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    Pulled anti-IS fighter jets heading to Romania
    Feb25

    Pulled anti-IS fighter jets heading to Romania

    Four of Canada’s six fighter jets recently pulled from the bombing mission against ISIS are heading to Romania as part of a new mission to train that country’s airforce. In a press release Thursday, the Department of National Defence announced the jets will head from Kuwait, where they were based during the bombing mission, to Romania...

    The Many Weaknesses of the Rubio Campaign
    Feb25

    The Many Weaknesses of the Rubio Campaign

    Noah Millman sums up the weaknesses of the Rubio campaign in response to a recent Douthat column: But Rubio hasn’t been Kutuzov, retreating into Russia and waiting for winter, because he never held Russia. Lots of people bought into the idea that he was the “stealth” front-runner, but he was never anywhere near to having a commanding...

    The P-Word
    Feb25

    The P-Word

    Things are happening so fast in the armed diplomacy of the Levant that it is hard for codgers like me to keep up. No sooner do I finish responding to one major development than another laps at my closing period. And now again: I finish “Ceasefire or Bait-and-Switch” and the very next day John Kerry drops the “p” word on us: “partition.”...

    The Hawkish Cult of “Leadership” (II)
    Feb25

    The Hawkish Cult of “Leadership” (II)

    Joe Lieberman wrote a predictably tedious op-ed calling for American “leadership.” One interesting thing about it is that he repeated a claim that Sens. Sasse and Ernst made in their own appeal for hawkish “leadership” last week: In a conversation with the leader of a European ally, some of us asked what the United States could do to be most...

    Heidegger’s Ghosts
    Feb25

    Heidegger’s Ghosts

    A specter haunts the post-Cold War liberal order—the specter of radical spiritual malaise. This discontent with or downright opposition to the Western-originated, universalist claims of the broadly liberal cultural, economic, and political order takes diverse forms. One can detect it among Iranian revolutionary theocrats, Russian imperialist...

    Moscow Has The Third Largest Number of Billionaires Globally
    Feb25

    Moscow Has The Third Largest Number of Billionaires Globally

    Despite Russia’s ongoing financial crisis, Moscow is third in the world by the number of billionaire residents, independent thinktank the Hurun Institute reports. The Hurun institute, which annually ranks China and other countries’ most wealthy entrepreneurs, reports that in 2015 only Beijing and New York have more billionaires than...

    How Russia’s oil giant could beat sanctions
    Feb25

    How Russia’s oil giant could beat sanctions

    Russia’s Rosneft is awaiting a European court ruling on what it claims are illegal sanctions linked to Moscow’s involvement in Ukraine. …read more Source:...

    Russia says there is no ‘plan B’ for Syria — but its airstrikes tell a different story
    Feb25

    Russia says there is no ‘plan B’ for Syria — but its airstrikes tell a different story

    Thomson ReutersRussian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov told reporters on Thursday that there is no “plan B” on Syria’s ceasefire agreement and will not be one, according to Reuters. His comments echoed those of Deputy Foreign Minister Mikhail Bogdanov, who said at a conference in Moscow that Russian officials are “perplexed...

    There Appears to Be a Truce After Years of Hostilities Between the World’s Great Oil Producers
    Feb25

    There Appears to Be a Truce After Years of Hostilities Between the World’s Great Oil Producers

    Will OPEC be able to enforce this deal? In Doha, Qatar’s capital, the energy ministers of Qatar, Russia, Saudi Arabia and Venezuela huddled behind closed doors at the St. Regis Hotel. These four countries account for about a third of the world oil output. The combined oil output from Russia and Saudi Arabia delivers about 13 percent of the...

    The rise of billionaire Len Blavatnik, one of Wall Street’s greatest dealmakers
    Feb25

    The rise of billionaire Len Blavatnik, one of Wall Street’s greatest dealmakers

    Michael Buckner/GettyLast month, Business Insider published a list of the richest people on earth. Ukraine-born American investor Leonard Blavatnik came in at No. 42 with a net worth of $16.7 billion. The self-made billionaire’s wealth has ballooned in recent years thanks to his privately held industrial group, Access Industries, which has...