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    7 big questions about the Trump administration
    Jan18

    7 big questions about the Trump administration

    The known unknowns. Politics is inherently unpredictable, as the tumultuous 2016 presidential election certainly showed, and every new administration enters surrounded by a haze of Donald Rumsfeld’s famous “known unknowns” — questions that are clearly in play but to which the answer is, as of yet, not clear. For Donald Trump, that range of...

    Biden: Russian Attempts to Influence Elections ‘Will Occur Again’
    Jan18

    Biden: Russian Attempts to Influence Elections ‘Will Occur Again’

    U.S. Vice President Joe Biden warned European nations Wednesday to be ready for Russia to try to influence their elections in the same way that U.S. intelligence agencies say they are certain Russia did in the November vote that is bringing Donald Trump to office this week. “With many countries in Europe slated to hold elections this year,...

    Samantha Power’s diagnosis of the threat from Russia is brilliant. Her solutions aren’t.
    Jan18

    Samantha Power’s diagnosis of the threat from Russia is brilliant. Her solutions aren’t.

    Samantha Power, the outgoing US ambassador to the United Nations, gave her final public speech in office on Wednesday — and she devoted basically all of it to the threat Vladimir Putin’s Russia poses to global stability. Speaking at the Atlantic Council, Power offered what might be the simplest and clearest explanation of Putin’s...

    The Morning Vertical, January 18, 2017
    Jan18

    The Morning Vertical, January 18, 2017

    Your daily roundup …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Ukraine’s Savchenko Draws Fire For Crimea Comments
    Jan18

    Ukraine’s Savchenko Draws Fire For Crimea Comments

    Ukrainian lawmaker Nadia Savchenko has caused controversy by suggesting that Kyiv must accept Moscow’s grip on Crimea for the time being if it wants to regain control over eastern territory held by Russia-backed separatists. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Joe Biden: Russian Election-Meddling ‘Will Occur Again, I Promise You’
    Jan18

    Joe Biden: Russian Election-Meddling ‘Will Occur Again, I Promise You’

    Joe Biden offered a stirring defense of liberalism, as well as a harsh rebuke of Russia in his final speech as vice president.Speaking at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, on Wednesday, Biden warned of “dangerous demagogues and autocrats that have emerged seeking to capitalize on people’s insecurities. In this case, using...

    Russian Officials Invite Marine Le Pen to Crimea
    Jan18

    Russian Officials Invite Marine Le Pen to Crimea

    Ukraine has called her views on the peninsula “historically and legally worthless.” …read more Source:...

    Three-Person Baby Born in Ukraine After Doctors Use Novel Technique
    Jan18

    Three-Person Baby Born in Ukraine After Doctors Use Novel Technique

    The method involves transferring the parents’ combined genes into a donor egg. …read more Source:...

    Pentagon chief to Trump: Don’t expect Russian thaw
    Jan18

    Pentagon chief to Trump: Don’t expect Russian thaw

    Defense Secretary Ash Carter has some parting advice for Donald Trump as the president-elect tries to improve relations with Russia: Don’t get your hopes up. Trump is likely to find exceedingly few areas where Washington and Moscow’s interests still align, the outgoing Pentagon chief told POLITICO on Tuesday. And it may be most...

    Why is Donald Trump so cozy with the Kremlin? A political scientist and Russia expert breaks down the theories
    Jan18

    Why is Donald Trump so cozy with the Kremlin? A political scientist and Russia expert breaks down the theories

    (Credit: Getty/Alexsey Druginyn/Christopher Furlong/Mireia Triguero Roura) As a presidential candidate, Donald Trump promised to ban Muslims from the entering the country and to make Mexico pay for a border wall. He pledged to level the economic playing field with China and to renegotiate the “very bad” Iran deal. These policies were red meat for...