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    Dear Madeleine Albright and Gloria Steinem: Feminism demands we reject America’s deadly imperialism
    Feb10

    Dear Madeleine Albright and Gloria Steinem: Feminism demands we reject America’s deadly imperialism

    Two powerful backers of Hillary Clinton attracted headlines—and outrage—this weekend when they uttered sweeping statements under the banner of “feminism,” calling on young women to back the former Secretary of State’s presidential bid. Madeleine Albright, the first woman to serve as U.S. Secretary of Sate, introduced Clinton in New...

    U.S. vs the World? Women as Top Political Leaders
    Feb10

    U.S. vs the World? Women as Top Political Leaders

    By Tara SonenshineTo this day, most prime ministers and presidents are men. Women are not even close, despite some progress.International Women’s Day is coming up. Reason enough to reflect on the political power of women in top posts in countries around the world. Scorecards matter. This is especially true with regard to the United States,...

    Republicans Say $583 Billion for Pentagon Isn’t Enough
    Feb10

    Republicans Say $583 Billion for Pentagon Isn’t Enough

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The Pentagon on Tuesday proposed a $582.7 billion defense budget that emphasizes emerging threats from Russia, China and Islamic State rebels, but the plan is already under fire from Republican lawmakers who charge it short-changes the U.S. military. President Barack Obama’s last budget would boost spending on...

    Poland Wants More Than NATO Can Give
    Feb10

    Poland Wants More Than NATO Can Give

    John R. Deni Security, Europe Basing allied troops in NATO’s east remains improbable. The NATO alliance is treating Poland and other allies in the region like a buffer zone, refusing to permanently station troops there and hence provide the same level of security that has long been accorded other allies to the west, according to a Polish...

    Brussels Moves to Counter Gazprom
    Feb10

    Brussels Moves to Counter Gazprom

    It looks like Brussels is finally awakening to the strategic disadvantages of its heavy reliance on Russian energy supplies—specifically, its imports of natural gas from state-owned Gazprom. Of particular concern in recent years has been Gazprom’s ability to divide and conquer the bloc by selling its gas to different countries at different...

    Ukraine Economic Crisis 2016: As IMF Loan Stalls, Young Politicians Struggle To Push Through Reforms
    Feb10

    Ukraine Economic Crisis 2016: As IMF Loan Stalls, Young Politicians Struggle To Push Through Reforms

    It’s already been a busy week for Nataliya Katser-Buchkovska. The young member of Ukraine’s parliament wrapped up a meeting at the United Nations on sustainable development Tuesday and was headed to Texas soon for an important energy summit. She wants to overhaul the notoriously corrupt energy sector in her country, where growing...

    Intelligence Officials: Islamic State Determined to Strike U.S. This Year
    Feb09

    Intelligence Officials: Islamic State Determined to Strike U.S. This Year

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Leaders of the Islamic State are determined to strike targets in the United States this year, senior U.S. intelligence officials said Tuesday, telling lawmakers that a small group of violent extremists will attempt to overcome the logistical challenges of mounting such an attack. In testimony before congressional committees,...

    Poland, Courting NATO, Plans to Boost Middle East Military Involvement
    Feb09

    Poland, Courting NATO, Plans to Boost Middle East Military Involvement

    Poland signaled on Tuesday its willingness to play a more active role in tackling the Middle East security crisis, in an apparent attempt to persuade its NATO allies in return to boost their presence in eastern Europe. Alarmed by Russia’s annexation of Ukraine’s Crimea peninsula in 2014 and its support for armed separatists in eastern...

    Suspension of Turkey Flights Costs Russian Airports Heavily
    Feb09

    Suspension of Turkey Flights Costs Russian Airports Heavily

    A top official at Russia’s busiest airport says the halt or reduction of flights to Turkey, Ukraine and Egypt over the past three months has cost the country’s airports six billion rubles ($77 million).Denis Nuzhdin, the deputy CEO of Moscow’s Domodedovo Airport, was quoted… …read more Source:...

    North Korea, ISIS, and cyber warfare — intelligence chief outlines the biggest threats facing the US
    Feb09

    North Korea, ISIS, and cyber warfare — intelligence chief outlines the biggest threats facing the US

    Evy Mages/Getty ImagesDirector of National Intelligence James Clapper delivered his annual assessment of the top dangers facing the country to the Senate Armed Services Committee on Tuesday. Clapper said North Korea has expanded a uranium enrichment facility and restarted a plutonium reactor. Clapper also said that Islamic militants will continue...