Tag: Russia

IOC Bans Russia from 2018 Olympics

LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) – The International Olympic Committee says Russian athletes will be able to compete at the upcoming Pyeongchang Olympics as neutrals after the Russian Olympic Committee was suspended over evidence that the country ran an orchestrated doping program at the 2014 Sochi Games.

How One Phone Line Keeps U.S., Russia from Fighting in Syria

Tucked deep within an operations center at a military base in Southwest Asia, where the United States and coalition partners coordinate operations against the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria, is a small room that keeps the U.S. and Russia from war, or at least their military forces from colliding in Syria.

A cleaner walks past TV sets showing Russian President Vladimir Putin during his annual live call-in show in a shop in Moscow, Russia, Thursday, June 15, 2017. Putin had his annual live call-in show, a TV marathon lasting for hours in which he is widely expected to declare his intention to seek another term in 2018, comment on the latest opposition protest and talk about Russia-U.S. ties and other issues. (AP Photo/Alexander Zemlianichenko Jr.)

Report: Russia Begins Registering Media as ‘Foreign Agents’

Sources within the Russian parliament said on Monday that foreign media organizations would soon be required to register as agents of foreign governments, with a possible outright ban to follow. The move is seen as retaliation against the United States for sanctions on Russia over interference in the 2016 presidential election.

OMSK, RUSSIA - AUGUST 5, 2016: China's serviceman carries a Chinese flag during the opening ceremony for the Maintenance Battalion competition among maintenance units in the village of Cheryomushki as part of the 2016 Army Games, an international event organized by the Russian Defense Ministry. Sergei Bobylev/TASS (Photo by Sergei Bobylev\TASS via Getty Images)

NATO: Risk of ‘Hyper War’ Growing Due to China, Russia, and Artificial Intelligence

The latest edition of NATO’s risk report, formally known as the 2017 Globsec NATO Adaptation Initiative, is a gloomy publication that warns the risk of conflict with adversaries like China and Russia is increasing, the odds of NATO winning such a conflict are decreasing, and trends such as increasingly powerful artificial intelligence are making violent conflict more likely.