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    US-German relations need a reboot
    Jun04

    US-German relations need a reboot

    When President Obama travels to Germany this weekend to meet with his G-7 counterparts, he’ll be hosted by the leader who is arguably his closest global partner, German Chancellor Angela Merkel. Yet while relations at the highest levels have never been stronger, many Germans believe their relationship with the United States is as...

    Hit Putin where it hurts
    Jun03

    Hit Putin where it hurts

    “Instead of seeing Russia as a democracy in the process of failing, we need to see it as an authoritarian system in the process of succeeding.” These words didn’t come from a historian reflecting on Tsarist rulers or communist dictators of the past. This was Karen Dawisha, a distinguished Russian expert, speaking about the Russia of today....

    Schulz: Russian ambassador not welcomed
    Jun03

    Schulz: Russian ambassador not welcomed

    European Parliament President Martin Schulz told MEPs Tuesday that he would bar Russia’s EU ambassador from entering the institution in retaliation for a recent travel ban imposed by Russia on European political figures. Last week, the Russian Foreign Ministry handed over to several EU embassies a list of 89 politicians and military leaders...

    EU drops the FIFA ball
    May29

    EU drops the FIFA ball

    As Loretta Lynch, the US attorney general, fattens her dossier on corruption in FIFA, a piquant question that rears its head is: Why didn’t the EU do this first? Despite the EU’s broad reach in antitrust, trade and other areas, it has none of the powers or the jurisdiction to tackle fraud, bribery and racketeering that the FBI does....

    In defense of Tony Blair
    May28

    In defense of Tony Blair

    LONDON — You don’t have to be a devoted fan of Tony Blair to see that the mockery he has received concerning his resignation as Middle East peace envoy is unfair. Much of the criticism he received during his eight years as Special Envoy for the International Quartet (comprising the US, the UN, the EU, and Russia) was disingenuous and...

    Russian weapons in Ukraine exposed
    May28

    Russian weapons in Ukraine exposed

    Russian President Vladimir Putin likes being in the limelight. So he no doubt enjoyed the festivities of April 16, when he took part in an annual Kremlin tradition: for four hours, he answered carefully prepared questions on live television from pre-screened callers. During the marathon call-in show, Putin warned the West to not make an enemy out...

    Duda rises over Brussels
    May28

    Duda rises over Brussels

    The surprise victory of Andrzej Duda in Poland’s presidential runoff was greeted with shock in Brussels, and raised pressing questions about the future of Warsaw’s policies toward as well as influence in the EU. The European capital had long factored in a second term for incumbent Bronisław Komorowski. Dismissed as an unknown and...

    The Dirty Dozen: 12 people who ruined Ukraine
    May28

    The Dirty Dozen: 12 people who ruined Ukraine

    When Russian President Vladimir Putin sat down to plot his invasion of Ukraine in February 2014, he didn’t have to start from scratch. Generations of Russian rulers have invaded Ukrainian lands to starve, deport and enslave the native populations, and Putin has drawn avidly from their playbooks. Ukraine’s oligarchs have been equally...

    Biden slams Putin in Brookings speech
    May27

    Biden slams Putin in Brookings speech

    Vice President Joe Biden took a hard stand against Russian leader Vladimir Putin in a speech at the Brookings Institution Wednesday, saying the situation in Ukraine is a “humanitarian tragedy created by Russian aggression.” “Helping Ukraine against Russian aggression is critical to checking further aggression down the road,” the vice president...

    Seven take-aways from the FIFA arrests
    May27

    Seven take-aways from the FIFA arrests

    There can’t be a single soccer fan anywhere in the world who didn’t have the sports-lover’s equivalent of a righteous orgasm on learning of the arrest at dawn — by the Swiss police — of seven FIFA senior officials. As of this writing, these men were being readied for extradition to the United States, where they will be...

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