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    Germany's Economy Minister aims to get Russia sanctions lifted
    Mar17

    Germany's Economy Minister aims to get Russia sanctions lifted

    BERLIN (Reuters) – Germany’s Economy Minister Sigmar Gabriel called on Thursday for the European Union to try to create conditions by this summer to lift sanctions imposed against Russia over the Ukraine crisis. …read more Source: The...

    Russia Isn’t Really Withdrawing From Syria
    Mar17

    Russia Isn’t Really Withdrawing From Syria

    BEIRUT — Russian President Vladimir Putin caught nearly everyone by surprise with his Syria drawdown announcement. Little wonder: the Syria-led coalition forces had momentum behind them; they were on a roll, gaining ground sometimes even without a fight. Pat Lang, a former U.S. defense intelligence officer, noted that the so-called Islamic...

    Germany’s Economy Minister aims to get Russia sanctions lifted
    Mar17

    Germany’s Economy Minister aims to get Russia sanctions lifted

    Germany’s Economy Minister Sigmar Gabriel called on Thursday for the European Union to try to create conditions by this summer to lift sanctions imposed against Russia over the Ukraine crisis. …read more Source: Channel...

    Europe must share data on warzone aviation risks: report (AFP)
    Mar17

    Europe must share data on warzone aviation risks: report (AFP)

    Berlin (AFP) – European countries must do a better job sharing information on the risk to civil aviation over conflict zones, said a report commissioned after the downing of MH17 over Ukraine and published Thursday. …read more Source: The West...

    Ukraine Vows Swift End to Political Crisis, Wins EU Offer of Visa-Free Travel
    Mar17

    Ukraine Vows Swift End to Political Crisis, Wins EU Offer of Visa-Free Travel

    …read more Source: The Jakarta...

    Ukrainian President Vows Swift End To Political Crisis
    Mar17

    Ukrainian President Vows Swift End To Political Crisis

    Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko has tried to reassure the European Union that Kyiv will soon overcome its worst political crisis in two years. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    The Obama Doctrine: Responses
    Mar17

    The Obama Doctrine: Responses

    Editor’s Note: The American Interest asked regular contributors and members of the editorial board to offer their reactions to President Obama’s unusually candid remarks on foreign policy in Jeffrey Goldberg’s “The Obama Doctrine” (The Atlantic). Good Points and Bad Points Francis Fukuyama Flaws aside, Obama is in touch with an...

    The Dangers of Presidential Clarity
    Mar17

    The Dangers of Presidential Clarity

    Supporters of strategic ambiguity, the concept by which the United States leaves its enemies wondering what we might do in certain situations, believe it deters hostile actions by the likes of Russia and China. President Obama prefers the opposite—he likes to telegraph to the world and, most disturbingly, to our enemies what the United States...

    Syria Withdrawal: The View From Russia
    Mar17

    Syria Withdrawal: The View From Russia

    Russian Sukhoi Su-25 fighter jets after arriving from Syria, at an airbase in Krasnodar region, southern Russia. ReutersAs Russian warplanes continued their partial withdrawal from Syria two days after President Vladimir Putin unexpectedly announced that Moscow’s objectives in the country had been “generally accomplished,” observers debated...

    Good Points and Bad Points
    Mar17

    Good Points and Bad Points

    Let’s first get through the list of problems with the “Obama Doctrine” laid out in Jeffrey Goldberg’s interview, where I would echo many of the criticisms being made of him by others in the foreign policy establishment.First, while it’s true that there is a “cult of credibility” in Washington which is often overemphasized,...