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    The Role of Luck, Accidents and Misjudgments in Wars and Politics
    Jan24

    The Role of Luck, Accidents and Misjudgments in Wars and Politics

    Many factors are cited to determine the outcomes of key turning points in wars and politics–economics, military capacity, geography, demography and leadership, to cite only a few. But, there is another factor less often cited: the role of luck, accidents and misjudgments. These factors are not easily calculable but helped determine many...

    How Sajjan won the argument over peacekeeping
    Jan24

    How Sajjan won the argument over peacekeeping

    Days into a Trump administration that looks more chaotic by the minute, it’s becoming even more clear that the Canadian cabinet shuffle of January 3 was conducted almost entirely in response to President Trump — while also reflecting a broader plan to reactivate elder statesmen in Canada-U.S. relations of the stature of Brian Mulroney and...

    Trump: A look at the scope of the intelligence community’s probes into President’s ties to Russia
    Jan24

    Trump: A look at the scope of the intelligence community’s probes into President’s ties to Russia

    The task force consisted of the FBI, the Treasury and Justice Departments, the Office of the Director of National Intelligence, and the National Security Agency. The US intelligence community has opened investigations into several members of President Donald Trump’s inner circle over the past year, focusing on the advisers’ potential...

    Vox Sentences: The US is officially no longer down with TPP
    Jan24

    Vox Sentences: The US is officially no longer down with TPP

    Vox Sentences is your daily digest for what’s happening in the world, curated by Dara Lind and Dylan Matthews. Sign up for the Vox Sentences newsletter, delivered straight to your inbox Monday through Friday, or view the Vox Sentences archive for past editions. Some of the biggest demonstrations in US history; President Trump’s first...

    The mystery that is Rex Tillerson
    Jan24

    The mystery that is Rex Tillerson

    Rex Tillerson’s nomination for secretary of state has been advanced by the Senate Foreign Relations Committee by a margin of 11-10 — every Republicans voted for him, and every Democrat opposed him. His final confirmation by the full Senate is all but assured, as three Republicans widely seen as the key swing votes — Marco Rubio, John...

    Estonia Supports Russian Sanctions, Visa-Free Travel For Ukrainians
    Jan24

    Estonia Supports Russian Sanctions, Visa-Free Travel For Ukrainians

    Estonian President Kersti Kaljulaid has told visiting Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko that she supports continued sanctions against Russia over its involvement in eastern Ukraine. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    In Germany: Merkel faces more Russian disinformation ahead of poll: source
    Jan23

    In Germany: Merkel faces more Russian disinformation ahead of poll: source

    Angela Merkel will be facing an even broader Russian disinformation campaign ahead of this year's elections. German Chancellor Angela Merkel will face an even broader Russian disinformation campaign ahead of elections this year, according to EU findings, a source close to the matter said Monday.The source, who asked not to be identified,...

    Britain’s Leader Faces Difficult Balancing Act When Meeting Trump
    Jan23

    Britain’s Leader Faces Difficult Balancing Act When Meeting Trump

    Britain’s power since 1945 has depended on hugging the United States as hard as it can — the trans-Atlantic partnership between Washington and London has magnified Britain’s global clout. The country’s politicians and press fret when there’s any perceived chill. Comparisons are made inevitably to the strength of the...

    Putin’s Russia: A Moderate Fascist State
    Jan23

    Putin’s Russia: A Moderate Fascist State

    On June 24, 2016, the State Duma (the lower house of the Russian parliament), in its final session before the September elections, endorsed a highly controversial bill drastically expanding the capacity of the secret services to intervene in citizens’ private lives and introducing extrajudicial persecution of “extremist” acts. Even Edward...

    Why Ukrainians don’t like the the | Brief letters
    Jan23

    Why Ukrainians don’t like the the | Brief letters

    The Ukraine | Toast and relative risks | So many ‘so’s | And anyway | Weetabix in 1950s MaltaTony Burson (Letters, 21 January) asks why some countries are (or were) preceded by the definite article. In the case of Ukraine, it was in the past known as “the Ukraine”. However, the name is an Old Slavic word for “borderlands”, implying that the...