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    Donald Trump’s Crimean Gambit
    Jul28

    Donald Trump’s Crimean Gambit

    Donald Trump’s call on Russia to hack Hillary Clinton’s emails Wednesday resulted in widespread criticism. But his comments on Crimea, coupled with ones he made last week on NATO, are likely to have greater significance if he is elected president in November.The question came from Mareike Aden, a German reporter, who asked him whether...

    Russia Boasts of Troop Buildup on Flank, Draws Flak
    Jul28

    Russia Boasts of Troop Buildup on Flank, Draws Flak

    The U.S. State Department expressed concern Wednesday about new troop buildups that Russia has announced that it says are meant to counterbalance an increased military presence near its borders. “If true, we believe this would appear to run contrary to ongoing efforts to stop violence and to de-escalate the tensions in eastern Ukraine in line...

    The Ballad of Barack and Hillary
    Jul28

    The Ballad of Barack and Hillary

    Alter Egos: Hillary Clinton, Barack Obama, and the Twilight Struggle over American PowerBy Mark Landler Random House, 2016, 432 pp., $28 Anyone looking for a handy guide to foreign-policymaking in President Obama’s administration, and confirmation of Mr. Dooley’s pronouncement that “politics ain’t beanbag,” would do well to pick...

    European observers miss most of Ukraine war
    Jul28

    European observers miss most of Ukraine war

    AVDIIVKA, Ukraine — As the afternoon shadows grow long, nocturnal creatures begin to stir. Green-clad soldiers strap on their helmets and load their guns, while white-clad European cease-fire observers pocket their notebooks, climb into their cars and drive away. Avdiivka, a warren of back streets eerily overgrown with years of untended...

    Russia’s Pattern of Influencing Foreign Politics
    Jul28

    Russia’s Pattern of Influencing Foreign Politics

    KYIV, Ukraine—If the FBI proves Russia is behind Friday’s leak of embarrassing Democratic National Committee emails, the revelation would be consistent with Russia’s pattern of clandestine and overt gambits to influence the politics of its perceived adversaries. “In the Putin era, Russia has been aggressive on many fronts, including...

    EU again chides Poland over rule of law, threatens sanctions
    Jul28

    EU again chides Poland over rule of law, threatens sanctions

    BRUSSELS — The European Union’s executive branch on Wednesday escalated its dispute over Poland’s democratic credentials, giving Warsaw three months to fix perceived legislative flaws regarding the country’s top constitutional court or having EU sanctions move closer. Timmermans said the EU has recommended that three judges...

    ‘Treason’? Critics savage Trump over Russia hack comments
    Jul27

    ‘Treason’? Critics savage Trump over Russia hack comments

    Donald Trump’s call on Russia to hack Hillary Clinton’s emails has shocked, flabbergasted and appalled lawmakers and national security experts across the political spectrum, with some describing his comments as “treason.” Few would argue Wednesday that what the Republican presidential nominee said will directly cause Russia to conduct...

    Editorial Roundup: Excerpts from recent editorials
    Jul27

    Editorial Roundup: Excerpts from recent editorials

    Excerpts from recent editorials in the United States and abroad: ____ July 27 The Philadelphia Inquirer on the Democratic National Convention: Paul Simon’s “Bridge Over Troubled Water” was an obvious choice for a convention striving to be one – and much more apropos than his “America,” the adopted theme of the Bernie Sanders insurgency....

    What If Russia Invaded the Baltics—and Donald Trump Was President?
    Jul27

    What If Russia Invaded the Baltics—and Donald Trump Was President?

    In 2014, shortly after Russia forcefully intervened in Ukraine and admitted Crimea into the Russian Federation, Richard Shirreff stepped down as NATO’s deputy supreme allied commander Europe, one of the highest-ranking positions in the military alliance. The British general proceeded to do something highly unusual. He criticized the...

    Glavin: America faces a banana republic moment
    Jul27

    Glavin: America faces a banana republic moment

    If you’ve lately come to conclude that American democracy has degenerated into a hopelessly dystopian reality-television spectacle and it seems as though we’re all teetering at the abyss of a broken America that is no longer a force for good in the world, you are wrong. It’s worse than you think. It’s later than you think....