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otal world military expenditure rose to $1686 billion in 2016, an increase of 0.4 per cent in real terms from 2015, according to new figures from the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI). Military spending in North America saw its first annual increase since 2010, while spending in Western Europe grew for the second consecutive year.

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yria has been passing through the throes of civil war. Due to this crisis, out of approximately 23 million Syrian population, about 500.000 people have been killed. The Syrian refugee crisis has been conceived more critical in the post-World War-II era. About 7 million people have been displaced internally, and about 3 million people had left the country,

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op intelligence officials will be testifying soon on Capitol Hill about Russian activities to influence the 2016 US presidential election. FBI Director James Comey and the head of the National Security Agency Adm. Mike Rogers will appear at a closed door hearing.

Published in Caligula Presidency

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hy does North Korea want to currently reach such a nuclear threshold as to threaten Japan, South Korea, the Southern Asian seas and, obviously, the US bases in the Pacific, as well as the North American mainland?

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euters has reported lately that the Russian Institute for Strategic Studies provided a framework for top Russian officials on how to sway the U.S. election. The institute is the Kremlin’s in-house foreign policy think tank.

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he Nagorno-Karabakh region of Azerbaijan was illegally occupied by neighboring Armenia during a three-year war that ended with a ceasefire in 1994. The occupied 4,440-square-mile territory – four times the size of Rhode Island – and its Armenian residents are so dependent on Armenia that they use Armenian currency. Much like the ongoing crises in Ukraine and Crimea, Nagorno-Karabakh is an example of Russian meddling in the affairs of sovereign, democratic nations. In this case, Russia is trying to tip the scales in favor of its proxy Armenia.

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strange phenomenon is observable lately among experts on Russia-US relations. There is a trend to explain the various thorny intricacies of such a relationship merely via economic strategies and formulas.

Published in Europe

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he FBI is has corroborated, and is now using the dossier that details Donald Trump’s ties to Russia. The dossier is a collection of memos gathered by intelligence operative Christopher Steele who spent 20 years spying for MI6 in Moscow.

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