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    Poland’s problem with this Pope
    Jul27

    Poland’s problem with this Pope

    Pope Francis will be received by the usual ecstatic crowds when he touches down in Krakow, Poland, this week for a four-day Catholic youth celebration. But look closely at the faces of government officials and bishops in the crowd, and you might see something other than joy in their expressions: wariness, suspicion, anxiety — and in some cases...

    Why Putin hates Hillary
    Jul26

    Why Putin hates Hillary

    When mass protests against Russian President Vladimir Putin erupted in Moscow in December 2011, Putin made clear who he thought was really behind them: Secretary of State Hillary Clinton. With the protesters accusing Putin of having rigged recent elections, the Russian leader pointed an angry finger at Clinton, who had issued a statement sharply...

    Email hack rattles US effort to rein in Russia on Syria
    Jul25

    Email hack rattles US effort to rein in Russia on Syria

    Allegations that Russia is trying to hack the U.S. presidential election are giving ammunition to critics of President Barack Obama’s struggling effort to bring peace to Syria — a case of bruising campaign politics rattling delicate foreign policy. In recent weeks, Secretary of State John Kerry has been pushing a proposal that reportedly...

    Europeans should brace for a post-American world
    Jul24

    Europeans should brace for a post-American world

    I remember spending a fair portion of the 2000s, during the presidency of George W. Bush, fighting the casual anti-Americanism that existed in Europe at the time. I used to explain to my friends on the old continent that Republicans were not the dumb party. Their commitment to a hawkish foreign policy, including two controversial wars in...

    ‘Never write off Saudi Arabia’
    Jul22

    ‘Never write off Saudi Arabia’

    The Saudis put on a diplomatic charm offensive in the EU capital this week designed to highlight looming changes in the ultra-conservative Gulf Kingdom. The man who delivered the message was the foreign minister, Adel al-Jubeir, a member of the younger, Western-educated generation of Saudi Arabian leaders that have taken seats in King...

    Trump’s NATO comments ‘unprecedented’
    Jul22

    Trump’s NATO comments ‘unprecedented’

    WASHINGTON — When President Barack Obama attended a NATO summit in Warsaw earlier this month, he had one core goal: to reassure jittery members of the 67-year Alliance that the U.S. would defend them against Russian aggression. “As treaty allies, we have a solemn, binding Article 5 duty to defend each other. And in this obligation, we will never...

    Hillary’s anti-Trump
    Jul21

    Hillary’s anti-Trump

    Retired Admiral James Stavridis, whose vetting as a possible vice president for Hillary Clinton has suddenly placed him in the spotlight in the run-up to her decision, has made a career as a leading warrior-scholar and iconoclast. “Walls don’t work,” he declared as the top commander of NATO in 2012. “Instead of building walls to create...

    Donald Trump’s remarks on NATO sets off freakout
    Jul21

    Donald Trump’s remarks on NATO sets off freakout

    Donald Trump’s suggestion that the U.S. shouldn’t automatically come to the defense of its NATO allies if they are attacked is already alarming longstanding American allies, and is likely to please U.S. rival Russia. “Solidarity among allies is a key value for NATO,” the military alliance’s secretary general, Jens Stoltenberg,...

    Why Russia is rejoicing over Trump
    Jul21

    Why Russia is rejoicing over Trump

    MOSCOW — Excited by Donald Trump’s pledge to promote “easing of tensions and improved relations with Russia,” the Kremlin establishment earlier this month invited Trump adviser Carter Page to speak before graduating students of Russian School of Economics. Page did not disappoint. In his remarks, Page condemned current American policy for...

    NATO-Russia talks ‘not a meeting of the minds,’ says alliance chief
    Jul13

    NATO-Russia talks ‘not a meeting of the minds,’ says alliance chief

    Talks between NATO and Russia in Warsaw on Wednesday were “an important opportunity to clarify our position,” the alliance’s secretary-general said. Jens Stoltenberg said they discussed a range of issues at the rare talks, including the Ukraine crisis and the stationing of NATO troops in the Baltic states and in Poland. But he cautioned...

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