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    Don’t Add Montenegro to ‘Obsolete’ NATO: Senate Shouldn’t Sacrifice U.S. Security for Balkan Mouse
    Jan18

    Don’t Add Montenegro to ‘Obsolete’ NATO: Senate Shouldn’t Sacrifice U.S. Security for Balkan Mouse

    Doug Bandow To the shock of European leaders, President-elect Donald Trump has reiterated his attack on NATO as “obsolete.” He’s right. The U.S. once created military alliances to advance its own security. These days, however, Washington treats them like social organizations, which every nation should be invited to join, irrespective of...

    Time for a European Nuclear Deterrent?
    Jan18

    Time for a European Nuclear Deterrent?

    Doug Bandow After spending a quarter century treating NATO as an international social club to which every reasonably civilized European nation should belong, the alliance has begun to focus again on its original role as a military alliance. Rather than expect the United States to burnish NATO’s nuclear deterrent, European nations should...

    Trump’s foreign policy – Key areas for transatlantic partners to watch closely
    Jan18

    Trump’s foreign policy – Key areas for transatlantic partners to watch closely

    Donald Trump’s statements on foreign policy have often been controversial, but also inconsistent. Since his election, the world wonders in which direction U.S. foreign policy will evolve. Many commentators have pointed out that there might be a shift towards a semi-isolationist approach and a renunciation of the liberal, multilateral, and...

    Russian Higher-Ups Question Teacher’s ‘Pornography’ Conviction
    Jan18

    Russian Higher-Ups Question Teacher’s ‘Pornography’ Conviction

    The video used to convict the young teacher was also evidence in a case she helped bring about. …read more Source: Transitions Online...

    Oxfam report on the wealthy conflates Bill Gates with Carlos Slim
    Jan18

    Oxfam report on the wealthy conflates Bill Gates with Carlos Slim

    A recent report from Oxfam has sparked concerns over wealth inequality in Canada. Unfortunately, discussions about wealth inequality too often overlook a critical point—how wealth is accumulated. This matters for any assessment about the state of wealth inequality.We should all decry wealth gained through cronyism (as Oxfam does), where people...

    NATO and the United States
    Jan18

    NATO and the United States

    By George Friedman President-elect Donald Trump deeply upset the Europeans by raising the possibility that NATO is obsolete and that the European Union is failing. This is not the first time these issues have been raised. Many in the United States have raised questions about Europe’s commitment to NATO and to its relationship with the U.S....

    Is Neutrality a Solution for Ukraine?
    Jan18

    Is Neutrality a Solution for Ukraine?

    Memo by the Institute of World Policy …read more Source: Institute of World Policy

    Russian activist: If Putin regains Ukraine, the Baltics are next
    Jan18

    Russian activist: If Putin regains Ukraine, the Baltics are next

    Vladimir Putin’s strategy is to install pro-Moscow politicians in Ukraine. If Europe accedes, his next stop will be the Baltic countries, with NATO incapable of defending them, which will put an end to the organisation, Ilya Yashin told EurActiv.com in an exclusive interview. …read more Source:...

    Over half the Berkut officers suspected of Maidan killings given shelter by Russia
    Jan18

    Over half the Berkut officers suspected of Maidan killings given shelter by Russia

    12 of 23 ex-Berkut officers suspected of gunning down protesters in the last bloody days of Euromaidan have now received Russian citizenship or leave to remain as ‘refugees’. It appears now that 3 other officers on trial over the deaths have been added to the list of people to be handed over in exchange for Ukrainian hostages. …read...

    Obama’s legacy, Trump’s dossier and Canada’s new foreign minister
    Jan18

    Obama’s legacy, Trump’s dossier and Canada’s new foreign minister

    Obama’s legacy, Trump’s dossier and Canada’s new foreign minister Russian media roundup: Barack Obama’s presidential legacy, Donald Trump’s upcoming inauguration, and the appointment of Canada’s new foreign minister all made headlines in Russia last weekRussian media roundup: Barack Obama’s presidential...

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