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    Brexit Vote Jolts EU-Membership Hopes in Three Former Soviet States
    Jun26

    Brexit Vote Jolts EU-Membership Hopes in Three Former Soviet States

    Image: Brexit. Stock Photo. Pixabay.com British voters’ decision to leave the European Union has reduced the chance that three countries in the former Soviet Union will be able to get out from under Russia’s thumb. Without the support of Britain, which was the most vocal EU opponent of the Kremlin’s aggression against countries...

    Obama loses reliable partner, faces uncertainty after Brexit
    Jun25

    Obama loses reliable partner, faces uncertainty after Brexit

    WASHINGTON — For the first 7½ years of his presidency, Barack Obama could rely on the United Kingdom to back him up at nearly every turn, knowing British leaders had both the global clout and shared perspective to be powerful U.S. partners. He enters his final months in office with that sense of certainty shattered by the U.K.’s decision to...

    After Brexit, Europe’s Security Will Get Even More Complicated
    Jun25

    After Brexit, Europe’s Security Will Get Even More Complicated

    The aftershocks of the United Kingdom’s vote to leave the European Union continue to rattle currency and stock markets worldwide, forcing some elites to rethink whether the European project as currently construed is sustainable. It will be months before the full impact of the British “leave” vote has been fully digested, and perhaps years...

    Cold War 2.0: The US Military Is Beefing Up Its Presence In The Former Soviet Bloc
    Jun25

    Cold War 2.0: The US Military Is Beefing Up Its Presence In The Former Soviet Bloc

    US Army Major Christopher Rowe scanned the unfamiliar terrain as his Stryker armored vehicle sped past the Russian border, less than 15 miles away. It was just after 3:00am, but the summer sun was already rising over northeastern Poland. From the commander’s hatch, Rowe looked out on a stretch of rolling farmland and thick pine forests that...

    The Latest: Seferovic starts for Switzerland against Poland
    Jun25

    The Latest: Seferovic starts for Switzerland against Poland

    PARIS (AP) — The Latest from soccer’s European Championship (all times local): ___ 2:25 p.m. Switzerland striker Haris Seferovic has returned to lead the attack for his team’s match against Poland in Saint-Etienne. Seferovic was dropped by coach Vladimir Petkovic for the last group match. Neither he nor replacement Breel Embolo has...

    Putin praises ‘all-embracing’ partnership of Russia, China
    Jun25

    Putin praises ‘all-embracing’ partnership of Russia, China

    BEIJING (AP) — Russian President Vladimir Putin on Saturday emphasized economic ties with China and praised what he called Russia’s “all-embracing and strategic partnership” with its neighbor, during a visit to Beijing that takes place against the background of a drop in trade and lingering mistrust. Putin told Chinese Premier Li Keqiang...

    Russia Sees Brexit Impact Widespread but Temporary
    Jun25

    Russia Sees Brexit Impact Widespread but Temporary

    Russia reacted to Britain’s vote to exit the European Union with a mix of pleasure, understanding and concern. Some Russian politicians celebrated the Brexit, taking aim at the EU and its Western allies. “Brexit reflects the crisis in the EU governance model,” tweeted senior Russian lawmaker Alexey Pushkov, adding that it was a “personal...

    No Netflix, No Chill: In Russia, it’s Better to Purge than to Binge
    Jun25

    No Netflix, No Chill: In Russia, it’s Better to Purge than to Binge

    It’s not easy guarding the purity of the Russian state. In addition to the existential threats posed by rainbows, LGBT parades, Ukrainian libraries, and imported cheddar, Russia faces a new enemy: Netflix. In the West, we’ve long been familiar with the clear and present danger of Netflix. Who knows how much labor productivity has...

    How Erdogan Rewrote History of the Great Arab Revolt
    Jun24

    How Erdogan Rewrote History of the Great Arab Revolt

    This month marks the 100th anniversary of the self-proclaimed “Great” Arab Revolt of 1916, launched against Ottoman rule from the Arabian Desert by Sharif Hussein, emir of Mecca. Thanks to a systematic decade-long campaign orchestrated by Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, the event will pass almost unnoticed in most Arab cities...

    Terrorism: Finding a Way to Make the Guilty Pay
    Jun24

    Terrorism: Finding a Way to Make the Guilty Pay

    Everybody complains about the weather, but nobody does anything about it … and, sadly, the same might be said about state-sponsored terrorism. Far from making light of problem, I am looking for solutions that might actually trigger positive change, which is especially urgent for me because I currently work in Afghanistan. Just hours before...