DEBKAfile Exclusive Report May 12, 2016
Secret negotiations are underway between US and Russia on the sanctions over its intervention in the Ukraine.
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report February 26, 2015
Putin is so fired up over the Ukraine dispute with the US and Europe that he is about to upgrade Mid East arsenals and scrap the last remnants of the INF pact that ended the Cold War.
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report June 13, 2014
NSA capability to infiltrate German cellphone and online networks is implanted in devices before they reach users.
Ukraine slides into civil war amid Merkel’s bid to bridge US-Russian differences. Putin resigns responsibility
DEBKAfile Special Report May 3, 2014
German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s bid during her visit to Washington Friday, April 2, to bridge the differences between Presidents Barack Obama and Vladimir Putin over Ukraine was overtaken by the onset of civil war. After the Kiev government launched its first serious offensive Friday to take E. Ukrainian towns from pro-Russian militias, Moscow repudiated responsibility for events in that region. Putin’s spokesman called it a punitive action which broke the Geneva accords: “Neither Russia, nor any other country,” he said, “can any longer influence the citizens of Ukraine’s southeast…"
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report April 10, 2014
Moscow would prefer a Ukraine federation respecting provincial minority rights to a Russian invasion.
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report March 13, 2014
The last Western hope for averting the Crimean referendum Sunday and a major showdown between the two world powers rested with Chancellor Angela Merkel. But even she failed to sway Putin.
Moscow will halt military steps in Ukraine – only after a US guarantee not to post missile shield there
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report March 3, 2014
As Washington and the Europeans continued to decry Russian military aggression, the US and Russians quietly began intense negotiations - through Berlin - on a deal for settling the Ukraine dispute, debkafile reports. Moscow will keep its military forces in Crimea, but discuss terms for restraining the Russian army from advancing into the Russian-speaking eastern Ukraine: Kiev must stay out of NATO, the US must guarantee not to deploy advanced radar, missile shields or ballistic missiles in the country, and local armed bodies will protect Russian-speaking areas.
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report October 4, 2013
Israel and Saudi Arabia are nursing their own separate options after rejecting Obama’s decision to embark on détente with Iran. They have found some common ground on diplomacy ad hoc.
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report May 11, 2012
Francois Hollande is stuck with an unrealistic pre-election policy which he will have to tone down for an accommodation with Chancellor Angela Merkel whose financial backing he needs to put the French economy on an even keel.
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report July 22, 2011
Mikhail Margelov is the first Russian diplomat ever named to perform a shared mission for the Russian, US and German governments. An Arabist with fluent English, he will be acting on their behalf in the Libyan and Syrian crises after helping to ease tensions in Sudan.
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report July 15, 2011
Obama's acceptance of the Russian-Libyan formula opens the way for ending the Libyan war by Muammar Qaddafi's departure from power – not the country – making way for transition administration and elections. His sons and loyalists will run for office. The format for Syria expels Bashar Assad and all his henchmen, lock, stock and barrel.
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report June 7, 2011
The deployment of Iranian "military submarines" in the Red Sea, announced Tuesday June 7, was Tehran's response to the latest International Atomic Energy Agency's report accusing Iran of nuclear work with "possible military purposes." It was also a pointed comment on the controversy in Israel over whether or not to go for the military option. President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad then delivered his most uncompromising statement yet on Iran's nuclear program, calling it "a train with no brakes or reverse gear."
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report April 11, 2011
Away from the cameras focusing on the African Union peacemaking delegation in Tripoli Sunday, April 10 headed by South African President Jacob Zuma, debkafile's exclusive intelligence sources disclose German Chancellor Angela Merkel's discreet but key role in the multinational thrust to broker an end to the Libyan war. Her emissary arrived quietly in the Libyan capital with NATO consent. After refusing to join the war effort against Qaddafi, she now spearheads the bid to end it.
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report March 25, 2011
For the first time an international coalition has gone to war against a UN member which does not menace fellow-members but its own people. It leaves US - US Saudi and US-Arab Gulf relations in bad shape. The UN resolution's reference to "the Libyan Arab Jamahiriya, including Benghazi" is easily interchangeable with the name of any other country and city by a Security Council majority. It is therefore a precedent that strikes fear in many capitals. .. .
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