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Russia’s Charm Offensive in North Africa

3rd April 2017 – Foreign Affairs

Russia’s Charm Offensive in North Africa

Boris Zilberman

With the world’s attention focused on the question of Russian influence in the United States and the European Union, the Kremlin is quietly making inroads in another region critical to both the United States and Europe: the five North African states of the southern Mediterranean shore. more...

Analysis & Commentary

20th June 2017 – Quoted by Dwayne Harmon - Newburgh Gazette

Russian Federation threatens after United States downs Syrian warplane Newburgh Gazette http://newbu

Bill Roggio

Syria said earlier that the US-led Coalition had shot down one of its planes as it carried out a combat mission against Islamic State fighters. Newburgh Gazette http://newburghgazette.com/2017/06/20/russian-federation-threatens-after-united-states-downs. more...

19th June 2017 – Quoted by Tim Hume - Vice News

A Flexing Contest In Syria May Trap The U.S. In An Endless Conflict

Bill Roggio

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12th June 2017 – Quoted by Daniel Malloy - OZY

Life After Putin: The Up-And-Comers

Boris Zilberman

President Trump is hiring a chief executive for the Broadcasting Board of Governors, the federal agency that oversees Voice of America and other media outlets charged with beaming light and liberty into closed societies world-wide. Politico reports the leading contender is Michael Pack, a conservative filmmaker and president of the Claremont Institute. Whoever gets the job faces an uphill battle to reform an agency that has lost its sense of mission. more...

10th June 2017 – The New York Times

Trump-Comey Feud Eclipses a Warning on Russia: ‘They Will Be Back’

Eric S. Edelman

Lost in the showdown between President Trump and James B. Comey that played out this past week was a chilling threat to the United States. more...