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    Maclean’s on the Hill: Jason Kenney on his return to Alberta
    Jul09

    Maclean’s on the Hill: Jason Kenney on his return to Alberta

    Each week, the Maclean’s Ottawa bureau sits down with Cormac Mac Sweeney to discuss the headlines of the week. This week, despite being seen as the natural frontrunner, Calgary MP Jason Kenney opted out of the federal Conservative leadership contest. Instead, he’ll look to become a provincial leader and unite the right in Alberta. To...

    Why Russia Published Footage of an FSB Agent Beating an American in Moscow

    Last week, the Washington Post‘s Josh Rogin had two important scoops illuminating the deteriorating relationship between the United States and Russia. The first story detailed the increasing levels of abuse hurled at American diplomats stationed in Moscow since Russia’s annexation of Crimea. Russian agents are reportedly shadowing U.S....

    Time To Rethink NATO
    Jul09

    Time To Rethink NATO

    co-authored by Alice Slater, Nuclear Age Peace Foundation Donald Trump angered the D.C. establishment when he said that NATO, the North Atlantic Treaty Alliance, may be obsolete and the U.S. should reassess its spending on the alliance. Hillary Clinton has used Trump’s comments as another example that he is a dangerous, loose cannon. But...

    NATO and Russia: The Many Unknowns
    Jul09

    NATO and Russia: The Many Unknowns

    Officially the Warsaw NATO summit will be about the deployment of military forces, missiles and arms projects. But in fact hovering above all will be one question: How to deal with the Russian military powerhouse that resurfaced in the East. More than two years after the political and military escalation in Ukraine, opinions on how to proceed...

    NATO Takes Over U.S.-Built Missile Shield, Amid Russian Suspicion
    Jul08

    NATO Takes Over U.S.-Built Missile Shield, Amid Russian Suspicion

    NATO took command of a U.S.-built missile shield in Europe on Friday after France won assurances that the multi-billion-dollar system would not be under Washington’s direct control.The missile shield, billed as a defense against any strike by a “rogue state” against European cities, is one of the most sensitive aspects of U.S. military...

    U.S. expels two Russians after U.S. diplomat attacked in Moscow
    Jul08

    U.S. expels two Russians after U.S. diplomat attacked in Moscow

    WASHINGTON — The United States last month expelled two Russian officials in response to an attack on an American diplomat by a Russian policeman in Moscow, the State Department said Friday, in a development that was sure to further strain already tense bilateral relations. The officials were expelled June 17, department spokesman John Kirby told...

    Warsaw: NATO’s Theater of the Absurd
    Jul08

    Warsaw: NATO’s Theater of the Absurd

    Harvey M. Sapolsky, Elizabeth S. Barnes Security, Europe NATO is the United States’ way to manage European security. The United States would do it for free, and the NATO nations know that and spend accordingly. Time for another NATO Summit, this one in Warsaw, Poland. Each has a theme, several photo ops for the attending leaders, a terrific...

    US expels 2 Russians after US diplomat attacked in Moscow
    Jul08

    US expels 2 Russians after US diplomat attacked in Moscow

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The United States last month expelled two Russian officials in response to an attack on an American diplomat by a Russian policeman in Moscow, the State Department said Friday. The officials were expelled June 17, department spokesman John Kirby told reporters. He didn’t immediately provide additional information. Kirby...

    Read President Obama’s Remarks About the Dallas Police Shooting
    Jul08

    Read President Obama’s Remarks About the Dallas Police Shooting

    President Barack Obama on Friday characterized the killing of five police officers in Dallas as a “vicious, calculated and despicable attack on law enforcement.” “Today is a wrenching reminder of the sacrifices that they make for us,” he said. “We also know that when people are armed with powerful weapons, unfortunately it makes attacks like...

    NATO Must Do More For Eastern Allies — Lithuanian Foreign Minister
    Jul08

    NATO Must Do More For Eastern Allies — Lithuanian Foreign Minister

    NATO must do more to help Eastern allies like Ukraine and Georgia, according to Lithuanian Foreign Minister Linas Linkevicius. Speaking to RFE/RL’s Rikard Jozwiak at the NATO summit in Warsaw, he also welcomed the decision to deploy a NATO battalion to his country. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...