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Russia / Strategy Media Update – 25 July 2017


Anonymous expert compilation, analysis, and reporting. A conventional Russia invasion is looking more likely. </end editorial> Unusually active day for Russia traffic, in no small part due to multiple concurrent events, almost 200 reports today. Zapad-2017 attracting attention in MSM, while the Intermarium debate gathers strength, to the extent of a debate over Turkey joining the joint … Continue reading Russia / Strategy Media Update – 25 July 2017

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New Envoy Volker Says U.S. Considering Sending Arms To Ukraine


PARIS — The new U.S. special envoy for efforts to end the conflict in eastern Ukraine, Kurt Volker, says Washington is considering sending Kyiv weapons to help government forces defend themselves against Russia-backed separatists. Providing lethal defensive weapons would allow Kyiv to “defend itself if Russia were to take further steps against Ukrainian territory,” Volker… Continue reading New Envoy Volker Says U.S. Considering Sending Arms To Ukraine

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The Daily Vertical: Rebranding the Donbas


The views expressed in this commentary do not necessarily reflect the views of RFE/RL. Whenever the Kremlin or its proxies dream up a new name for Ukraine, it’s often a sure sign that trouble is on the way. Russia’s war in the Donbas of course commenced as Kremlin spinmeisters coined the term Novorossia to refer… Continue reading The Daily Vertical: Rebranding the Donbas

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Russia / Strategy Media Update – 23 July 2017


Anonymous expert compilation, analysis, and reporting. </end editorial> Russian/Iran/DPRK (“Rogue State Collective” or “New Axis of Evil”?) Sanctions bill deal agreed, finally – EU complains. Prof Gregory essay on Germany’s collusion with Russia is on target – the statement on the Siemens turbines is illustrative, deceiving Germany is cause for offense, invading countries and killing tens… Continue reading Russia / Strategy Media Update – 23 July 2017

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Name And Shame: Washington Post Using Russian Propaganda


Tonight I reviewed this two-day old article in the Washington Post. It contained the following headline: Ukrainian separatists claim to have created a new country: Malorossiya, or ‘Little Russia’ Washington Post, By Adam Taylor 19 July 2017 The article starts out this way: Separatists in eastern Ukraine claimed Tuesday to have founded a new country — Malorossiya, which means “Little… Continue reading Name And Shame: Washington Post Using Russian Propaganda

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Northrop Grumman RQ-4 Global Hawk Circled Near The Southern Coast Of Occupied Crimea


The monstrous Global Hawk is watching Russian-occupied Crimea.  The sensor package they carry is incredibly high-resolution with amazing depth of vision. The electronic detection package is also astonishing. Notice the strategic Global Hawk stays in international airspace at 52,000 – 53,000 feet.  10 hours of hovering allows a lot of detailed reconnaissance.  </end editorial> July… Continue reading Northrop Grumman RQ-4 Global Hawk Circled Near The Southern Coast Of Occupied Crimea

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Making Sense of Russian Hybrid Warfare: A Brief Assessment of the Russo–Ukrainian War


Making Sense of Russian Hybrid Warfare: A Brief Assessment of the Russo–Ukrainian War Preface Russian warfare in the 21st century has ushered in a new paradigm—one in which states are in perpetual conflict with one another in a manner that best operates in the shadows. This model, known to Americans and most Westerners as hybrid… Continue reading Making Sense of Russian Hybrid Warfare: A Brief Assessment of the Russo–Ukrainian War