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    US, Russia Pledge to Cooperate on Syria
    Dec16

    US, Russia Pledge to Cooperate on Syria

    U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry says the United States and Russia can make a significant difference in Syria if they work together. He spoke Tuesday in Moscow, where he met with top Russian officials to discuss Russia’s role in Syria and Ukraine. Zlatica Hoke reports the two sides are trying to iron out their disagreements on Syria...

    Jeb and Trump go at it again: ‘Donald, you’re not going to be able to insult your way to the presidency’
    Dec16

    Jeb and Trump go at it again: ‘Donald, you’re not going to be able to insult your way to the presidency’

    CNN/screenshotRepublican front-runner Donald Trump and former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush went after each other again at the CNN debate on Tuesday night. After Bush called Trump a “chaos candidate” earlier in the debate, another back-and-forth began with a question for Trump about his statement that he would go after the families of ISIS...

    Liveblog of the Republican Debate in Las Vegas
    Dec16

    Liveblog of the Republican Debate in Las Vegas

    Mark J. Terrill / AP 10:36 pm: Bush, the candidate who famously said that illegal immigration can be an act of love, doubles down on the need to secure the border. As he lists off what he wants to see happen—more fencing, more border control—Bush sounds quite a bit like some of his Republican rivals who so far have staked out a position far to...

    Kerry Accepts Russia’s Demand That Assad’s Future be Determined by the Syrian People
    Dec16

    Kerry Accepts Russia’s Demand That Assad’s Future be Determined by the Syrian People

    (MOSCOW) — U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry on Tuesday accepted Russia’s long-standing demand that President Bashar Assad’s future be determined by his own people, as Washington and Moscow edged toward putting aside years of disagreement over how to end Syria’s civil war. “The United States and our partners are not seeking...

    European Union Expected to Extend Russia Sanctions on Friday
    Dec16

    European Union Expected to Extend Russia Sanctions on Friday

    The European Union is set to agree a six-month extension of its economic sanctions on Russia on Friday. …read more Source:...

    In an ultra-wealthy Moscow suburb, a luxurious JCC opens its doors
    Dec16

    In an ultra-wealthy Moscow suburb, a luxurious JCC opens its doors

    An exterior view of the Zhokuvka Jewish Community Center (Courtesy of The Federation of Jewish Communities of Russia) ZHUKOVKA, Russia (JTA) — On the only road connecting this affluent village on Moscow’s western outskirts, Russian secret service agents are blocking all inbound traffic. Drivers bound for Zhukovka pull over and step out to...

    Russia Cracks Down On Human Rights, Ukrainian ‘Spy’ During John Kerry Visit
    Dec15

    Russia Cracks Down On Human Rights, Ukrainian ‘Spy’ During John Kerry Visit

    On the same day Russian President Vladimir Putin met with U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry to discuss the ongoing wars in Syria and Ukraine, Putin signed a decree allowing Russia’s Constitutional Court to decide whether or not to accept the rulings of international human rights courts and a Moscow court sentenced a Ukrainian citizen to 11...

    The Pipeline Dividing Europe
    Dec15

    The Pipeline Dividing Europe

    Though many expected the EU to renew sanctions against Russia for its incursions in Ukraine as a matter of course, Italy has delayed proceedings by asking for more discussion on the matter. Important to this discussion seems to be Berlin’s intention to move forward with the construction of the Nord Stream 2 pipeline, which would increase...

    Ukraine’s Politics Descend Into Slapstick
    Dec15

    Ukraine’s Politics Descend Into Slapstick

    Fistfights do not bode well for reform. …read more Source:...

    Twilight of the Elites
    Dec15

    Twilight of the Elites

    Ever since the Russian seizure of Crimea and the gyrations that accompanied the narrowly averted Grexit, the European Union has been journeying along a reverse loop of history, punctuated by increasingly insular and disjointed national politics, and ever more resounding—if ever more futile—elite appeals to pan-European solidarity on economic and...