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08.02.2019

"Why Did France Just Save Nord Stream 2?"

https://www.forbes.com/sites/davekeating/2019/02/08/why-did-france-just-save-nord-stream-2/#2ffe8f9c6055

Dave Keating hält die Gaspipeline Nord Stream 2 nach dem erreichten Kompromiss zwischen Deutschland und Frankreich (wahrscheinlich) für gerettet. Frankreich sei offenbar nie am Ende des Projekts interessiert gewesen und habe den Disput als Druckmittel für deutsche Zugeständnisse in anderen Fragen nutzen wollen. "According to EU sources, while the compromise might make construction of the pipeline more complicated, it will not prevent its construction. Nord Stream 2 isn't completely out of the woods yet. This position adopted by ministers this morning must now be signed off by the European Parliament. Those negotiations will take place over the coming months. But even if the parliament blocks this compromise, it would just result in the proposal not being adopted - keeping Nord Stream safe. (...) There has been speculation that France never intended to support the commission's proposal, but was using Nord Stream as a bargaining chip in an unrelated dispute with Germany. French President Emmanuel Macron wants Merkel to accept his proposals for reforming the European Union, but Merkel has been resistant to his ideas for a common Eurozone budget and debt system. A more immediate possibility for the trade-off may be in the copyright reform compromise reached between Paris and Berlin on Friday."

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18.06.2018

"Russia's Nord Stream II Pipeline Is Ukraine's Worst Nightmare"

https://www.forbes.com/sites/arielcohen/2018/06/18/russias-nord-stream-ii-pipeline-is-ukraines-worst-nigh
tmare/#5e6e7ddb3524

Ariel Cohen erläutert, warum die geplante Gaspipeline Nord Stream 2 zur Versorgung Europas mit russischem Erdgas in der Ukraine als ernste Bedrohung angesehen wird. Die Ukraine sei ökonomisch auf den Status als Transitland für russisches Gas angewiesen und könne zudem durch das Leitungsnetzwerk geopolitischen Druck auf Moskau ausüben. "The poor state of Ukraine’s energy sector, which is beset by aging infrastructure, overregulation, uncompetitive pricing, and limited diversity of supply, means that Ukraine is economically and strategically reliant on the Russian gas transit, and is buying Russian-sourced gas and coal despite the state of belligerency between Kyiv and Moscow. (...) The vast network of pipelines crisscrossing Ukraine (see map) affords Kyiv some geopolitical leverage in its ongoing conflict with Russia, as Moscow needs the uninterrupted revenue stream provided by gas sales to Europe. (...) For now, the fate of Nord Stream II remains unclear. But political and economic indicators suggest that the project will soon be a reality."

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14.07.2017

"Ukraine In NATO? America Should Reject A Bad Idea That Only Grows Worse With Age"

https://www.forbes.com/sites/dougbandow/2017/07/14/ukraine-in-nato-america-should-reject-a-bad-idea-that-
only-grows-worse-with-age/#7e32c4ba9672

Nach der erneuten Erklärung der ukrainischen Regierung, möglichst bald der NATO beitreten zu wollen, erläutert Doug Bandow, warum die Argumente gegen diesen Schritt immer noch Gewicht hätten. "Ukraine would be a huge security black hole for NATO and especially America. So long as the alliance purports to have even a vague relationship to U.S. security interests, Ukraine has no place in NATO. (...) America simply has no interest at stake worth confronting a nuclear-armed power. Especially when Russia’s security interests are immediate, serious, and obvious. The best way to understand Moscow today is as a pre-1914 great power, concerned about international respect and secure borders. The U.S. and NATO ignored both when expanding the transatlantic alliance up to Russia’s borders, almost in sight of St. Petersburg. Dismantling Moscow’s long-time friend Serbia was another affront. Promising Georgia and Ukraine NATO membership compounded Russia’s anger. Then came the allies’ support in 2014 for a street putsch against the elected Viktor Yanukovych, who leaned toward Moscow. While this litany may not justify Russian policy, it certainly helps explain Putin’s actions. And, truth be told, Washington would not react well if Russia helped oust a pro-American government in Mexico City."

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14.05.2017

"Microsoft Just Took A Swipe At NSA Over The WannaCry Ransomware Nightmare"

https://www.forbes.com/sites/thomasbrewster/2017/05/14/microsoft-just-took-a-swipe-at-nsa-over-wannacry-r
ansomware-nightmare/#621d7a9a3585

Microsoft-Präsident Brad Smith hat die kriminelle Anwendung geleakter NSA-Software bei der globalen "WannaCry"-Cyberattacke mit dem Diebstahl einer Tomahawk-Rakete des US-Militärs verglichen. "'The governments of the world should treat this attack as a wake-up call. They need to take a different approach and adhere in cyberspace to the same rules applied to weapons in the physical world. We need governments to consider the damage to civilians that comes from hoarding these vulnerabilities and the use of these exploits.' Smith called for a 'Digital Geneva Convention' that would include 'a new requirement for governments to report vulnerabilities to vendors, rather than stockpile, sell, or exploit them.' (...) Rob Graham, a security expert who has previously developed and sold such exploits in a private capacity, said the NSA deserved 'a lot of blame for having weaponized the exploit, then allowing it to leak to the internet.' But, Graham added, it was 'stupid' to believe the NSA would 'unilaterally disarm itself' and that 'arms control trying to regulate such things is even stupider.'"

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06.03.2017

"What Russian Threat? Americans Shouldn't Be Running Scared Of Moscow"

https://www.forbes.com/sites/dougbandow/2017/03/06/what-russian-threat-americans-shouldnt-be-running-scar
ed-of-moscow/#5410155713c9

Doug Bandow kann mit den Warnungen vor einer angeblichen russischen Bedrohung der USA nicht viel anfangen. Es handle sich um eine "Paranoia", die angesichts der begrenzten russischen Optionen kaum zu rechtfertigen sei. "Beyond inaugurating nuclear Armageddon, how does Moscow threaten America? An invasion seems unlikely, since the two countries don’t share a land boundary. An attack across the Bering Strait to retake Alaska is more than a little unlikely. Which means there is no direct threat to the U.S. (...) Despite their shameless defense lassitude, Europeans still collectively spend nearly four times as much as Moscow on the military. The UK alone comes close to Russia’s levels. For all of the sound and fury at recent NATO meetings, no one seriously contemplates a Russian attack on 'Old Europe,' or even most of 'New Europe.' (...) There are plenty of good reasons to view Russia as something other than Washington’s best buddy. And a bromance between President Trump and Vladimir Putin should leave a sour taste in the mouth of anyone who cares about human liberty. Nevertheless, the concerted campaign by Republican hawks like Lindsey Graham and Democratic partisans of all stripes to turn Moscow into an enemy is not just counterproductive. It is dangerous."

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11.12.2016

"The Battle Over Russian Hacking Is Over The Legitimacy Of The Trump Presidency"

http://www.forbes.com/sites/paulroderickgregory/2016/12/11/the-battle-over-russian-hacking-is-over-the-le
gitimacy-of-the-trump-presidency/#25cc82356ed7

Paul Roderick Gregory betrachtet die Diskussion über russische Hackerangriffe zur Beeinflussung der US-Präsidentschaftswahl als innenpolitischen Versuch der Demokraten, den gewählten Präsidenten Trump bereits vor Amtsantritt zu diskreditieren. "The tempest over whether Russian state hackers were behind the WikiLeaks release of Democratic Party emails is really a battle for the narrative of the 2016 Presidential election. Just as Bush v Gore gave birth to the slogan of an illegitimate Bush presidency, so do the Democrats (and some Republican anti-Trumpists) want 'Putin stole the election for his friend Trump' to be the narrative of the Trump Presidency. With the Republicans in control of Congress and the Presidency, the Russian hacking story is the last weapon in the Democrats’ arsenal. They will pursue it with vigor. We need desperately to study Russian hybrid warfare, but not in a narrow political forum."

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13.07.2015

"All Instant Messaging Could Be Killed In The UK Within Weeks"

http://www.forbes.com/sites/theopriestley/2015/07/13/all-instant-messaging-could-be-killed-in-the-uk-with
in-weeks/

Bereitet die britische Regierung die Abschaltung von Messenger-Diensten wie WhatsApp vor? Premierminister Cameron hat Theo Priestley zufolge deutlich gemacht, dass er Kommunikation, die von staatlichen Behörden nicht überwacht werden kann, nicht mehr erlauben will: "In our country, do we want to allow a means of communication between people which we cannot read? My answer to that question is: 'No, we must not'."

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20.03.2015

"One Year After Russia Annexed Crimea, Locals Prefer Moscow To Kiev"

http://www.forbes.com/sites/kenrapoza/2015/03/20/one-year-after-russia-annexed-crimea-locals-prefer-mosco
w-to-kiev/

Eine neue Umfrage habe bestätigt, dass die meisten Bewohner der Krim mit der aktuellen Zugehörigkeit zu Russland zufrieden seien, schreibt Kenneth Rapoza. "When asked 'Do you endorse Russia’s annexation of Crimea?', a total of 82% of the respondents answered 'yes, definitely,' and another 11% answered 'yes, for the most part.' Only 2% said they didn’t know, and another 2% said no. Three percent did not specify their position. With two studies out of the way, both Western-based, it seems without question that the vast majority of Crimeans do not feel they were duped into voting for annexation, and that life with Russia will be better for them and their families than life with Ukraine. A year ago this week, 83% of Crimeans went to the polling stations and almost 97% expressed support for reunification with their former Soviet parent. The majority of people living on the peninsula are ethnic Russians."

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06.11.2014

"What Can A Republican Senate Majority Do For Ukraine?"

http://www.forbes.com/fdc/welcome_mjx.shtml

Paul Roderick Gregory hält amerikanische Waffenlieferungen an die Ukraine nach dem Wahlsieg der Republikaner nicht mehr für ausgeschlossen. US-Präsident Obama werde sich entsprechenden Gesetzesvorlagen beider Parlamentskammern kaum widersetzen können. "Barack Obama can scarcely veto a bi-partisan pro-Ukraine bill. He can no longer refuse to supply weapons to Ukraine because of his 'long-standing concern that arming Ukraine would provoke Moscow into a further escalation that could drag Washington into a proxy war.' (...) The Ukraine military aid bill may even come from the new Congress with a veto-proof super-majority, leaving Obama with no choice in the matter, even if his anti-war faction is outraged."

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31.10.2014

"A Bad Gas Deal For Ukraine As Europe Looks After Its Own Interests"

http://www.forbes.com/sites/paulroderickgregory/2014/10/31/a-bad-gas-deal-for-ukraine-as-europe-looks-aft
er-its-own-interests/

Paul Roderick Gregory wirft der EU vor, in den Gasverhandlungen zwischen der Ukraine und Russland vor allem die Sicherung der eigenen Gasversorgung im Auge gehabt zu haben. Die Ukraine sei der Verlierer des jüngsten Kompromisses. "Europe has agreed that Ukraine should buy natural gas at high prices just at a time when Ukraine was taking significant steps towards developing interconnections with European suppliers and getting serious about cutting back on its high per capita natural gas use. Even worse, European officials are making noises about rapprochement with Russia."

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21.04.2014

"U.S. Foreign Policy Should Focus on Protecting Americans, Not Reassuring Friends and Allies"

http://www.forbes.com/sites/dougbandow/2014/04/21/u-s-foreign-policy-should-focus-on-protecting-americans
-not-reassuring-friends-and-allies/

Die USA sollten sich in ihrer Sicherheitspolitik wieder stärker auf den Schutz von Amerikanern und weniger auf die Unterstützung ausländischer Verbündeter konzentrieren, fordert Doug Bandow vom Cato Institute. Gegenwärtig verließen sich zu viele Verbündete bei ihren außenpolitischen Entscheidungen zu häufig auf die tatkräftige Hilfe der US-Regierung und vernachlässigten dabei die Fähigkeit zur eigenen Verteidigung. "The Department of Defense is not a charity created to protect the world, defend the self-important, secure the rich, subsidize the improvident, calm the nervous, guard the pacifist, or save the indifferent. (...) Unfortunately, almost all U.S. allies expect to be defended by America rather than to help defend America. Some contribute small troop contingents to Washington’s unnecessary wars elsewhere, such as in Iraq, but only after the U.S. helps fund and equip those forces."

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