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    Donald Trump and the Perils of Charisma
    Feb15

    Donald Trump and the Perils of Charisma

    Whatever one may want to say about Donald Trump’s style of political leadership, it can plausibly be described as charismatic—grounded neither in tradition nor in rational interest, it depends on the continuing faith in the leader by the mass of followers. Because of this it is inevitably brittle. One way of making it less so is to...

    U.S., Russian military chiefs to meet in Azerbaijan
    Feb15

    U.S., Russian military chiefs to meet in Azerbaijan

    Joint Chiefs Chairman Gen. Joe Dunford will meet with his Russian counterpart on Thursday in Azerbaijan, amid newly aggressive Russian military maneuvers and fresh reports that Russian intelligence officials were in contact with aides on the Trump campaign, the Pentagon announced.Dunford has been seeking a meeting with Gen. Valeriy Gerasimov for...

    Mattis to NATO: Boost Defense Spending or US Will ‘Moderate Commitment’
    Feb15

    Mattis to NATO: Boost Defense Spending or US Will ‘Moderate Commitment’

    U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis told NATO member countries they must increase defense spending by the end of the year or the U.S. might “moderate its commitment” to the alliance. The Pentagon chief was in Brussels to meet for the first time with his NATO counterparts. Exactly how the U.S. might “moderate” its involvement...

    Arms control in Europe: the Baltic test for Russia and NATO
    Feb15

    Arms control in Europe: the Baltic test for Russia and NATO

    Since Russia’s annexation of Crimea in early 2014, its political and military relations with the West have deteriorated sharply. To head off the risk of an arms race or military confrontation, both sides must urgently agree to reciprocal measures to limit military capabilities …read more Source:...

    French President Calls for More Cybersecurity for Election
    Feb15

    French President Calls for More Cybersecurity for Election

    French President Francois Hollande is calling for new security measures around the country’s presidential race, notably to protect against hacking. Hollande’s order came after the campaign of centrist Emmanuel Macron accused Russia of trying to sway the April 23-May 7 election. Hollande asked top security officials Wednesday to...

    French President Calls for More Cybersecurity for Election
    Feb15

    French President Calls for More Cybersecurity for Election

    French President Francois Hollande is calling for new security measures around the country’s presidential race, notably to protect against hacking. Hollande’s order came after the campaign of centrist Emmanuel Macron accused Russia of trying to sway the April 23-May 7 election. Hollande asked top security officials Wednesday to...

    NATO ‘A Fundamental Bedrock’, Trump’s Defense Secretary Tells Nervous Allies
    Feb15

    NATO ‘A Fundamental Bedrock’, Trump’s Defense Secretary Tells Nervous Allies

    President Donald Trump’s defense secretary sought to reassure NATO of steadfast U.S. support at talks in Brussels on Wednesday, as nervous European allies tried to look past Trump’s rhetoric and the turmoil within his administration.Jim Mattis, on his debut trip to Europe as Pentagon chief, said the president firmly backed the North...

    Headlines for February 15, 2017
    Feb15

    Headlines for February 15, 2017

    Trump White House in Crisis After Flynn’s ResignationGov’t Watchdog: Conway Violated Ethics Rules with “Free Commercial” for Ivanka ProductsTrump Scraps Rule Requiring Oil Company to Disclose PaymentsIn Meeting with Netanyahu Today, Trump May Abandon Two-State SolutionSeattle: ICE Arrested DACA Recipient Daniel Ramirez...

    Former Ukrainian presidents to attend 5th Global Baku Forum
    Feb15

    Former Ukrainian presidents to attend 5th Global Baku Forum

    Former Ukrainian presidents Leonid Kravchuk, Leonid Kuchma and Viktor Yushchenko will visit Azerbaijan to attend the 5th Global Baku Forum to be held on March 16-17. The forum will discuss a wide range of issues, including future of transatlantic relations, fight against terrorism …read more Source: Azerbaijan State News...

    Kremlin Dismisses Reports That Trump Aides Had Contact With Intelligence Agents
    Feb15

    Kremlin Dismisses Reports That Trump Aides Had Contact With Intelligence Agents

    Soon after, President Trump said on Twitter that Crimea had been taken by Russia during the Obama administration, asking if his predecessor had been too soft. …read more Source: The New York...