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Russia Pledges to Destroy All Chemical Weapons by End of 2017

(GPA) Moscow – This week an announcement was made by Colonel General Valery Kapashin that Russia was on track to destroying the remainder of their chemical weapons by the end of 2017. Kapashin, who is in charge of the storage and destruction was signed off on earlier this week, the date is final and Russia […]

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Amnesty Report: US Coalition Guilty of War Crimes in Syria

(GPA) London – Amnesty International (AI) has released a new report that studied a handful of airstrikes carried out by the US led coalition in Syria. The report painted a picture of coalition strikes similar to the the accusation that western media has been leveling at Russia and Syria in the past year. Full investigations […]

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Senior US Official Admits “Moderate” Rebels in Syria Are Actually Extremists

(GPA) A decision of whether or not to send heavier weaponry to rebels in Syria is currently at a stand-still. Meanwhile Washington finally starts to wonder if arming the rebels might be doing more damage than good. One senior US official said it’s time to reevaluate who exactly the US is arming in Syria and […]

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US Badly Needs Russia’s Technology to Keep Its Space Program Afloat

(SCF) – Russian Energomash Corporation has found a new customer in the United States. According to a new contract, Energomash will deliver 14 RD-181 engines to the US Orbital ATK aerospace and defense industry company over the next two years. Igor Arbuzov, the head of the Russian company, made the announcement on October 13. The […]

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Geopolitics Alert Weekly | Everything You Need to Know

Offensive to Liberate Mosul US-coalition (Turkish, Kurdish, Iraqi, and US) troops launched the long-awaited offensive to liberate the Iraqi city of Mosul, which has been under IS control since 2014. The Kurds are currently faced with not just a resistance but full blown military attack. Just south of Mosul, IS launched an offensive in the […]

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Amid Claims of Manipulating Election, Russia Offers to Monitor US Election

(GPA) – After weeks of Hillary Clinton accusing Russia of interfering in US elections; Russia has offered to send election monitors to polling places to safeguard from fraud. After several releases of tens of thousands of leaked emails, Hillary Clinton will not stop trying to put the focus on who the source of the emails […]

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An ISIS Stronghold in Afghanistan Could Destabilize Iran and Pakistan

Tehran (GPA) – Russia and Iran warn the UN that ISIS influence is growing in Afghanistan. An ISIS stronghold in the country could put Pakistan, India, Iran, and central Asian countries at risk for increasing ISIS influence. Iran’s permanent ambassador to the UN, Gholam-Ali Khoshroo, warned on Wednesday that as ISIS presence grows in Afghanistan, international […]

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Russia Intercepts US “Routine Observation” Mission in Black Sea

(GPA) Black Sea – U.S. officials are outraged again after another military operation in the Black Sea has been intercepted by Russian jets. This follows the interception and buzzing of the USS Donald Cook in the Baltic Sea in April. This time a US Navy P-8 Poseidon was flying a “routine operation” in international airspace over […]

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Yemen’s Ex-President Saleh Offers Russia Access to Military Bases

Yemen’s ex president, Ali Abdullah Saleh, announced on Sunday that the new governing council is ready to grant Russia access to military bases. Last week Saleh announced a new governing council. Saleh’s party (GPC) along with Houthi forces currently control most of Yemen’s northern half. This announcement was made despite UN disapproval. An airstrike offensive from […]

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6 Reasons Not to Reboot the Cold War

Washington, DC (OW) – The Pentagon budget unveiled this week calls for quadrupling spending on efforts to counter Russia. The money would move more troops, tanks, and artillery into position near the Russia border. This last Obama budget would also fund another installment in a $1 trillion and 30-year plan to “modernize” our nuclear arsenal with new […]

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