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    GEORGE SOROS
    Dec07

    GEORGE SOROS

    Well into his eighties, George Soros is back on the frontlines of this decade’s ideological struggle. Growing ranks of nationalist politicians are laying siege to the liberal democratic system that emerged victorious from the Cold War — and putting the Hungarian-American billionaire and the “open...

    US Democrats launch campaign to combat Russia’s digital meddling
    Dec07

    US Democrats launch campaign to combat Russia’s digital meddling

    In U.S. Congress’s final days of 2016, top House Democrats are launching a campaign to address Russia’s alleged digital meddling in the country’s election. Party leaders are pressing the Obama administration for a briefing on the matter, as two Democrats are set to introduce legislation on Wednesday. The bill will come from...

    Why Trump’s call with Taiwan could be a breakthrough
    Dec06

    Why Trump’s call with Taiwan could be a breakthrough

    To Donald Trump’s legions of critics, his decision to take a phone call from President Tsai Ing-wen of Taiwan only confirmed what they already believed: The president-elect is in way over his head, committing diplomatic blunders on a massive scale. A POLITICO headline summed up the view of many China experts: “Bull in a...

    Baltic minutemen fight Russian foe
    Dec06

    Baltic minutemen fight Russian foe

    PABRADE, Lithuania — Peering past the black tarps covering the windows of the barricaded house, the men in camouflage could see daylight gradually illuminate the fresh snow. For two days, speakers outside the barricaded buildings had blasted Soviet-era jingles: “Put down your guns! Your leaders have forgotten you! While...

    Additions to the EU transparency register (November 26 – December 3)
    Dec05

    Additions to the EU transparency register (November 26 – December 3)

    Last week 117 new organizations signed up in the joint transparency register of the European Commission and the European Parliament. New entries include: Acad̩mie des sciences Actis РNorwegian Policy Network on Alcohol and Drugs Air Traffic Controllers European Unions Coordination Algemene Werkgeversvereniging Nederland Alianza Cooperativa...

    Fillon’s Russophilia heads for reality check
    Dec05

    Fillon’s Russophilia heads for reality check

    PARIS — There came a point during his primary campaign when François Fillon started making foreign policy pronouncements that seemed cut-and-pasted from Vladimir Putin’s propaganda manual. The annexation of Crimea? Bad, but what about the NATO intervention in Kosovo back in 1999? Russia not abiding by the so-called Minsk...

    Why Trump’s foreign policy might prove less radical than you think
    Dec04

    Why Trump’s foreign policy might prove less radical than you think

    As Donald Trump completes the rather chaotic process of choosing his cabinet and preparing to take office, leaders and publics around the world have understandably begun to brace themselves for — or even shiver at the prospects of — what comes next. After all, this is a man who has put down a marker that the United States...

    In Aleppo, I saw why Assad is winning
    Dec03

    In Aleppo, I saw why Assad is winning

    The industrial sector of Layramun in northwest Aleppo tells the story of this war. Its 1,200 factories have been looted and destroyed. In their place are piles of concrete rubble filled with rusted metal. Collapsed water tanks peak through the ruins. Where bustling factories and the din of machines once churned out bundles of yarn, only the...

    Trump risks diplomatic blowup in Asia
    Dec03

    Trump risks diplomatic blowup in Asia

    Donald Trump startled foreign policy watchers Friday by speaking with the president of Taiwan, a break with more than 35 years of U.S. policy that is likely to infuriate China. The United States and Taiwan have a strong but unofficial relationship, and Trump’s phone call, confirmed by his transition team Friday afternoon, raises questions...

    POLITICO Brussels Playbook Plus: Oettinger’s ever changing travel story — When Castro hijacked a Commission presser
    Dec03

    POLITICO Brussels Playbook Plus: Oettinger’s ever changing travel story — When Castro hijacked a Commission presser

    OETTINGER’S EVER CHANGING TRAVEL STORY: Commissioner Günther Oettinger can’t seem to get his story straight. At first he had Commission spokespeople defending his undeclared flight on the plane of banker-nuclear adviser-Hungarian government lobbyist Klaus Mangold on the basis he simply had to get to Budapest for dinner with...

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