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19th December 2017 – Quoted by Jeff Seldin - Voice of America

Trump Hails New Era of Global Competition, Says ‘America is Going to Win’

David Adesnik

U.S. President Donald Trump warned Monday the country's greatness is being challenged by rival powers, but promised the country would use "every instrument" at its disposal to ignite what he portrayed as an American awakening. more...

15th December 2017 – Quoted by Jennifer Rubin - The Washington Post

The problem with Trump’s Middle East policy: He doesn’t have one

Eric S. Edelman

Eleven months into the Trump presidency, our Middle East policy amounts to a series of stunts — an isolated retaliatory attack on Syria for use of chemical weapons, “decertifying” the Iran deal (to the consternation of those egging on the administration, hoping that the European Union and Congress would act, exactly nothing has happened since President Trump’s announcement a month ago) and now an announcement that the United States recognizes Jerusalem as the capital of Israel (but won’t be moving the embassy for years, says the secretary of state). more...

19th November 2017 – Quoted by Thomas Seibert - The Arab Weekly

Russia emerges as major partner for Turkey’s Syria policy

Aykan Erdemir

- In a sign of an emerging alli­ance two years after Turkish- Russian relations plunged into crisis, Ankara is banking on Moscow to help Turkey reach its main goals regarding the conflict in Syria. more...

13th November 2017 – Quoted by Joel Gehrke - The Washington Examiner

Turkey’s Erdogan: US, Russia should leave Syria

Aykan Erdemir

American and Russian military forces should withdraw from Syria, according to the leader of a key NATO ally. more...

13th November 2017 – Quoted by VOA News

On Russia Meddling in US Election, Where Do Trump and US Intel Community Stand?

The issue of Russian meddling in the 2016 U.S. presidential election followed President Donald Trump on his 12-day trip through five Asian nations. more...

11th November 2017 – Quoted by Ryan Pickrell - The Daily Caller

Putin Says He Didn’t Meddle In The Election, And Trump Believes Him

President Donald Trump, in contrast with the assessments of American intelligence agencies, says that he believes Russian President Vladimir Putin’s claims that he did not meddle in the 2016 presidential election. more...

19th October 2017 – Quoted by Michael Crowley - Politico

CIA director rebuked for false claim on Kremlin’s election meddling

CIA Director Mike Pompeo drew sharp criticism Thursday after wrongly stating that the U.S. intelligence community had found that Russian meddling did not tilt the 2016 presidential election. more...

19th October 2017 – Quoted by Greg Miller - The Washington Post

CIA director distorts intelligence community’s findings on Russian interference

CIA Director Mike Pompeo declared Thursday that U.S. intelligence agencies determined that Russia’s interference in the 2016 American presidential election did not alter the outcome, a statement that distorted spy agency findings. more...

13th October 2017 – Quoted by Kaitlin Lavinder - Cipher Brief

Russia Ramps Up Media and Military Influence in Balkans

John Cappello

Since its invasion of Ukraine and annexation of Crimea in 2014, Russia has waged a robust disinformation and influence campaign in the Balkans. Over the past few years, the Russians have steadily ramped up their activity in southeast Europe, analysts told The Cipher Brief. more...

12th October 2017 – Quoted by Adam Taylor - Straits Times

What the US is actually getting right on the North Korean issue

It's tempting to give into doom and gloom when we think of North Korea policy. The rapid advances in Pyongyang's weapons technology, coupled with its provocative propaganda about the supposedly impending devastation of America, are enough to make many lose hope for any solution to the current crisis. more...

11th October 2017 – Quoted by Joseph Young - Btcmanager.com

Russian Foreign Ministry Condemns Vinnik Extradition

Boris Zilberman

The Russian Foreign Ministry has condemned the request of the US government to extradite Alexander Vinnik, who has been charged with money laundering in relation to BTC-E and kept in custody by Greek law enforcement agencies. more...

11th October 2017 – Quoted by Adam Taylor - The Washington Post

What the U.S. is actually getting right on North Korea

It's tempting to give into doom and gloom when we think of North Korea policy. The rapid advances in Pyongyang's weapons technology, coupled with its provocative propaganda about the supposedly impending devastation of America, are enough to make many lose hope for any solution to the current crisis. more...

8th October 2017 – Quoted by Dan Boylan - The Washington Times

U.S., Russia fight over ‘brain’ of bitcoin crime suspect Alexander Vinnik

Boris Zilberman

The alleged Russian mastermind of a $4 billion digital money laundering scheme sits in an Athens prison cell as Washington and Moscow “fight over his brain,” according to international illicit finance analysts. more...

14th September 2017 – Quoted by Brian Padden - VOA News

Thriving Black Market Could Mitigate North Korea Sanctions Impact

Illicit evasion and a thriving black market continue to mitigate the impact of sanctions intended to deprive North Korea of billions of dollars in revenue and needed components for its nuclear program. more...

12th September 2017 – Quoted by The Moscow Times

North Korea Receiving Russian Supplies Despite Sanctions — Reports

Russian smugglers are illicitly supplying North Korea with contraband energy and goods, evading sanctions and ignoring concerns about the isolated Asian country’s nuclear tests, the Washington Post reported Monday. more...

12th September 2017 – Quoted by Fulya Ozerkan - Agence France Presse

Turkey signs landmark Russian weapons deal

Aykan Erdemir

Turkey has signed a deal for its first major weapons purchase from Moscow to buy S-400 missile defence systems, both sides announced Tuesday, in an accord that could trouble Ankara's NATO allies. more...

12th September 2017 – Quoted by the National Post

Employing Russian smugglers and deploying hackers: How North Korea plans to duck latest sanctions

The implementation of North Korea's new strategy casts further doubt on whether financial measures alone can force dictator Kim Jong Un to abandon his nuclear weapons program more...

12th September 2017 – Quoted by Theodore Bunker - Newsmax

Russian Smugglers Profit From North Korean Sanctions

Russian smugglers are ignoring economic sanctions on North Korea and delivering petroleum and other supplies, The Washington Post reports. more...

11th September 2017 – Quoted Joby Warrick - The Washington Post

How Russia quietly undercuts sanctions intended to stop North Korea’s nuclear program

Russian smugglers are scurrying to the aid of North Korea with shipments of petroleum and other vital supplies that could help that country weather harsh new economic sanctions, U.S. officials say in an assessment that casts further doubt on whether financial measures alone can force dictator Kim Jong Un to abandon his nuclear weapons program. more...

9th September 2017 – Quoted by Barbara Demick and Tracy Wilkinson - Tribune Washington Bureau

US presses for resolution to cut oil to North Korea

The United States is pushing for a vote as early as Monday on new sanctions that would impose an energy stranglehold on North Korea by banning sales of oil and natural gas to the reclusive country. more...

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