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    Think Before Sanctioning Russia
    Jan05

    Think Before Sanctioning Russia

    Between the cyberattacks it allegedly directed, its continued military support for the Assad regime in Syria, its deployment of nuclear-capable missiles on NATO’s eastern border, and its obstruction in the UN Security Council, Russia has gotten a lot of people in Washington angry—and justifiably so. It is a certainty that once the new...

    Donald Trump’s Pick For Secretary Of State Tries To Allay Senators’ Concerns About His Russia Ties
    Jan05

    Donald Trump’s Pick For Secretary Of State Tries To Allay Senators’ Concerns About His Russia Ties

    WASHINGTON ― Former Exxon Mobil chief executive Rex Tillerson attempted to alleviate concerns about his past ties with Russia during a series of meetings with senators from both parties on Wednesday. During his 10 years in charge at Exxon Mobil, Tillerson, who has been tapped to serve as secretary of state, developed close ties with high-ranking...

    Maidan Year Three: Revolution Comes Full Circle Amidst Police Reform, U.S.-Trained Right Wing SWAT Force and Former Venezuela Ambassador
    Jan05

    Maidan Year Three: Revolution Comes Full Circle Amidst Police Reform, U.S.-Trained Right Wing SWAT Force and Former Venezuela Ambassador

    On the third year anniversary of the Maidan revolution, I’m holed up in Kyiv’s decidedly retro, Soviet-era Ukraina hotel. Located just a stone’s throw away from Maidan square itself, Ukraina is linked to the revolt against former president Viktor Yanukovych, for it was here that snipers may have shot at protesters from inside...

    Vox Sentences: Is Donald Trump launching a cold war against the CIA?
    Jan05

    Vox Sentences: Is Donald Trump launching a cold war against the CIA?

    Vox Sentences is your daily digest for what’s happening in the world, curated by Dara Lind and Dylan Matthews. Sign up for the Vox Sentences newsletter, delivered straight to your inbox Monday through Friday, or view the Vox Sentences archive for past editions. Donald Trump is engaged in a cold war with the intelligence community; the...

    Part 2 — John Brennan on what his CIA successor needs to worry about
    Jan05

    Part 2 — John Brennan on what his CIA successor needs to worry about

    WATCH: Our entire interview with CIA Director John Brennan JUDY WOODRUFF: We return now to my conversation with CIA Director John Brennan. Last night, we focused largely on allegations of Russian hacking of U.S. political operations during the election and the war in Syria. Tonight, we begin with concerns raised by European intelligence officials...

    Czech ‘Hybrid Threats’ Center Under Fire from Country’s Own President
    Jan05

    Czech ‘Hybrid Threats’ Center Under Fire from Country’s Own President

    A new Czech Interior Ministry team set up this week to monitor and analyze “hybrid threats” to security such as disinformation campaigns has come under fire from the office of the country’s own president. The Center Against Terrorism and Hybrid Threats (CTHH) comprises a team of 20 officials tasked with identifying threats from...

    Ukraine Threatens To Blacklist Le Pen Over Crimea Comments
    Jan04

    Ukraine Threatens To Blacklist Le Pen Over Crimea Comments

    Ukraine has threatened to ban French presidential candidate Marine Le Pen from entering the country following her claim that Russia’s annexation of Crimea was not illegal. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Brussels Notebook: Elections Aren’t Only Things Keeping NATO, EU Folks Up At Night
    Jan04

    Brussels Notebook: Elections Aren’t Only Things Keeping NATO, EU Folks Up At Night

    There are a number of events on the 2017 schedule — seemingly symbolic or plainly decisive — that are keeping diplomats, military minds, and Eurocrats awake at night and could alter Europe’s course for years to come. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Trump Upends U.S. Foreign Policy–and He’s Not Even Sworn In
    Jan04

    Trump Upends U.S. Foreign Policy–and He’s Not Even Sworn In

    Never has a president-elect so roiled American foreign policy before even taking office. On a dizzying range of fronts–Russia, China, Europe, the Middle East– Donald J. Trump has dissented from longstanding U.S. policy, challenged the outgoing president as he has managed America’s international relations, and put in doubt the...

    NATO: Russian Aircraft Intercepted 110 Times Above Baltic in 2016
    Jan04

    NATO: Russian Aircraft Intercepted 110 Times Above Baltic in 2016

    Russian military aircraft near the Baltic Sea were intercepted by NATO jets 110 times in 2016. The number of intercepts was lower than the 160 recorded in 2015 and the 140 in 2014, Lithuania’s Ministry of Defense said in a statement to Baltic news agency BNS. NATO has confirmed these figures to Newsweek. However, this greatly exceeds the...