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    Ukrainians Call for Actions, Not Words, to End Corruption
    Mar11

    Ukrainians Call for Actions, Not Words, to End Corruption

    Ukraine’s war drags on and the country continues to suffer the worst crisis of its post-Soviet era, one that many Ukrainians say is a result of corruption that made them vulnerable to Russian aggression. Two years after the Maidan Revolution sought to end corruption, many Ukrainians say they see improvements, but that the leadership has yet...

    The US is planning to blame Iran for a cyber attack on dam in New York
    Mar11

    The US is planning to blame Iran for a cyber attack on dam in New York

    Thomson ReutersWASHINGTON (Reuters) – The Obama administration is planning to publicly blame Iranian hackers for a 2013 cyber attack against a small dam in New York state, three sources familiar with the matter told Reuters. The Justice Department has prepared an indictment against the hackers, two of the sources said, and a public...

    4 Alternatives to U.S. Troops in the Baltics
    Mar11

    4 Alternatives to U.S. Troops in the Baltics

    Alexander Kirss Security, Eurasia America can raise the costs for Russia without boots on the ground. It didn’t take long following the Russian annexation of Crimea for foreign policy analysts to agree that the Baltic states of Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania were potentially vulnerable to a similar form of aggression. In recent months the...

    Ukrainian Women Face Tough Battle for Equality in Military
    Mar11

    Ukrainian Women Face Tough Battle for Equality in Military

    Nadiya Savchenko’s fight against Russia’s justice system captures headlines, but it is her persistence in the face of discrimination in Ukraine to which many women relate. The 34-year-old is Ukraine’s only female military pilot and a veteran of Ukraine’s mission to Iraq, with a military career spanning 13 years. When her...

    Selected quotes about Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s Washington visit
    Mar11

    Selected quotes about Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s Washington visit

    WASHINGTON — Some selected quotes about Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s visit to Washington on Thursday: “The history may be complex, but the bottom line is clear. There is no relationship in the entire world like the Canada-U.S. relationship.” Prime Minister Justin Trudeau. ___ “Our great countries have been friends a...

    U.S. To Blame Iran For Hack Of Small New York Dam: Sources
    Mar11

    U.S. To Blame Iran For Hack Of Small New York Dam: Sources

    The Obama administration is planning to publicly blame Iranian hackers for a 2013 cyber attack against a small dam in New York state, three sources familiar with the matter told Reuters.The Justice Department has prepared an indictment against the hackers, two of the sources said, and a public announcement could come as soon as next week.U.S....

    Obama’s Biggest Bet
    Mar11

    Obama’s Biggest Bet

    Jonathan Ernst / ReutersThe title of Jeffery Goldberg’s very fine essay notwithstanding, there is no Obama Doctrine. Indeed, over the course of his on-the-job education in statecraft, President Obama has developed a pronounced aversion to doctrines—grand statements of principle that subsequently provide an enduring basis for policy. Such,...

    Obama Is Not a Realist
    Mar10

    Obama Is Not a Realist

    A man waits for the arrival of President Obama in Nairobi, Kenya. Noor Khamis / ReutersTeaching U.S. foreign policy at Stanford, I had been waiting for a piece like “The Obama Doctrine” for seven long years. Missing among reams of adulation and vituperation directed at the president was an intimate, yet dispassionate look like Jeffrey...

    One President’s Stand Against the Washington Herd
    Mar10

    One President’s Stand Against the Washington Herd

    Reuters / Pete Souza / White HouseIn October 2007, Senator Barack Obama, then a struggling Democratic presidential candidate, stood before a few hundred students at DePaul University in Chicago and delivered a speech that few in the foreign-policy world noticed. Five years after his famous statement against the disastrous Iraq invasion, Obama...

    Ukraine’s corrupt oligarchs betray youths fighting for democracy
    Mar10

    Ukraine’s corrupt oligarchs betray youths fighting for democracy

    Corruption in Ukraine is the cancer that is slowly eating away at the rotting flesh of its dying democracy. In spite of the Orange Revolution of 2004 and the Maidan Revolution a decade later, when hundreds died and thousands more were wounded trying to change the political system, the oligarchs … …read more Source: The Washington...