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    The (sometimes) righteous underground
    Oct16

    The (sometimes) righteous underground

    Understanding of the Polish Underground’s wartime record was overwhelmingly negative. Holocaust survivor testimony and scholarly studies argued that partisans of the Home Army — those clandestine forces in Nazi-occupied Poland loyal to the Polish government-in-exile — were just as dangerous to Jews as were the Nazis. And the specific cases...

    Cameron sideshow at the summit
    Oct15

    Cameron sideshow at the summit

    Under pressure from fellow European leaders to spell out his reform demands ahead of a U.K. referendum on EU membership, British Prime Minister David Cameron said Thursday he is ready to reveal them — next month. Cameron said before a summit in Brussels that he would “quicken the pace” of talks, which started during the summer at a technical...

    Carter: U.S. will take ‘all necessary steps’ to counter Russia
    Oct14

    Carter: U.S. will take ‘all necessary steps’ to counter Russia

    Defense Secretary Ash Carter delivered a sharp warning to Russia on Wednesday, calling its airstrikes in Syria a “misguided strategy” that will “inflame and prolong” the civil war and vowing that Washington would not stand idly by amid a series of destabilizing Russian military moves on several continents. Carter, who began his government career...

    Insiders: EU failing on migration
    Oct14

    Insiders: EU failing on migration

    A poor European response to an unprecedented influx of migrants is stirring an extremist backlash, according to participants in POLITICO’s Transatlantic Caucus, who urged EU leaders to take stronger, long-term measures to address the crisis at this week’s summit in Brussels. The continuing tide of new arrivals — 710,000 have been...

    Transatlantic Caucus participants: October 2015
    Oct14

    Transatlantic Caucus participants: October 2015

    Joaquín Almunia, Former Vice President and European Commissioner for Competition, European Commission, Brussels; Former Leader of the Opposition and Minister of Employment, Madrid Maria Asenius, Head of Cabinet, Office of Commissioner Cecilia Malmström, European Commission, Brussels Petras Aštrvičius, Vice Chair of Group of the Alliance of...

    Some countries cracking down too hard on Islamists, State Dept. says
    Oct14

    Some countries cracking down too hard on Islamists, State Dept. says

    In a bid to counter Islamists who terrorize minority faiths, some governments around the world are going too far and themselves damaging the cause of religious freedom, while others aren’t doing nearly enough, a new U.S. report warns. The latest International Religious Freedom Report, released Wednesday, comes as fears grow about the fate...

    MH17 ‘shot down by Russian-made missile’
    Oct13

    MH17 ‘shot down by Russian-made missile’

    Malaysian Airlines flight MH17 crashed after being hit by a Russian-made missile, according to a Dutch investigation into the disaster in July last year. The Dutch Safety Board (DSB), unveiling its report Tuesday, said a Buk missile hit the front left-hand side of the plane, which was flying over eastern Ukraine on its way from Amsterdam to Kuala...

    Rift in Obama administration over Putin
    Oct13

    Rift in Obama administration over Putin

    Vladimir Putin’s intervention in Syria is creating new rifts inside an exhausted and in some cases demoralized Obama national security team, where officials pushing for bolder action see the president as stubbornly unwilling to assume new risk as he nears his final year in office. Current and former Obama officials say the president’s...

    Republic of Lukashenko
    Oct12

    Republic of Lukashenko

    In Sunday’s presidential elections in Belarus, the incumbent Alexander Lukashenko claimed an overwhelming victory and secured his fifth term in office. This was hardly surprising — over two decades of one-man rule, political opposition has been eliminated, society has turned apathetic, and elections have become a farce. But the recent...

    The Putin adoration society
    Oct11

    The Putin adoration society

    RHODES, Greece — Every October, Kremlin sympathizers gather on this mythical Greek island. This year’s edition, coming amidst political ructions in Moscow and Russia’s surprise intervention in Syria, had an unusual flavor. The patron of the Dialogue of Civilizations forum, held annually here since 2003, is Vladimir Yakunin, until...

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