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    The Hawkish Cult of “Leadership”
    Feb17

    The Hawkish Cult of “Leadership”

    Sens. Ben Sasse (R-Nebraska) and Joni Ernst (R-Iowa) repeated some boilerplate hawkish nostrums on foreign policy in a recent op-ed. They concluded: We say this delicately, as we work hard to respect the office of the presidency, but our allies everywhere are baffled. We asked one head of state, What single lesson would you like us to report back...

    Re-electing Mme. Lagarde: Bad for the US and the World
    Feb17

    Re-electing Mme. Lagarde: Bad for the US and the World

    An election with only one candidate? Sounds like a stitch-up. But with nominations just closed, the one candidate in the forthcoming poll, Madame Lagarde, will be re-elected as Managing Director of the IMF regardless. To many, this may seem unremarkable. Mme Lagarde is stylish, engaging, and a welcome breath of fresh feminine air among...

    Ukraine’s Government Survives No-confidence Vote
    Feb17

    Ukraine’s Government Survives No-confidence Vote

    MOSCOW—The government of Ukrainian Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk survived a no-confidence vote on Tuesday though a majority of lawmakers harshly criticized its work. The vote reflected simmering political tensions amid Ukraine’s economic troubles that have eroded public support for Yatsenyuk’s Cabinet. The failure to pass the...

    How Trump Bought the Conservative Movement
    Feb17

    How Trump Bought the Conservative Movement

    It has become increasingly clear that the “self-funded” candidate in the Republican presidential primary, Donald J. Trump, will destroy the GOP’s chances to win in November if he is not the nominee. Leftist groups are ecstatic over Trump’s “Bush lied, people died,” mantra over the Iraq war. Internet trolls for Vladimir Putin are...

    Ukraine’s Prime Minister, Arseniy Yatsenyuk, Survives No-Confidence Vote
    Feb17

    Ukraine’s Prime Minister, Arseniy Yatsenyuk, Survives No-Confidence Vote

    Mr. Yatsenyuk faced wavering allies in the party of President Petro O. Poroshenko, who had called on him to resign. …read more Source: The New York...

    One of Putin’s most prominent critics is refusing to leave Russia despite numerous death threats
    Feb17

    One of Putin’s most prominent critics is refusing to leave Russia despite numerous death threats

    Thomson ReutersMOSCOW (Reuters) – Russian opposition politician Mikhail Kasyanov has said he fears for his life after fellow activist Boris Nemtsov was gunned down in Moscow last year, leaving him as the most high-profile Kremlin opponent inside the country. Kasyanov, who served as prime minister under President Vladimir Putin from...

    What We’re Following This Evening
    Feb17

    What We’re Following This Evening

    Obama in California: At the end of a summit with Asian leaders, the president addressed the constitutional confrontation brewing back in Washington, where Senate leaders have refused to consider the candidate Obama will soon nominate to replace Justice Antonin Scalia on the Supreme Court. “I intend to do my job between now and January 20 of...

    Diplomatica: West, Russia should re-engage economies, security, ambassador says
    Feb17

    Diplomatica: West, Russia should re-engage economies, security, ambassador says

    Western sanctions against Russia in response to its expansion into Ukraine have had an effect on the country’s economy, Russian Ambassador Alexander Darchiev admitted last week. But they haven’t hurt nearly as much as the country’s “systemic dependence on lavish natural resource revenues,” a concept, the ambassador noted, that...

    Democracy Lab Weekly Brief, Feburary 16, 2016
    Feb16

    Democracy Lab Weekly Brief, Feburary 16, 2016

    To keep up with Democracy Lab in real time, follow us on Twitter and Facebook. Sergii Leshchenko, a Ukrainian legislator, calls for Prime Minister Yatsenyuk to step down after having failed to make a dent in the country’s crippling corruption. (President Poroshenko has since called for the prime minister’s resignation, and just hours...

    Russia Is Validating Flamethrowers for Modern Combat, Says Army Report
    Feb16

    Russia Is Validating Flamethrowers for Modern Combat, Says Army Report

    Most of the world’s militaries have moved on from flamethrowers, with a belief that the weapons are ineffective in modern combat and not worth the bad press. One of the few exceptions to this, however, is the Russian military. They view flamethrowers as an important part of their arsenal, and have specific units that sill specialize in...