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    Senate Committee Advances Montenegro NATO Bid to Vote
    Jan12

    Senate Committee Advances Montenegro NATO Bid to Vote

    Soon after President-elect Donald Trump’s nominee for secretary of state, Rex Tillerson, left the hot seat in the Senate Foreign Relations Committee confirmation hearings, the committee voted in a business meeting to advance Montenegro’s bid to join NATO to the Senate floor. In December, the Senate failed to approve the treaty...

    The Trump-Russia dossier: What we know
    Jan12

    The Trump-Russia dossier: What we know

    WASHINGTON: An explosive but unsubstantiated political research dossier on Donald Trump’s links to Russia alleges that his aides colluded with the Kremlin ahead of the US election, and that Russia has compromising information of a sexual nature about Trump. American media and politicians have been in possession of versions of the 35-page...

    Ukraine’s Plan to Manufacture U.S. M16 Combat Rifles Hits a Snag
    Jan12

    Ukraine’s Plan to Manufacture U.S. M16 Combat Rifles Hits a Snag

    Nolan Peterson Security, Ammo seems to be the problem. KYIV, Ukraine—Kalashnikov assault rifles are among the most iconic symbols of the Soviet military. Weapons such as the AK-47, the AKM, the AK-74, and the AK-103 are ubiquitous reminders of the Red Army’s legacy among the modern militaries of former Warsaw Pact countries and Soviet...

    The top takeaways from Tillerson’s rocky Hill performance
    Jan12

    The top takeaways from Tillerson’s rocky Hill performance

    Rex Tillerson will only need Republican votes to become secretary of state — and the GOP was largely kind to him during Wednesday’s audition to be Donald Trump’s top diplomat.Everyone, that is, except for Marco Rubio. The Senate Foreign Relations Committee is narrowly divided, with the GOP holding just a one-seat advantage. And most...

    Trump takes tougher tone against Putin
    Jan12

    Trump takes tougher tone against Putin

    After months of extending his hand to Vladimir Putin, is Donald Trump going to get tough on Russia?That’s what the president-elect on Wednesday suggested he might just do, given what he called the “good chance” that he might not get along with the Russian president after all. The claim contradicted Trump’s personal flattery of Putin...

    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...