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    U.S. vs the World? Women as Top Political Leaders
    Feb10

    U.S. vs the World? Women as Top Political Leaders

    By Tara SonenshineTo this day, most prime ministers and presidents are men. Women are not even close, despite some progress.International Women’s Day is coming up. Reason enough to reflect on the political power of women in top posts in countries around the world. Scorecards matter. This is especially true with regard to the United States,...

    Ukraine’s contact group meeting in Minsk postponed
    Feb10

    Ukraine’s contact group meeting in Minsk postponed

    The meeting of the contact group is likely to take place after the talks of the Normandy Four ministers of foreign affairs in Munich. …read more Source:...

    Intelligence officials: IS determined to strike US this year
    Feb10

    Intelligence officials: IS determined to strike US this year

    Worldwide threat: Director of National Intelligence James Clapper testifies on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, Feb. 9, 2016, before a Senate Armed Services Committee hearing on worldwide threats. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)Leaders of the Islamic State are determined to strike targets in the United States this year, senior U.S. intelligence...

    What makes Russian diplomats tick?
    Feb10

    What makes Russian diplomats tick?

    “WHY don’t you influence me, then?” I asked a Russian diplomat engaged in Asian affairs, after “an unnecessary discussion” about my column in The Malaysian Reserve. I mean, it is easy to just find fault in anyone’s work, but it is not as easy to pick the right subject when you begin to piece your column, especially one that is of the...

    Pentagon seeks $583 billion budget for 2017; Republicans say not enough
    Feb10

    Pentagon seeks $583 billion budget for 2017; Republicans say not enough

    U.S. President Barack Obama listens to remarks during his meeting with Italian President Sergio Mattarella in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington February 8, 2016. REUTERS WASHINGTON: The Pentagon on Tuesday proposed a $582.7 billion defense budget that emphasizes emerging threats from Russia, China and Islamic State rebels, but the...

    EU to unveil new energy plan today
    Feb10

    EU to unveil new energy plan today

    A European Union (EU) flag flutters outside the Athens’ Stock Exchange in Athens, Greece, on Monday, August 3, 2015. Photo: AP Brussels, February 9 The European Union (EU) will unveil on Wednesday plans to give it power to examine energy contracts that European states sign with countries outside the bloc, amid concerns about Europe’s...

    Republicans Say $583 Billion for Pentagon Isn’t Enough
    Feb10

    Republicans Say $583 Billion for Pentagon Isn’t Enough

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The Pentagon on Tuesday proposed a $582.7 billion defense budget that emphasizes emerging threats from Russia, China and Islamic State rebels, but the plan is already under fire from Republican lawmakers who charge it short-changes the U.S. military. President Barack Obama’s last budget would boost spending on...

    Between mines and mortars: stranded lives in eastern Ukraine (AFP)
    Feb10

    Between mines and mortars: stranded lives in eastern Ukraine (AFP)

    Zaitseve (Ukraine) (AFP) – Imagine picking your way through a minefield to go to work every day. …read more Source: The West...

    Poland Wants More Than NATO Can Give
    Feb10

    Poland Wants More Than NATO Can Give

    John R. Deni Security, Europe Basing allied troops in NATO’s east remains improbable. The NATO alliance is treating Poland and other allies in the region like a buffer zone, refusing to permanently station troops there and hence provide the same level of security that has long been accorded other allies to the west, according to a Polish...

    Brussels Moves to Counter Gazprom
    Feb10

    Brussels Moves to Counter Gazprom

    It looks like Brussels is finally awakening to the strategic disadvantages of its heavy reliance on Russian energy supplies—specifically, its imports of natural gas from state-owned Gazprom. Of particular concern in recent years has been Gazprom’s ability to divide and conquer the bloc by selling its gas to different countries at different...