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    Why Middle Eastern Leaders Are Talking to Putin, Not Obama
    May08

    Why Middle Eastern Leaders Are Talking to Putin, Not Obama

    The United States has significantly more military capability in the Middle East today than Russia—America has 35,000 troops and hundreds of aircraft; the Russians roughly 2,000 troops and, perhaps, 50 aircraft—and yet Middle Eastern leaders are making pilgrimages to Moscow to see Vladimir Putin these days, not rushing to Washington. Two weeks...

    Trump Advisor’s Putin Connections Freaks Out Security Establishment (Video)
    May08

    Trump Advisor’s Putin Connections Freaks Out Security Establishment (Video)

    As Trump becomes the GOP’s official nominee, security analysts say his advisers warrant increased scrutiny. Late last year, the world marveled at the budding bromance between Russia’s Vladimir Putin and Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump. Putin, who is alleged to have ordered the jailing and murder of political opponents and...

    Poles Are Taking to the Streets in Massive Numbers to Protest the Country’s Shift to the Right
    May07

    Poles Are Taking to the Streets in Massive Numbers to Protest the Country’s Shift to the Right

    LVIV, Ukraine — In the past few months, alarm bells have been raised in Poland as critics of the country’s new ruling party, Law and Justice, or PiS, speak out against what they believe are dangerous infringements on democracy and a wave of conspiratorial panic in the country. The accusations of cronyism, authoritarianism and an...

    Russian Military Involved In Shooting Down Flight MH17, Researchers Say
    May07

    Russian Military Involved In Shooting Down Flight MH17, Researchers Say

    As investigations continue into the downing of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 over eastern Ukraine two years ago, the Kremlin has dismissed a new report that directly implicates the Russian military. …read more Source:...

    Russia Has Made A Questionably Sincere Offer To Help Put Out Canada’s Forest Fires
    May07

    Russia Has Made A Questionably Sincere Offer To Help Put Out Canada’s Forest Fires

    It’s hard to tell whether it’s a legitimate offer, or a snide geopolitical belittling of one of its fiercest critics, but Moscow has extended an offer to Ottawa to help battle the raging forest fires in Fort McMurray which have displaced more than 80,000.In a statement released Thursday, Russian Minister Vladimir Puchkov offered to...

    Russia Has Made A Questionably Sincere Offer To Help Put Out Canada’s Forest Fires
    May07

    Russia Has Made A Questionably Sincere Offer To Help Put Out Canada’s Forest Fires

    It’s hard to tell whether it’s a legitimate offer, or a snide geopolitical belittling of one of its fiercest critics, but Moscow has extended an offer to Ottawa to help battle the raging forest fires in Fort McMurray which have displaced more than 80,000.In a statement released Thursday, Russian Minister Vladimir Puchkov offered to...

    “We” Aren’t Responsible for World’s Problems: Time to Recognize Limits of West’s Influence
    May07

    “We” Aren’t Responsible for World’s Problems: Time to Recognize Limits of West’s Influence

    What do you do after you brought your party’s control of government to a dramatic end? You become an international scold and blowhard, blaming the world’s problems on everyone else–who have no ability to solve any of them. In fact, has-beens and once-weres often are brought in as decorations for international gatherings, meant...

    With the Peshmerga on the Front Lines Against ISIS
    May07

    With the Peshmerga on the Front Lines Against ISIS

    GWER, Iraq—First you notice the sound of jet engines. The sky is overcast, so you can’t see the coalition warplanes. But you can hear them. And you know what the snarl of jet noise and the occasional thud of an airstrike symbolizes for the Islamic State fighters about a mile away. With a Kalashnikov slung over his shoulder and a curved...

    Fierce But Friendly Warriors Fight ‘Battle Of The Nations’
    May07

    Fierce But Friendly Warriors Fight ‘Battle Of The Nations’

    A massive battle was under way in the Czech capital, Prague, as warriors wielded swords and battle axes in an imitation of medieval hand-to-hand combat. The competition, called “The Battle of the Nations,” was founded in Ukraine and pits national teams against each other. But the fighters stayed friendly even when facing off against...

    Obama's DOJ Won't Call "Felons", Felons Anymore
    May07

    Obama's DOJ Won't Call "Felons", Felons Anymore

    Understandable. We wouldn’t want to stigmatize murderers, drug dealers, rapists and robbers. Their victims might disagree, but they’re just Crimeaphobic. Assistant Attorney General Karol Mason, who has headed the Office of Justice Programs since 2013, announces in a guest post that her agency will no longer use words such as “felon”...