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    Russia chill brings return to brinkmanship
    Jun15

    Russia chill brings return to brinkmanship

    The chill between Russia and the West has brought Cold War-style military brinkmanship roaring back — with a 21st century twist. Today, it’s not enough for Russian bombers to probe U.S. air defenses off Alaska, for its fighters to barrel-roll around American reconnaissance aircraft over Eastern Europe or for its attack jets to buzz American...

    Why Jeb Should Fear Putin
    Jun12

    Why Jeb Should Fear Putin

    When Jeb Bush arrives in Estonia on Friday, he will be landing close to the front lines of a complex, geopolitical struggle between Russia and the West. As Estonia’s former foreign minister, I have some thoughts on what this possible future president of the United States should know about this last leg of his foreign tour. Bush...

    If not now, when?
    Jun12

    If not now, when?

    BRUSSELS — “If not now, when?” This question was most likely in the back of POLITICO editors’ minds when they decided to invest in the European market. Their move is a welcome boost to competition and innovation in the Brussels media bubble and recognition of its growth potential. And it has a wider significance: It also reflects the...

    Jeb’s gaffe-free European tour
    Jun12

    Jeb’s gaffe-free European tour

    WARSAW — Pilsudski Square is where Pope John Paul II said mass for a million people, where this country goes to honor its nameless war dead and where, in 2012, Mitt Romney’s mishap-marred foreign trip was crystallized in an infamous scene where reporters besieged the then-GOP presidential nominee with questions about his gaffes. Yet here on...

    In Europe, Jeb Bush sounds like Barack Obama
    Jun12

    In Europe, Jeb Bush sounds like Barack Obama

    WARSAW — Jeb Bush, now on the third day of a European tour meant to showcase his foreign policy chops, is sounding a little bit like the man he’s trying to replace: Barack Obama. Stylistically, Bush is a striking a more aggressive posture than the president, warning about Russian encroachment and vowing to more staunchly defend...

    Putin: Only an insane person thinks Russia would attack NATO
    Jun10

    Putin: Only an insane person thinks Russia would attack NATO

    Russian President Vladimir Putin accused the United States of trying to drive a wedge between Europe and his country and drum up fears of hostilities between NATO and his country. “[O]nly an insane person and only in a dream can imagine that Russia would suddenly attack NATO,” Putin said in an interview with Italian newspaper Corriere della Sera...

    Europe, end your infernal muddle!
    Jun10

    Europe, end your infernal muddle!

    BRUSSELS — This is the nightmare that keeps Europe’s leaders up at night. After years of muddling through — neither allowed to default nor to get back on its feet through austerity and haircuts — Greece leaves the euro. Russia promptly steps in, in exchange for Greece ending its support for EU sanctions. The Eastern European states become...

    Jeb Bush: “Putin has changed”
    Jun10

    Jeb Bush: “Putin has changed”

    BERLIN — To Jeb Bush, it’s clear that Russian President Vladimir Putin is a “bully” who is waging a covert war in Ukraine and that NATO should not rule out putting ground troops in the Baltic states. So why, Bush was asked, did the Obama administration and others — like his brother, who famously said in 2001 that he’d gotten a sense...

    For Europe’s NATO allies, attack on one isn’t attack on all
    Jun10

    For Europe’s NATO allies, attack on one isn’t attack on all

    People in several NATO nations increasingly see Russia as a threat, a new survey has found, but in only a few countries is there support for military action in case of an attack on ally. The poll, from the Pew Research Center, found that in France, Germany and Italy, majorities opposed military force if “Russia got into a serious military...

    Jeb Bush, in Germany, makes aggressive charge at Putin
    Jun10

    Jeb Bush, in Germany, makes aggressive charge at Putin

    BERLIN — Not worried about reminding Europe of another bellicose Bush, Jeb Bush vowed to reassert American leadership in the world during a speech here Tuesday night and attacked Russian President Vladimir Putin as “a ruthless pragmatist who will push until someone pushes back.” Kicking off a six-day European tour in a city where memories of...

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