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    Denial and Outrage in Russia at Latest Anti-Doping Report
    Dec10

    Denial and Outrage in Russia at Latest Anti-Doping Report

    In the runup to the release of the World Anti-Doping Agency report, Match TV, a Kremlin-sponsored national sports channel launched earlier this year, rightly labeled the stakes involved. The WADA findings, the channel’s lead noted, would “determine the future of Russian sport.” It may prove the only point on which Russia and the rest of the...

    France’s court annuls Kazakh banker’s extradition to Russia
    Dec10

    France’s court annuls Kazakh banker’s extradition to Russia

    PARIS (AP) — A top French court refused to hand over a Kazakh banker-turned-dissident to Russia despite accusations he embezzled millions, saying it considered the extradition request from Moscow to be “politically motivated.” Hours after Friday’s ruling, Mukhtar Ablyazov walked free from a French prison, hugging his son, brother and...

    France’s court annuls Kazakh banker’s extradition to Russia
    Dec10

    France’s court annuls Kazakh banker’s extradition to Russia

    PARIS (AP) — A top French court refused to hand over a Kazakh banker-turned-dissident to Russia despite accusations he embezzled millions, saying it considered the extradition request from Moscow to be “politically motivated.” Requests for the return of criminal suspects can be rejected if they are judged to be politically motivated....

    Eastern Europe Is a Powder Keg Ready to Explode
    Dec10

    Eastern Europe Is a Powder Keg Ready to Explode

    KYIV, Ukraine—A planned missile test over the Black Sea spurs a Kremlin threat to shoot down the missiles and possibly target the launch sites. An eleventh-hour compromise is reached, defusing an act of brinkmanship, which could have sparked an all-out war. An episode between NATO and Moscow during the Cold War? Or, perhaps, the latest chapter in...

    Ukrainians Want to Make a Deal with Trump
    Dec10

    Ukrainians Want to Make a Deal with Trump

    Ukrainians trying to figure out what to expect from U.S. President-elect Donald Trump may be having trouble. His praise of Russian President Vladimir Putin during the recent political campaign received a lot of media attention. On the other hand, Trump also criticized President Barack Obama for “not doing what he should be doing for...

    Trump Will Face ‘Wall of Resistance’ in Congress If He Gives Putin a Pass on Ukraine
    Dec10

    Trump Will Face ‘Wall of Resistance’ in Congress If He Gives Putin a Pass on Ukraine

    Democratic Sen. Chris Coons says both parties will fight any attempt by the next administration to cozy up to Putin. …read more Source: Foreign...

    The Order of Battle of the Ukrainian Armed Forces
    Dec09

    The Order of Battle of the Ukrainian Armed Forces

    Franklin Holcomb and the ISW Russia/Ukraine Team FULL PDF REPORT The United States and its partners can improve regional security and stability in Eastern Europe by supporting the modernization and reform of the Armed Forces of Ukraine more aggressively. Ukraine has suffered from consistent Russian military aggression since Russia occupied the...

    Ranked: Other Foreign-Policy Traditions Trump Could Upend
    Dec09

    Ranked: Other Foreign-Policy Traditions Trump Could Upend

    Donald Trump blindsided the world when he took a call from Taiwan’s president last weekend. It almost certainly won’t be his last bolt from the blue. Particularly for foreign policy matters, the U.S. president has tremendous power to uphold or overthrow traditions—such as the one where you don’t speak directly to the president...

    Obama’s Second Term Was a Complete Failure
    Dec09

    Obama’s Second Term Was a Complete Failure

    Every December, Chris Cillizza of the Washington Post picks the biggest political loser of the past year.In 2013, Cillizza’s selection was Barack Obama. He cited the botched rollout of Healthcare.gov, the NSA domestic-surveillance scandal, the IRS’s targeting of Tea Party groups, and the continuing questions about the...

    Russia and the Threat to Liberal Democracy
    Dec09

    Russia and the Threat to Liberal Democracy

    Since the end of World War II, the most crucial underpinning of freedom in the world has been the vigor of the advanced liberal democracies and the alliances that bound them together. Through the Cold War, the key multilateral anchors were NATO, the expanding European Union, and the U.S.-Japan security alliance. With the end of the Cold War and...