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    Kremlin: Trump Foreign Policy ‘Phenomenally Close’ to Putin
    Nov10

    Kremlin: Trump Foreign Policy ‘Phenomenally Close’ to Putin

    A spokesman for the Kremlin said Thursday that Donald Trump’s foreign policy approach is “phenomenally close” to that of Russian President Vladimir Putin. “They [Putin and Trump] set out the same main foreign policy principles and that is incredible,” Dmitry Peskov, the Kremlin spokesman, said in New York on Thursday, Reuters reported....

    The Lessons of Henry Kissinger
    Nov10

    The Lessons of Henry Kissinger

    Author’s note (November 10, 2016): Over the past several months, I’ve interviewed Henry Kissinger, the former secretary of state, numerous times on the subject of America’s role in the world. Our conversations took place before this week’s election, but were informed by the foreign-policy differences between the...

    World Chaos and World Order: Conversations With Henry Kissinger
    Nov10

    World Chaos and World Order: Conversations With Henry Kissinger

    What follows is an extended transcript of several conversations on foreign policy I had with former Secretary of State Henry Kissinger ahead of the 2016 U.S. presidential election, which formed the basis of a story in the December issue of The Atlantic. That story, along with an interview on Kissinger’s reaction to the surprise electoral...

    Donald Trump needs to clarify his position on NATO before something scary happens
    Nov10

    Donald Trump needs to clarify his position on NATO before something scary happens

    In mid-July, Donald Trump startled American allies and adversaries with a single startling statement: if elected president, he wouldn’t necessarily defend America’s allies in NATO if they were attacked by a foreign power. This extended, Trump said, to the Baltic countries right on Russia’s border — the very countries Russia...

    What I Learned About War by Having a Cup of Tea With a Taliban Veteran
    Nov10

    What I Learned About War by Having a Cup of Tea With a Taliban Veteran

    KYIV, Ukraine—In July 2010, I left a decade-long career in the Air Force, which included combat tours in Iraq and Afghanistan as a special operations pilot. I was 29 years old and set to begin studies at Northwestern University’s Medill School of Journalism the following January. Rather than idle away the intervening months, I had a plan—I...

    Russia Eyes Better Ties with Trump; Says Contacts Underway
    Nov10

    Russia Eyes Better Ties with Trump; Says Contacts Underway

    MOSCOW – A top Russian diplomat and Vladimir Putin’s spokesman said Thursday that Russian experts were in contact with some members of President-elect Donald Trump’s staff during the presidential campaign, a period in which the United States accused Russia of hacking into Democratic Party emails systems. A spokeswoman for Trump denied...

    Russia says it was in touch with Trump’s campaign during election
    Nov10

    Russia says it was in touch with Trump’s campaign during election

    MOSCOW: The Russian government was in touch with members of President-elect Donald Trump’s political team during the US election campaign and knows most of his entourage, one of Russia’s most senior diplomats told the Interfax news agency on Thursday. Accused by defeated Democratic contender Hillary Clinton of being a puppet of...

    Donald Trump Will Have His Eye on You
    Nov10

    Donald Trump Will Have His Eye on You

    Edward Snowden was right. Glenn Greenwald was right. The American Civil Liberties Union was right.Throughout the Obama administration and indeed long beforehand, critics of the nation’s ever-expanding national security state have been grabbing Americans by the lapels and shaking them, trying to raise consciousness about the dangers. Their...

    Russia eyes better ties with Trump; says contacts underway
    Nov10

    Russia eyes better ties with Trump; says contacts underway

    A top Russian diplomat and Vladimir Putin’s spokesman said Thursday that Russian experts were in contact with some members of President-elect Donald Trump’s staff during the presidential campaign. That was during a period in which the United States accused Russia of hacking into Democratic Party emails systems. A spokeswoman for Trump...

    With Trump Win, Ukraine Hopes to Score a US Presidential Visit
    Nov10

    With Trump Win, Ukraine Hopes to Score a US Presidential Visit

    KYIV, Ukraine—Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko congratulated Donald Trump on his election win by inviting the newly minted U.S. president-elect to visit the war-torn, Eastern European country. “This is a symbol of true democracy when nobody knew the results of the elections until the very last moment,” Poroshenko told U.S. Ambassador to...