So what do we call this? The ‘Warm War?’

    There is some suggestion that the Russians are behind the recent embarrassing Climategate data dump: Suspicions were growing last night that Russian security services were behind the leaking of the notorious British ‘Climategate’ emails which threaten to undermine tomorrow’s Copenhagen global warming summit. An investigation by The Mail on Sunday has discovered that the explosive hacked emails from the University of East Anglia were leaked | Read More »

    Russian navy captures Somali pirates.

    The more, the merrier. Russia captures Somalia pirates A Russian warship has seized a pirate vessel with 29 people on board off the Somali coast, Russian news reports say. Guns and navigation equipment were found during a search of the pirate boat, officials were quoted as saying. Notably absent from this account – or this one, or this one – is any indication that the | Read More »

    Obama & Clinton Offend The Russians

    From Politico Secretary of State Hillary Clinton opened her first extended talks with Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov by giving him a present meant to symbolize the Obama administration’s vow to “press the reset button” on U.S.-Russia relations. She handed a palm-sized box wrapped with a bow. Lavrov opened it and pulled out the gift: a red button on a black base with a Russian | Read More »