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    McCain: Trump’s actions ‘deeply disturbing’
    May16

    McCain: Trump’s actions ‘deeply disturbing’

    Senate Armed Services Chairman John McCain said Tuesday the reports President Donald Trump shared classified intelligence with Russia are “deeply disturbing.”“Reports that this information was provided by a U.S. ally and shared without its knowledge sends a troubling signal to America’s allies and partners around the world and may impair...

    Ukraine to Block Access to Russia’s Social Media Websites

    In another round of sanctions in response to Russia’s annexation of Crimea, Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko on Monday ordered the blocking of access to Russia’s most popular social media websites and search engines.Poroshenko’s office on Tuesday published the decree… …read more Source:...

    Every Woman Counts: Gender Budgeting In G7 Countries
    May15

    Every Woman Counts: Gender Budgeting In G7 Countries

    Finance ministers and central bank governors from the G7 countries met in Bari, Italy, this weekend to consider global economic issues, including steps to maintain economic stability and improving gender equality as important agenda items.Women’s economic empowerment has long been an international priority, of course. The G6—as it was...

    Interventionism and Ignorance Revisited
    May15

    Interventionism and Ignorance Revisited

    Kevin Quealy reports on the results of an experiment that tested geographical knowledge and related it to foreign policy preferences: An experiment led by Kyle Dropp of Morning Consult from April 27-29, conducted at the request of The New York Times, shows that respondents who could correctly identify North Korea tended to view diplomatic and...

    Making Diplomacy Great Again
    May15

    Making Diplomacy Great Again

    The profession of diplomacy—which is the execution of foreign policy—is in crisis in the United States today. The rise of near peer competitors threatening the U.S.-led global security system, the disappointing results of U.S. Middle Eastern engagement—Afghanistan, Iraq, Syria, even the Iran nuclear agreement—and the Trump Administration’s...

    Release of defence policy update delayed until after next week’s NATO summit
    May15

    Release of defence policy update delayed until after next week’s NATO summit

    OTTAWA — The Liberal government has delayed the release of its new defence policy, setting up a potentially awkward meeting between Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and U.S. President Donald Trump next week. Trudeau and Trump are scheduled to gather with counterparts from other NATO members in Brussels for the alliance’s first leaders’...

    Release of defence policy delayed until after next week’s NATO summit
    May15

    Release of defence policy delayed until after next week’s NATO summit

    OTTAWA — The Liberal government has delayed the release of its new defence policy, setting up a potentially awkward meeting between Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and U.S. President Donald Trump next week. Trudeau and Trump are scheduled to gather with counterparts from other NATO members in Brussels for the alliance’s first leaders’...

    France’s new president wastes no time: names PM, sees Merkel
    May15

    France’s new president wastes no time: names PM, sees Merkel

    PARIS (AP) — On his first full day in office, French President Emmanuel Macron moved quickly Monday on fronts both foreign and domestic, naming 46-year-old lawmaker Edouard Philippe as his new prime minister before flying off to Berlin for talks with Chancellor Angela Merkel. Philippe is also relatively unknown to voters, fulfilling...

    Leader Of 1953 Soviet Gulag Uprising Dies In Ukraine At 90
    May15

    Leader Of 1953 Soviet Gulag Uprising Dies In Ukraine At 90

    One of the leaders of the 1953 Norilsk uprising, a major protest by inmates of the Soviet gulag prison-camp system, has died in Ukraine at the age of 90. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Liberals delay defence policy update until after NATO meeting
    May15

    Liberals delay defence policy update until after NATO meeting

    Canadian Army instructors discuss mechanized infantry defence tactics with their Ukrainian Armed Forces colleagues during Exercise RAPID TRIDENT in Starychi, Ukraine on June 30, 2016. (Joint Task Force Ukraine) OTTAWA – The Liberal government has delayed the release of its new defence policy until after a major NATO summit next week. The Liberals...