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    NATO eager to size up Trudeau government as ISIL threat emerges in Libya
    Dec01

    NATO eager to size up Trudeau government as ISIL threat emerges in Libya

    BRUSSELS – Stephane Dion hasn’t even arrived yet in Brussels, but a lineup is already forming to meet Canada’s new foreign affairs minister.Canadian staff at NATO headquarters are fielding requests from alliance members keen to size up the new Liberal government’s point man on the evolving confrontation with Russia and the...

    US Supplying Ukrainian Army With ‘Secondhand Stuff’
    Dec01

    US Supplying Ukrainian Army With ‘Secondhand Stuff’

    The non-lethal military aid that the U.S. government has supplied to Ukraine is “secondhand stuff,” a Ukrainian special forces commander said recently. In notably poor condition are several Humvees made in the 1980s and 1990s that the United States sent to the country in July to help the Ukrainian government fight Russia-backed separatists. The...

    Russia Blacklists Soros Foundations as ‘Undesirable’
    Dec01

    Russia Blacklists Soros Foundations as ‘Undesirable’

    Russian authorities on Monday blacklisted the Open Society Foundations run by U.S. financier George Soros. Russia’s prosecutor general’s office added the Open Society Foundations and the Open Society Institute Assistance Foundation to a list of “undesirable” organizations, which bans them from continuing to give grants to Russian...

    After Talks With Putin, Obama Set to Meet with Turkish Leader
    Nov30

    After Talks With Putin, Obama Set to Meet with Turkish Leader

    President Barack Obama met with Russian President Vladimir Putin “on the margins” of the COP21 global climate conference in Paris, less than a week after Turkey shot down a Russian military plane. The meeting with Putin was not on the schedule, but Tuesday, there will be a formal bilateral meeting between Obama and Turkish President Recep Tayyip...

    The Response to Disruptive Forces Must Be Strong Leadership
    Nov30

    The Response to Disruptive Forces Must Be Strong Leadership

    This post was co-authored with Samuel Rachlin. The race to cash in on the peace dividend after the collapse of communism has rendered us in the “democratic, free and liberal” west unprepared for the threats of the 21st century. There was no contingency planning for the breakdown of the world order, for the resurrection of the...

    Putin: Turkey Shot Down Russian Jet to Protect Islamic State Oil
    Nov30

    Putin: Turkey Shot Down Russian Jet to Protect Islamic State Oil

    Russian President Vladimir Putin accused Turkey of shooting down a Russian warplane in order to protect the Islamic State’s lucrative oil trade, the latest in a series of inflammatory statements made by Moscow against Ankara. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Obama meets with Putin in Paris
    Nov30

    Obama meets with Putin in Paris

    President Obama and Russian President Vladimir Putin discussed the situation in Syria and Ukraine Monday during a meeting on the sidelines of the climate talks in Paris, a White House official said. Obama “expressed his regret for the recent… …read more Source: The...

    Germany deals IOC and Bach a message: No thanks, to Olympics
    Nov30

    Germany deals IOC and Bach a message: No thanks, to Olympics

    LONDON (AP) — Once again, German voters delivered a harsh and sobering message to the Olympic movement: No thanks. The rejection of Hamburg’s bid for the 2024 Olympics in a referendum sent out another clear signal that the IOC still has a lot of work to do to convince cities that hosting the games is a boon not a burden. “That’s why...

    With Obama Asleep at the Wheel, Congress Must Take a Stand on Foreign Policy
    Nov30

    With Obama Asleep at the Wheel, Congress Must Take a Stand on Foreign Policy

    Terrorist attacks in Paris, Beirut and Bamako. Brussels in lockdown, worldwide terror alerts from the State Department and Russian planes being shot down in Turkey. The world is on fire and President Obama’s foreign policy is a mess, so Congress must step up and lead. Now that Congress has returned from its Thanksgiving vacation it needs to...

    Obama and Putin met in Paris for 30 minutes, plenty of time for things to get tense
    Nov30

    Obama and Putin met in Paris for 30 minutes, plenty of time for things to get tense

    U.S. President Barack Obama and Russian President Vladimir Putin had an “eventful” discussion on Turkey, Syria and Ukraine during a meeting Monday on the sidelines of the U.N. Climate Summit in Paris, according to statements from the Kremlin and the White House. The two leaders met behind closed doors for about 30 minutes, during...