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A woman photographs the sculpture of Soviet founder Vladimir Lenin during the opening of "Energy of the Dream. entennial of 1917 revolution" exhibition in Moscow, Russia, on Thursday, Nov. 2, 2017. Russia will mark 100th anniversary of 1917 Bolshevik revolution on Nov. 7, 2017. (AP Photo/Ivan Sekretarev)

A small country fights a big war against Russian hybrid warfare

In the U.S. we are witnessing firsthand the new hybrid warfare of the 21st century — cyberattacks, disinformation, financial shenanigans, social media manipulation and corruption — a combination of weapons for which the West has yet to find an effective defense. There is, however, one small country that has found a way to deal with this plethora of threats and actually find a way forward.

North Korean Nukes Illustration by Greg Groesch/The Washington Times

Europe in Kim Jong-un's nuclear crosshairs

While on a recent trip to Eastern Europe, and talking with government officials in multiple jurisdictions, I noticed one change in the national security narrative that is new to this part of the world. Europe is realizing that North Korea can hit the continent with nuclear weapons.

In this Sept. 4, 2013, file photo, then-incoming FBI Director James Comey talks with outgoing FBI Director Robert Mueller before Comey was officially sworn in at the Justice Department in Washington.  On May 17, 2017, the Justice Department said it is appointing Mueller as special counsel to oversee investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh, File) **FILE**

Family feud in Ukraine turns ugly; Showing shades of James Comey's FBI?

Therapists say it takes five years to get over a divorce, emotionally and financially. For Serhei Rybalka, a Ukrainian businessman, it looks like it will take longer, if ever. The problem is, Mr. Rybalka's former wife is the daughter of Ukrainian oligarch, Gennadiy Butkevich, the owner of the ATB corporation, the largest grocery store chain in Ukraine.

In this Saturday, May 20, 2017, file photo, President Donald Trump holds a sword and sways with traditional dancers during a welcome ceremony at Murabba Palace, in Riyadh. Trump and his entourage were treated to a traditional all-male Saudi sword dance. Standing shoulder-to-shoulder with the Saudi king, Trump swayed side to side and briefly joined the groove. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci, File)

Truth and deceit in the Middle East

As we have seen with the "Arab Spring," politics and claims of allegiance in the Middle East are not always as they seem. In most instances, when looking at power players in the region, one has to look behind the curtain to ascertain where real loyalties lie.

Ousted Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych speaks during the interview with The Associated Press, in Rostov-on-Don, Russia, on Wednesday, April 2, 2014. (AP Photo/Ivan Sekretarev)

A case of abuse feminists should really care about

I'm speaking of Iryna Savytskaya, an accountant from Ukraine who is currently languishing in a Georgian jail in the Caucasus. Ms. Savytskaya traveled to Georgia on a business trip and was imprisoned apparently at the behest of the Ukrainian government. The detention appears to be a carefully pre-arranged operation between the Ukrainian and Georgian officials.

President Donald Trump speaks at Fort Myer in Arlington Va., Monday, Aug. 21, 2017, during a Presidential Address to the Nation about a strategy he believes will best position the U.S. to eventually declare victory in Afghanistan. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

Central Asia can aid U.S. national security

U.S. President Donald Trump announced recently a new American strategy for the country's longest war: Afghanistan. The major change is a shift from the "deadlines," used to the detriment of American national security by the Obama administration, to a focus on "conditions."

FILE - In this Saturday morning, May 21, 2011 file photo, Boy Scouts salute during a "camporee" in Sea Girt, N.J. The Wednesday, Oct. 11, 2017 Boy Scouts of America announcement to admit girls throughout its ranks will transform what has been a mostly cordial relationship between the two iconic youth groups since the Girl Scouts of the USA was founded in 1912, two years after the Boy Scouts. (AP Photo/Mel Evans)

The Boy Scouts are waging a War on Boys

This may sound cheesy to some, but to me as a very young teenager, I remember it being a very big deal. It was towards the end of Boy Scout summer camp in the marshlands off Savannah, Ga. The event I'm speaking of was the 'ordeal' for the Order of the Arrow, a rite-of-passage of sorts.

A screenshot from Real Clear Politics website.

Election polls are fake news, too

It's been almost a year since the 2016 election that brought Donald Trump to the presidency of the United States. The weeks prior to the only poll that mattered on Election Day were filled with false predictions and downright fraud by polling companies seeking to impact the eventual outcome of the election by showing Hillary Rodham Clinton the obvious winner.

President Donald Trump meets with Ukraine's President Petro Poroshenko at the Palace Hotel during the United Nations General Assembly, Thursday, Sept. 21, 2017, in New York. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci/File)

Trump warns Ukraine on treatment of U.S. companies

In a recent meeting on the sidelines of the U.N. General Assembly, President Trump asked Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko -- twice -- to "take good care of U.S. companies." American companies "see a tremendous potential there, so take good care of them," Mr. Trump told his Ukrainian counterpart.

Robert Downey Jr. stars as billionaire industrialist Tony Stark in the "Iron Man" Marvel movie franchise. (Associated Press)

Russia develops Iron Man-style armored suit

- The Washington Times

The Russian Defense Ministry is designing and building new combat equipment for the average soldier, which includes an exoskeleton and 'active protection' measures. The third generation of Ratnik combat gear may appear by 2022, Commander-in-Chief of the Russian Ground Forces Col. Gen. Oleg Salyukov, reported Russian state news agency TASS.

President of Ukraine, Petro Poroshenko speaks during a press conference with Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, in Toronto on Friday, Sept. 22, 2017. (Christopher Katsarov/The Canadian Press via AP)

Needing friends, Ukraine picks a fight with new language law

- The Washington Times

As Ukraine struggles with corruption and a hot war with pro-Russian separatists in the east, including the devastating destruction Wednesday of one of its largest weapons depots through a likely act of sabotage, keeping the European Union — and more importantly the International Monetary Fund — happy would seem like an urgent priority. However, in one fell swoop, Kiev has managed to anger almost all of Eastern Europe.

Russian President Vladimir Putin listens during his meeting with Chief Rabbi of Russia Berl Lazar in the Kremlin, in Moscow, Russia, Wednesday, Sept. 20, 2017. (Mikhail Klimentyev, Sputnik, Kremlin Pool Photo via AP)

Is Russia losing its hold on Moldova?

Four years ago, 20 percent of the banking assets of the tiny, landlocked nation of Moldova simply disappeared. In Europe's poorest country, this was a lot of money and a very big deal. The loss of the money to an intricate looting scheme angered ordinary Moldovans who marched in the streets and put the blame squarely on the shoulders of the pro-European Union government.

Dick Morris

Dick Morris: No impeachment for president with 60% approval rating

During a speech at the Metropolitan Republican Club in Manhattan to highlight his new book, "Rogue Spooks: The Intelligence War on Donald Trump," political operative and commentator Dick Morris outlined the Deep State's attempt to unseat duly elected President Donald Trump from power and the strategy Trump seems to be using to combat Obama operatives in our intelligence agencies.

In this June 21, 2017, file photo, former FBI Director Robert Mueller, the special counsel probing Russian interference in the 2016 election, departs Capitol Hill following a closed-door meeting in Washington. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik, File)

For a real Russia collusion story, follow a different trail

With Special Counsel Robert Mueller now moving into tax and money laundering issues, the Russian-Trump collusion theory having proven a dry hole, it would make sense that Congress take a look at real collusion by the Russians and American politicians over the last decade, if the current hysteria over the issue is sincere.

Q&A with exiled Ukrainian Oleksandr Onyshchenko

Oleksandr Onyshchenko was forced to leave Ukraine after being exposed as an opposition supporter. Charges and arrest warrants were issued as a result of Onyshchenko revealing audiotapes that exposed high level corruption in President Poroshenko's inner circle.