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    Trump team warns Obama not to make major moves on foreign policy
    Nov11

    Trump team warns Obama not to make major moves on foreign policy

    Before Donald Trump won the presidency, Democratic foreign policy circles hummed with talk that an outgoing President Barack Obama could take a last stab at peace talks between the Israelis and the Palestinians. There also was a strong expectation that Obama would push hard for Congress to approve the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade deal. But now...

    Trump’s team had contacts with Moscow during campaign: report
    Nov10

    Trump’s team had contacts with Moscow during campaign: report

    Russia’s deputy foreign minister said Thursday that officials from his government were in contact with Donald Trump’s presidential campaign, contradicting pledges from the president-elect that he had not interacted with the Kremlin despite numerous statements praising Russian President Vladimir Putin. “Obviously, we know most of the...

    11 questions for President-elect Donald Trump
    Nov10

    11 questions for President-elect Donald Trump

    From his calls to jail his opponent to his conflicting statements about barring Muslims from the United States, America’s next president has provoked a striking number of questions about how he would govern. Here is an early — and surely incomplete — list of some of the biggest: 1. Will he seek to prosecute Hillary Clinton? Trump has egged...

    Will Trump follow in Reagan’s footsteps?
    Nov10

    Will Trump follow in Reagan’s footsteps?

    Just when you thought things couldn’t get much worse for the European Union after Britain’s vote to leave the bloc, along comes Donald Trump. The anti-establishment Republican outsider’s upset election victory is a giant setback for the EU’s vision of a global order with a rules-based governance system, evidence-based...

    Donald Trump’s win shakes Ukraine
    Nov09

    Donald Trump’s win shakes Ukraine

    KIEV — Donald Trump’s victory leaves Ukraine alone and afraid. The fear is that the new U.S. president-elect will choose warm ties with Moscow over the exasperation of supporting Ukraine, a country he described during the campaign as a “mess.” “Biggest loser in the world tonight — Ukraine,” tweeted Michael McFaul, the former U.S. ambassador...

    Can Europe survive a Trump presidency?
    Nov09

    Can Europe survive a Trump presidency?

    With the benefit of hindsight, none of this will look surprising to future generations. An anemic economic recovery, anxieties about immigration, structural changes that made redundant the skill sets of many working-class Americans, and the sense that Washington was run by a self-serving, out-of-touch elite — together this added up to a volatile...

    The groan heard ′round the world
    Nov09

    The groan heard ′round the world

    It was the groan heard ′round the world. While the American electorate was deeply divided over the White House race, those who have been obsessing about it overseas appeared to agree on at least one major point: the isolationist, nativist bent of Donald Trump’s campaign presented a mortal threat to relations with some of America’s...

    The 320 Europeans out to protect America’s elections
    Nov08

    The 320 Europeans out to protect America’s elections

    In a sparse, sunlit office just south of Dupont Circle in downtown Washington, with elections just 11 days ahead of them, an elite cadre of voting monitors is laying the groundwork for a national effort to document the fairness, and the legitimacy, of the most contentious American election in decades. Outside, on the campaign trail, Donald Trump...

    Russia’s boom (farming) economy
    Nov07

    Russia’s boom (farming) economy

    The Kremlin claims it has won the sanctions war with the West — and points to the good news coming out of its agriculture sector. It is half right. When the West slapped sanctions on Russia in 2014 and Moscow retaliated with a trade embargo, the consensus was that Moscow was shooting itself in the foot by banning fresh produce from the EU. A...

    Russia is preying on Bulgaria’s next president
    Nov05

    Russia is preying on Bulgaria’s next president

    Russia is the dominant topic as Bulgarians prepare to go to the polls to pick a new president. The two favorites to come out on top in Sunday’s presidential election are lobbying for the lifting of EU sanctions on Russia, while the sitting president warns of Moscow’s growing influence in the country. Tsetska Tsacheva, the candidate of...

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