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    US Accuses Countries Across Globe of Human Rights Abuses
    Apr13

    US Accuses Countries Across Globe of Human Rights Abuses

    The U.S. accused authoritarian regimes around the world Wednesday of suppressing their people with “increasing vigor and viciousness” to control any activities that might threaten their power. In its 40th annual human rights report, the U.S. State Department said, “In 2015, this global crackdown by authoritarian states on civil...

    U.S. Says Russian Planes Buzzed Navy Ship Multiple Times in Baltic Sea
    Apr13

    U.S. Says Russian Planes Buzzed Navy Ship Multiple Times in Baltic Sea

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Russian attack planes buzzed a U.S. Navy destroyer in the Baltic Sea multiple times on Monday and Tuesday, at one point coming so close — an estimated 30 feet — that they created wakes in the water around the ship, a U.S. official said Wednesday. The official, who was not authorized to discuss details and so spoke on condition...

    Kremlin queries Russian mood before Putin call-in show
    Apr13

    Kremlin queries Russian mood before Putin call-in show

    MOSCOW — What worries ordinary Russians the most? Price increases, withheld salaries and potholed roads, according to those preparing President Vladimir Putin for his highly choreographed annual call-in show on Thursday. The Kremlin has been sifting through more than 1 million questions from across the country to get Putin ready for the...

    The Toxic Coddling of Petro Poroshenko
    Apr13

    The Toxic Coddling of Petro Poroshenko

    Only a sharp rebuke from the West can save Ukraine from itself now. Too bad that won’t happen. …read more Source: Foreign...

    US Senator: Russia Policy Needs to Be Tougher
    Apr13

    US Senator: Russia Policy Needs to Be Tougher

    In what could be a preview of the kind of foreign policy debates that will feature in the U.S. presidential race later this year, a senior Republican member of the Senate’s Foreign Relations Committee has strongly criticized the Obama administration’s policy toward Russia. In an interview with VOA’s Georgian service, Senator...

    Sex, Drugs and Putin Clones: What to Expect at Putin’s Telethon
    Apr13

    Sex, Drugs and Putin Clones: What to Expect at Putin’s Telethon

    With Spring well underway, the time has come for one of the most bizarre dates in Russian President Vladimir Putin’s calendar – his annual telethon, airing on Thursday morning. The good news is that you, too, can send Putin your query. The bad – you already have over a million Russians to compete with. Not to mention that...

    Russia’s Aircraft Carrier Set for a Massive Upgrade: The Lethal MiG-29K
    Apr13

    Russia’s Aircraft Carrier Set for a Massive Upgrade: The Lethal MiG-29K

    Dave Majumdar Security, Get ready, NATO. The Russian Navy’s sole aircraft carrier Admiral Kuznetsov is set to deploy to the Mediterranean Sea with a new air wing configuration. Instead of just the Sukhoi Su-33, Kuznetsov will deploy with a mixed air group with comprised of Flanker-Ds, Su-25UTG Frogfoots and the new Mikoyan MiG-29K...

    First NATO-Russia Council Meeting Since 2014 Scheduled For April 20
    Apr13

    First NATO-Russia Council Meeting Since 2014 Scheduled For April 20

    The first meeting of the NATO-Russia Council since 2014 is scheduled for April 20 at NATO headquarters in Brussels. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Russia Hardens Stance in Island Dispute With Japan
    Apr13

    Russia Hardens Stance in Island Dispute With Japan

    Speculation earlier this year was that Russia, looking to diversify its foreign policy portfolio in Asia, might be willing to open discussions on its longstanding Kuril Islands dispute with Japan. Russia’s Foreign Minister, Sergei Lavrov, put such notions to rest yesterday, reports Russia Today: “As far as the Kuril Islands are concerned –...

    Trump and Obama Aren’t Realists
    Apr13

    Trump and Obama Aren’t Realists

    Dan Drezner goes another round with realists: I don’t doubt that realists disapprove of either Trump or Obama. I just don’t think they’re doing it for realist reasons. Since I have written on more than one occasion that Trump and Obama aren’t realists, I suppose I should say a few things about this. It’s possible to...