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Putin’s assymetric assault on democracy in Russia & Europe: implications for US national security

By AP – A new report by congressional Democrats warns of deepening Russian interference throughout Europe and concludes that even as some Western democracies have responded with aggressive countermeasures, President Donald Trump has offered no strategic plan to bolster their efforts or safeguard the U.S. from again falling victim to the Kremlin’s systematic meddling. The…

Reaffirmed: The Intelligence Community’s Trump-Russia Report

Exactly one year ago, the US intelligence community released a groundbreaking report that in effect said there were two campaigns to elect Donald Trump: the Trump campaign and a Russian campaign. All 17 agencies that make up the intelligence community unanimously concluded that “Russian President Vladimir Putin ordered an influence campaign in 2016 aimed at the US presidential…

Countering the Kremlim’s hybrid war: will EU walk the talk?

European Parliament wants stronger EU foreign, security and defence policy. This week, the European Parliament adopted an important resolution. It may sound wonky at first, but bear with us, it gets interesting very soon. The resolution is about the European Union’s Common Security and Defence Policy. Stronger EU diplomatic response needed Reviewing key EU foreign policy…