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U.S. intelligence penetrated most secret branch of Russian SVR

U.S. intelligence penetrated most secret branch of Russian SVR

Compiled by Bill Gertz, Geostrategy-Direct.com A Russian newspaper disclosed last week that Western intelligence agencies scored a stunning intelligence coup by recruiting a colonel within the SVR intelligence service who operated for years and disclosed the identity of a network of deep cover illegals in the United States. Kommersant reported Nov. 11 that “the Russian […]

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Overlooked in Seoul: EU's currency wars and 'Eurostein'

By Sol W. Sanders  While the worlds largest economies yammered through the night at last week’s Group of 20 summit in Seoul, the European Union’s common currency headed toward a new crisis. These euro developments threaten “the European project” — a drive toward continental unification to prevent war and encourage prosperity. They could also frustrate […]

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Spy defection roils Russian intelligence service

Spy defection roils Russian intelligence service

By Gregory Feifer, RFE/RL The exposure of 10 Russian deep-cover spies in the United States last summer brought accusations that Russia was still fighting the Cold War two decades after the Soviet collapse. But some believe the Kremlin leaked this week’s news that they were exposed by a top Russia intelligence officer to justify taking […]

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China, India, Russia vow cooperation (vs U.S.)

China, India, Russia vow cooperation (vs U.S.)

BEIJING – The foreign ministers of developing giants China, India and Russia pledged on Monday to step up cooperation in trade, energy and geopolitical affairs including climate change. The pledges were made in a joint communique after two days of meetings in the central Chinese city of Wuhan by Chinese Foreign Minister Yang Jiechi and […]

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The peace un-process: One Israel, three civilizations

By Alexander Maistrovoy Clinton’s words that Russian-speaking Israelis are an obstacle to reaching peace can be understood in different ways. But excluding their emotional component, it is necessary to recognize: the immigrants from the former Soviet Union are most opposed to the peace process (or what is implied by this term). Let’s look at the root […]

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UN Security Council reform: Brazil, Germany, India and Japan seek permanent status

UN Security Council reform: Brazil, Germany, India and Japan seek permanent status

By John J. Metzler UNITED NATIONS — Reform and redesign of the UN Security Council has long been on the diplomatic drawing boards.  Few countries will argue its wisdom or necessity, but most will balk at the specific details.  So when Barack Obama descended upon New Delhi in a official visit and told a joint […]

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Geert Wilders to Der Spiegel: 'Islam threatens our freedom'

Geert Wilders to Der Spiegel: 'Islam threatens our freedom'

SPIEGEL: Mr. Wilders, you are said to be the strong man behind the new Dutch government because the minority cabinet depends on your support in parliament. Why is your party, 65 years after the Holocaust, relying on outdated approaches — on religious and racial exclusion? Wilders: We do not support religious exclusion — and certainly […]

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Moscow teams up with Beijing to apply pressure on Japan

Moscow teams up with Beijing to apply pressure on Japan

By Willy Lam, East-Asia-Intel.com Russian President Dmitry Medvedev’s visit to the Southern Kuriles (known as the Northern Territories in Japan) on Monday has injected a new element of instability in East Asia. This first visit by a Soviet or Russian head of state to the disputed islands adjacent to Hokkaido, which were seized by Moscow […]

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Beijing charges Nobel Peace Prize is attack by West on 'rising China'

Beijing charges Nobel Peace Prize is attack by West on 'rising China'

BEIJING – China stepped up its criticism of the awarding of the Nobel Peace Prize to a jailed democracy activist Friday, saying the prize is a Western political tool used to attack a rising China. The commentary in the People’s Daily, the Communist Party’s flagship newspaper, comes a day after several diplomats said China was […]

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Al Qaida's Arab Peninsula division has launched three strikes against U.S. in a year

WorldTribune.com WASHINGTON — The interception of two Al Qaida bombs by United Arab Emirates and Britain marked the third attempted mass-casualty strike by Al Qaida in the Arabian Peninsula against the United States in less than a year. Officials said Britain and the UAE cooperated to foil a bombing in the United States by the […]