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    In a World of Disarray, Africa Is Taking Steps Forward
    Jul30

    In a World of Disarray, Africa Is Taking Steps Forward

    Michael O’Hanlon, Emily Terry Security, Africa The Middle East should not be the sole focus of America’s foreign policy. At this juncture in mid-2017, while the Middle East remains highly turbulent and global security challenges remain acute from Korea and East Asia to Ukraine and Afghanistan, what is the state of security in Africa?...

    How a tiny Baltic nation became a top destination for U.S. officials
    Jul30

    How a tiny Baltic nation became a top destination for U.S. officials

    Estonia, a tiny Baltic nation dwarfed by neighboring Russia, isn’t a premier American tourist destination. But when Vice President Mike Pence arrives there on Sunday he’ll be just the latest in a parade of senior Washington officials to visit in recent months. Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) led a congressional delegation to Estonia in...

    Russia derides Tillerson statement on sanctions
    Jul30

    Russia derides Tillerson statement on sanctions

    WASHINGTON — An attempt by Secretary of State Rex Tillerson to portray recently passed Russian sanctions legislation as a sign Americans want Russia to improve relations with the U.S. has been derided by Moscow. In a statement released by the State Department on Saturday, Tillerson said the overwhelming House and Senate votes in favor of the...

    How Will Trump Enforce Sanctions on Russia?
    Jul30

    How Will Trump Enforce Sanctions on Russia?

    Nikolas K. Gvosdev Security, Americas New sanctions on Russia are not a “fire and forgot” tool. They must be accompanied by a more comprehensive approach. What is Russia’s likely reaction when new U.S. sanctions are imposed? This is a difficult question to analyze, because much depends, first and foremost, on what the Trump administration...

    Rolling Stone’s latest cover article on Trudeau is barefaced propaganda
    Jul29

    Rolling Stone’s latest cover article on Trudeau is barefaced propaganda

    By now, you’ve probably heard about the saccharine 6,660-word hagiography on Prime Minister Justin Trudeau that was just published in Rolling Stone. Immediately following the article’s publication on July 26, many of Canada’s leading pundits and journalists exploded with territorial incredulity, pedantically noting that...

    Trump Relents, Signals He Will Sign Russia Sanctions Bill
    Jul29

    Trump Relents, Signals He Will Sign Russia Sanctions Bill

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump will sign a package of stiff financial sanctions against Russia that passed Congress with overwhelming support, the White House said Friday. Moscow has already responded, ordering a reduction in the number of U.S. diplomats in Russia and closing the U.S. Embassy’s recreation retreat. Trump’s...

    Trump Intel Chief: North Korea Learned From Libya War to “Never” Give Up Nukes
    Jul29

    Trump Intel Chief: North Korea Learned From Libya War to “Never” Give Up Nukes

    The media is now filled with headlines about North Korea’s missile test on Friday, which demonstrated that its ICBMs may be able to reach the continental U.S. What isn’t mentioned in any of these stories is how we got to this point — in particular, what Dan Coats, President Donald Trump’s Director of National Security, explained...

    Congress Slaps Putin With More Sanctions. Does He Actually Care?
    Jul29

    Congress Slaps Putin With More Sanctions. Does He Actually Care?

    A Q&A with the Defense Department’s former Eastern Europe point person, Evelyn Farkas, on the Russian tyrant’s real goals in Ukraine, Syria and beyond. …read more Source:...

    Analysis: Trump gets a major bill, and it’s Russia sanctions
    Jul29

    Analysis: Trump gets a major bill, and it’s Russia sanctions

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The most consequential piece of legislation that the Republican-led Congress has delivered to President Donald Trump after seven months is a new package of financial penalties against Russia that he didn’t want to sign into law. But he’s going to. He would have faced a political firestorm if he rejected the...

    Is There Method to Anthony Scaramucci’s Madness?
    Jul29

    Is There Method to Anthony Scaramucci’s Madness?

    New White House enforcer abuses Bannon and Priebus and meets with Sessions—it looks like a massive power play. I’m not sure how many more days like Thursday this country can take. The most important event was the defeat of the “skinny repeal” bill in the Senate — which actually happened in the wee hours of Friday morning — with Sen. John...