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Russia, Azerbaijan to sign deal on boosting gas supplies

Russian gas giant Gazprom and Azerbaijan's state oil and gas company will sign a deal to increase supplies of Azerbaijani gas to Russia in 2011-2012 during the Russian president's visit to Baku on Thursday, RIA Novosti reported. READ MORE

Berlin Wall's Lessons For Today

By Jeffrey Gedmin

The oxygen of a free society is accurate and trustworthy information. Yet even today, regimes around the world are intent on cutting off the supply. READ MORE

Poland Remembers The Outbreak Of World War II

By Adam Easton in Kielce, Poland

Poland commemorates the battle of Westerplatte, which marked the start of World War II on Sept. 1, 1939. Ignacy Skowron was one of the soldiers who tried to defend his country from the Germans' overwhelming attack. READ MORE

Caucasus: The War That Was, The World War That Might Have Been

Politicizing Ethnicity: US Plan to Repeat Yugoslav Scenario in Caucasus. READ MORE

OSCE Resolution Equating Stalinism With Nazism Enrages Russia

Russia continues to react angrily to last week’s Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) resolution likening Stalinism to Nazism. READ MORE

Risks and Prospects

Levan Girsiashvili, Political analyst Associaction of International relations in Tbilisi

Geopolitical Games in Southern Caucasus. READ MORE

US analyst: West should better monitor Russia

There is "little appetite" today in the Western world to monitor Russia's "influence operations" and "active measures" vis-à-vis the EU, Ariel Cohen, a senior researcher with the conservative US Heritage Foundation, told in an interview. READ MORE