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    Will Iran’s Alliance With Russia Last?
    Jan11

    Will Iran’s Alliance With Russia Last?

    At Tuesday’s funeral in Tehran of Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani, a key figure in the 1979 Islamic Revolution who later pushed for reconciliation with the West, reformist mourners not only chanted for the release of hunger-striking rights activists held in Iranian jails but also called for an end to their country’s burgeoning alliance with...

    Rex Tillerson says the U.S. should be tougher on Russia but avoids committing to sanctions
    Jan11

    Rex Tillerson says the U.S. should be tougher on Russia but avoids committing to sanctions

    Former Exxon Mobil CEO and Secretary of State nominee Rex Tillerson advocated a surprisingly aggressive series of military measures the U.S. should have taken in response to Russia’s annexation of Crimea in 2014. But he was less clear about whether the U.S. should continue with sanctions against Russia, a key area of business interest for...

    Does Promoting American Values Make the World Safer?
    Jan11

    Does Promoting American Values Make the World Safer?

    Does the world look “to America as the indispensable nation … because America stands for universal values and aspirations,” as Hillary Clinton claimed yesterday evening? Clinton made the comment during a ceremony at the State Department to celebrate the completion of the U.S. Diplomacy Center pavilion, which I had the pleasure of attending. The...

    Rex Tillerson Says Exxon Mobil Didn’t Lobby Against Sanctions. Public Records Suggest Otherwise
    Jan11

    Rex Tillerson Says Exxon Mobil Didn’t Lobby Against Sanctions. Public Records Suggest Otherwise

    WASHINGTON ― Former Exxon Mobil chief executive Rex Tillerson testified under oath during his secretary of state confirmation hearing Wednesday that he had no knowledge of his company lobbying lawmakers against sanctions.But public records show that between 2006 and 2014, while Tillerson was leading the oil giant, firms representing Exxon Mobil...

    The Trump world order: get ready for a wild ride
    Jan11

    The Trump world order: get ready for a wild ride

    Guessing what the world will look like in the Trump era is a risky game. A President Donald Trump has no governing track record, and his campaign was full of contradicting policies and statements that make only one thing certain: Unpredictability. Surprise is an element that Trump relishes both in deal-making and, already as PEOTUS, in policy....

    For Russia, U.S. election meddling claims strip Trump win of luster
    Jan11

    For Russia, U.S. election meddling claims strip Trump win of luster

    The Kremlin says U.S. intelligence agency allegations it ran an influence campaign to help President-elect Donald Trump win the White House are false. But if U.S. spies are right, Moscow may wish it hadn’t bothered to meddle in the first place.The belief, widely held in the West, that the Kremlin helped discredit Democratic rival Hillary...

    Canada won’t drop sanctions in a tit-for-tat trade with Russia
    Jan11

    Canada won’t drop sanctions in a tit-for-tat trade with Russia

    The Russian government has sent a clear message to Canada: If you want us to drop sanctions against your new foreign affairs minister, you must return the favor. Canada sent a clearer message in response: No. In a statement to RIA-Novosti, a state-run broadcaster seen as a Kremlin mouthpiece, an unnamed source from the Russian Foreign Ministry...

    Outspoken Putin Critic Appointed Canada’s Foreign Minister
    Jan11

    Outspoken Putin Critic Appointed Canada’s Foreign Minister

    Canada’s Prime Minister has appointed an outspoken critic of Russian President Vladimir Putin as Foreign Minister. PM Justin Trudeau announced that former Trade Minister Chrystia Freeland will assume the office of top diplomat replacing Stéphane Dion. Chrystia Freeland is of Ukrainian origin and a former reporter of Reuters and Financial...

    Kerber has Serena in Aussie Open sights
    Jan11

    Kerber has Serena in Aussie Open sights

    World number one Angelique Kerber spearheads a host of dangerous players looking to halt Serena Williams’ bid for an Open-era record 23rd Grand Slam title at the Australian Open next week. The German left-hander stunned the American powerhouse at Melbourne Park last year, upsetting her in the final and ultimately dethroning her as the top...

    Rex Tillerson dodges hot questions on climate change, Russian lobbying
    Jan11

    Rex Tillerson dodges hot questions on climate change, Russian lobbying

    (Credit: AP) Rex Tillerson, the Exxon Mobil CEO tapped to be secretary of state by President-elect Donald Trump, was evasive in his replies to questions about climate change and Russian lobbying during his confirmation hearing on Wednesday. When asked about how much Exxon Mobil knew about climate change, Tillerson replied, “Since I’m no...