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NATO games 2016: War machine slipping under the radar?

NATO recently wrapped up the largest war games in Eastern Europe since World War II. Some say the alliance's actions are pushing Europe toward a new Cold War.

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Baiting the bear: NATO and Russia stumble toward new Cold War

U.S. and European leaders say Russia is becoming more "aggressive" lately; with NATO troops on its border, Moscow sees things differently.

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Why did Turkey shoot down that Russian warplane?

It was certainly not because it posed any threat. The plane is old, and the Russians were careful not to arm it with missiles.

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Disarmament experts agree: U.S. and Russia must cooperate or face catastrophe

The threat of a nuclear disaster has greatly increased since the collapse of the Soviet Union, top Russian and U.S. experts meeting in Washington agreed.

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Is Russia a threat in Ukraine?

Why are we in a standoff with a country that is not a serious threat to us, but does have the capacity to incinerate a sizable portion of the planet?

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Germany: sanctions and weapons deals, follow the money

In Germany today, references to Putin evoke all too sharply recollections of German language used against every Russian leader since the start of World War I.

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Ukraine: Cracks appear in Kiev coalition

Troops of the government of President Victor Poroshenko push closer to Lubansk and Donetsk, and casualties rise in disaffected Eastern Ukraine.

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Marching on Moscow

Why are the U.S., the EU, and NATO on the road to the Russian capital? And exactly what are they hoping to accomplish?

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Exxon Mobil deal with Ukraine factors in Russia’s Crimea policy

The awarding of rights to develop a major natural gas find in the Black Sea may have strongly predisposed Russia to support the referendum which resulted in the reunion of Crimea with Russia.

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WikiLeaks shows NATO’s role in Ukraine crisis

Is the Russian occupation of the Crimea a case of aggressive expansionism by Moscow or aimed at blocking a scheme by NATO to roll up to Russia's western border?

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