blackmail — Just Say Nyet
July 20, 2022
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How a Ponytailed, Dreadlocked Czech May Reshape EU Tech Policy
July 19, 2022
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Photo: French soldiers scan the horizon for possible threats with the French weapon system during exercise Ramstein Legacy 22. NATO and partner nations are taking part in exercise Ramstein Legacy 22, a NATO large-scale live-fire air defence exercise. Seventeen Allied and partner countries trained in Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania and Poland with aircraft, missile defence systems and electronic warfare systems from 6 to 10 June 2022. Credit: NATO.
NATO Must Embrace AI and Autonomous Weapons
July 19, 2022
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Photo: Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky speaks to conference participants via video link at the Ukraine Accountability Conference. Credit: Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs via Flickr
Russian Cyberattacks Need an International Criminal Court Response
July 19, 2022
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Photo: Steam is seen from the cooling towers of German RWE Power AG during sunset time in Weisweiler; Germany on March 24, 2022 Credit: Photo by Ying Tang/NurPhoto
Energy Crisis
July 18, 2022
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Photo: The 6th International Conference of the New Horizons begins with the motto "The Palestinian Highness of the Hittites" on May 12, 2018, with the participation of thinkers from all over the world at the Mashhad's Tomb, and runs until May 16. Credit: Mahdieh Gaforian for farsnews via Wikimedia Commons.
How to Ensure Putinism Survives Putin
July 15, 2022
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Photo: The President of the Council of Ministers, Mario Draghi, held a press conference together with Undersecretary of State Roberto Garofoli following Council of Ministers meeting no. 85. Credit: Italian Government Presidency of the Council of Ministers website.
Italy Can Step Back From the Brink
July 15, 2022
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Behind the Race to Run the UN’s Internet Agency
July 14, 2022
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Photo: Cover of Why We Fight: The roots of war and the paths to peace by Christopher Blattman. Credit: Penguin Random House.
Giving Peace (More of a) Chance
July 14, 2022
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Photo: Tour guide Jurgita Norvaisiene points at a red button in the central control room during a guided tour in decommissioned Ignalina nuclear power station in Visaginas, Lithuania July 24, 2019. Picture taken July 24, 2019. Credit: REUTERS/Ints Kalnins.
Baltics Race to Replace Russian Power Links
July 13, 2022
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Caption: Russian delegates at the ITU World Telecommunication ​Development Conference (WTDC) ​Kigali, Rwanda, in June 2022. Credit: International Telecommunications Union via Flickr.
Beware: Russia Eyes UN Internet Takeover
July 13, 2022
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Caption: European Parliament in session. Credit: European Parliament via Twitter
The EU’s Rights-Based Approach against Disinformation
July 12, 2022
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Photo: U.S. Marine Corps Sgt. Mhel Barde, a County Ventura, California native and a section chief with 2d Battalion, 10th Marine Regiment load a reduced range practice rocket M142 High Mobility Artillery Rocket System during Exercise Rolling Thunder 22-2 on Camp Lejeune, North Carolina, April. 4, 2022. Credit: US Army via DVIDS.
Battlefield Lessons for the Arsenals of Democracy
July 12, 2022
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Photo: A Russian national flag flutters in front of a general view of a new bridge over the Golden Horn bay in the Russian far-eastern city of Vladivostok September 10, 2012. Credit: REUTERS/Sergei Karpukhin.
Goodbye Vladivostok, Hello Hǎishēnwǎi!
July 12, 2022
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Photo: Evgeny Prigozhin (L) assists Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin during a dinner with foreign scholars and journalists at the restaurant Cheval Blanc on the premises of an equestrian complex outside Moscow November 11, 2011. Picture taken November 11. Credit: REUTERS/Misha Japaridze/Pool/File Photo
How to Tame a Tyrant
July 12, 2022
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Photo: A man holds a mobile phone while walking past a board with a Kazakh state flag during a protest against LPG cost rise following authorities' decision to lift price caps on liquefied petroleum gas in Almaty, Kazakhstan January 5, 2022. Credit: REUTERS/Pavel Mikheyev
Kazakhstan Thumbs its Nose at Putin
July 11, 2022
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Photo: Meeting of the President of Ukraine with the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom. Credit: President of Ukraine.
Fog on the Thames
July 11, 2022
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Photo: A massive fire at a Ukraine Armed Forces ammunition depot lights up the sky on the outskirts of Lozovaya town, about 450 km (280 miles) east of the capital Kyiv, August 28, 2008. The fire first broke out in a nearby forest, where high winds prevented the fire services from extinguishing it, and swept into the ammunition dump, the Defence Ministry said. No one had been killed and military families had been evacuated from the area. Credit: REUTERS/Gleb Garanich (UKRAINE)
Saving Ourselves by Saving Ukraine
July 11, 2022
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Photo: Polish fighter jet. Credit: Polish Embassy in Rome via Twitter.
Poland Begins to Fortify a New Iron Curtain
July 8, 2022
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Photo: “The defence of the motherland is a sacred duty of every citizen of the USSR. Learn to master firearms!” — Soviet poster published in 1961 showing an officer passing a Kalashnikov to a younger soldier. The poster was designed by R. Dementiev and published by the Ministry of Defence. Translation and info courtesy of @antikbar.co.uk. Credit: @Propagandopolis via Instagram.
Russian Propaganda — Words No Longer Matter
July 7, 2022
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Photo: Riot police officers detain a participant in an unauthorized rally in support of Russian opposition activist Alexei Navalny in Komsomolskaya Square. In connection with calls for protests, pedestrian movement and public transport have been restricted in central Moscow. Access to several stations of the Moscow Metro has been temporarily closed, with trains passing without stopping. Valery Sharifulin/TASS.
Putin Deploys Comrade Stalin’s Tactics
July 7, 2022
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Photo: A student looks on with her face painted during the demonstration. Pro EU protesters gathered in Tbilisi demanding to join EU, and the resignation of Prime Minister of Georgia and the whole government. Credit: Photo by Nicolo Vincenzo Malvestuto / SOPA Images/Sipa USA.
Georgia’s Rocky Road to Europe
July 7, 2022
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Caption: Civilians in the village of Ivankiv, Kyiv region, regain access to internet with the arrival of a Starlink system, in April 2022. Credit: Mykhailo Fedorov/Twitter.
Tech to the Rescue: Helping to Save Ukraine
July 7, 2022
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Photo: Working trip of the President of Ukraine to the Kharkiv region. Credit: President of Ukraine Website.
Ukraine’s Terms for Peace
July 6, 2022
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CEPA Announces High-Level Advisory Group led by Gen. McMaster and Min. Kramp-Karrenbauer
July 6, 2022
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Photo: Alarmstufe Gas - Pressestatement Robert Habeck zur Energie und Versorgungssicherheit Aktuell, 23.06.2022, Berlin, Bundeswirtschafts- und Klimaminister Robert Habeck Gruene im Portrait beim Pressestatement zum Thema Gas Alarm - Energie und Versorungssicherheit mit der Grafik ueber Gas Speicherfuellstaende im BMWK in Berlin Berlin Berlin Deutschland *** Alarm gas press statement Robert Habeck on energy and supply security Current, 23 06 2022, Berlin, Federal Minister of Economics and Climate Robert Habeck Gruene in portrait at the press statement on gas alarm energy and supply security with the graphic about gas storage reservoirs in the BMWK in Berlin Berlin Germany. Credit: IMAGO/Political-Moments via Reuters Connect.
Germany Needs Green Power, and Quickly
July 5, 2022
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Photo: Ukrainian soldiers patrol in the frontline of Mykolaiv surrounded of the destruction after the russian shelling over a village, Ukraine. Credit: Photo by Celestino Arce/NurPhoto.
Moral Maze
July 5, 2022
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Photo: Dmitry Kolker. Credit: @oculusfiles via Twitter.
The Strange Death of a Russian Scientist
July 5, 2022
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Photo: Russia's President Vladimir Putin and Defence Minister Sergei Shoigu visit the newly constructed Resurrection of Christ Cathedral, the main Orthodox Cathedral of the Russian Armed Forces, near Moscow, Russia June 22, 2020. Credit: Sputnik/Alexei Nikolsky/Kremlin via REUTERS.
Putin Sacks Top Priest over Ukraine War
July 5, 2022
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Photo: A Ukrainian woman cries outside a destroyed residential building by artillery in a residential area in Kyiv amid Russian Invasion, in Kyiv, Ukraine, 18 March 2022. Credit: Ceng Shou Yi/NurPhoto
The Fallacy of Russian ‘Non-Humiliation’
July 1, 2022
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Photo: (From right to left) the Leaders of Denmark, Finland, Sweden, Norway, and Iceland. Credit: Sauli Niinistö, President of Finland, via Twitter.
Defending NATO in the High North
July 1, 2022
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Photo: Two patches on the arm of an American crew member of a NATO Boeing 707 E-3A AWACS. Credit: NATO via Flickr.
NATO’s Joint ISR and the Madrid Summit
July 1, 2022
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Photo: Screenshot of TNT channel website. Credit: https://tnt-online.ru/
Russia’s Studied Indifference Can’t Mask a New Defeat
June 30, 2022
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Photo: Protestors raise their fists during a rally in support of jailed Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny in Moscow, Russia January 31, 2021. Credit: REUTERS/Maxim Shemetov
Putin’s War Splinters the Russian Opposition
June 30, 2022
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Photo: An Ukrainian soldier stands guard as president Volodymyr Zelenskiy visited the city of Mykolaiv on the Black Sea coast on Saturday June 18, 2022. His visit followed a military strike on Mykolaiv on Friday, which killed at least two people, according to the Mykolaiv regional administration. Images released by the Presidential office showed Zelenskiy, alongside the head of the regional military administration Vitaliy Kim and his team of officials visiting the ruins of the administration's building. The building was destroyed by Russian shelling in April, which killed at least 34 people. The Ukrainian President also presented medals and honors to Kim, other regional army officials and fighters. Credit: Eyepress Media via Reuters.
Drones, Sweat, and the Shadow of Death
June 30, 2022
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Missing in Europe’s Tech Regulations – Security
June 30, 2022
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Foes or Partners: The Transatlantic Chip Question
June 30, 2022
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Photo: Romanian special forces aboard a fast launch RHIB on the Black Sea. Credit: NATO via Flickr.
NATO — Back in the Black (Sea)?
June 28, 2022
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Photo: NATO Secretary General meets the ambassadors of Finland and Sweden to NATO. Credit: NATO via Flickr.
Why Finland and Sweden’s Accession Is a Game-Changer for NATO
June 28, 2022
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Photo: Swedish Armed Forces and US Marines practice defending Gotland during BALTOPS 22. Credit: NATO
Forward Defense: Has NATO Finally Gotten the Memo?
June 28, 2022
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Photo: Russian “Club-S” launch. Credit: Russia MoD.
Missed Targets: the Struggles of Russia’s Missile Industry
June 27, 2022
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Photo: Computer wiring and hardware. Credit: Massimo Botturi via Unsplash.
The Tide Retreats from Russia’s IT Sector
June 27, 2022
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Photo: Police keep guard inside the Madrid Fair ahead of NATO Summit, in Madrid, Spain, June 27, 2022. Credit: REUTERS/Yves Herman
Madrid Muddle
June 27, 2022
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Photo: Joint press statements by NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg and the President of EuropeanCommission, Ursula von der Leyen ahead of a meeting with the College of Commissioners. December 15, 2020. Credit: NATO.
No Time for EU-NATO Squabbling as Russian Threat Nears
June 27, 2022
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Gig Workers or Full Timers – Europe’s Balancing Act
June 24, 2022
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Photo: A girl stands on the tower of a destroyed Russian tank near Makariv village, Kyiv region. Russia invaded Ukraine on 24 February 2022, triggering the largest military attack in Europe since World War II. Credit: Photo by Mykhaylo Palinchak / SOPA Images/Sipa USA.
Suffer Not the Little Children
June 24, 2022
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Photo: At a meeting of the Russian Organizing Committee "Victory". With First Deputy Head of the Presidential Administration, First Deputy Chairman of the Committee Sergey Kiriyenko. Credit: Kremlin.ru via Wikimedia Commons.
Russia’s Establishment Turns Militant on Ukraine
June 24, 2022
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Photo: A Ukrainian serviceman in the trench shows a downed Russian drone at military camp, amid Russia's invasion of Ukraine, in Zaporizhzhia region, Ukraine April 29, 2022. Credit: REUTERS/Ueslei Marcelino.
Drones Will not Liberate Ukraine – but Tanks Will
June 24, 2022
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Photo: A Ukrainian serviceman looks on from inside a tank at a position in Donetsk region, as Russia's attack on Ukraine continues, Ukraine June 11, 2022. Picture taken June 11, 2022. Credit: REUTERS/Stringer
The Tank’s Death Has Been Exaggerated
June 24, 2022
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Photo: Taras Ratushnyi, the father of soldier Roman Ratushnyi, a well-known activist, holds his Ukrainian flag as he and friends, family, fellow soldiers, and others attend Roman's burial service in Kyiv, Ukraine, as Russia's attack on Ukraine continues June 18, 2022. Credit: REUTERS/Leah Millis
The Quickest Route to Peace in Ukraine
June 23, 2022
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Photo: Federal Chancellor Scholz visited the Ukrainian capital together with EU partners. Credit: Federal Government/Denzel
Who Speaks for Europe?
June 22, 2022
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Photo: Demonstration at the Arco della Pace in Milan against the war in Ukraine, Italy, on March 19 2022. Credit: Photo by Mairo Cinquetti/NurPhoto.
Italy’s Unwavering Support for Ukraine
June 22, 2022
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Photo: Participants ride horses during a protest against the new land swap deal, agreed by the heads of the Russian regions of Ingushetia and Chechnya, in Ingushetia's capital Magas, Russia October 7, 2018. Credit: REUTERS/Maxim Shemetov.
Russia Seeks to Quash the North Caucasus Terrorist Threat
June 22, 2022
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Photo: French President Emmanuel Macron leaves a booth equipped with anti-COVID curtains at a polling station in Le Touquet, France during the second round of regional elections on June 27, 2021. Credit: Ludovic Marin/Pool via REUTERS.
France: Parliament Changes but Foreign Policy Remains the Same
June 22, 2022
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Photo: French MP Jean-Luc Mélenchon delivers a speech on Labor Day, May 1, 2022, in Paris. Credit: Quentin Veuillet.
France’s Electoral Earthquake Shakes Tech Policy
June 22, 2022
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Photo: Participants gather near a screen showing Russian President Vladimir Putin, who delivers a speech at the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum (SPIEF) in Saint Petersburg, Russia June 17, 2022. Credit: REUTERS/Anton Vaganov.
Russia Begins to Pay the Price for Sanctions
June 21, 2022
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Photo: A press conference on the European Commission’s opinions on the application for EU membership submitted by Ukraine, Georgia and the Republic of Moldova as invited by the Council. Credit: Dati Bendo, European Union 2022.
Georgia’s Window of Opportunity
June 21, 2022
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After Putin
June 19, 2022
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Photo: Keynote speech by European Data Protection Supervisor, Wojtek Wiewiorowski, at the conference, Effective enforcement in the digital world. Credit: EDPS via Twitter.
Europe’s Grand Privacy Experiment Gets a Gentleman’s C
June 17, 2022
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Photo: Book Cover of "Comrade Hitler. Execute Churchill!"
‘Comrade Hitler’ and Other Russian Fantasies
June 17, 2022
Disinformation Europe's Edge
Photo: A meeting ceremony in the Moscow Russian paratroopers from the CSTO peacekeeping contingent in the Republic of Kazakhstan. Credit: Collective Security Treaty Organisation Photo Gallery.
Unwilling Kazakhstan Eyed as Russia’s Smuggler of Choice
June 17, 2022
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Photo: A Falcon 9 rocket launches from SLC-40 at Cape Canaveral Space Force Station, Fla., Jan. 31, 2022. Credit: U.S. Space Force photo by Joshua Conti via Wikimedia Commons.
Aligning US-Italy Relations in Earth Orbit
June 15, 2022
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Photo: Ashalim Solar Power station in Israel. Credit: Omer Markovsky Pikiwiki Israel via Wikimedia Commons.
Middle East Renewables Can Blindside Russia
June 15, 2022
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Photo: Ukrainian service members fire a BM-21 Grad multiple rocket launch system, near the town of Lysychansk, Luhansk region, amid Russia's attack on Ukraine June 12, 2022. Credit: REUTERS/Gleb Garanich
Flaming June Could Be Ukraine’s Decisive Month
June 14, 2022
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Photo: CHERNIHIV, UKRAINE - APRIL 11, 2022 - Books on the shelves are seen inside a library damaged as a result of shelling by Russian troops are pictured in liberated Chernihiv, northern Ukraine. Credit: Photo by Evgen Kotenko/Ukrinform/NurPhoto.
The Textbook War
June 13, 2022
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Photo: Paratroopers from various NATO Allies exercise in North Macedonia. Credit: NATO via Flickr.
Thinking Beyond the Ukraine War
June 10, 2022
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Photo: UZHHOROD, UKRAINE - MAY 16, 2022 - Servicemen carry the national flag during the farewell ceremony for Ukrainian defenders Oleksandr Serousov and Robert Madyar who died in combat with Russian occupiers, Uzhhorod, western Ukraine. This photo cannot be distributed in the Russian federation., on May 16, 2022 Credit: Photo by Serhii Hudak/Ukrinform/NurPhoto.
War Update — and What Else Ukraine Needs
June 10, 2022
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Photo: A person holds a sign during a protest organised by Hungary's opposition members, outside the headquarters of the Moscow-backed International Investment Bank, after Russia's invasion of Ukraine, in Budapest, Hungary March 1, 2022. Credit: REUTERS/Marton Monus
Bad News for Me Is Good News for Russia
June 9, 2022
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Europe’s Artificial Intelligence Debate Heats Up
June 9, 2022
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Photo: The President of the Council of Ministers, Mario Draghi, is in Brussels for the special meeting of the European Council, to discuss Ukraine, energy, defense and food security. Credit: Italian Government.
Italy Begins to Tire of War in Ukraine
June 8, 2022
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Caption: The May 2022 meeting of the Trade and Technology Council in Saclay, France. Credit: Valdis Dombrovskis via Twitter.
Building The Transatlantic Tech Alliance
June 8, 2022
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Photo: Polish soldiers peer downrange during a live-fire exercise in Cincu, Romania on 28 April 2022. French and Polish forces deployed to Romania as part of the new NATO multinational battlegroup held a live-fire exercise alongside their Romanian counterparts at Cincu Training Area, Romania. Credit: NATO via Flickr.
A Fortified Eastern Flank to Face Down Putin
June 8, 2022
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Photo: A law enforcement officer stands guard during the LGBT community rally "X St.Petersburg Pride" in central Saint Petersburg, Russia August 3, 2019. Credit: REUTERS/Anton Vaganov.
Russia: A State of Homophobia
June 8, 2022
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Photo: President Michel meets President of Azerbaijan and PM of Armenia. Credit: Council of the European Union.
While the Cat’s Away: EU Advances South Caucasus Peace
June 7, 2022
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Photo: President Raisi addressing the 33rd anniversary of Imam Khomeini’s demise. Credit: Government of the Islamic Republic of Iran.
Iran a Victim of Russian Failure
June 7, 2022
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Photo: Credit: Visit to the Central Military Clinical Hospital named after P.V. Mandryk. Credit: kremlin.ru.
The Many Deaths of Vladimir Putin
June 6, 2022
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Photo: Emmanuel Macron and Olaf Scholz stand together. Credit: Federal Government/Denzel.
History Matters
June 6, 2022
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Future War and the Defence of Europe by John R. Allen, Ben Hodges, and Julian Lindley-French
Future War Has Arrived
June 3, 2022
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Photo: The NH-90 and Sea Lynx (hi) helicopters involved in the evacuation land on a sports field in Neubrandenburg during the Schneller Adler military evacuation exercise on May 9th, 2022. Credit: ©Bundeswehr/Jana Neumann via Flickr.
Germany’s Defense Splurge Isn’t Enough
June 2, 2022
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Photo: China's President Xi Jinping is seen on screens in the media center as he speaks at the opening ceremony of the third China International Import Expo (CIIE) in Shanghai, China November 4, 2020. Credit: REUTERS/Aly Song
China’s Eternal Emperor Xi. Or Maybe Not
June 2, 2022
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Photo: Someone programming a website in HTML. Credit: Mika Baumeister via Unsplash.
Russia Targets Italy
June 2, 2022
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Champions League Spurs Facial Recognition Debate
June 1, 2022
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Photo: A Ukrainian soldier poses next to a destroyed Russian tank in Malaya Rohan village, amid Russia's attack on Ukraine, near Kharkiv, Ukraine, May 5, 2022. Credit: REUTERS/Ricardo Moraes.
Stiffening Spines
May 31, 2022
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Loosening China’s Grip on Telecommunications
May 31, 2022
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Photo: Dniester Photo Report Special Rapid Response Unit. Credit: Andrey Tufanyuk for the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Moldova.
Time to Tame Transnistria
May 31, 2022
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Photo: Russian President Vladimir Putin (R) shakes hands with his Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping after awarding him with the Order of St. Andrew the Apostle the First-Called during a meeting at the Kremlin in Moscow, Russia July 4, 2017. Credit: REUTERS/Sergei Ilnitsky/Pool TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY.
Shrinking Russia Seeks China’s Aid
May 31, 2022
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Photo: President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan held a press conference following the Presidential Cabinet Meeting at the Presidential Complex. Credit: Presidency of the Republic of Türkiye via Twitter.
Russian Propagandists Feast on Turkey’s NATO Ire
May 31, 2022
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Photo: Decorative lighting of the church "Saint Nicholas" in Chișinău, Moldova. Credit: Chișinău Municipality website.
Moldova: Time to Banish Europe’s Gray Zones
May 27, 2022
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Photo: St. Andrew's flag is hoisted on the new diesel-electric Russian submarine "Krasnodar". Credit: mil.ru via Wikimedia Commons
Russia Cannot Respond to NATO’s Northern Expansion
May 26, 2022
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Photo: Telegram app icon on smartphone screen illustration. Credit: Yuri Samoilov via Flickr.
Russia’s Military Telegrams its Discontent
May 25, 2022
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Photo: A man inspects his apartment, which was damaged by fire due to the shelling of Borodyanka, Kyiv region. Credit: Photo by Oleg Pereverzev/NurPhoto.
A Marshall Plan for Ukraine
May 25, 2022
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It’s Not Just Autocracies – Democracies Also Censor the Internet
May 25, 2022
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Protect Children Online – Without Weakening Privacy
May 24, 2022
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Photo: SNMG2 and SNMCMG2 sailing in the Black Sea as part of NATO routine presence. Credit: NATO photo by French Navy WO Christian Valverde / Released via Flickr.
Russia’s Hunger Blockade
May 23, 2022
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Photo: A combine harvester loads a truck with wheat in a field near the village of Hrebeni in Kyiv region, Ukraine July 17, 2020. Credit: REUTERS/Valentyn Ogirenko/File Photo
Hunger Games
May 23, 2022
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Photo: "Muslim's Pride" mosque in Shali, Chechnya, Russia. Credit: Sergey Korneev via Wikimedia Commons.
Russia Seeks Pathways for Disaffected Young Muslims
May 23, 2022
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Residents lower the Finnish flag to half-mast. REUTERS/Ints Kalnins (FINLAND)
Pragmatism Defeats Propaganda – Finland’s Move to NATO
May 20, 2022
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Photo: Ukrainian servicemen during a final rehearsal for the Independence Day military parade in central Kyiv, Ukraine August 22, 2021. Credit: Maxym Marusenko/NurPhoto
Ukraine’s Women at War
May 20, 2022
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Photo: 2022 Roscosmos rocket launch. Credit: Nikolai Lashin, Khrunichev Center, Roscosmos
The Sky’s Not the Limit: Space Aid to Ukraine
May 19, 2022
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Photo: The logo of Russia's state communications regulator, Roskomnadzor, is reflected in a laptop screen in this picture illustration taken February 12, 2019. Credit: REUTERS/Maxim Shemetov.
Russian Propagandists Regain Footing on Ukraine
May 18, 2022
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Photo: The Washington dove” — Soviet cartoon published in 1953 showing American agents and military officers disguising a bomb as a dove of peace. The dove’s head reads “peaceful phrases” while the black text above is a short poem reading “Even though they are masquerading it cunningly / They can't hide the vile insides” (it rhymes in Russian). The illustration is by Boris Efimov, one of the most famous and prolific propagandists of the Soviet Union. Credit: Propagandopolis via Instagram.
Russian Political Warfare Is a Rising Menace
May 18, 2022
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Photo: Charles Michel, President of the European Council, and Ursula von der Leyen, President of the European Commission. Credit: European Council
Europe’s Tech Regulations May Put Free Speech at Risk
May 18, 2022
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Photo: Vladimir Putin joined the procession of the Immortal Regiment. Credit: TASS via kremlin.ru.
The Kremlin Cannot Negotiate
May 17, 2022
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Photo: Ukrainian soldier inside the Azovstal combine, Mariupol. Credit: Орест via Instagram.
No Ceasefire, No Freeze, Ukraine Must Win
May 17, 2022
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Photo: Troops from NATO Allies and partners are taking part in a series of long-planned military exercises stretching from the High North to the Balkans to enhance the readiness and interoperability of NATO forces. Credit: NATO.
Fresh Winds
May 16, 2022
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Photo: Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov meets with his Iranian counterpart Hossein Amir-Abdollahian in Moscow, March 15 2022. Credit: @Amirabdolahian via Twitter.
Iran Gives Russia Two and a Half Cheers
May 13, 2022
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Photo: Left to right: Pekka Haavisto (Minister of Foreign Affairs, Finland) with Ann Linde (Minister of Foreign Affairs, Sweden) and NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg. Credit: NATO.
Sweden and Finland Brace for Russian Backlash
May 13, 2022
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Photo: UK MOD Welsh Warriors recently got to grips with the harsh environment of the Tapa Central Training Area in #Estonia, to establish their role as lead for NATO’s enhanced Forward Presence. Credit: British Army via Instagram.
Give Us the Tools — War Aims in Ukraine
May 13, 2022
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Photo: President Gitanas Nausėda participated in the opening ceremony of the Lithuanian-Polish gas pipeline GIPL at the Jauniūnai natural gas compressor station in the Širvintos district. Together with Presidents Andrzej Duda and Egils Levits of Poland and Latvia, and EU Energy Commissioner Kadri Simson, the President pressed a symbolic pipeline launch button. Credit: President of the Republic of Lithuania.
NATO’s Eastern Flank Repulses Putin’s Energy Weapon
May 13, 2022
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Photo: President of the European Commission, Ursula von der Leyen, and President of the United States, Joe Biden, meeting in June 2021. Credit: European Commission via Twitter.
Digital Differences will Not Stop the Champagne Flowing in Paris
May 13, 2022
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Photo: RT News (Russia Today) app is seen on a smartphone in this illustration taken February 27, 2022. Credit: REUTERS/Dado Ruvic/Illustration.
How to Terminate Russian Disinformation
May 12, 2022
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What’s Old is New Again: Is Retrograde Telecom Policy Returning to Europe?
May 12, 2022
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Photo: Pictured Kyriakos Mitsotakis and Emmanual Macron at the signing of the Agreement on the establishment of a strategic partnership for cooperation in defense and security. Credit: kyriakos_ via Instagram.
Russia’s Eastern Mediterranean Partners Go Slow on War
May 11, 2022
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Photo: Portuguese marines (the Fuzileiros) train in Lithuania. Portuguese marines and navy divers have been practicing skills and tactics in Lithuania. The group is in the Baltic country for three months as part of NATO assurance measures which comprise land, sea and air activities in, on and around the eastern part of NATO’s Alliance. Credit: NATO via Flickr.
Bolstering the Baltics: Accelerated Security Assistance
May 11, 2022
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Photo: Participants attend the traditional Cossack games outside the village of Starocherkasskaya, in Rostov region, Russia, May 6, 2017. Picture taken May 6, 2017. Credit: REUTERS/Eduard Korniyenko Korniyenko.
Imperial Russia Declares War on Colonialism
May 10, 2022
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Clouds on the Horizon: Europe’s Cloud Policy Threatens Transatlantic Digital Harmony
May 10, 2022
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Photo: Vladimir Putin at Christmas service at the Church of Simeon and Anna (St. Petersburg; 2018-01-07. Credit: kremlin.ru via Wikimedia.
Putin the Risen Christ — Russia’s Ultranationalist Pin-Up
May 10, 2022
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Photo: Stanislau Shushkevich honoured with degree of Dr. H. C. by SGH. Credit: Ivan Mezhui via Flickr.
Belarus Mourns for Better Times
May 10, 2022
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Photo: A sailor looks at the Russian missile cruiser Moskva moored in the Ukrainian Black Sea port of Sevastopol, Ukraine 10, 2013. Credit: REUTERS/Stringer/File Photo.
The Mystery of the Moskva
May 9, 2022
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Photo: Russian President Vladimir Putin holds a portrait of his father, war veteran Vladimir Spiridonovich Putin, as he takes part in the Immortal Regiment march on Victory Day, which marks the 77th anniversary of the victory over Nazi Germany in World War Two, in central Moscow, Russia May 9, 2022. Credit: REUTERS/Maxim Shemetov.
No Victory for Putin
May 9, 2022
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Photo: Russian President Vladimir Putin (C), Russia's Defence Minister Sergei Shoigu (R) and Russia's Federal Security Service (FSB) Director Alexander Bortnikov watch events marking Victory Day, in Sevastopol May 9, 2014. Putin flew in to Crimea on Friday, marking the Soviet victory in World War Two and proclaiming the success of the peninsula's seizure from a Ukraine that Russia says has been taken over by fascists. Credit: REUTERS/Alexei Druzhinin/RIA Novosti/Kremlin
The Shadow War: Putin Strips Spies of Ukraine Role
May 9, 2022
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Photo: An Ukrainian soldier passes near a hangar in the Hostomel airport near Kyiv with the destroyed cargo plane Antonov An-225 Mriya. The biggest cargo plane in the world was shelled by Russian forces during its occupation of the airport. Credit: Celestino Arce/NurPhoto
Conscript Army
May 8, 2022
Europe's Edge Regional Security Russia
Photo: Russian service members drive a tank along a street during a rehearsal for the Victory Day military parade in Moscow, Russia May 4, 2022. Credit: REUTERS/Evgenia Novozhenina/File Photo
Putin’s Victory Theatrics Mask a Looming Defeat
May 8, 2022
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Photo: Russian service members line up before a rehearsal for a military parade marking the anniversary of the victory over Nazi Germany in World War Two in Red Square in central Moscow, Russia May 7, 2022. Credit: REUTERS/Maxim Shemetov TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY
Whose Great Patriotic War?
May 8, 2022
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May 9 – Victory Day: Putin Poisons a Day of Pride and Remembrance
May 6, 2022
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Photo: File image of Russia Black Sea flagship Moskva (Moscow). Moskva, the flagship of Russia's Black Sea Fleet, was being towed to port when "stormy seas" caused it to sink, according to a Russian Ministry of Defense statement on Friday April 15, 2022. However, Ukraine claims that the warship was hit by two anti-air Neptune surface-to-sea missiles (range 300 km), about 25 nautical miles from Snake Island. The 510-crew missile cruiser was a symbol of Russia's military power, leading its naval assault on Ukraine. The 12,490-tonne vessel is the biggest Russian warship to be sunk in action since World War Two. Ukrainian military officials said they struck the Moskva with Ukrainian-made Neptune missiles - a weapon designed after Russia's annexation of Crimea in 2014, and the naval threat to Ukraine in the Black Sea grew. The ship's sinking was described by the US as a big blow, but American officials were unable to confirm whether Ukrainian Neptune missiles were responsible. Credit: Russia MOD/EYEPRESS.
Boiling the Frog — Russia’s Black Sea Aggression Part II, the War
May 6, 2022
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Photo: Image grab from footage released by Moscow on Wednesday Feb 16, 2022 shows a train carrying Russian military armored vehicles passing through the Kerch Strait in Russia, departing from Crimea. Moscow said the units of its Southern military district started returning to their bases after the completion of military exercises in Crimea. departing from Crimea. Units of logistics formation of the Southern Military District after the end of the events of the combat training have set off on march by ordinary transportation to points of permanent dislocation, said a statement by the ministry. Russia's defense ministry said on Tuesday (February 15). The ministry spokesman Igor Konashenkov said that while large-scale drills across the country continued, some Southern and Western military districts units had completed their exercises and started returning to base. U.S President Joe Biden welcome the move but said the pullback has not been verified in a televised address to America on Tuesday. Credit: EYEPRESS MEDIA LIMITED.
Boiling the Frog — Russia’s Growing Black Sea Aggression Part I
May 6, 2022
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Photo: Vladimir Putin attended the military parade marking the 76th anniversary of the Victory in the 1941–1945 Great Patriotic War. May 2021. Credit: Kremlin.ru.
Putin Poisons a Day of Pride and Remembrance
May 6, 2022
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Photo: Russian service members take part in a rehearsal for the Victory Day parade, which marks the anniversary of the victory over Nazi Germany in World War Two, in Saint Petersburg, Russia April 28, 2022. Credit: REUTERS/Anton Vaganov
A Potemkin Military? Russia’s Over-Estimated Legions
May 6, 2022
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Photo: A US marine waves his troops onward after using Dutch landing craft to land near Sandstrand, Norway on 21 March during Exercise Cold Response 22. Dutch, French, and US forces have landed in Norway for the long-planned Exercise Cold Response 22. Credit: NATO via Flickr.
NATO Must Re-Learn Deterrence
May 5, 2022
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Photo: A police officer stands guard as participants march during a May Day rally in Omsk, Russia May 1, 2022. Credit: REUTERS/Alexey Malgavko TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY.
US Lend-Lease — Russia Gets Nervous
May 4, 2022
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Photo: A member of the guard of honor holds the Moldovan flag during a ceremony marking the State Flag Day in Chisinau, Moldova April 27, 2022. Credit: REUTERS/Vladislav Culiomza
Moldova: Skating on Thin Ice
May 4, 2022
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Photo: A man watches a coverage of the conflict between Russia and Ukraine displayed on televisions at a electronics item shop in Kolkata, India on February 25, 2022. Credit: Debajyoti Chakraborty/NurPhoto
Disinformation and the ‘Evil Doctors’
May 4, 2022
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Photo: U.S. Coast Guard Chief Warrant Officer DeAnna Melleby, Information Systems Security Officer for the Coast Guard Command, Control, Communication and Information Technology unit at Coast Guard Base Boston, peers through a space in a server April 20, 2017. Melleby and her team have a number countermeasures they use to keep the Coast Guard computer network secure, including a 'sniffer' program that identifies when USBs or cell phones are plugged into the system. Credit: U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Andrew Barresi
Helping NATO to Embrace Artificial Intelligence
May 3, 2022
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Photo: A statue of communist leader Lenin is seen in front of the parliament building in Tiraspol, in Moldova's self-proclaimed separatist Transdniestria, November 3, 2021. Credit: REUTERS/Gleb Garanich//File Photo.
Darkness on the Dniester
May 3, 2022
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Europe’s Publishers Take on Tech Companies
May 3, 2022
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Photo: The barrel and sight equipment on top of a Titan Strike unmanned ground vehicle, equipped with a .50 Caliber machine gun, moves and secures ground on Salisbury Plain during exercise Autonomous Warrior 18, where military personnel, government departments and industry partners are taking part in Exercise Autonomous Warrior, working with NATO allies in a groundbreaking exercise to understand how the military can exploit technology in robotic and autonomous situations. Credit: PA Images via REUTERS
In Defense of Defense Spending: A Tech Opportunity for Europe
May 2, 2022
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Photo: President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan standing between Turkish, Russian, and Ukrainian flags. Credit: @RTErdogan via Twitter.
Revolution in the South Caucasus
May 2, 2022
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Germany calling
May 2, 2022
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Photo: A woman takes a picture of the blooming tulips, near an anti-tank constructions, amid Russia's invasion of Ukraine, in central Kyiv, Ukraine May 2, 2022. Credit: REUTERS/Gleb Garanich.
After Russia’s War, a Stronger Ukraine and West Will Emerge
May 2, 2022
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Photo: NATO Secretary General joins meeting of Defence Ministers of the Global Coalition to Defeat ISIS. Credit: NATO
Time for NATO Allies to Get Tough, Says Germany’s Former Defense Minister
April 29, 2022
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Photo: Then Slovakian Prime Minister, Robert Fico, attends a summit in Brussels. Credit: European Council
Senior pro-Russian Faces Criminal Charges as Slovakia Swings Decisively Towards NATO
April 29, 2022
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Photos: Olga hugs her boyfriend Vlodomyr as they say goodbye prior to Vlodomyr’s deployment closer to the front line, amid Russia's invasion of Ukraine, at the train station in Lviv, Ukraine, March 9, 2022. Credit: REUTERS/Kai Pfaffenbach
Ukraine: Tales of Hope and Despair
April 29, 2022
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Photo: A massive fire at a Ukraine Armed Forces ammunition depot lights up the sky on the outskirts of Lozovaya town, about 450 km (280 miles) east of the capital Kyiv, August 28, 2008. The fire first broke out in a nearby forest, where high winds prevented the fire services from extinguishing it, and swept into the ammunition dump, the Defence Ministry said. No one had been killed and military families had been evacuated from the area. Credit: REUTERS/Gleb Garanich (UKRAINE)
Ukraine’s Electricity System Close to Collapse
April 29, 2022
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Credit: In this photo illustration, the microblogging social network Twitter logo is displayed on the screens of a computer on April 25, 2022 in New York City, USA. Twitter's board has accepted an offer from billionaire Elon Musk to buy the social media company and take it private, the company announced Monday. Credit: John Nacion/NurPhoto
Elon Musk Versus Europe’s DSA: Tech’s Next Battleground?
April 28, 2022
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Photo: Privacy activist Max Schrems. Credit: Ars Electronica/Creative Commons.
Privacy Shield 2.0: More Than “Lipstick on a Pig”
April 28, 2022
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Photo: NATO eFP Battlegroup congratulatesLithuania on the Restauration of the State Day. Credit: NATO eFP Battlegroup Lithuaniavia Twitter.
The Smart Power of Lithuanian Foreign Policy
April 27, 2022
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Photo: A woman with a Ukraine flag and German flag during a protest in Cologne, Germany, on January 30, 2022. - Demonstrators criticised Putin's massing of troops near the Ukrainian border and called on Germany to play a more active role in defending Ukraine's interests. Credit: Ying Tang/NurPhoto
10 Ways Germany Can Help Ukraine
April 27, 2022
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LEAK: US, Europe Agree On Democratic Internet Declaration
April 26, 2022
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Photo: A security guard speaks on a mobile phone outside the U.S. embassy in Kyiv, Ukraine January 24, 2022. The United States said in a statement it was ordering the departure of eligible family members of staff from its embassy in Ukraine and said all citizens should consider leaving due to the threat of military action from Russia. Credit: REUTERS/Gleb Garanich.
Time for US Suits on the Ground at Embassy Kyiv
April 25, 2022
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Photo: Russian Security Council Secretary Nikolai Patrushev (L) looks at President Vladimir Putin during a meeting with the BRICS countries' senior officials in charge of security matters at the Kremlin in Moscow, Russia, May 26, 2015. To match Special Report BRITAIN-EU/JOHNSON-RUSSIAN REUTERS. Credit: Sergei Karpukhin/File Photo.
Vicious Blame Game Erupts Among Putin’s Security Forces
April 25, 2022
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Photo: St. Basil's Cathedral. Credit:Jaunt and Joy/Unsplash
Bewitched
April 25, 2022
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Photo: Meeting of the President of Ukraine with the Federal Chancellor of Germany. Credit: Website of the President of Ukraine.
Germany’s Zeitenwende: Not a War-Ender
April 22, 2022
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Photo: A view of at least three rows of new graves for people killed during Russia's invasion of Ukraine, at a cemetery in Irpin, Kyiv region, Ukraine April 18, 2022. Picture taken with drone. Credit: REUTERS/Zohra Bensemra
Putin’s Fundamental War Crime
April 22, 2022
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ESG Restrictions Undermine European Security
April 22, 2022
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Photo: A worker paints over a graffiti depicting jailed Russian opposition politician Alexei Navalny in Saint Petersburg, Russia April 28, 2021. The graffiti reads: "The hero of the new age". Credit: REUTERS/Anton Vaganov
Why Russians Swallow Propaganda
April 21, 2022
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Photo: Protester hold Ukrainian and Polish flags and placards as Ukrainians and Polish people demonstrate at the Main Marker Square in Krakow, Poland to express their wish to close the sky over Ukraine which is under the siege of Russian army on April 14, 2022. As the Russian Federation invaded Ukraine, the conflict forced 4 million Ukrainians to flee their country, many civilians have been killed and Russia undergoes an investigation regarding its alleged war crimes. Credit: Photo by Dominika Zarzycka/NurPhoto
Poland and Hungary Part Ways on Putin
April 20, 2022
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To Interoperate or Not? A New European Tech Question
April 19, 2022
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Photo: LUZHNIKI STADIUM, MOSCOW. 2010 Football World Cup qualifying match between Russia and Germany. Former Prime Minister of Bavaria Edmund Stoiber, former Federal Chancellor of Germany and now Chairman of the Shareholders’ Committee and member of the Board of Directors of Nord Stream Gerhard Schröder, Prime Minister Vladimir Putin, Dmitry Medvedev (left to right). Credit: http://eng.kremlin.ru/ via WikiCommons.
Germany Take Heed — We Cannot Be Slaves of Putinland
April 18, 2022
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Photo: France, Cours-la-Ville, 2022-04-18. Emmanuel Macron s campaign poster for Presidential election. Photograph by Adrien Fillon / Hans Lucas. France, Cours-la-Ville, 2022-04-18. Affiche de campagne d Emmanuel Macron pour l election presidentielle. Credit: Photographie par Adrien Fillon / Hans Lucas.
France: Sleepwalking on a Tightrope?
April 18, 2022
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Photo: A still image taken from video footage shows Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny, who is accused of flouting the terms of a suspended sentence for embezzlement, inside a defendant dock during the announcement of a court verdict in Moscow, Russia February 2, 2021. Credit: Press service of Simonovsky District Court/Handout.
Navalny Unleashed
April 18, 2022
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Photo: Vladimir Putin held a meeting with the participants in the nationwide mutual assistance campaign. March 4, 2021 Credit: Kremlin
The Fickle, Failing Friendships of Vladimir Putin
April 15, 2022
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Photo: Soldiers of the DNR (Donetsk People's Republic) run with a stretcher carrying an injured separatist in a contested area of Mariupol. The battle between Russian / Pro Russian forces and the defencing Ukrainian forces lead by Azov battalion continues in the port city of Mariupol. Credit: Maximilian Clarke / SOPA Images/Sipa USA
Russia’s Military: Failure on an Awesome Scale
April 15, 2022
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Photo: Supporters of Pro-Russian party Vazrazdane (Renascence) hold flag of Self-proclaimed Donetsk People's Republic on protest in front of Council of Ministers building during U.S. Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin two days visit in Bulgaria on 19 March, 2022 in Sofia, Bulgaria. Credit: Georgi Paleykov/NurPhoto
Putin’s People – or Are They?
April 14, 2022
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Photo: On Wednesday 13 April, Prime Minister Magdalena Andersson met with Finnish Prime Minister Sanna Marin. During the meeting, Andersson and Marin discussed the defense and security policy cooperation between the countries and the deteriorating security policy situation in the immediate area. Credit: Ninni Andersson/Regeringskansliet
Sweden Eyes NATO Security Blanket
April 14, 2022
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Photo: Pro-Russian demonstrators take part in a rally in Yevpatoria, Crimea March 5, 2014. Russia rebuffed Western demands to withdraw forces in Ukraine's Crimea region to their bases on Wednesday amid a day of high-stakes diplomacy in Paris aimed at easing tensions over Ukraine and averting the risk of war. Credit: REUTERS/Maks Levin/File Photo
Skittish West Emboldens Putin
April 13, 2022
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The New Iron Curtain Part 5: Russia’s War Against Silicon Valley
April 13, 2022
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Le Pen and Fortress France: “Au Revoir Facebook”
April 13, 2022
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Photo: Russia's President Vladimir Putin and Defence Minister Sergei Shoigu visit the newly constructed Resurrection of Christ Cathedral, the main Orthodox Cathedral of the Russian Armed Forces, near Moscow, Russia June 22, 2020. Credit: Sputnik/Alexei Nikolsky/Kremlin via REUTERS
The False God of Tsar Vladimir
April 11, 2022
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Photo: A Ukrainian woman cries outside a destroyed residential building by artillery in a residential area in Kyiv amid Russian Invasion, in Kyiv, Ukraine, 18 March 2022. Credit: Ceng Shou Yi/NurPhoto
Notorious Russian General Appointed to Revive Flagging War Effort
April 11, 2022
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Photo: LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM - APRIL 10, 2022: Women wearing floral crowns and holding placards a doll covered in fake blood demonstrate outside Downing Street against war atrocities targeting civilians including killings and rape on the 46th day of Russian military invasion in Ukraine on April 10, 2022 in London, England. Demonstrators call on the international community to support Ukraine by supplying arms and implementing an embargo on Russian oil and gas. Credit: Wiktor Szymanowicz/NurPhoto
The Art of the Possible
April 11, 2022
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Photo: A laptop with portrait of Vladimir Putin, parts of office equipment and household appliances symbolizing those that Russian soldiers stole in occupied Ukrainian territories, spattered with red paint at the Consulate of the Russian Federation during a protest 'Russian army - is a mob of murderers, rapists and looters'. Credit: Mykola Tys / SOPA Images/Sipa USA
Tech is Crucial to Saving Ukraine – and a Free Russia
April 8, 2022
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Photo: Five T-72s and four BMP-1s spotted being moved out of storage and loaded on a train in Czech Republic. Credit: MilitaryLand.net via Twitter.
Ukraine’s Railroads — Next Stop, Liberation
April 8, 2022
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Photo: Viktor Orbán holds a final rally before the Hungarian election. Credit: Orbán Viktor via Facebook.
Triumphant Orbán Thumbs his Nose at the West
April 7, 2022
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Photo: A picture illustration shows U.S. Dollar and Russian Ruble banknotes in Sarajevo, March 9, 2015. Credit: REUTERS/Dado Ruvic
Shell Games
April 7, 2022
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Help Support Ukrainian Voices
April 7, 2022
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Photo: Ukraine supporters rally in Times Square holding flags, signs, and chanting slogans on February 25, 2022, in New York City. People from Azerbaijan, Georgia, and other Indo-European supporters gathered in solidarity against Russian President Vladimir Putin one day after he ordered the invasion of Ukraine. Credit: John Lamparski/NurPhoto
South Caucasus Shudder in the Shadow of Russia’s War
April 7, 2022
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The New Iron Curtain Part 4: Russia’s Sovereign Internet Takes Root
April 5, 2022
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Photo: International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) deliver aid to Irpin, Ukraine, April 4 2022. Credit: ICRC.
Supping With the Kremlin Devil: the Red Cross Dilemma
April 5, 2022
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Banning Dark Patterns – Far From a Light Task
April 5, 2022
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Photo: BLACK SEA (Feb 6, 2018) Romanian minesweeper ROS Lt. Lupu Dinescu conducts minesweeping operations of shore Constanta while taking part of SNMCMG2 Passex with Romanian Navy. SNMCMG2 led by HMS Enterprise is currently sailling in the Black Sea as part of NATO routine presence. SNMCMG2 consists of flagship Royal Navy survey ship HMS Enterprise, Romanian minesweeper ROS Lt. Lupu Dinescu and Turkish minehunter TCG Akcay. Credit: NATO/CPO FRAN C. Valverde
10 Ways to Boost NATO’s Black Sea Defenses
April 5, 2022
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Photo: MOSCOW, RUSSIA – MAY 9, 2021: Russia's President Vladimir Putin (C) attends a Victory Day military parade held in Red Square to mark the 76th anniversary of the victory over Nazi Germany in World War II. Credit: Alexei Nikolsky/Russian Presidential Press and Information Office/TASS.
Escape Room
April 4, 2022
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Title: Former Russian President Dmitry Medvedev stands in front of a newly created Russian government Twitter account. Credit: Wikimedia Commons.
Twitter in a Time of War: Russia Sanctions Should Include Social Media
April 1, 2022
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Photo: Thierry Breton and Margrethe Vestager. Credit: @ThierryBreton.
Making Sense of Big Tech’s Wild West Duel in Europe
March 31, 2022
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Photo: The door of the Consulate General of Russia was covered with red paint imitating blood as a sign of protest against Russian aggression against Ukraine. Krakow, Poland on March 30, 2022. Credit: Beata Zawrzel/NurPhoto
#NotJustPutin: What Happens When the War Ends?
March 31, 2022
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Europe Races to Build Gigafactories, Lithium Permitting
March 30, 2022
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Photo: A file photo of Madeleine Albright taken in 2016. Albright, a Czech immigrant who went on to become the first female secretary of state in US history, has died aged 84 on Wednesday March 23, 2022. A long-time foreign policy veteran, Albright writes on Feb 23, 2022 that Russia President Vladimir Putin was making a historic mistake by attacking Ukraine. Credit: EYEPRESS via Reuters Connect
CEPA Honors Madeleine Albright
March 30, 2022
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Photo: The evening news broadcast on the main Russian news channel, Channel 1 is seen on a laptop as it is interrupted by a woman protesting the war in Ukraine in this illustration photo on 15 March, 2022 in Warsaw, Poland. Marina Ovsyannikova, an employee of the network ran onto the stage with a sign reading 'No War' and 'They're lying to you here'. Credit: STR/NurPhoto
Reaching Regular Russians
March 30, 2022
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Photo: In this photo illustration, a warning message in Ukrainian, Russian and Polish languages is displayed on a smartphone screen and in the background. Hackers carried out attacks on several of Ukraine's government websites, including the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Ministry of Education and Science, the State Service for Emergency Situation, and others, reportedly by local media. This attack, on Ukrainian government web resources, is the largest in the last four years. Credit: Photo by Pavlo Gonchar / SOPA Images/Sipa USA.
Russia Won’t Play the Cyber Card, Yet
March 30, 2022
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Photo: Ukrainians living in Bangkok and their supporters speak in front of a TV screen showing a video presentation of Russian President Vladimir Putin as they take part in an anti-war protest during Russia's invasion of Ukraine, outside the Russian embassy in Bangkok, Thailand March 1, 2022. Credit: REUTERS/Athit Perawongmetha.
Putin’s Truth-Twisters and Non-War in Ukraine
March 30, 2022
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Photo: Georgian soldiers run near a blazing building after a Russian bombardment in Gori, 80 km (50 miles) from Tbilisi, August 9, 2008. A Russian warplane dropped a bomb on an apartment block in the Georgian town of Gori on Saturday, killing at least 5 people, a Reuters reporter said. The bomb hit the five-story building in Gori close to Georgia's embattled breakaway province of South Ossetia when Russian warplanes carried out a raid against military targets around the town. Credit: REUTERS/Gleb Garanich (GEORGIA).
The Kremlin’s Next Targets? Georgia and Moldova
March 30, 2022
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The New Iron Curtain Part 3: The Internet is a Western Plot
March 30, 2022
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Photo: KALININGRAD, RUSSIA - FEBRUARY 24, 2022: A woman walks past a digital board displaying the current rates outside a currency exchange office. As of 10am, the Moscow Exchange has reported the US dollar and Euro trading at 89.6 and 99.99 respectively against the Russian rouble, thus reaching their historic highs. Credit: Vitaly Nevar/TASS.
Rattled Russia Re-Embraces the Command Economy
March 28, 2022
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Photo: Pictured is an amphibious landing at Kolga Bay, Estonia, during DV Day on Baltic Protector. The demonstration on Baltic Protector deployment is part of the multinational task group the Joint Expeditionary Force (JEF). Credit: PO(Phot) Si Ethell/Royal Navy.
The Baltic States’ Response to War against Ukraine
March 28, 2022
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Photo: A man is seen taking a photo with his mobile phone of a poster with a portrait of Russian president Vladimir Putin in Warsaw, Poland on 23 March, 2022. Credit: STR/NurPhoto
Can — Should — Putin Remain in Power?
March 28, 2022
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Photo: Ukrainian police checks a house in ruins by fire after the strikes of the russian artillery on Boyarka village, in outskirts of Kyiv. Credit: Celestino Arce/NurPhoto
Blowback
March 28, 2022
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Is Europe’s Tech Regulation a Gift to Russia?
March 28, 2022
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Photo: PGE Turów Power Station continous its usual operations as Poland is ordered to pay fines for its Turow complex - January 12, 2022 in Bogatynia, Poland. Turow open-pit mine and power station are located only few kilometers from both German and Czech border. Czech Republic launched a lawsuit in February 2021 against Poland saying that planned Turow mine's expansion was damaging communities on its side of their border. Negotiations between Polish and Czech governments are as for today unsuccessful and will continue in January 2022. Poland refused to pay fines ordered by the European Court of Justice. Credit: Photo by Dominika Zarzycka/NurPhotoPhoto: PGE Turów Power Station continous its usual operations as Poland is ordered to pay fines for its Turow complex - January 12, 2022 in Bogatynia, Poland. Turow open-pit mine and power station are located only few kilometers from both German and Czech border. Czech Republic launched a lawsuit in February 2021 against Poland saying that planned Turow mine's expansion was damaging communities on its side of their border. Negotiations between Polish and Czech governments are as for today unsuccessful and will continue in January 2022. Poland refused to pay fines ordered by the European Court of Justice. Credit: Photo by Dominika Zarzycka/NurPhoto
Beating Putin With Wind and Nuclear Power
March 28, 2022
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Photo: Polish tanks during an exercise. Credit: Polish Ministry of National Defense via Twitter.
Help Poland Help Ukraine, and the NATO Alliance
March 28, 2022
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Photo: Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban and Russian President Vladimir Putin attend a news conference following their talks in Budapest, Hungary, October 30, 2019. Credit: REUTERS/Bernadett Szabo.
Putin’s Illiberal Pals Are Down but not Out
March 25, 2022
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Photo: Anti war protester holding a sign about to be detained, in Moscow, Russia, on February 28, 2022 during a demonstration against the war on Ukraine. Credit: Daniil Danchenko/NurPhoto.
Putin Faces the Gambler’s Dilemma
March 24, 2022
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Photo: People walks past of anti-Putin posters in Warsaw, Poland, on March 21, 2022. Credit: Annabelle Chih/NurPhoto
Minsk and Normandy Failed: What’s Next?
March 24, 2022
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Photo: The 93rd Battalion of the German 9th Armoured Brigade receive helicopter safety instruction near Rena. Credit: NATO
The Zeitenwende: Has Germany Changed?
March 24, 2022
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Photo: A UK Royal Marine fires from the Viking amphibious all-terrain vehicle during winter warfare training near Bardufoss, Norway on 22 February 2022. Credit: NATO via Flickr.
NATO Must Improve its Military Power, and Fast
March 23, 2022
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Photo: The logo of Russia's state communications regulator, Roskomnadzor, is reflected in a laptop screen in this picture illustration taken February 12, 2019. Credit: REUTERS/Maxim Shemetov.
A New Iron Curtain: Russia’s Sovereign Internet
March 23, 2022
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The New Iron Curtain Part 1: Putin Wakes Up to the Danger of a Free Internet
March 23, 2022
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The New Iron Curtain Part 2: The Free Internet Stymies Putin
March 23, 2022
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Photo: A worker checks the pressure of pumps at an oil-pumping station in the Uzen oil and gas field in the Mangistau Region of Kazakhstan November 13, 2021. Credit: REUTERS/Pavel Mikheyev.
Oil Sanctions Against Russia Are a Must
March 22, 2022
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Photo: MOSCOW, RUSSIA - JANUARY 21, 2022: A man waves a KPRF (Russian Communist Party) banner during a flower laying ceremony held at the Mausoleum to mark Vladimir Lenin's 98th death anniversary. Born in Simbirsk (present-day Ulyanovsk) in 1870 as Vladimir Ulyanov, Lenin was a revolutionary and politician known as the founder of the Russian Communist Party. Credit: Mikhail Metzel/TASS
Putin’s Soviet Nostalgia: Time to Get Serious
March 22, 2022
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Photo: A Ukrainian woman cries outside a destroyed residential building by artillery in a residential area in Kyiv amid Russian Invasion, in Kyiv, Ukraine, 18 March 2022. Credit: Ceng Shou Yi/NurPhoto
Kyiv at War
March 22, 2022
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Photo: MOSCOW, RUSSIA - MARCH 18, 2022: People attend a concert titled "Crimean Spring" and marking the 8th anniversary of Crimea's reunification with Russia at Luzhniki Stadium. Credit: Mikhail Metzel/TASS.
Thought Crime in Putinland
March 22, 2022
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