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    John Kerry Goes to His Happy Place
    Nov25

    John Kerry Goes to His Happy Place

    In the wake of the Paris attacks and the Turkish downing of a Russian bomber, John Kerry is going to the Middle East. . .to talk to the Israelis and Arabs about restarting the peace process. Aaron David Miller writes in the Wall Street Journal: Having spent most of my professional life chasing after and believing in Arab-Israeli...

    Francois Hollande’s Finest Hour
    Nov25

    Francois Hollande’s Finest Hour

    As a longtime writer on French politics who was critical of François Hollande’s performance since the feckless early days of his presidency, it’s gratifying to report that Hollande is finally taking the measure of his job and the responsibility it carries. Re-forged in the crucible of terrorist attacks in Paris last Friday, November...

    Trudeau hits the road again for talks in London, Malta, Paris
    Nov25

    Trudeau hits the road again for talks in London, Malta, Paris

    Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has departed for a six-day trip to London, Malta and Paris that will see him hold bilateral talks with the British prime minister and French president, meet the Queen, attend the Commonwealth summit, and lead Canada at the United Nations climate-change conference. It’s the second foreign mission for Trudeau in...

    Experts Don’t Expect Turkey, Russia Spat to Turn Into ‘World War 3′
    Nov24

    Experts Don’t Expect Turkey, Russia Spat to Turn Into ‘World War 3′

    Experts are saying not to expect the downing of a Russian fighter jet by Turkey to spark a war. Speculation about the situation started almost immediately, with many online wondering whether it would lead to a bigger clash–perhaps a “World War 3.” But both sides seem compelled not to take further action, for different reasons. “I suspect neither...

    Russia Delivers 300 Generators As Crimea Blackout Continues
    Nov24

    Russia Delivers 300 Generators As Crimea Blackout Continues

    Since the blackout began on Sunday, the price of candles in the annexed peninsula has more than doubled. …read more Source:...

    Eric Morse: Trouble in the skies over Turkey
    Nov24

    Eric Morse: Trouble in the skies over Turkey

    Putin now has three conflicts of his own making that he cannot apparently contain: Crimea, East Ukraine and Syria. …read more Source: Vancouver...

    New In-depth MH17 Evidence Study Underway
    Nov24

    New In-depth MH17 Evidence Study Underway

    A team of international investigators is meeting in the Netherlands to examine evidence from Malaysia Airlines Flight 17, which was shot down over eastern Ukraine last year, Dutch prosecutors said Tuesday. The three-week meeting of investigators, including some from the Netherlands and Ukraine, brings together experts in ballistics, weapons...

    Eric Morse: Trouble in the skies over Turkey
    Nov24

    Eric Morse: Trouble in the skies over Turkey

    After a solid 10 days of shocks the international system has taken another blow with the downing at 1:24 a.m. Ottawa time Tuesday of a Russian warplane that had strayed over a 1.5-mile strip of Turkish territory in Syria’s far northwest. NATO powers and the U.S. are again left grappling with the consequences. This time, so are Recep Tayyip...

    Russia Threatens to Cut Off Gas, Coal to Ukraine
    Nov24

    Russia Threatens to Cut Off Gas, Coal to Ukraine

    Russia threatened Tuesday to cut off natural gas and to halt coal deliveries to Ukraine, worsening a dispute over a power blackout in Crimea. Russian Energy Minister Alexander Novak accused Kyiv of deliberately refusing to help rebuild electricity pylons which were blown up by unidentified, pro-Ukrainian attackers over the weekend, causing the...

    The most complicated situation in the world just got even trickier
    Nov24

    The most complicated situation in the world just got even trickier

    Russian warplanes have been conducting airstrikes over Syria since late September, sometimes causing tension with Turkey when its planes come too close to the Turkish border. These tensions finally came to a head on Tuesday, when a Russian warplane allegedly violated Turkish airspace and was shot down by Turkish F-16s. It was an escalation of the...