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    US pushes Russia on ‘true’ Syria peace deal ahead of new talks
    Sep09

    US pushes Russia on ‘true’ Syria peace deal ahead of new talks

    GENEVA (AFP) – The US pressed Russia on Thursday for a true cessation of hostilities in Syria ahead of high-level peace talks Friday in Geneva, warning that its patience is running thin.Foreign ministers from the two powers, which support opposite sides in the five-year conflict, will meet in the Swiss city to push for a peace agreement,...

    Ukraine moves to ban ?illegal? Russian books
    Sep09

    Ukraine moves to ban ?illegal? Russian books

    KIEV: Ukraine escalated its cultural war with Moscow on Thursday by proposing a ban on Russian books that promote the ouster of Kiev’s pro-Western leadership and recognise the Kremlin’s annexation of Crimea. The bill submitted to parliament follows similar legislation that prevents channels from airing Russian shows and films deemed...

    How would the candidates navigate high-stakes ties with Russia?
    Sep09

    How would the candidates navigate high-stakes ties with Russia?

    JUDY WOODRUFF: A major topic throughout this election year surfaced again last night at the presidential candidate forum on national security, Russia, and what kind of relations the U.S. should have with Vladimir Putin. Here’s some of what Donald Trump had to say, followed by Hillary Clinton’s response today. DONALD TRUMP (R),...

    Donald Trump’s cut-and-paste policy
    Sep09

    Donald Trump’s cut-and-paste policy

    When Donald Trump needed a list of potential Supreme Court nominees, he borrowed one from the Heritage Foundation. His proposals on reforming the nation’s tax code and improving services for veterans appear to have been lifted almost verbatim from those of primary rival Jeb Bush. And in 39 minutes of remarks Thursday, he lifted education...

    The Neocon in the Oval Office
    Sep09

    The Neocon in the Oval Office

    Photo by Brett Weinstein If Hillary Rodham Clinton becomes US President, she will be the first neoconservative to actually occupy that office. The neoconservatives have been an ascendant force in policymaking since the Reagan administration, and remained (through Vice President Dick Cheney) an unsteady heartbeat from the presidency in the G.W....

    15 Years After 9/11, My Generation’s War Hasn’t Ended Yet
    Sep09

    15 Years After 9/11, My Generation’s War Hasn’t Ended Yet

    KYIV, Ukraine—My brother Drew, a former Air Force captain, told me one of the worst stories I’ve yet to hear from the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. He was riding in a convoy from Bagram Air Base to Kabul during a deployment to Afghanistan in August 2010. This particularly dangerous stretch of road was known as “suicide alley” due to the...

    The US Election: an Exercise in Mendacity
    Sep09

    The US Election: an Exercise in Mendacity

    Image by Rich Girard What’s that smell in this room? Didn’t you notice it, Brick? Didn’t you notice a powerful and obnoxious odor of mendacity in this room?… There ain’t nothin’ more powerful than the odor of mendacity… You can smell it. It smells like death. — Big Daddy to son Brick in Tennessee Williams’ Cat...

    The Next UN Secretary-General: Time for an Eastern European?
    Sep09

    The Next UN Secretary-General: Time for an Eastern European?

    As we enter the final months of the U.S. presidential campaign, most Americans are squarely focused on the race between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump for the White House. At the United Nations, another important election with long term geopolitical implications for our world is currently ongoing. That is the selection of the next...

    Syrian aid groups suspend ties with UN
    Sep09

    Syrian aid groups suspend ties with UN

    UNITED NATIONS — More than 70 Syrian aid groups are suspending cooperation with the United Nations, accusing UN humanitarian agencies and their partners of being manipulated by the regime, according to a letter released Thursday. In the letter to the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA), the 73 signatories demanded an...

    No end in sight for Ukraine’s deadly, ‘pointless war’
    Sep08

    No end in sight for Ukraine’s deadly, ‘pointless war’

    […] that relative calm is clearly fragile; Ukraine also claimed rebels fired some 90 mortar rounds at troops outside the city of Mariupol, one of the war’s tensest areas. According to United Nations figures, more than 9,500 people have been killed in the fighting in the Donetsk and Luhansk regions that began in April 2014, after...