Thursday, April 21, 2016

2:57 PM 4/21/2016 - Today's Headlines: AP Exclusive: US Navy accuses Gulf commander of misconduct | Obama Has Reason to Be Split Between Sanders and Clinton | Pop Icon Prince Dead at 57 | Exclusive: Egyptian police detained Italian student before his murder - sources | Outnumbered, Outranged, and Outgunned: How Russia Defeats NATO | Israeli PM in Moscow | Russia Pursues Ties With Kurds to Keep Foothold in Region - WSJ | Obama of Arabia: "Communication is the key! Start talking the U.S. English, already!": The Latest: Obama: Leaders united in defeating IS group | U.S. Seeks Better Deterrence in Europe Against Russian Aircraft - WSJ


Today NATO is indeed outnumbered, outranged, and outgunned by Russia in Europe and beset by a number of compounding factors that make the situation worse. Having said that, it is possible to begin restoring a more robust deterrent posture and to do so at a price tag that appears affordable in the context of an alliance with an aggregate GDP of $35 trillion. The enlarged European Reassurance Initiative announced by the administration is a step in the right direction, though not a complete solution. Also, NATO’s European members must begin making the necessary investments to fulfill their commitments to the alliance’s collective defense; this is not just America’s problem.

В ходе встречи с Премьер-министром Израиля Биньямином Нетаньяху.


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By Associated Press April 21 at 11:01 AM
RIYADH, Saudi Arabia — The Latest on President Barack Obama’s meeting with top officials from six Arab nations in Saudi Arabia. (all times local):
5:40 p.m.
The White House says the U.S and Gulf Arab allies have agreed to various security initiatives designed to defeat the Islamic State group as well as to counter Iran’s actions in the region.
The leaders have committed to accelerating efforts to field an early warning system for ballistic missiles. They have also finalized plans to undertake a U.S.-Gulf Cooperation Council military exercise in March 2017.
Other security initiatives resulting from the Riyadh summit include the pairing of elite special operations forces from each of the Gulf partners to work with U.S. trainers and an agreement to conduct joint maritime patrols.
The president has left Riyadh and is now flying to London.




The Latest: Obama: Leaders united in defeating IS group
"Obama say there’s a need for “consistent, institutionalized communication” with countries in the region because “the possibilities of misunderstanding increase when there’s so much activity taking place.”"

Russia - 4.21.16
U.S. President Barack Obama arrives for during a summit of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia April 21, 2016.REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque
Obama starts talks with Gulf leaders aimed at easing strains | Reuters


4.20.16 W

NEWS: The World and Global Security Review: 2:31 PM 4/20/2016 - Headlines: New York Celebrates Clinton, Trump Victories | The 'deep and disturbing decline' in global press freedom - WP
NEWS: The World and Global Security Review: The 'deep and disturbing decline' in global press freedom - WP
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Russia Bolsters Its Submarine Fleet, and Tensions With U.S. Rise - The New York Times

Elections

New York Celebrates Clinton, Trump Victories
Hillary Clinton wins decisive victory over Bernie Sanders in New York primary | US news | The Guardian
Donald Trump secures essential home-state win in New York | US news | The Guardian
Clinton and Trump wins in New York change little on national scale | US news | The Guardian
Can Clinton and Trump ride to big victories in next week’s ‘Acela primary’? - The Washington Post
Oh, thank heaven! We now know how Trump will make America great again. - The Washington Post
Ted Cruz's New York value: Zero delegates - POLITICO
Canada to introduce legislation in 2017 to legalize sale of marijuana - The Washington Post

Obama, Saudis, Middle East

A cold-eyed view of allies has left Obama with few overseas friends - The Washington Post
The U.S. props up Syria’s sham cease-fire - The Washington Post
Obama Arrives in Saudi Arabia Amid a New Round of Contention - The New York Times
Obama Shouldn’t Trade Cluster Bombs for Saudi Arabia’s Friendship - The New York Times
Sending the Wrong Signal to Turkey - The New York Times
U.S. defense chief lays ground for Obama meeting with Gulf allies | Reuters
Carter Urges GCC to Focus on Islamic State, Regional Security
The ISIS Files: What Leaked Documents Reveal About Terror Recruits - NBC News

Russia

Russia warns U.S. over Baltic maneuvers, ready to take 'necessary' action | Reuters
NATO, Russia Hold Highest Level Talks For Almost Two Years
Why Russia Harasses U.S. Aircraft | Stratfor
Russia Moves Artillery to Northern Syria, U.S. Officials Say - WSJ
The Latest: Putin and Obama Discuss Syria Situation - ABC News
The Daily Vertical: The Kremlin's Spin, NATO's Reality (Transcript)
Nearly Two Years Into Sanctions, Can Russia Live Without Europe? - Forbes
Russian Oil Output, Exports May Rise After Doha Deal Fails - Bloomberg
Russia Ranked 148 in World Press Freedom Index – Reporters Without Borders | News | The Moscow Times
Russian Deputy Culture Minister’s Assets Frozen After Embezzlement Charges | News | The Moscow Times
Growing Number of Russians Think State Has Failed in Duties to Citizens - Poll | News | The Moscow Times
More Than Half of Russians Want New Soviet State - Poll | News | The Moscow Times
Вручение верительных грамот Президенту России • Президент России
Ex-Soviet Dissident Bukovsky Starts Hunger Strike In Britain
The Putin myth: the Russian leader isn't nearly as powerful as you think - Vox
Top 10 books on Vladimir Putin's Russia | Books | The Guardian
Nato-Russia Council talks fail to iron out differences | World news | The Guardian

Yukos Ruling

Why a Win in a Dutch Court Is Making Vladimir Putin So Happy | TIME
Dutch court overturns $50 billion Yukos award against Russia | Reuters
Dutch Court Quashes $50 Billion Yukos Shareholders' Award - ABC News
Court overturns Russia's $50bn Yukos shareholder payout - BBC News
Moscow wins legal battle over $50bn Yukos shareholders′ compensation | News | DW.COM | 20.04.2016
Russia Wins $50 Billion Ruling in Decade-Old Fight With Yukos - Bloomberg
Yukos Ruling: How We Got Here
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Other news

The ‘deep and disturbing decline’ in global press freedom - The Washington Post
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April 19, 2016
Queen Elizabeth II, No Stranger to Full Agenda, Pencils In a 90th Birthday - The New York Times
Queen Elizabeth’s 90th birthday: Lunch with Obama and 1,000 bonfires - The Washington Post
Thousands Expected at San Francisco's 4/20 Party - ABC News
Brothers Charged With Killing Missing Washington Couple - ABC News
Facing Impeachment, Dilma Rousseff Fights for Political Survival - The New York Times
In Farewell, Fidel Castro Urges Party to Fulfill His Vision - The New York Times
Sources: San Bernardino phone data has helped probe - CNNPolitics.com

4.19.16 Tu

Obama Calls on Putin to Help Reduce Violence in Syria After Peace Talks Stall - The New York Times
Телефонный разговор с Президентом США Бараком Обамой • Президент России
Afghan Taliban launch attack in central Kabul, killing at least 28 | Reuters
Kabul Explosion Leaves Dozens Dead and Hundreds Hurt - The New York Times
Analysts: Russia Plays Double Game in Afghanistan
NATO to Discuss Russia’s Risky Military Maneuvers - WSJ
Russian jets keep buzzing U.S. ships. What can the US do? - CNNPolitics.com
Estonian Report Details Russia’s ‘Hybrid Threat’ to Europe
What Iran Needs to Fix - The New York Times
Obama to Visit a Saudi Arabia Deep in Turmoil - The New York Times
Ahead of Saudi Trip, Obama Wedged in Debate Over 9/11 Report Secrecy - NBC News
Clinton and Trump look to N.Y. primary to cement front-runner status - The Washington Post
Trump’s national field director quits amid major staff changes - The Washington Post
Shadow mission
Kerry Vows to Continue Push for Israeli-Palestinian Peace
Indonesia Admits Shortfalls in Dealing With Mentally Ill
Russian Rejects European Human Rights Court Ruling | News | The Moscow Times
Рабочая встреча с Председателем Правительства Дмитрием Медведевым • Президент России
NEWS: The World and Global Security Review: 9:16 AM 4/19/2016 - Headlines: Analysts: Russia Plays Double Game in Afghanistan | Afghan Taliban launch attack in central Kabul, killing at least 28 | Reuters
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NEWS: The World and Global Security Review: 8:42 AM 4/18/2016 - Headlines: Dilma Rousseff Is Impeached by Brazil’s Lower House of Congress - The New York Times
NEWS: The World and Global Security Review: Doha Oil Talks Fail: What Happens Next? Monday April 18th, 2016 at 9:59 AM
Gay penguins Stan and Olli are not alone – video | Science | The Guardian
The latest idea for defeating the Islamic State: Legalize pot - The Washington Post
US to send 200 more troops, Apache helicopters, to fight Islamic State group in Iraq amid push to retake key city of Mosul - The Washington Post
US extra troops to boost fight against IS in Iraq - BBC News
US to send Apache helicopters, more troops to help in Mosul fight - Middle East - Stripes
Obama has few answers for the Kurds - Opinion - Stripes
Saudis try to clean up image ahead of Obama visit - POLITICO
Doha Oil Talks Fail: What Happens Next?
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Dilma Rousseff Is Impeached by Brazil’s Lower House of Congress - The New York Times
It's up to you, New York: state takes center stage in election campaign | Reuters
A Challenge to Poland’s Anti-Democratic Drift - The New York Times
UC Berkeley student removed from Southwest flight after speaking Arabic on plane - The Washington Post
The saddest piece of Barack Obama’s legacy - The Washington Post
Bernie Sanders draws record crowd in Brooklyn as race takes darker tone | US news | The Guardian
US Defense Secretary in Iraq for Talks on Beefing Up IS Fight
Obama under pressure to declassify secret 9/11 report amid worries of Saudi retaliation - CBS News
Bernie Sanders’s Brownstone Brooklyn Revolution Misses the Point - The Daily Beast
U.S. and Russia meet on cybersecurity - CNNPolitics.com
Russia: Why the worst is over for our economy
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