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  • Oil, diamonds and nuclear power: Russia eyes Africa business

    The Russia-Africa Summit is set for next Wednesday and Thursday in the Black Sea resort of Sochi.

    International Business Times UK
  • Europe can’t keep shutting its eyes to the disaster in Syria

    We have to break out of our narrow navel-gazing: this is the Spanish civil war of our times These past few days have been a watershed for Europe. I’m not thinking about Brexit, but about Syria – which increasingly looks like our 21st-century Spanish civil war. Western and European defeat in Syria (by which I mean political and moral, not just military defeat) has parallels with the 1930s when democracies were unable or unwilling to stand up to authoritarians when it mattered, or even to play any...

    the Guardian
  • Russia Wants to Avoid a New Missile Arms Race in Europe

    Stratfor Worldview Security, Europe And that's a good thing. Key point: The collapse of arms control treaties is dangerous and destabilizing. What Happened: Russian President Vladamir Putin reportedly sent written proposals on Sept. 19 to "several dozen" European capitals, as well as the EU foreign affairs agency and NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg, to suggest a moratorium on the deployment of the ballistic missiles previously banned under the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces (INF)...

    The National Interest
  • Open Skies Treaty Allowed Eyes Over Russia; Trump Wants to Give Them Up

    The president seems set to withdraw from a pact that provided transparency over military buildups.

    www.nytimes.com