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    The Atlantic Daily: Obama’s Year in Review, Congress’s Spending Bill, Sanders Campaign Drama
    Dec19

    The Atlantic Daily: Obama’s Year in Review, Congress’s Spending Bill, Sanders Campaign Drama

    Carlos Barria / ReutersWhat We’re Following: Obama Reflects on 2015 President Obama convened reporters at the White House for his annual end-of-the-year press conference on Friday. During the question-and-answer session, he expressed hope about sentencing reform for the upcoming year, defended his strategy to defeat ISIS, praised the...

    What Does Putin Want?
    Dec19

    What Does Putin Want?

    The Russian leader has been stirring the pot from Crimea to Syria — but to what end? …read more Source: Foreign...

    Democracy Derailed: How Armenia Has Become the Post-Soviet Region’s Model Dictatorship
    Dec18

    Democracy Derailed: How Armenia Has Become the Post-Soviet Region’s Model Dictatorship

    On December 7, 2015, Armenia held a landmark referendum on constitutional reform. The results were resounding. Over 63% of Armenians voted in favor of reforms that would greatly increase the power wielded by the Prime Minister and render the president’s role in the Armenian political process ceremonial. Even though decreased presidential...

    Canada-linked website exposing pilots’ identities to extremists, Russians say
    Dec18

    Canada-linked website exposing pilots’ identities to extremists, Russians say

    A Ukrainian website with links to Canada plans to continue to publish personal information about Russian pilots flying bombing missions in Syria, despite concerns such details are putting aircrews at risk from Islamist extremists. Russia has protested to the Canadian government about the website, which has its servers in Montreal, and has...

    Fastest growing military budgets: Ukraine, Iran, Israel
    Dec18

    Fastest growing military budgets: Ukraine, Iran, Israel

    Special to WorldTribune.com Ukraine’s 90 percent increase in military spending prompted by Russia’s annexing of Crimea marked the largest defense budget growth in the world for 2015. Iran and Israel paced the Middle East in defense spending growth while several […] The post Fastest growing military budgets: Ukraine, Iran, Israel...

    Ukraine in Dispute with the IMF
    Dec18

    Ukraine in Dispute with the IMF

    Ukraine’s lawmakers appeared poised to reject a long haggled-over tax overhaul plan today, after a compromise seemed within reach last week. Officials from the IMF warned that if Kyiv was unable to pass the measures, further disbursements from the Fund’s $17.5 billion bailout program could be endangered. The most recent $1.7 billion...

    Lithuanian city names park for native Jewish philosopher
    Dec18

    Lithuanian city names park for native Jewish philosopher

    (JTA) — Lithuania’s second-largest city named a park for Emmanuel Levinas, a late Jewish philosopher who was born there before moving to France. Levinas, whose writings greatly influenced Bernard-Henri Levy, another French Jewish thinker, was honored by the city council of Kaunas on Monday, the news site Jewish.ru reported. Born to a Jewish...

    Former SecDef Blasts Foreign Policy Failures
    Dec18

    Former SecDef Blasts Foreign Policy Failures

    President Obama’s former Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel has blasted the White House in a far-ranging interview with Foreign Policy. Hagel criticized both the substance and the process of the Administration’s foreign policy decisions in passages such as this one: While Hagel preferred smaller meetings and one-on-one phone calls, the...

    Ukraine Halts Repayments on $3.5 Billion It Owes Russia
    Dec18

    Ukraine Halts Repayments on $3.5 Billion It Owes Russia

    The Ukrainian government declared a moratorium Friday on repaying about $3.5 billion in debt to Russia, introducing new strains to an already poisonous relationship. …read more Source: The New York...

    Pussy Riot On Trump: We Laughed When Vladimir Putin Rose To Power, Too
    Dec18

    Pussy Riot On Trump: We Laughed When Vladimir Putin Rose To Power, Too

    NEW YORK — Donald Trump’s candidacy for president of the United States may be a joke to some, but no one will be laughing if he is actually elected.Just ask Maria Alekhina, aka Masha of Pussy Riot.When informed that her country’s president, Vladimir Putin, had called Trump “brilliant,” she told The Huffington Post,...