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    Compromising Material Appears Frequently in Russian Politics
    Jan12

    Compromising Material Appears Frequently in Russian Politics

    MOSCOW — Blurry video of highly placed men engaging in sexual acts, audio recordings of influential figures profanely insulting their nominal allies — in Russia these appear enough that a special word has evolved: “kompromat,” or “compromising material.” In the wake of unsubstantiated allegations that Russia has gathered...

    “Trust, But Don’t Verify”: US Intelligence Agencies and the New Cold War
    Jan12

    “Trust, But Don’t Verify”: US Intelligence Agencies and the New Cold War

    James Clapper at the LBJ Presidential Library, 2016 • Photo by Jay Godwin Just as the first casualty of war is said to be the truth, the first casualty of the New Cold War is irony. Our most prominent journalists seem to have missed the Orwellian irony of Senator John McCain asking Director of National Intelligence (DNI) James Clapper at...

    Tillerson surprises with tough talk on Russia, but refuses to call Putin a war criminal
    Jan12

    Tillerson surprises with tough talk on Russia, but refuses to call Putin a war criminal

    Barraged by questions about Russia, Donald Trump’s pick for secretary of state promised a far more muscular approach toward the Kremlin on Wednesday, abandoning much of the president-elect’s emphasis on improving ties between the Cold War foes. Instead, Rex Tillerson suggested the outgoing Obama administration responded too softly to...

    9 Takeaways From Rex Tillerson’s Confirmation Hearing to Be Trump’s Secretary of State
    Jan12

    9 Takeaways From Rex Tillerson’s Confirmation Hearing to Be Trump’s Secretary of State

    At his confirmation hearing on Wednesday, President-elect Donald Trump’s secretary of state pick Rex Tillerson took harsh questioning from the Senate Foreign Relations Committee about his business dealings in Russia during his career as CEO of Exxon Mobil. In a moment where Russia is under fire for interfering in the U.S. election, and the...

    Rex Tillerson adopts tough line on Moscow
    Jan12

    Rex Tillerson adopts tough line on Moscow

    Barraged by questions about Russia, Donald Trump’s pick for secretary of state promised a far more muscular approach toward the Kremlin on Wednesday, abandoning much of the president-elect’s emphasis on improving ties between the Cold War foes. Instead, Rex Tillerson suggested the outgoing Obama administration responded too softly to...

    Canada won’t bargain with Russia on foreign minister travel ban
    Jan12

    Canada won’t bargain with Russia on foreign minister travel ban

    Chrystia Freeland. (Adrian Wyld/CP) OTTAWA — Canada is rebuffing the Kremlin’s thinly veiled overtures that it might be willing to lift a travel ban on new Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland if it eases sanctions on Russia. Joseph Pickerill, Freeland’s spokesman, says Canada isn’t interested in any bargaining on the...

    Rex Tillerson seems like a smart, competent guy. But he blew it on Russia.
    Jan12

    Rex Tillerson seems like a smart, competent guy. But he blew it on Russia.

    Former Exxon Mobil CEO Rex Tillerson, Donald Trump’s nominee for secretary of state, is clearly an intelligent and well-informed man. During the first six hours or so of his confirmation hearing before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee on Wednesday, Tillerson was polished, articulate, and clearly knowledgeable about countries ranging...

    Canada says no ‘quid pro quo’ with Russia on lifting Freeland travel ban
    Jan12

    Canada says no ‘quid pro quo’ with Russia on lifting Freeland travel ban

    OTTAWA — Canada is rebuffing the Kremlin’s thinly veiled overtures that it might be willing to lift a travel ban on new Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland if it eases sanctions on Russia. Joseph Pickerill, Freeland’s spokesman, says Canada won’t be playing any games of “quid pro quo” on the subject. The...

    Tillerson’s Underwhelming Performance
    Jan12

    Tillerson’s Underwhelming Performance

    One of the main assumptions that almost everyone has made about Tillerson’s nomination to be Secretary of State is that he would be inclined to improve relations with Russia. Some of his answers from his confirmation hearing today call that assumption into question: Mr. Tillerson also told the committee that if he had been serving in office...

    Tillerson backs NATO ties, keeping Russia sanctions for now, review of Iran nuke deal, admits climate threat
    Jan12

    Tillerson backs NATO ties, keeping Russia sanctions for now, review of Iran nuke deal, admits climate threat

    Barraged by questions about Russia, Donald Trump’s pick for secretary of state promised a far more muscular approach toward the Kremlin on Wednesday, abandoning much of the president-elect’s emphasis on improving ties between the Cold War foes. Instead, Rex Tillerson suggested the outgoing Obama administration responded too softly to...