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    Top NATO commander: alliance to move command HQ temporarily to Romania for military exercise
    May05

    Top NATO commander: alliance to move command HQ temporarily to Romania for military exercise

    A top NATO commander says the alliance will briefly move its allied joint force command from Italy to Romania as NATO continues to react to Russia’s moves in Ukraine. …read more Source: FOX...

    The 10 most important things in the world right now
    May05

    The 10 most important things in the world right now

    Hello! Here’s what you need to know for Tuesday. 1. Texas police are investigating whether two gunmen killed outside of a drawing contest for depictions of the prophet Muhammad had ties to terrorist groups. 2. New peace talks on Syria, which will include delegates from the Syrian government, Turkey, Iran, and some rebel groups, are set to...

    BREMMER: There was a time when geopolitics was dangerous, yet stable — not anymore
    May05

    BREMMER: There was a time when geopolitics was dangerous, yet stable — not anymore

    A turbulent geopolitical environment is presenting the global economy with potential for major turmoil, warned Ian Bremmer at the Sohn Conference Foundation in New York Monday. And, it could be on Washington to temper its expectations — and watch its temper. Bremmer is founder and president of geopolitical analysis firm Eurasia Group — which has...

    News of the day from across the globe, May 5
    May05

    News of the day from across the globe, May 5

    The United States said Monday it will give $45 million to help Kenya deal with an increasingly complex refugee crisis in a region long defined by Somalia’s endemic violence, but where war in nearby Yemen is now creating conditions so dire that some people are even fleeing to Somalia. In Nairobi, Secretary of State John Kerry announced the...

    Do Sanctions Work?
    May05

    Do Sanctions Work?

    Economic sanctions have long been used as a foreign policy tool, sometimes perceived as the tool of choice for nations where diplomacy has failed to yield desired results. Yet as widely used as they are, and despite the fact that some sanctions may remain in place for years, they generally fail to achieve their objectives. One of the most...

    Russia’s ‘V-Day’ Glory Over Nazis Overshadowed by Ukraine
    May05

    Russia’s ‘V-Day’ Glory Over Nazis Overshadowed by Ukraine

    Russia is preparing to commemorate the 70th anniversary of the end of World War II, known since the Soviet era as “The Great Patriotic War,” with a series of events, including a massive parade of military hardware and millions of medals handed out to veterans or their relatives. But critics say the Soviet-style display of power and nationalism...

    Bernie Sanders’ Run Can Help the Less War Movement
    May04

    Bernie Sanders’ Run Can Help the Less War Movement

    A key problem confronting Americans who would like to see the U.S. involved in less war is that as Peter Beinart recently noted in the Atlantic:It’s also notoriously hard to mobilize Americans against wars until those wars begin. The anti-Vietnam movement didn’t become a force inside the national Democratic Party until 1968, when more...

    Maclean’s nominated for 19 National Magazine Awards
    May04

    Maclean’s nominated for 19 National Magazine Awards

    Maclean’s has been nominated for 19 National Magazine Awards, including Magazine Website of the Year, Tablet Magazine of the Year and Best Single Issue. With 19 nods—one more than the magazine received in each of the past two years. Maclean’s nominations reflect the work of the entire newsroom and its bureaus — especially in and...

    Ukraine: Mediators set new peace talks as fighting reignites in east
    May04

    Ukraine: Mediators set new peace talks as fighting reignites in east

    European mediators have called an urgent meeting in Belarus for Wednesday to try to salvage a nearly 3-month-old peace plan for Ukraine, where intense fighting has resumed in recent days and both sides are reported to be gearing up for new offensives. …read more Source: Los Angeles...

    NATO and Sweden Send in the Subs
    May04

    NATO and Sweden Send in the Subs

    After more than a year of frequent and provocative incursions by Russian ships, jets, and subs all around Europe, NATO is holding a huge submarine exercise in the North Sea, adjacent to the Baltic. The alliance forces are joined by increasingly close partner Sweden (whose waters also played unwitting host to a purported Russian sub not too long...