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Turkey’s New Maps Are Reclaiming the Ottoman Empire

In the past few weeks, a conflict between Ankara and Baghdad over Turkey’s role in the liberation of Mosul has precipitated an alarming burst of Turkish irredentism. On two separate occasions, President Recep Tayyip Erdogan criticized the Treaty of Lausanne, which created the borders of modern Turkey, for leaving the country too small. He spoke of the country’s interest in ...

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Russia and China Fear America’s Seawolf-Class Submarines

The Seawolf-class submarines were envisioned as the best submarines ever built. Designed to succeed the Los Angeles–class attack submarines and maintain America’s edge in the underwater domain, the class suffered from cost overruns and the collapse of the Soviet Union. While still some of the best submarines ever built, they were built at reduced numbers. In the late 1980s, the ...

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Bashar al-Assad’s regime responsible for third chemical weapons attack in Syria

United Nations investigators have found the Syrian regime responsible for a third attack using chemical weapons as investigations continue into atrocities committed in the country’s civil war. Bashar al-Assad’s forces used helicopters to drop devices that released chlorine gas on civilians in Idlib province last year, according to a confidential report sent to the UN Security Council. Boris Johnson said the probe ...

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FIRST LOOK: Russia war fleet fully loaded for battle off UK coast in shock photos

Photos show the aircraft carrier Admiral Kuznetsov with Su-27 jet fighters on its deck within a mile of the UK coastline.Missiles can be seen on the warplanes, while combat helicopters and armed guards are visible nearby, within sight of the British coast.Smoke billows from the ship, Russia’s only aircraft carrier, as it leads a fleet of eight through the English ...

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Mosul battle: EU ‘should prepare for returning jihadists’

The EU has been urged to prepare for returning jihadists if the so-called Islamic State (IS) is driven out of its Iraqi stronghold, Mosul. Security Commissioner Sir Julian King said even a small number of militants would pose “a serious threat that we must prepare ourselves for”. Iraqi forces say they have captured 10 villages near Mosul since beginning their ...

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Merkel wants to beef up sanctions against Russia

Angela Merkel wants to get other European Union member countries to agree to step up sanctions against Russia because of its role in the war in Syria, a German newspaper cited sources close to the German chancellor as saying. The issue of sanctions is due to be discussed at an EU summit on Thursday and Friday. Both the EU and ...

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Russia Organizes 40 Million-man Strong Civil Defense Drill from the 4th to 7th of October

According to the official Russian website (en.mchs.ru), a massive civil defense drill conducted by the Emergencies Ministry will begin on the 4th and run through the 7th of October, 2016. The announcement was posted on Sunday, October 2nd stating that “More than 40 million people, more than 200,000 specialists of rescue and recovery units, as well as more than 50,000 units of equipment” ...

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Moscow’s bombing campaign has paid off for Putin

Russian forces have been operating in support of the government of President Bashar al-Assad in Syria for a year. Their impact has been significant. When they arrived, there were fears that government forces were close to collapse. This position has largely been reversed. It is the Syrian government – while still fragile – that is now on the offensive with ...

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Watch Poroshenko tells CNN: Russia brings over 700 tanks to occupied Donbas

Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko has told CNN about Russia’s military presence in occupied areas in eastern Ukraine and disclosed how many pieces of military hardware it has brought there. “[I’ll] give you the figures: currently, in the occupied territory in the east of my country, we have more than 700 Russian tanks, more than 1,250 artillery systems, more than 1,000 ...

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Syria announces new offensive, diplomats fail to renew truce

Syria announced a new offensive against rebel-held areas of Aleppo on Thursday while diplomats failed to find a way in New York to revive a U.S. and Russian-brokered ceasefire that collapsed this week. Warplanes mounted the heaviest air strikes in months against rebel-held districts of Syria’s commercial hub and largest city, dealing a fresh blow to efforts to end Syrian ...

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