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    Today’s “Great Game” – Power Politics or Amateur Hour
    Mar21

    Today’s “Great Game” – Power Politics or Amateur Hour

    By Michael J. BrennerAssessing the interests and weaknesses of the U.S., Saudi Arabia, Turkey and Iran in the Middle East.The “Great Game” being played in the Middle East, with Syria and Iraq as the center rings, bears a superficial similarity to the power political maneuverings of the dominant European states in their African and Asian periphery...

    Hacked information bomb under Germany’s election
    Mar21

    Hacked information bomb under Germany’s election

    BERLIN — In May 2015, a message popped up on every desktop in the German parliament: the computer system was about to shut down. Moments later, screen after screen around the Bundestag turned dark, affecting thousands of lawmakers, officials and staffers. While the outage was brief, it was enough to rattle nerves —...

    Interview: Andrew Bacevich on American militarism
    Mar21

    Interview: Andrew Bacevich on American militarism

    Photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Robert J. Fluegel The November election of Donald Trump raised serious questions about the direction of US foreign policy. Would the president seek better diplomatic relations with Russia? Would he step up, or deescalate, conflict in the Middle East? How would he handle NATO, the military alliance...

    All eyes are on Paul Manafort
    Mar21

    All eyes are on Paul Manafort

    American and Ukrainian officials are pushing to question President Donald Trump’s former campaign chairman Paul Manafort in separate investigations related to his work for a pro-Russian political party in Ukraine once headed by that country’s disgraced former president Viktor Yanukovych. Rep. Jim Himes (D-Conn.) told POLITICO that...

    Spicer says Manafort played a ‘very limited role’ in the campaign
    Mar21

    Spicer says Manafort played a ‘very limited role’ in the campaign

    White House press secretary Sean Spicer tried to downplay scrutiny into the Trump campaign’s relationship with Russia on Monday by describing Paul Manafort, the president’s former campaign chairman, as someone “who played a very limited role for a very limited amount of time” in the effort. Asked at Monday’s press briefing if...

    Crimea or bust
    Mar21

    Crimea or bust

    Three years after Russia annexed Crimea the region remains in a state of flux. …read more Source: BBC

    FBI head confirms Russia election probe, says Moscow backed Trump
    Mar21

    FBI head confirms Russia election probe, says Moscow backed Trump

    WASHINGTON: FBI Director James Comey on Monday confirmed for the first time that the bureau is investigating possible ties between Republican Donald Trump’s presidential campaign and Russia as Moscow sought to influence the 2016 U.S. election. Comey and Admiral Mike Rogers, the director of the National Security Agency, made clear that their...

    Fillon criticises Merkel refugee policies in French TV debate
    Mar21

    Fillon criticises Merkel refugee policies in French TV debate

    French conservative Francois Fillon criticised German Chancellor Angela Merkel for her refugee policies in a televised presidential debate on Monday, saying her management of the migration crisis had caused huge problems for Europe. “I completely disagree with Emmanuel Macron who praised the German chancellor when he was in Berlin for...

    Paul Manafort, Former Trump Campaign Chairman, Faces New Allegations in Ukraine
    Mar21

    Paul Manafort, Former Trump Campaign Chairman, Faces New Allegations in Ukraine

    An invoice seems to show a payment to him of $750,000, disguised as a sale of computers. A spokesman for Mr. Manafort dismissed it all as “baseless.” …read more Source: The New York...

    U.S.-Led NATO Battalion Deploying To Poland From April 1
    Mar21

    U.S.-Led NATO Battalion Deploying To Poland From April 1

    A U.S. military commander says a U.S.-led battalion of more than 1,100 NATO soldiers will be deployed in Poland from the start of April as the alliances sets up a new force in response to the Russian occupation and annexation of Ukraine’s Crimean Peninsula. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...