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    View from the Left: Trump, awash in Russia, pledges his undying commitment to U.S. sovereignty
    Sep23

    View from the Left: Trump, awash in Russia, pledges his undying commitment to U.S. sovereignty

    Who could have guessed it? Amid a week of daily revelations detailing the tangled web of connections between Donald Trump’s associates and Russian operatives, Trump used the world stage at the United Nations to profess his undying dedication to U.S. sovereignty. “I will always put America first,” he told attendees during his speech....

    How Trump followed a Russian map straight to Paul Manafort
    Sep23

    How Trump followed a Russian map straight to Paul Manafort

    Paul Manafort (Credit: Getty/Chip Somodevilla) It’s been the question right from the start, hasn’t it? Why Russia? And when you consider the Russians, why Trump? Well, I think I’ve got the answer: sanctions. What the Obama administration did, in effect, was put sanctions on fun, and Trump’s deal with the Russians was to...

    Everything We Learned From Russia’s Massive Zapad Military Exercise
    Sep23

    Everything We Learned From Russia’s Massive Zapad Military Exercise

    Nicholas J. Myers Security, Eurasia Is Russia’s military as good, or as bad, as they say? The conclusion of the large-scale Russian-Belarusian Zapad-2017 military exercise allows some initial reflections. Though the Zapad exercise series is a regular feature of the Russian strategic-operational exercise family, this is its first installment...

    Free speech, free trade and failure: how federal politics touched us this week
    Sep23

    Free speech, free trade and failure: how federal politics touched us this week

    OTTAWA — The winner of the first week back from summer on Parliament Hill? A banner-dragging aircraft-for-rent. On Monday, the Canadian Taxpayers Federation hired one to welcome MPs back to Ottawa for the fall session, pulling a giant banner that denounced Finance Minister Bill Morneau’s tax proposals as too anti-business. Not to be...

    Letter to the editor: Paul Manafort and me in Ukraine
    Sep23

    Letter to the editor: Paul Manafort and me in Ukraine

    Paul Manafort (Credit: AP/Matt Rourke) After reading our Trump-Russia Timeline, Francine “Fran” Curro Cary wrote to us about her experiences in Ukraine as a Peace Corps volunteer. Her letter to the editor has been lightly edited for clarity. Paul Manafort had been busy working in Ukraine when I arrived in 2009 as a Peace Corps volunteer. Our...

    This is the U.S. Army’s Handbook for Defeating Russia in a War
    Sep23

    This is the U.S. Army’s Handbook for Defeating Russia in a War

    Michael Peck Security, The handbook recommends that U.S. forces train to fight in an environment where electronic warfare jams GPS and radios. The U.S. Army has published a handbook on how to defeat Russia’s hybrid-warfare strategy. The Russian New Generation Warfare Handbook, published in December 2016 and recently released over the...

    Trudeau says government will add Ukraine to list of countries Canada exports weapons to
    Sep23

    Trudeau says government will add Ukraine to list of countries Canada exports weapons to

    The prime minister says the government has begun to move forward with the lengthy process that would see Ukraine added to the Automatic Firearms Country Control List. …read more Source: Toronto...

    US Looks to Keep Arms Control Treaty With Russia
    Sep23

    US Looks to Keep Arms Control Treaty With Russia

    The United States sees value in the New START arms control treaty with Russia, despite Washington’s concerns about Moscow’s track record on arms control and other issues, senior U.S. officials said Friday. The remarks by the Trump administration officials, speaking to reporters on condition of anonymity, suggest the treaty will remain...

    Government will move forward with process to put Ukraine on weapons export list: Trudeau
    Sep23

    Government will move forward with process to put Ukraine on weapons export list: Trudeau

    Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says the Canadian government will place Ukraine on a list of countries to which it will permit certain weapons exports. Trudeau made the comments after a meeting with Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko in Toronto on Friday. Trudeau says the government has begun to move forward with the lengthy process that would...

    Justin Trudeau backs UN peacekeeping mission in Ukraine, but stops short of offering to join in
    Sep23

    Justin Trudeau backs UN peacekeeping mission in Ukraine, but stops short of offering to join in

    Prime Minister Justin Trudeau expressed support for a potential United Nations peacekeeping mission in war-torn Ukraine on Friday, but stopped short of committing Canadian troops. “I think this is a situation where there is definitely a very strong potential role for peacekeepers, and that’s something we look forward to having discussions...