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    Martin Dempsey’s world is falling apart
    Sep26

    Martin Dempsey’s world is falling apart

    BERLIN — As his convoy sliced lights flashing through the busy streets of Berlin on a recent morning, Gen. Martin Dempsey could see a good part of his own career. He could see through the tinted windows of his limousine the bombed out ruins of the World War II-era Kaiser Wilhelm Memorial Church, and the Brandenburg Gate where the Iron Curtain...

    ‘If you can’t do this deal … go back to Tehran.’
    Sep26

    ‘If you can’t do this deal … go back to Tehran.’

    They made 69 trips across the Atlantic together and celebrated nearly everyone’s birthday at least once overseas, far from their own families. Sleep-deprived and sometimes giddy, the U.S. team negotiating a nuclear deal with Iran imagined which Hollywood star would play them if the movie were ever made: They cast Ted Danson as Secretary of...

    Black sheep in the European Parliament
    Sep25

    Black sheep in the European Parliament

    The European Parliament’s biggest political group is divided over how to deal with the hard-line positions taken by its affiliates in Eastern Europe on the migration crisis. Members of the center-right European People’s Party are split over whether Hungary’s ruling party Fidesz should be evicted for what some consider the...

    The dangerous link between Syria and Ukraine
    Sep25

    The dangerous link between Syria and Ukraine

    Despite what Vladimir Putin is saying, the United States still staunchly refuses to believe Russia is engaged in a new Cold War — and that the U.S. is losing. But Russia aggressively pushes its own narrative where U.S. leadership is absent. Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov seems to be everywhere in recent weeks, speaking several times with...

    Obama to face off against Putin
    Sep25

    Obama to face off against Putin

    After a vigorous internal administration debate, President Barack Obama has decided there is little to lose by ending a diplomatic freeze-out and agreeing to a one-on-one meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin at the United Nations in New York City next week. Expectations are low that the meeting will yield much progress on friction points...

    Playbook Plus
    Sep25

    Playbook Plus

    ANOTHER BITE OF THE APPLE: Which EU official accidentally breached three layers of security at Apple’s Silicon Valley headquarters — in search of nothing more than a good coffee? After being told an unscheduled tour of the campus wasn’t possible the official decided to make the best of bad luck and find a good coffee. Unfortunately...

    U.S. perplexed by Putin’s Syria ploy
    Sep25

    U.S. perplexed by Putin’s Syria ploy

    A month after Russia began sending military equipment and personnel into Syria, Obama administration officials still haven’t figured out exactly why Vladimir Putin escalated Russia’s involvement in the conflict or developed a response to the Russian leader’s ambitions outside his borders. U.S. officials are trying to determine...

    South Africa hurtles ‘south’
    Sep23

    South Africa hurtles ‘south’

    CAPE TOWN, South Africa — Throughout the long Cold War one of the West’s principal concerns was the anti-apartheid struggle in South Africa. On the one hand it was feared that the main liberation movement, the African National Congress, had fallen under Communist control. This considerably complicated the West’s support for the...

    Varoufakis told you so
    Sep23

    Varoufakis told you so

    ATHENS — Yanis Varoufakis lives in understated elegance. His apartment is spacious and pleasing to the eye. Shelves bulge with books on politics and economics, unsurprising for a university professor who was, until July, Greece’s finance minister. Varoufakis is welcoming. He makes us coffee and puts a box of chocolates on the table, next to...

    Gazprom bids to end EU antitrust probe
    Sep22

    Gazprom bids to end EU antitrust probe

    Gazprom has offered to settle antitrust charges leveled by the European Commission in a bid to end a politically charged investigation that could cost it billions in fines. The company, which is the dominant supplier of natural gas in much of Central and Eastern Europe, addressed the Commission’s concerns about how Gazprom sets prices,...

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