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    Russia’s Back-to-the-80s Foreign Policy
    Aug02

    Russia’s Back-to-the-80s Foreign Policy

    “History does not repeat itself, but it does rhyme.” The latest round of Russian-American embassy staff hits—Russia cut hundreds of U.S. Embassy employees in an escalatory response to U.S. expulsion of 35 Russian diplomats last December—recall the big Soviet-American embassy staff expulsions of 1986. Few recall the details of these Reagan-era...

    Analysis: Trump adds disdainful flourish to Russia signing
    Aug02

    Analysis: Trump adds disdainful flourish to Russia signing

    By Emily Tamkin | Foreign Policy President Donald Trump may have felt forced to sign the new sanctions legislation into law. After all, it came to him with overwhelming Congressional support, in response to alleged Russian meddling in the election that put him in the White House, and exists in part to make it more difficult for Trump to...

    Trump signs Russian sanctions bill, calls it ‘seriously flawed’
    Aug02

    Trump signs Russian sanctions bill, calls it ‘seriously flawed’

    President Donald Trump signed legislation on Wednesday implementing sanctions against Russia that he called “seriously flawed.” The bill — the “Countering America’s Adversaries Through Sanctions Act” — places sanctions on Russia as punishment for its efforts to interfere in November’s presidential election, Moscow’s military...

    Trump signs ‘seriously flawed’ Russia sanctions bill
    Aug02

    Trump signs ‘seriously flawed’ Russia sanctions bill

    WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump on Wednesday signed what he called a “seriously flawed” bill imposing new sanctions on Russia, pressured by his Republican Party not to move on his own toward a warmer relationship with Moscow in light of Russian actions. The legislation is aimed at punishing Moscow for interfering in the 2016 U.S....

    Glavin: If Trudeau is the free world’s best hope, we’re doomed
    Aug02

    Glavin: If Trudeau is the free world’s best hope, we’re doomed

    In all the eye-rolling and the uproar attending to the glamour treatment lavished upon Prime Minister Justin Trudeau on the cover of this month’s Rolling Stone magazine, there’s one thing that has been conspicuously overlooked in each of the obsessively forensic deconstructions of the gushing 7,000-word profile that accompanies the...

    Trump signs ‘seriously flawed’ Russia sanctions bill
    Aug02

    Trump signs ‘seriously flawed’ Russia sanctions bill

    WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump on Wednesday signed what he called a “seriously flawed” bill imposing new sanctions on Russia, pressured by his Republican Party not to move on his own toward a warmer relationship with Moscow in light of Russian actions. The legislation is aimed at punishing Moscow for interfering in the 2016 U.S. presidential...

    Trump Signs Congress-Backed Russia Sanctions Bill
    Aug02

    Trump Signs Congress-Backed Russia Sanctions Bill

    President Donald Trump has signed the Russia sanctions bill on Wednesday. Trump released a signing statement explaining his concerns over the bill, which he believes “encroaches on presidential authority and may hurt U.S. ability to work with allies,” according to Bloomberg: Trump’s concerns cover four areas: encroachment on...

    Report: Perry Floated To Replace Kelly As Homeland Security Secretary
    Aug02

    Report: Perry Floated To Replace Kelly As Homeland Security Secretary

    President Donald Trump is considering Secretary of Energy Rick Perry as a potential replacement for former Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly, whom Trump installed as White House chief of staff Monday, according to a Bloomberg report. The White House is pondering others for the position as well, and though Perry “loves what he’s doing,”...

    President Ponders Saakashvili Regaining Georgian Citizenship
    Aug02

    President Ponders Saakashvili Regaining Georgian Citizenship

    Georgia’s President Giorgi Margvelashvili said his predecessor Mikheil Saakashvili needs to decide whether he wants to become a Georgian again. Saakashvili, who was Georgian president in 2004-2013, was stripped of his citizenship in 2015 soon after becoming governor of Ukraine’s Odesa region. That post required him to take Ukrainian...

    How Russia’s strongmen use homophobia to stay in power
    Aug02

    How Russia’s strongmen use homophobia to stay in power

    From the atrocities in Chechnya to the Kremlin’s anti-gay laws, “state-sponsored homophobia” is a weapon throughout the Russian Federation. Back in March, international news outlets reported on the devastating detention, torture, and murder of hundreds of gay and bisexual men in Chechnya. Now, the NGO Russian LGBT Network — along with...