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Forum: Middle East 14 Hours Ago
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Posted By Firn
A terrific infomap by Haaretz, published on the...

A terrific infomap by Haaretz, published on the 27th. Since then the casualities have of course gone up.

http://www.haaretz.com/polopoly_fs/1.607580.1406536924!/image/2320157484.jpg
Forum: Europe 14 Hours Ago
Replies: 148
Views: 10,824
Posted By Firn
I have no idea what caused the stop and maybe I...

I have no idea what caused the stop and maybe I will check what is it about the supposed dispute between the RCB and MoF. At the first glance it might be about the tradeoff between more price...
Forum: Europe 22 Hours Ago
Replies: 148
Views: 10,824
Posted By Firn
This post is about the Russian stock market to be...

This post is about the Russian stock market to be able to put it into the global context. I will try to address various issues in seperate posts.

Russia Stocks to Ruble Rally on Relief Sanctions...
Forum: Europe 22 Hours Ago
Replies: 253
Views: 4,491
Posted By Firn
The excellent WSJ map of the tragedy...

The excellent WSJ map of the tragedy (http://graphics.wsj.com/mh17-crash-map/) offers so far the best overview of the huge debris field.



A great job by those involved.
Forum: Europe 1 Day Ago
Replies: 148
Views: 10,824
Posted By Firn
The German FAZ...

The German FAZ (http://www.faz.net/aktuell/wirtschaft/wirtschaftspolitik/wie-die-eu-sanktionen-russland-treffen-13071026.html), Bloomberg...
Forum: Europe 1 Day Ago
Replies: 1,940
Views: 96,908
Posted By Firn
@Shchors and outlaw: At the very least both large...

@Shchors and outlaw: At the very least both large motorways to Donezk, Makiivka and Horlivka, the M04 and the H21 seem to be at the center of rather intense fights. The H21 runs in this fought over...
Forum: Europe 1 Day Ago
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Posted By Firn
@BrentWilliams: It is also noteworthy that this...

@BrentWilliams: It is also noteworthy that this also mirrored by the already mentioned crowd-funding (http://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-28459772) of this conflict and the events at Maidan. One...
Forum: Europe 1 Day Ago
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Views: 96,908
Posted By Firn
At the first glance the newest round of sanctions...

At the first glance the newest round of sanctions (http://euobserver.com/tickers/125142) seem to have a different quality compared to pretty soft ones. I will take a closer look at it and likely post...
Forum: Europe 3 Days Ago
Replies: 1,940
Views: 96,908
Posted By Firn
According to Interpretermag live-blog...

According to Interpretermag live-blog (http://www.interpretermag.com/ukraine-liveblog-day-160-the-battle-for-the-donbass-intensifies/#3561) and rather responsive map guys at wikipedia there has been...
Forum: Europe 3 Days Ago
Replies: 1,940
Views: 96,908
Posted By Firn
Through the fog of war the current situation is...

Through the fog of war the current situation is more or less like that:

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/e/ee/East_Ukraine_conflict_%28English_language_version%29.png

The yellow...
Forum: Europe 3 Days Ago
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Views: 96,908
Posted By Firn
I actually agree mostly, but I want to ask: What...

I actually agree mostly, but I want to ask: What is a direction Russian intervention in your opinion? What isn't open-ended to this war, with the Crimea occupied by Russia and Russian men and Russian...
Forum: Europe 4 Days Ago
Replies: 148
Views: 10,824
Posted By Firn
On Key rates...

On Key rates (http://www.cbr.ru/eng/press/pr.aspx?file=25072014_133012eng_dkp2014-07-25T13_19_44.htm) by the Central Bank of Russia.

Of course the 'geopolitical factors' took it's toll, but in the...
Forum: Europe 4 Days Ago
Replies: 253
Views: 4,491
Posted By Firn
Even if I supported far harder sanctions far...

Even if I supported far harder sanctions far earlier exactly to avoid the current results of Putins escalation one can not be sure what he would have done. Perhaps one key lesson of that conflict,...
Forum: Europe 4 Days Ago
Replies: 1,940
Views: 96,908
Posted By Firn
Maybe this is not the best place to discuss it,...

Maybe this is not the best place to discuss it, but obviously the Kremlin's strategy is to tailor it's message to the audience. The Western world gets targeted by various means, be it think thanks,...
Forum: Europe 5 Days Ago
Replies: 148
Views: 10,824
Posted By Firn
Russia's surprise interest rate rise 'to curb...

Russia's surprise interest rate rise 'to curb inflation' (http://www.bbc.com/news/business-28483159).



I will comment later on it, time has run out.
Forum: Europe 5 Days Ago
Replies: 1,940
Views: 96,908
Posted By Firn
One should not rule out that Ukrainian shells hit...

One should not rule out that Ukrainian shells hit Russia territory, however I agree that the Kremlin has been busy at creating pretexts or cover for all sorts of activities from invasion, occupation,...
Forum: Europe 5 Days Ago
Replies: 253
Views: 4,491
Posted By Firn
A podcast about OSINT and MH17...

A podcast about OSINT and MH17 (http://armscontrolwonk.com/archive/4701/open-source-and-the-mh17-shootdown), which I also posted in the other relevant thread.
Forum: Europe 5 Days Ago
Replies: 1,940
Views: 96,908
Posted By Firn
Certainly if you take the different informations...

Certainly if you take the different informations of differing quality coming from various sources it becomes highly likely that regular Russian artillery units and not 'only' irregular ones are...
Forum: Intelligence 5 Days Ago
Replies: 9
Views: 2,224
Posted By Firn
Open source and the MH17 shootdown...

Open source and the MH17 shootdown (http://armscontrolwonk.com/archive/4701/open-source-and-the-mh17-shootdown) links fine articles (some already posted) and has an interesting podcast with sometimes...
Forum: Middle East 5 Days Ago
Replies: 46
Views: 1,807
Posted By Firn
A short quote from that article. ...

A short quote from that article.



Before WWII the 'bomb tonnage' required to kill a city dweller considerably was underestimated by a considerable factor, partly due to effectivness of...
Forum: Middle East 1 Week Ago
Replies: 46
Views: 1,807
Posted By Firn
Hamas seen in isolation is of course disavantaged...

Hamas seen in isolation is of course disavantaged in important ways compared to DPRK famous tunneling years:

a) Far less economic ressources then the isolated and poor state DPRK
b) A...
Forum: Europe 1 Week Ago
Replies: 1,940
Views: 96,908
Posted By Firn
@outlaw: There is no doubt that the Ukrainian...

@outlaw: There is no doubt that the Ukrainian forces have recently liberated a considerable amount of territory and more importantly people. A very rough guess of mine estimates that the population...
Forum: Europe 1 Week Ago
Replies: 1,940
Views: 96,908
Posted By Firn
It seems that all the large population centers of...

It seems that all the large population centers of the Lysychansk hub, along the Seversky Donets have been liberated (http://www.nrcu.gov.ua/en/148/571646/). Over 240.000 lived pre-war in the two...
Forum: Middle East 1 Week Ago
Replies: 46
Views: 1,807
Posted By Firn
As I said before I had no time to follow this...

As I said before I had no time to follow this tragic, bloody conflict, however I have taken a look at a 'novelty' - the attack tunnels of Hamas.*

Increasingly physically isolated by Israel and...
Forum: Europe 1 Week Ago
Replies: 148
Views: 10,824
Posted By Firn
Russian Billionaires in ‘Horror’ as Putin Risks...

Russian Billionaires in ‘Horror’ as Putin Risks Isolation (http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2014-07-20/russian-billionaires-in-horror-as-putin-risks-isolation.html)

It sounds a bit alarmistic, but...
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