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    NATO enlists ‘Ostpolitik’ expertise to deal with Moscow
    Jan28

    NATO enlists ‘Ostpolitik’ expertise to deal with Moscow

    NATO chief Jens Stoltenberg is looking to reduce the chances of risky military flare-ups with Moscow, like the Turkish downing of a Russian jet in November, as tensions over Ukraine remain high and war in the Middle East keeps NATO and Russian forces in close proximity to each other. Part of the answer, he says, may include German-led diplomacy....

    Court deals new blow to EU on Ukraine sanctions
    Jan28

    Court deals new blow to EU on Ukraine sanctions

    An EU court ruled Thursday that the European Union’s 2014 decision to impose sanctions on five Ukrainians should be overturned, dealing another setback to the bloc’s ongoing efforts to blacklist businessmen and former officials from Ukraine. The General Court of the EU ordered that the men, including former prime minister Mykola...

    NATO chief celebrates ‘close to zero’ defense cuts
    Jan28

    NATO chief celebrates ‘close to zero’ defense cuts

    NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg praised the change in trend on military spending in Europe on Thursday, saying cutbacks had practically stopped — while urging more action to counter threats from Russia and in the Mediterranean. “After many years of substantial cuts in defense spending, the cuts have now practically stopped among European...

    Moderate Iran is a fantasy
    Jan27

    Moderate Iran is a fantasy

    The nuclear agreement between the Islamic Republic of Iran and the P5+1 (China, France, Germany, Russia, the U.K. and the U.S.) was a significant development. But there are a number of reasons why it should be considered with more caution than excitement. Is it really a landmark achievement for world peace and security? Many friends of the...

    What the next president must do about Putin
    Jan25

    What the next president must do about Putin

    Madam/Mr. President-to-be-elected, you will enter office facing Vladimir Putin’s Russia as a potential geostrategic threat to the United States. You will need a strategy to counter and resist this threat, which is only growing. At the moment, Putin appears to be closer to prevailing in Syria and holding steady in Ukraine, Georgia and...

    The Hidden Consequences of the Oil Crash
    Jan24

    The Hidden Consequences of the Oil Crash

    For months, American drivers have been greeted at gas stations with a pleasant surprise: Gas prices have fallen by half, dropping an average of more than $2 a gallon since their most recent peak in 2011. President Barack Obama took a moment to bask in the credit last week in his State of the Union speech: “Gas under two bucks a gallon ain’t...

    Poland quibbles over who’s a refugee and who’s a migrant
    Jan22

    Poland quibbles over who’s a refugee and who’s a migrant

    WARSAW — Beata Szydło sought to deflect pressure for Poland to take asylum seekers by telling the European Parliament that the country is already doing its share. “You speak of migration — that’s a serious problem. Poland has taken in around a million refugees from Ukraine. People whom no one wanted to help,” Poland’s prime minister...

    Only America can fix EU security mess
    Jan21

    Only America can fix EU security mess

    The narrow and strategically vital Strait of Gibraltar at the entrance to the Mediterranean Sea is sometimes called “The Pillars of Hercules.” The ancient Greeks believed it to be a by-product of one of Hercules’ mythical labors, which required him to leave the civilized world behind and venture into the chaos and danger of the distant...

    Lord Weidenfeld’s European century
    Jan21

    Lord Weidenfeld’s European century

    The last time I saw George Weidenfeld was two years ago at his club in central London. Anyone who knew “Lord” Weidenfeld was aware that any conversation with him would invariably flow rapidly through politics, art, music, theater, literature, history, travel, you name it. It could be dizzying. It was always charming and illuminating. In that...

    UK intelligence agency most gay-friendly employer, survey shows
    Jan19

    UK intelligence agency most gay-friendly employer, survey shows

    MI5, the U.K.’s security service, has been named Britain’s most gay-friendly employer by Stonewall, an organization that promotes lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender rights. The group’s workplace equality index published Tuesday puts MI5 at number-one on a list of the top 100 employers in terms of workplace equality for LGBTI...

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