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    Flynn’s ouster leads to more chaos in Trump world
    Feb15

    Flynn’s ouster leads to more chaos in Trump world

    The resignation of U.S. National Security Adviser Michael Flynn did little to calm the chaos at the White House, where staff spent Tuesday scrambling to deflect blame for the rising scandal about Flynn’s contacts with Russian officials — including who knew what about the conversations and when. Other ongoing controversies...

    White House: Trump has been ‘incredibly tough on Russia’
    Feb14

    White House: Trump has been ‘incredibly tough on Russia’

    The Trump administration will take a tough stance on Russia even as it seeks to work with the country on some issues, White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer told reporters Tuesday. The comments come after Michael Flynn, Trump’s national security adviser, resigned Monday night after revelations that he misled Vice President Mike Pence...

    The end of Pax Americana
    Feb14

    The end of Pax Americana

    The chaos of U.S. President Donald Trump’s first weeks in office have reinforced the impression that the U.S. can no longer wield power effectively. This means we are entering uncharted territory. What will happen if the world begins to believe America is withdrawing from the international stage? The answer is unlikely to be pleasingÂ...

    Geert Wilders’ American connections
    Feb14

    Geert Wilders’ American connections

    AMSTERDAM — Geert Wilders is approaching the Dutch election bolstered by the shock victory of a like-minded campaign in the United States, and with something of his worldview reflected in Donald Trump’s White House. Trump’s order barring people from seven Muslim-majority countries from entering the United States...

    How Russia became the leader of the global Christian right
    Feb11

    How Russia became the leader of the global Christian right

    In early April 2014, as the post-Cold War order roiled in the aftermath of Russia’s annexation of Ukraine’s Crimean peninsula — the first forced annexation in Europe since the Second World War — Pat Buchanan asked a question. Taking to the column-inches at Townhall, Buchanan wondered aloud:...

    Donald, meet Vladimir: Slovenia acts as matchmaker
    Feb10

    Donald, meet Vladimir: Slovenia acts as matchmaker

    BERLIN — High-stakes diplomacy isn’t the first thing one associates with Slovenia, but President Borut Pahor might be about to change that. With a Slovene-born first lady in the U.S. and close relations with both Moscow and Berlin, the leader of the small Alpine nation is maneuvering his country to play a bigger role on...

    Republican senators to Trump: Putin is not your friend
    Feb09

    Republican senators to Trump: Putin is not your friend

    Eight Republican senators urged President Donald Trump on Thursday to take a harder line on Russia, the clearest evidence yet that Trump struck a major nerve with members of his own party when he refused to label Vladimir Putin a killer over the weekend. The senators’ letter to Trump, led by Senator Cory Gardner (R-Colo.), also shows that...

    Signatures that triggered Dutch referendum were not verified: minister
    Feb09

    Signatures that triggered Dutch referendum were not verified: minister

    The Dutch government cannot guarantee the authenticity of more than 400,000 signatures on a petition that triggered a referendum on an EU-Ukraine deal, local media reported Thursday. “It cannot be established with certainty that the requests [signatures] have been submitted by several individuals,” Interior Minister Ronald Plasterk said in...

    12 heroes who will make 2017 great again (in a good way)
    Feb09

    12 heroes who will make 2017 great again (in a good way)

    12 people who will make 2017 great again (in a good way) Since its European launch in April 2015, POLITICO has run a provocative series called “Dirty Dozen,” designed to call out 12 characters — individuals, groups or institutions — that spell gloom (or worse) in a particular sphere. Earlier this...

    The Wilders effect
    Feb08

    The Wilders effect

    THE HAGUE — Just over a month before the Netherlands heads to elections on March 15, conventional wisdom in political circles has it that the man expected to win — right-wing rabble-rouser Geert Wilders — will be unable to form a governing coalition. But while he may not become prime minister, to dismiss...

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