Thursday, October 15, 2015

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Reviews


Today's Headlines and Commentary - Lawfare
News Roundup and Notes: October 15, 2015 | Just Security
NEWS: The World and Security Review: Headlines: Russia finalizing document on Syria air safety: US official | Syria air campaign on, Putin may already seek exit strategy - The Washington Post | US troops in Afghanistan: Taliban resurgence sees rethink - B
Troops to stay in Afghanistan, Syria as Russia’s proving ground, and NATO about to grow? - The Washington Post

Air Safety Talks


Russia finalizing document on Syria air safety: US official
US, Russia seek deal to fly in Syria′s dangerous skies | Middle East | DW.COM | 15.10.2015
US, Russia Note Progress in Syria Air Safety Talks

Syrian War


Saudi, Turkey Say No Role for Assad in Syria - ABC News
Israel perturbed by the arrival of 3,000 Iranian troops in Syria with 2,000 Cubans

Russians in Syria


Russia 'reducing air strikes against Syrian rebels' as intervention fails - Telegraph
Russia eases up Syria strikes as Assad forces launch ground assault - Yahoo News
Russian Military Uses Syria as Proving Ground, and West Takes Notice - The New York Times
Syrian Forces and Russian Jets Attack Rebel-Held Towns - The New York Times
Syria air campaign on, Putin may already seek exit strategy - The Washington Post
Syrian army and Russian jets target rebel towns north of Homs | Reuters
Syrian troops launch offensive under cover of Russian airstrikes | Fox News
Russia cuts off Daesh arms supply routes in Syria's Aleppo
Putin Calls U.S. `Weak' on Syria as Russian Airstrikes Continue - Bloomberg Business
MAP: Russian airstrikes in Syria are helping ISIS and Assad - Business Insider
Syrian war gives Russia a chance to test weapons | The Japan Times
Putin and Khameinei in Syria: A Marriage Made in Hell
Putin’s Syria Gamble | TIME

Russia


Russia’s Fictions on Malaysia Flight 17 - The New York Times
Putin, Nazarbaev Discuss Regional Security In Astana
Государственный визит в Казахстан • Президент России
Commodities - NYTimes.com

Cubans in Syria?


Cuban Troops Join the Russian...
White House: no evidence reports of Cuban troops in Syria are true | Reuters
White House doubts reports of Cuban military aid for Syria - Washington Times
Cuban Troops in Syria Help Russia, Iran Prop Up Assad
Cuban Troops Going To Syria: Cuba Bolsters Russia's Miltary Action In Syria [POLL] : News : ENSTARZ
Top Cuban general, key forces in Syria to aid Assad, Russia, sources say | Fox News
White House: 'No Evidence' That Cuban Troops Are Fighting In Syria - Breitbart

Iran in Syria


Iran ramps up troop deployment in Syria in run-up to ‘anti-rebel offensive’ | World news | The Guardian
1,500 Iranian fighters enter Syria under Russia's cover, reports say | Fox News

Iraq


Iraqi forces and militia seize most of Baiji refinery: officials | Reuters
Iraq now using Russian intelligence in war against Islamic State | intelNews.org

Israel


Israeli officials reject US criticism of ‘excessive’ force - Middle East - Stripes
Moscow reports new hot line with Israel’s military

Obama on Afghanistan


In change of course, Obama to slow pace of U.S. troop withdrawal from Afghanistan | Reuters
Obama to Announce Halt of U.S. Troop Withdrawal in Afghanistan - The New York Times
US troops in Afghanistan: Taliban resurgence sees rethink - BBC News
America’s Longest War Just Got Longer - Defense One
Obama's Afghan strategy not to win but avoid disaster? | Fox News Video
Obama: U.S. to delay troop withdrawal from Afghanistan - YouTube
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Other News


What Do We Really Know About Osama bin Laden’s Death? - The New York Times
Cuban Band to Make Historic Performance at White House
U.S. Exploring Deal to Limit Pakistan’s Nuclear Arsenal - The New York Times
U.S. Looking Into Nuclear Deal With Pakistan, Report Says
Iranian plane lands safely after part of engine falls off - The Washington Post
Journalists, legal experts decry Turkey′s media blackout | Europe | DW.COM | 15.10.2015
The Terrorist-Criminal Nexus | Intelligence Analysis and Reporting

Europe and Nato


Hungary: European Parliament Lifts Immunity for Spy Suspect - NYTimes.com
Béla Kovács (politician, 1960) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jobbik MEP Béla Kovács, Accused Of Spying For Russia Previously, To Lose Immunity - Hungary Today
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Putin may hate it, but NATO may be about to expand again - The Washington Post
Romania Rejects Russian Objections to NATO Missiles :: Balkan Insight
Berlin police arrest imam on terrorism charges - The Washington Post
EU sees progress on Turkey refugee talks | Reuters
Poland signs deal to bring gas to Russia dependent Baltic states | News | DW.COM | 15.10.2015
Norway to send back Syrian refugees who came from Russia | News | DW.COM | 15.10.2015

USA


Couple Pleads Guilty to Distributing Heroin Aboard Warship - ABC News
Border Patrol Makes Few Immigrant Arrests at Checkpoints - ABC News
Police Disband Sit-in at Baltimore City Hall, Arrests Made - ABC News
Hillary Clinton Opens Door for Julian Castro VP Pick - ABC News
Hillary Clinton, a Socialist, and Three No Names Walk Into a Casino - Washington Free Beacon

Opinions


Obama's What Next? - The New York Times
Articles: Foreign Policy Experts Provide the 'Solutions' Obama's Looking For
Obama’s ‘Doctrine of Restraint’ is costly | Opinion | CentreDaily.com
Obama Has No Course to Stay on Syria, Russia and the Islamic State Group - US News
Obama rejects Putin's offer to send emissaries to U.S. to confer on Syria - Washington Times

Headlines: Russia finalizing document on Syria air safety: US official | Syria air campaign on, Putin may already seek exit strategy - The Washington Post | US troops in Afghanistan: Taliban resurgence sees rethink - BBC News | Obama's What Next? - The New York Times


Obama: U.S. to delay troop withdrawal from Afghanistan


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MAP: Russian airstrikes in Syria are helping ISIS and Assad - Business Insider

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US sources: Russia has brought Cuban troops to Syria
Leopoldo Cintras Frias, Cuban military chief, visits Syria - Washington Times
Iranians, Cubans and CIA-backed rebels: US media jumps on muddled Syria reports — RT USA
Заместитель Министра обороны Анатолий Антонов провел в Москве переговоры с Чрезвычайным и Полномочным послом Кубы в России Эмилио Лосадо
Cuba-Based Band to Perform at White House Reception - ABC News
Hundreds of Iranian troops mass near Aleppo, U.S. official and activists say - The Washington Post
Thousands of Iranian troops 'arrive in Syria' for Aleppo offensive - Telegraph
Hacking Arrests Won’t Stop Chinese Espionage - Defense One
Power: Iran Missile Test Violated UN Security Council Resolutions
Russia Is Forcing the Pentagon to Rewrite Its European Playbook - Defense One
Hostility Towards the West Grows in Russia
US defense chief: we will deter Russia's 'malign and destabilizing influence' | US news | The Guardian
Official: Russia ‘deliberately targeting’ US-backed forces in Syria | Fox News
Islamic State battles insurgents as Syria army prepares assault | Reuters
Iraqi forces preparing for assault on IS-held Ramadi - BBC News
Iraqi army, militia forces launch assault to retake Baiji from Islamic State | Reuters
Using Russia's Cover, Iran Begins Sending Fighters to Syria - ABC News
Lavrov says Russia helping fight against militants in Iraq | Reuters
Lavrov: Moscow Helping Fight IS Militants In Iraq
Amedy Coulibaly, Paris deli attacker, 'given orders by email': report - Washington Times

Air Safety Talks


Officials: US, Russia near agreement on Syria flights - CNNPolitics.com
U.S., Russia finalizing document on Syria air safety: U.S. official | Reuters
The U.S. and Russia Are Planning Air Safety Talks After a Near-Miss in Syria | TIME
US, Russia Holding Talks to Seal Air Safety Agreement in Syria
Военные эксперты России и США провели видеоконференцию по согласованию текста возможной договоренности об обеспечении безопасности поле

Russia


Carter: Russia Has Created 'New Reality' in Europe
Putin Says U.S. Fails to Cooperate in Syria - The New York Times
Russia's Lavrov says Washington declines deeper military talks on Syria | Reuters
Russia abandons hope of oil price recovery and turns to the plough - Telegraph
$50 Oil for 15 Years Isn't What Scares Bank of Russia Governor - Bloomberg Business
We're not killing shale but won't cut output: Russia
Лавров: США отказались принять делегацию России во главе с Медведевым | РИА Новости
Ъ-Новости - МИД России: Москва не поддерживает Башара Асада
Window on Eurasia -- New Series: Kremlin Working to Rein In Radical Russian Nationalists Lest Donbas Returnees Join Them
Ukrainian Retiree Convicted of Espionage in Moscow | News | The Moscow Times
Russia's 'War' Mentality Boosts Treason Case Count | News | The Moscow Times
Former head of Ukrainian defence factory faces six years for espionage | World news | The Guardian
Russia Requests UN Open New MH17 Probe
Window on Eurasia -- New Series: Ten Years after Nalchik, ‘Nowhere in the North Caucasus has the Problem of Terrorism been Resolved,’ Expert Says

Iran


U.S. to raise Iranian missile test at U.N. Security Council | Reuters
In Final Step, Iran's Guardian Council Approves Implementing Nuclear Deal With World Powers - ABC News
Iranian MPs arrive in Damascus before joint offensive | Reuters
Iran Sentences Poets, Filmmaker To Prison, Lashings

Turkey


Turkish official says Kurdish militia intent on taking control in Syria | World news | The Guardian
Turkey slams US over reported weapons supply to Syria Kurds - The Washington Post

China


China says not planning to send military ships to Syria | Reuters
The U.S. Reasserts Its Freedom to Navigate the South China Sea | TIME
China Expanding Regional Nuclear Forces - Washington Free Beacon

Other News


Where in the world is this Argentinian spymaster hiding? In the U.S., Argentina says. - The Washington Post
Obama Is Rethinking Pullout in Afghanistan, Officials Say - The New York Times
Ex-CIA agent convicted in Italy has asked for a pardon - The Washington Post
IS Calls For 'Holy War' Against Russians, Americans
Syrian Rebels Fear Unacceptable Peace Deal Proposal
France, Saudi Arabia deepen alliance with 10B euros in deals - The Washington Post
News Analysis: Afghanistan hails Pakistan's help in restarting peace process - Xinhua | English.news.cn
A French Muslim schoolboy arrested for shooting teacher
Obama deploys 300 U.S. troops to Cameroon to aid in fight against Boko Haram - Washington Times
Cyberspace becomes second front in Russia's clash with NATO - U.S. - Stripes
FBI: Nationwide sex trafficking "Operation Cross Country" sting nets 150 arrests, rescues child victims - CBS News
Full Transcript: Democratic Presidential Debate - The New York Times
Dietary Supplements Send 23,000 to Hospitals Each Year in US - ABC News
Naval Academy teaching future sailors to use sextants amid cyberwar fears - Washington Times

Reviews


Today's Headlines and Commentary - Lawfare
See Today's Top Stories in the Early Bird Brief
News Roundup and Notes: October 14, 2015 | Just Security
NEWS: The World and Security Review: Headlines: The U.S. and Russia Are Planning Air Safety Talks After a Near-Miss in Syria | TIME
NEWS: The World and Security Review: Today's Headlines

Analysis


Russia's Spies Are Critical to Putin's Operations in Syria, Ukraine - US News
American intelligence failure in Syria: Column
The New Axis Of Evil At War In Syria - Forbes
Islamic State: Putin sends Spetsnaz into Syria to wipe out ISIS militants fighting Assad | World | News | Daily Express
Putin Continues Aggressive Foreign Policy in Syria - SPIEGEL ONLINE

Opinions


Gen. Wesley Clark Says Russia's Engagement in Syria is Partly an Effort to Distract from Ukraine - Warrior - Scout
The Leader Russia Deserves - WSJ
War in Syria: Time for America to Get Tough on Russia | The National Interest
Murphy's Law: The Russian ROE In Syria
America is getting blindsided: How our imperial arrogance is continuing to wreak havoc - Salon.com
Will Syria Improve Russia's Image in the West? (Op-Ed) | News | The Moscow Times
Does Iran even want Russia in Syria? - Al-Monitor: the Pulse of the Middle East

Videos


Syria, Russia and Complex Dynamic Explained
AP Top Stories 14 P - YouTube
Coalition Spokesman: Now Is Time’ for Push Into Ramadi
Coalition Spokesman: Now Is Time’ for Push Into Ramadi - YouTube
Russia says hit 40 IS targets in new Syria strikes - YouTube
News Wrap: Pentagon says U.S., Russian jets had close encounter over Syria - YouTube
Islamic State urges jihad against Russians - YouTube
Syria: backed by Russian airstrikes and Iran, Assad's army plans offensive on Aleppo - YouTube
AP Top Stories - YouTube
Can NATO stop Russia? I Conflict Zone - YouTube
Russia steps up air campaign: Jets raise daily action to 88 strikes - YouTube
Clinton Defiant on Email, Draws Cheers at Debate
Clinton, Sanders Unite on Email Controversy - YouTube
FACT CHECK: Clinton, Sanders Embellish In Debate - YouTube
(Democratic Debate) Bernie Sanders: Why I'm sick of Clinton's email - YouTube
US Democratic presidential debate - in 80 seconds - BBC News
Krauthammer on Democratic debate: Hillary had a good night - YouTube
Russian BUK missile confirmed, MH17 victims' families seek compensation. - YouTube
Democrats spar over gun control at first debate - YouTube
(Democratic Debate) Sanders: We have to think through war on drugs - YouTube
Bernie Sanders continues to shock the political world - YouTube
This is why Russia is in Syria - YouTube
Ukrainian Nationalists March In Kyiv - YouTube
Five Reasons Americans Are Unhappy - MarketWatch
‘Last of the President’s Men’ sheds light on Nixon’s vulnerability, motivation - YouTube
PBS NewsHour full episode October 13, 2015 - YouTube

Current Topics Review

» Putin Calls U.S. `Weak' on Syria as Russian Airstrikes Continue - Bloomberg
15/10/15 11:29 from syria news - Google News
Bloomberg Putin Calls U.S. `Weak' on Syria as Russian Airstrikes Continue Bloomberg Russian President Vladimir Putin continued a war of words with the U.S. over Syria , calling its policy weak and lacking in objectives as his air for...
» Cuban Troops in Syria Help Russia, Iran Prop Up Assad - Newsmax
15/10/15 10:28 from cuban troops in syria - Google News
Newsmax Cuban Troops in Syria Help Russia, Iran Prop Up Assad Newsmax "If this information about the presence of Cuban troops in Syria now is confirmed, it would indicate that Gen. Raul Castro is more interested in supporting his al...
» Syria regime in new offensive as Putin blasts US - Yahoo News
15/10/15 10:14 from syria news - Google News
Yahoo News Syria regime in new offensive as Putin blasts US Yahoo News Beirut (AFP) - Russia said Thursday its warplanes had eased back on air strikes in Syria as regime forces press a widening ground offensive, while President Vladimir ...
» Putin and Khameinei in Syria: A Marriage Made in Hell - Newsweek
15/10/15 09:36 from syria news - Google News
Newsweek Putin and Khameinei in Syria : A Marriage Made in Hell Newsweek Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei did not need Russian cruise missiles crashing inside the Islamic Republic to understand that Russia's new gambit i...
» Cuba may deploy troops in Syria to aid Russia's efforts - UPI.com
15/10/15 09:08 from cuban troops in syria - Google News
UPI.com Cuba may deploy troops in Syria to aid Russia's efforts UPI.com Cuban President Raul Castro may soon see his country involved in the Syrian civil war, as the head of Cuba's military , Gen. Leopoldo Cintra Frias, recently ...
» Syria Air Campaign on, Putin May Already Seek Exit Strategy - ABC News
15/10/15 08:18 from syria news - Google News
Syria Air Campaign on, Putin May Already Seek Exit Strategy ABC News With Russia's air campaign in Syria now in its third week, Vladimir Putin has raised his nation's global profile and proven its capability to project military p...
» Russian jet approached US aircraft to identify it, officials say - Fox News
15/10/15 07:53 from syria russia - Google News
Fox News Russian jet approached US aircraft to identify it, officials say Fox News The U.S. and Russia engaged in talks Thursday to avoid crashes or other dangerous incidents over Syrian airspace, according to Russian officials, after th...
» MAP: Russian airstrikes in Syria are helping ISIS and Assad - Business Insider
15/10/15 07:27 from syria news - Google News
Business Insider MAP: Russian airstrikes in Syria are helping ISIS and Assad Business Insider Key Takeaway: Russia's involvement in Syria is facilitating ISIS's territorial gains, while also strengthening Assad. Russia is support...
» Putin's Syria Gamble - TIME
15/10/15 06:35 from syria news - Google News
TIME Putin's Syria Gamble TIME Closing the hall to reporters, Sergei Ivanov asked the lawmakers to allow Russian warplanes to start bombing Syria . They obliged with a quick and unanimous vote in favor, and air strikes began a few ho...
» Obama's What Next? - International New York Times
15/10/15 06:27 from obama - Google News
Obama's What Next? International New York Times Throughout the Obama years, when international crises and possible American intervention were discussed in the Situation Room, one question from the president was likely to recur: “O.K....
» Syrian war gives Russia a chance to test weapons - The Japan Times
15/10/15 05:46 from syria war - Google News
The Japan Times Syrian war gives Russia a chance to test weapons The Japan Times Strategically, Russia's involvement in the Syrian war looks like a terrible idea, or at least a big gamble. “Doubling down” on President Bashar Assad, a...
» Putin Calls U.S. `Weak' on Syria as Russia Talks Are Shunned - Bloomberg
15/10/15 05:22 from syria russia - Google News
Bloomberg Putin Calls U.S. `Weak' on Syria as Russia Talks Are Shunned Bloomberg Russian President Vladimir Putin said U.S. policy on Syria is weak and lacks objectives, though he remains open to direct talks as Russia's bombing ...
» Russian jet reportedly approached US aircraft to identify it - Fox News
15/10/15 05:19 from syria russia - Google News
Fox News Russian jet reportedly approached US aircraft to identify it Fox News A Russian fighter jet reportedly approached a U.S. aircraft in Syrian airspace this weekend in order to identify it, Moscow said Wednesday ahead of talks betw...
» Syrian army and Russian jets target rebel towns north of Homs - Reuters
15/10/15 04:11 from syria russia - Google News
Reuters Syrian army and Russian jets target rebel towns north of Homs Reuters The offensive that began before dawn builds on over a week of ground attacks launched with Russian air support in areas of western Syria that are crucial to As...
» Cuban Troops Going To Syria: Cuba Bolsters Russia's Miltary Action In Syria [POLL] - Enstarz
15/10/15 03:15 from cuban troops in syria - Google News
Enstarz Cuban Troops Going To Syria : Cuba Bolsters Russia's Miltary Action In Syria [POLL] Enstarz According to a report by the ICCAS, Cuban troops are assisting in the Russian offensive in Syria , on the ground. The information sha...
» Foreign Policy Experts Provide the 'Solutions' Obama's Looking For - American Thinker
15/10/15 02:18 from obama - Google News
Foreign Policy Experts Provide the 'Solutions' Obama's Looking For American Thinker Just as Vladimir Putin has exposed President Obama's weakness by sending troops into Syria, the ayatollah is demonstrating to the world t...
» Islamic State battles insurgents as Syria army prepares assault - Reuters
15/10/15 02:15 from syria news - Google News
Reuters Islamic State battles insurgents as Syria army prepares assault Reuters BEIRUT Islamic State militants battled rival insurgent groups on Wednesday north of the city of Aleppo, where officials say the Syrian army is preparing an o...
» Russia finalizing document on Syria air safety: US official - CNBC
15/10/15 01:49 from syria news - Google News
CNBC Russia finalizing document on Syria air safety: US official CNBC The U.S. and Russian militaries are finalizing a memorandum of understanding that sets out basic air safety procedures in the skies above Syria , a U.S. official said ...
» Obama's 'Doctrine of Restraint' is costly - Centre Daily Times
15/10/15 00:08 from obama - Google News
Obama's 'Doctrine of Restraint' is costly Centre Daily Times One way to define President Barack Obama's foreign policy is as a Doctrine of Restraint. It is clear, not least to the Kremlin, that this president is skeptical...
» Obama Has No Course to Stay on Syria, Russia and the Islamic State Group - U.S. News & World Report (blog)
15/10/15 00:03 from syria russia - Google News
U.S. News & World Report (blog) Obama Has No Course to Stay on Syria , Russia and the Islamic State Group U.S. News & World Report (blog) The international dimension was complicated by factors such as the Assad regime's support from ...