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    Christine Lagarde deserves a second term at the IMF
    Jan22

    Christine Lagarde deserves a second term at the IMF

    On 3 March 2016, the IMF Executive Board will announce who they have decided to lead the Fund for the next five years. Christine Lagarde has announced she will seek reappointment after completing her current term. In the next few weeks, the Board will accept nominations from country directors and governors. Lagarde will probably keep the job, and...

    Democrats in ‘Group Think’ Land
    Jan22

    Democrats in ‘Group Think’ Land

    A curious reality about Official Washington is that to have “credibility” you must accept the dominant “group thinks” whether they have any truth to them or not, a rule that applies to both the mainstream news media and the political world, even to people who deviate from the pack on other topics. For instance, Sen. Bernie Sanders may proudly...

    Kennan Cable No.14: Breaking the Ukrainian Procuracy
    Jan21

    Kennan Cable No.14: Breaking the Ukrainian Procuracy

    Securing the gains of revolution is often more difficult than the act of insurrection itself. The 2014 Maidan uprising has proven to be no exception to this rule, and despite notable achievements over the past two years, a growing consensus now exists that the reform process has hit a considerable, and potentially fatal roadblock: the...

    Russia will brush off Litvinenko accusations – and there is little that can be done about it
    Jan21

    Russia will brush off Litvinenko accusations – and there is little that can be done about it

    Marina Litvinenko has called for action against Russia over her husband’s death. PA/Stefan RousseauThe final report from the long-running inquiry into the death of former Russian agent Alexander Litvinenko has re-ignited the controversy over what is undeniably the biggest assassination case seen in the UK for decades. The story has all the...

    Donbas Fields Have Frozen Over, but for Now the Ceasefire Holds
    Jan21

    Donbas Fields Have Frozen Over, but for Now the Ceasefire Holds

    One year ago, bloody battles raged throughout the eastern Ukrainian region of Donbas. The traditional autumn “rasputitsa” (mud season) usually ends by January: The dirt freezes, allowing trucks, troops and heavy military equipment to maneuver through fields and use unpaved roads. By mid-January 2015, the Donbas separatist forces—armed, trained,...

    The U.S. And Russia Won’t Reconcile In 2016 But Will Keep Ukraine From Collapse, Says CGI President
    Jan21

    The U.S. And Russia Won’t Reconcile In 2016 But Will Keep Ukraine From Collapse, Says CGI President

    Komsomolskaya Pravda | January 21, 2016 An interview with Nikolai Zlobin about Syria, Ukraine, and U.S.-Russian relations. …read more Source: Center on Global...

    Karl Rove: Why McKinley still matters
    Jan21

    Karl Rove: Why McKinley still matters

    The economy has been staggering, with stagnant or no growth, for several years after a financial crisis. Loud voices are being raised against Wall Street financiers and the concentration of great wealth in few hands. Rapid technological development is generating massive economic change, with many old-line jobs vanishing. Majorities disapprove of...

    Turkey and Russia’s Proxy War and the Kurds
    Jan21

    Turkey and Russia’s Proxy War and the Kurds

    The Perfect Pretext Turkey’s shooting down of a Russian jet has resulted in dramatic changes between those two states. But while it was an extraordinary development, the paradigmatic shift between Turkey and Russia is not a result of this incident. Both countries had already been heading in different and opposing directions in foreign...

    Thousands Demonstrate in Moldova
    Jan21

    Thousands Demonstrate in Moldova

    Demonstrators on Wednesday stormed the country’s parliament after it approved a new pro-European government. …read more Source: Transitions Online...

    Al Qaeda and ISIS: Existential threats to the US and Europe
    Jan21

    Al Qaeda and ISIS: Existential threats to the US and Europe

    Why the need for this series?The Institute for the Study of War (ISW) and the Critical Threats Project (CTP) at the American Enterprise Institute conducted an intensive multi-week exercise to frame, design, and evaluate potential courses of action that the United States could pursue to defeat the threat from the Islamic State in Iraq and al Sham...

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