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    Theresa May’s Philadelphia speech sets British foreign policy in new directions
    Jan27

    Theresa May’s Philadelphia speech sets British foreign policy in new directions

    May’s speech has big repercussions for British foreign policy, and not just towards the United States. Theresa May gave a remarkable speech last night that was far more complex and nuanced than the pre-briefed extracts suggest. It also contained a few major shifts in British foreign policy that have not been fully discussed, some of which...

    A renewed Special Relationship will be a global force for good
    Jan27

    A renewed Special Relationship will be a global force for good

    I defy any person to travel to this great country at any time and not to be inspired by its promise and its example. For more than two centuries, the very idea of America – drawn from history and given written form in a small hall not far from here – has lit up the world. That idea that all are created equal and that all are born free has never...

    German foreign minister to meet team Trump
    Jan27

    German foreign minister to meet team Trump

    Sigmar Gabriel, who will take over as German foreign minister Friday afternoon, will travel to the U.S. to meet the country’s Vice President Mike Pence and Secretary of State Rex Tillerson next week, local media reported Friday. Gabriel will also meet United Nations officials in New York during his visit, Handelsblatt wrote, citing...

    Putin-Trump phone call expected on Saturday – Kremlin
    Jan27

    Putin-Trump phone call expected on Saturday – Kremlin

    MOSCOW/BERLIN (Reuters) – Russian President Vladimir Putin and U.S. President Donald Trump are expected to speak by telephone this Saturday, the Kremlin said, a first step towards what Trump has billed as a normalization of relations after three years of tensions sparked by the conflict in Ukraine. …read more Source:...

    Ukrainian president’s visit to Estonia: The value of political solidarity in the Trump era
    Jan27

    Ukrainian president’s visit to Estonia: The value of political solidarity in the Trump era

    On Jan. 23, 2017, Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko visited Estonia just three days after the inauguration of the 45th President of the United States, Donald Trump — a known skeptic of NATO. While the timing of the two events was not related, the messages raised in Donald Trump’s inaugural address and his vision of US foreign policy have...

    Putin, Trump to speak Saturday: Kremlin
    Jan27

    Putin, Trump to speak Saturday: Kremlin

    Russia’s President Vladimir Putin and and his U.S. counterpart Donald Trump are scheduled to speak by phone Saturday, the Kremlin said Friday, Reuters reported. The planned phone call will be the first conversation between the two since Trump took office January 20. The Kremlin did not outline what the presidents will discuss during their...

    BREAKING: Donald Trump & Angela Merkel to have phone call over US sanctions against Russia
    Jan27

    BREAKING: Donald Trump & Angela Merkel to have phone call over US sanctions against Russia

    DONALD TRUMP will telephone German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Saturday for their first conversation since the new US president took to the White House. …read more Source:...

    Theresa May’s speech to Congressional Republicans
    Jan27

    Theresa May’s speech to Congressional Republicans

    This is the full text of the speech delivered by British Prime Minister Theresa May to the Republican Party ‘Congress of Tomorrow’ conference in Philadelphia on January 26, 2017 There’s an interesting balancing act in this speech, so I’ve uploaded it here in case it should be 404’d and for ease of reference later....

    EU fights Russian fake news machine from the shadows
    Jan27

    EU fights Russian fake news machine from the shadows

    NATO’s secretary-general Jens Stoltenberg told Playbook that he does not believed in “fighting propaganda with propaganda.” The EU also stays out of the propaganda game (mostly) but has created a team “East StratCom” in its External Action Service to catalogue and expose disinformation it says comes from the Russian state. So far it claims...

    In the Baltics, waiting for history to start up again
    Jan27

    In the Baltics, waiting for history to start up again

    VILNIUS, Lithuania — A large plaque located in a central square in Lithuania’s capital city enshrines a phrase uttered by U.S. President George W. Bush during a visit in 2002: “Anyone who would choose Lithuania as an enemy has also made an enemy of the United States of America.” It’s a...

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