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    How a KGB assassin used the death of his child to defect
    Jan08

    How a KGB assassin used the death of his child to defect

    Shortly before 5 a.m. on August 10, 1961, Bogdan Stashinsky was waiting near his apartment building in Moscow to be picked up by his case officer, Yurii Aleksandrov. Before leaving, he put his household effects in order and destroyed the list of code phrases that he and his wife, Inge, had used in their correspondence over the past six months, he...

    Vladimir Putin, war criminal
    Jan07

    Vladimir Putin, war criminal

    NEWARK, New Jersey — Russia’s criminal behavior in Syria is just the latest in a long string of crimes perpetrated by Russian President Vladimir Putin. U.S. President-elect Donald Trump’s incoming administration may be unwilling to admit it, but Putin is a war criminal. The U.S. government may need to negotiate...

    Marine Le Pen asked to repay €9 million bank loan: reports
    Jan04

    Marine Le Pen asked to repay €9 million bank loan: reports

    French National Front leader Marine Le Pen was told to repay €9 million of a loan from a Russian-based bank, according to media reports. The Russian Bank Deposit Insurance Agency is calling in part of the loan granted by the First Czech-Russian Bank, which has since been dissolved, Le Monde reports. The National Front is operating...

    What’s the biggest test Trump will face in 2017?
    Jan04

    What’s the biggest test Trump will face in 2017?

    It is going to be so easy.” Those were the words candidate Donald Trump used in October, imagining a future where he, as president, would replace the Affordable Care Act with something “great.” In reality, no presidency is easy — the office’s unique role at home and around the world...

    Insecurity is cash cow for Europe’s defense firms
    Jan03

    Insecurity is cash cow for Europe’s defense firms

    After a decade of slashing defense budgets, European leaders are about to start investing significantly more in arms, citing “a challenging geopolitical environment.” A resurgent Russia on Europe’s eastern flank, increased terrorism on the Continent and an incoming U.S. president who has questioned America’s commitment to NATO may...

    Putin’s real long game
    Jan01

    Putin’s real long game

    A little over a year ago, on a pleasant late fall evening, I was sitting on my front porch with a friend best described as a Ukrainian freedom fighter. He was smoking a cigarette while we watched Southeast DC hipsters bustle by and talked about ‘the war’ — the big war, being waged by Russia against all of us,...

    Why Trump would be crazy to give Putin what he wants
    Dec31

    Why Trump would be crazy to give Putin what he wants

    Tensions are heating up between the Kremlin and the Obama administration, which imposed new sanctions on Russia on Thursday in response to Russia’s alleged and unprecedented interference in the U.S. presidential election, mistreatment of U.S. diplomats and cybertheft. Yet despite Russia’s deliberate cyber-assault on our...

    How Putin and Netanyahu are exploiting the transition
    Dec31

    How Putin and Netanyahu are exploiting the transition

    What do you get when you mix eight years of grudges, complex geopolitics and four world leaders — including incoming and outgoing American presidents with diametrically opposing views of the world — all convinced that this is a make-or-break moment with historic implications? This week, apparently. Presidential transitions...

    Trump tweets praise of Putin: ‘I always knew he was very smart!’
    Dec30

    Trump tweets praise of Putin: ‘I always knew he was very smart!’

    President-elect Donald Trump praised Russian President Vladimir Putin on Friday, calling him “very smart” and lauding his “great move” not to retaliate against the U.S. over sanctions intended to punish the Kremlin for launching cyberattacks targeting the American electoral system....

    EU waits on Donald Trump for next Russian sanctions move
    Dec30

    EU waits on Donald Trump for next Russian sanctions move

    Europe watched Barack Obama’s retaliatory steps against Russian election hacking with keen interest. But America’s closest allies are looking to his replacement for cues on their next move. Donald Trump’s call on whether to keep the Obama-era sanctions against the Kremlin in place will most likely determine whether Europe...

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