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Republicans pledge help in search for truth in plane crash that killed Polish President

Republicans pledge help in search for truth in plane crash that killed Polish President

[The following was provided to BigPeace.com by an anonymous source in Poland.] American Congressmen offered help to form and international committee for the investigation of Polish plane crash. Such a committee could be formed after newly elected members will take their seats in January. Last month Republican members of the House and Senate met with […]

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After classified briefing, Bond registers 'strong opposition' to START

After classified briefing, Bond registers 'strong opposition' to START

Compiled by Bill Gertz, Geostrategy-Direct.com Sen. Christopher Bond said in a floor statement Nov. 18 that the New START treaty is flawed and not in the U.S. national security interest because its provisions cannot be reliably verified to prevent Russian cheating. Bond’s opposition followed an earlier statement by Sen. Jon Kyl, the No. 3 Republican […]

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Russia has gone rogue; Ukraine at risk

By Jeffrey Kuhner Moscow is on the march. Vladimir Putin’s Russia is the most destabilizing — and reckless — great power on the world stage. Following the collapse of the Soviet Union, Russia could have become a stable democracy at peace with its neighbors. Instead, Mr. Putin is erecting a Great Russian empire. He has […]

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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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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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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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Former PM: Putin 'can't understand people who have values'

Former PM: Putin 'can't understand people who have values'

By John J. Metzler NEW YORK — Calling for Washington’s diplomatic and commercial relations with Moscow to  “be less pragmatic and more value based,”  former Russian Prime Minister and now opposition figure Mikhail Kasyanov, stressed the role of the foreign community in supporting democratic change.  Stating bluntly that Russia is, “not a democracy at all” […]

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Russian president angers Japan with disputed isles visit

Russian president angers Japan with disputed isles visit

KUNASHIR, Kuril Islands – Russian President Dmitry Medvedev stoked Japan’s ire on Monday with a visit to the Kuril islands, a remote north Pacific territory at the heart of a decades-long dispute with Tokyo. Japan summoned Russia’s ambassador to Tokyo after Medvedev flew into the island of Kunashir, on the first visit by a Russian […]