Friday, October 16, 2015

Headlines - 7:12 PM: Why Soviet-Style Containment Can't Work Against Modern Russia - The Atlantic: "Unlike the Soviet Union, Russia is essentially a crime syndicate masquerading as a state."

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Reviews


Today's Headlines and Commentary - Lawfare
News Roundup and Notes: October 16, 2015 | Just Security
Your Friday Briefing: European Union, New York Mets, Lamar Odom - The New York Times
See today's top stories in the Early Bird Brief
The U.S.-Russia Initiative to Prevent Nuclear Terrorism Newsletter: July-October 2015 - Harvard - Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs
NEWS: The World and Security Review: Current Topics Review

Syrian War


Syria presses ahead with assault against rebels - The Washington Post
Syrian army, Russian jets attack rebels in southern Aleppo | Reuters
Syrian army and Iran fighters in major Aleppo assault - Telegraph
U.S. intell: Russian strikes haven't greatly aided Syria's Assad - CNNPolitics.com
Blog: The 1970s want their foreign policy back, too
Russia and Assad Attack Syrian Rebels North of Homs
Syrian Government Forces, Backed by Russian Jets, Strike at Rebel-Held Towns - The New York Times
Syria conflict: Army launches new Aleppo offensive - BBC News

Turkey and drone shooting


Turkey downs drone as Syria launches Aleppo offensive | Reuters
Turkey Shoots Down Drone at Border With Syria - The New York Times
Turkey shoots down drone near Syria, U.S. suspects Russian origin | Reuters
Turkish Jets Shoot Down Drone Near Syria - The New York Times
Turkey Shoots Down Unidentified Aircraft Near Syria
Syria crisis: Turkey downs "drone' on Syria border - BBC News
Turkey's Erdogan and Obama discuss cooperation on Syria | Reuters
Turkey's Erdogan and Obama Discuss Cooperation on Syria
Obama, Erdogan Discuss Fight Against Islamic State In Syria
Drone shot down around 3 km inside Turkish airspace: NTV | Reuters
Turkey Downs Drone on Syria Border Amid Russia Tensions - Bloomberg Business

Turkey and refugees


EU tries for new Turkey strategy to stem refugee flow - The Washington Post
Turkey: Europe’s Offer of Migrant Deal ‘Insincere’

Russians in Syria


Russia contacts Israel, Arab countries to discuss counterterror measures
Russia releases video of strikes on 'terrorist' targets as it begins to reduce number of airstrikes in Syria - Telegraph
Russia Update: Ruble Rate to Dollar Plunges at News of Turkish Downing of Russian UAV
NATO: Russia more interested in shocking, intimidating - The Washington Post
Russia Kills 'Hundreds Of Terrorists' In Syria

Air Safety Talks


Russia, US agree on all technical questions over Syria flight safety - Russian military — RT News
Carter: More safety talks with Russian Federation coming

Russia


Why Soviet-Style Containment Can't Work Against Modern Russia - The Atlantic
"Unlike the Soviet Union, Russia is essentially a crime syndicate masquerading as a state."

Can Containment Work Against Modern...
Russia’s Military Revival, Tensions With Turkey, and Putin’s Fake Good News - Institute of Modern Russia
Russia's resurgent drone program - CNN.com
Ъ-Новости - Bloomberg: рекордное количество граждан России хотят эмигрировать в США
Thirteen Soldiers And Civilians Killed In Ukraine After Ceasefire Broken - YouTube

Putin


Putin Says Thousands From Russia, CIS Joined Islamic State - Bloomberg Business
Russia, ex-Soviet states to jointly defend borders in crisis | Reuters
Putin Warns of Incursion From Afghanistan Into Central Asia - ABC News
Putin’s War on Terror Backfires? - The Daily Beast
Vladimir Putin's playbook in Syria - CBS News
Putin Allies Said to Be Behind Scrutinized Deutsche Bank Trades - Bloomberg Business
The Complexity of Vladimir Putin at Core of 'The New Tsar' | Chicago Tonight | WTTW
Путин: в ИГ воюют от 5 до 7 тысяч выходцев из СНГ - BBC Русская служба
Почему США не захотели принимать делегацию во главе с Медведевым? - BBC Русская служба

Russia - Saudi Oil War


Saudi Arabia's Oil War With Russia - Bloomberg View
Russia faces battle with Saudi Arabia over European oil market share — RT Business
Japan helps Saudi boost use of leased...

Cubans in Syria?


‘No evidence’ of Cuban troops fighting in Syria, insists White House
Cuba Is Intervening in Syria to Help Russia. It’s Not the First Time Havana’s Assisted Moscow. - The Daily Beast
Top Cuban General, Key Forces in Syria to Aid Assad, Russia, Sources Say
Cuban Troops in Syria Help Russian Federation, Iran Prop Up Assad - Dispatch Times

Afghanistan


Obama bows to reality in Afghanistan - The Washington Post
Goal of Getting US Troops out of 2 Wars Eludes Obama - ABC News
5 Reasons Obama’s Afghan Withdrawal Delay is Necessary But Not Sufficient - Defense One
Obama extends Afghanistan mission into 2017
Keeping U.S. Troops in Afghanistan - The New York Times

Iran


US Ambassador: Iran Missile Test 'Clear Violation' of UN Sanctions
Obama Says Iranian Missile Test Won’t Derail Nuclear Deal - WSJ

Middle East


Israel's Netanyahu to travel to Germany on Wednesday | Reuters
Ted Cruz Demands Kerry Resign Over Israel Criticism - Washington Free Beacon
UAE to US Lawmaker: We Have a Right to Enrich Uranium, Too - ABC News
Sisi walks fine line between Egypt's tycoons and generals | Reuters
Shooting targets Shiite religious site in Saudi Arabia - The Washington Post

Europe


E.U. boosts power of border agency to deport migrants - The Washington Post
German government on defensive over spying reports - The Washington Post
Daghestani Imam Arrested In Berlin On Suspicion Of Recruiting IS Militants

Kosovar Hacker


Malaysia arrests man for hacking U.S. security data to supply targets for Islamic State | Reuters
Malaysia arrests Kosovo man for 'hacking US files for IS' - BBC News
Malaysia Arrests a Kosovo Hacker Linked to ISIS - NYTimes.com
In a first, U.S. charges a suspect with terrorism and hacking - The Washington Post
Malaysia arrests hacker for stealing U.S. security data
US Charges Kosovo Man with Computer Hacking for IS
Hacker Suspected of Handing U.S. State Data to ISIS Arrested in Malaysia | TIME
US Justice Dept. Expands Cybercrime Reach into Southeast Asia

Hillary and email controversy (or: When will they stop this nonsense?!)


Game over - The Washington Post
Obama’s Comments on Clinton Emails Collide With F.B.I. Inquiry - NYTimes.com
Spam Sent to Hillary Clinton Server Prompts Look at Suspected Russian Hacking - NYTimes.com
Source: FBI probe of Clinton email focused on ‘gross negligence’ provision | Fox News
Top Clinton aide testifies at Benghazi hearing - YouTube
Clinton Aide Testifies Before Benghazi Committee - YouTube
Biden, Clinton and the FBI - The Washington Post

Other News


China repeats opposition to force in Syria | Reuters
He claimed to be ex-CIA and was quoted as an expert on Fox News. Prosecutors say it was a lie. - The Washington Post
Fox News terrorism analyst arrested for CIA claims - KMOV.com
Senator asks whether FBI succumbed to pressure from banking industry | TheHill
FBI accused of stiffing landlords who helped bust Russian spy | New York Post
Number Of Sexual Offences At Highest In A Decade - YouTube
White House projects marginal ACA enrollment growth in 2016 - The Washington Post
Ex-Sailor Pleads Guilty to Smuggling Heroin onto Aircraft Carrier Bush
F-35 ejection seats could endanger many pilots - U.S. - Stripes
Who is Haroon Aswat, the terrorist sentenced in New York? - Telegraph
James B Donovan's family reveals life of lawyer immortalised by Tom Hanks | Daily Mail Online
‘Bridge of Spies’ Review - Washington Free Beacon
Arthur Miller in his own words: from McCarthyism to Marilyn Monroe - Telegraph

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Latest News


Syrian Government Forces, Backed by Russian Jets, Strike at Rebel-Held Towns - NYTimes.com
Iran Increases Role in Syrian Conflict to Support Assad
Turkey seeks EU cash, visas, for help on refugee crisis | Reuters
Migrant crisis: EU approves Turkey action plan - BBC News
Fox News guest analyst charged with fraud | News | DW.COM | 15.10.2015
Malaysian hacker who allegedly passed U.S. military data to ISIS arrested - CNNPolitics.com

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
TheUnion local.com | TheUnion.com

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
bela kovacs - Google Search
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 Dangerous “No War, No Peace” Strategy in Syria | The National Interest
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


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