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    Weak States: When Should We Worry?
    Jan26

    Weak States: When Should We Worry?

    Dramatic upheaval in the Middle Eastern landscape in recent years has given the United States and its allies renewed appreciation for how weak states affect international security and other foreign policy goals. It has become obvious that the wars in Syria, Iraq, and Libya have threatened Europe’s security. Likewise, the waves of refugees...

    Ukraine lauds India for support over Crimea
    Jan26

    Ukraine lauds India for support over Crimea

    The First Deputy Prime Minister of Ukraine, Stepan Kubiv, said that his government appreciated India’s neutrality. …read more Source: The...

    ‘Even a Shining City on a Hill Needs Walls’: Senator Tom Cotton
    Jan26

    ‘Even a Shining City on a Hill Needs Walls’: Senator Tom Cotton

    Tom Cotton, the junior senator from Arkansas, and the future Republican candidate for president (mark my words), has accommodated himself handsomely to the reality of the Trump presidency. On the one hand, this is unsurprising—his political base accommodated itself to Trump (Arkansas gave its adopted daughter, Hillary Clinton, only 34 percent of...

    Poroshenko Signs Decree Allowing NATO Training In Ukraine During 2017
    Jan26

    Poroshenko Signs Decree Allowing NATO Training In Ukraine During 2017

    Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko has signed a decree allowing troops from the United States and other NATO countries to carry out training missions in Ukraine during 2017. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Nuclear ‘Doomsday Clock’ Ticks Closest to Midnight in 64 Years
    Jan26

    Nuclear ‘Doomsday Clock’ Ticks Closest to Midnight in 64 Years

    WASHINGTON – Atomic scientists reset their symbolic “Doomsday Clock” to its closest time to midnight in 64 years on Thursday, saying the world was closer to catastrophe due to threats such as nuclear weapons, climate change and Donald Trump’s election as U.S. president. The timepiece, devised by the Chicago-based Bulletin...

    How One NATO Country is Preparing for Trump
    Jan26

    How One NATO Country is Preparing for Trump

    BODØ AIR FORCE BASE, Norway—When the ready-room alarm went off—high-low, high-low—two Norwegian Air Force pilots pulled on cold-water survival gear, grabbed their flight bags, and sprinted through swirling snow to their hangars. Their decades-old F-16 fighter jets roared to life, and as the airport snowplow halted to let them pass, the jets...

    Why Russian Banks Have an Interest in Washington
    Jan26

    Why Russian Banks Have an Interest in Washington

    In the debate over whether to lift U.S. sanctions against Russia, at least one player has a clear stake in the outcome: Russia’s state-run banks. Sberbank and VTB Group—Russia’s two largest financial institutions—have been lobbying Congress to ease sanctions levied on the banks in 2014 as punishment for the country’s annexation...

    Democratic Leader Shuts Down Phones After Pro-Israel Supporters Go on Offense
    Jan26

    Democratic Leader Shuts Down Phones After Pro-Israel Supporters Go on Offense

    More than a thousand pro-Israel supporters from across the country bombarded the offices of Senate Whip Dick Durbin (Ill.) with phone calls, urging the Democratic leader to stop holding up a key congressional initiative to rebuke the United Nations following its recent action against Israel, according to sources familiar with the situation....

    Ukraine pledges to probe Nazi graffiti at Polish cemetery (AFP)
    Jan26

    Ukraine pledges to probe Nazi graffiti at Polish cemetery (AFP)

    Kiev (AFP) – Ukrainian officials on Thursday pledged to investigate after unknown assailants painted Nazi graffiti around a cemetery that holds the remains of Polish officers shot by the Soviet secret police. …read more Source: The West...

    Emerging stocks at 3-month high
    Jan26

    Emerging stocks at 3-month high

    Emerging stocks hit three-month highs yesterday, boosted by US shares roaring higher, but currencies weakened led by a fall in the rouble after Russian authorities announced steps to increase central bank reserves.MSCI’s emerging market index rose 0.7% in its fourth day of gains, after solid US earnings and expectations of a large fiscal...