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    Britain Weighing Its Options in Poisoning of Russians
    Mar08

    Britain Weighing Its Options in Poisoning of Russians

    The tip-off came from the British government itself that Downing Street had no stomach for a fight over Ukraine and Russia’s takeover of Crimea. Four years ago when the European Union and the United States were bracing themselves to punish Russia and were debating what sanctions to impose, a British official allowed a note detailing the...

    Tillerson, Russia’s Lavrov circle each other in Africa
    Mar08

    Tillerson, Russia’s Lavrov circle each other in Africa

    ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia (AP) — They could have run into each other sipping coffee in the lobby, perhaps at the bar at Ethiopia’s finest hotel. But U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson and Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov don’t appear destined to meet. The top American and Russian diplomats are warily circling each other in...

    Is Donald Trump Fueling a Mass Extinction of Democracy Across the Planet?
    Mar08

    Is Donald Trump Fueling a Mass Extinction of Democracy Across the Planet?

    The warning signs are there, cautions “How Democracies Die” co-author Steven Levitsky. Earlier this week, during a freewheeling speech to Republican donors at Mar-a-Lago, Donald Trump cracked the following joke about Chinese leader Xi Jinping: “He’s now president for life. President for life. No, he’s great. And...

    The National Endowment for (Meddling in) Democracy
    Mar08

    The National Endowment for (Meddling in) Democracy

    “They’re meddling in our politics!” That’s the war cry of outraged Clintonites and neocons, who seem to think election interference is something that Russians do to us and we never, ever do to them. But meddling in other countries has been a favorite Washington pastime ever since William McKinley vowed to “Christianize” the...

    Mueller’s focus falls on meeting in Seychelles
    Mar08

    Mueller’s focus falls on meeting in Seychelles

    By Devlin Barrett, Sari Horwitz and Rosalind S. Helderman | Washington Post WASHINGTON — Special counsel Robert Mueller has gathered evidence that a secret meeting in the Seychelles just before the inauguration of Donald Trump was an effort to establish a back channel between the incoming administration and the Kremlin — apparently contradicting...

    Mueller gathering evidence Team Trump sought secret back channel to Kremlin at Seychelles meeting
    Mar08

    Mueller gathering evidence Team Trump sought secret back channel to Kremlin at Seychelles meeting

    The Washington Post is reporting that special counsel Robert Mueller is gathering evidence that the Seychelles meeting in January 2017 involving a U.A.E. adviser and Trump-connected Erik Prince was aimed at creating a secret back-channel between the incoming Trump administration and Russia. The U.A.E. adviser, George Nader, is now reportedly...

    Despite the Bluster, Russia Is Not 10 Feet Tall
    Mar08

    Despite the Bluster, Russia Is Not 10 Feet Tall

    Daniel R. DePetris Security, Eurasia Today, everything and anything related to Russia in one way or another is an all-consuming affair. Early 1950’s America was a bad time to be a supporter of the Soviet Union or an associate of the Communist Party. Even a mere whiff of being in cahoots with a Russian could get you hauled before Sen. Joseph...

    Putin Praises Trump, Says US Political System Eating Itself
    Mar08

    Putin Praises Trump, Says US Political System Eating Itself

    Russian President Vladimir Putin, interviewed by Russian state television, lavished praise on President Donald Trump but added that he was sorely disappointed with the U.S. political system, saying that it has been “eating itself up.” Speaking in a series of interviews that were included in a documentary released Wednesday, Putin...

    Sam Nunberg melts down on live TV
    Mar08

    Sam Nunberg melts down on live TV

    During the campaign Trump said over and over that he was going to hire “only the best people,” that he was going to “surround myself only with the best and most serious people.” Well, he hired them, and he’s paying for it every single day. One of the best people Trump hired was the wife-beater Rob Porter, stripped of his security clearance...

    For NYT, a Trillion Dollars’ Worth of A-Bombs Is ‘Little’ Response to Russia
    Mar08

    For NYT, a Trillion Dollars’ Worth of A-Bombs Is ‘Little’ Response to Russia

    “Russia has ramped up its arsenals,” and “US has done little in response”—except ramp up its own arsenal by more than the size of the entire Russian arsenal (New York Times, (3/5/18). For the New York Times, the US is always lagging behind the Russian menace. Previously, the Times has told us how America was losing the “scramble for the Arctic”...