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    Russia Expels 755 U.S. Diplomats
    Jul30

    Russia Expels 755 U.S. Diplomats

    Russian President Vladimir Putin said Sunday he will expel 755 U.S diplomats by the end of the month. Earlier this week, Putin signaled he’d retaliate against a bill Congress passed that increases sanctions against Russia for its illegal invasion of the Crimea, and for interfering in the U.S. election.Putin made the announcement in an...

    Putin Says U.S. Must Cut 755 Russia Staff in Sanctions Reprisal
    Jul30

    Putin Says U.S. Must Cut 755 Russia Staff in Sanctions Reprisal

    Russia has told the U.S. it must cut staff at its embassy and other facilities in Russia by 755 people by Sept. 1 in retaliation for a new sanctions law passed by the U.S. Congress last week, President Vladimir Putin said. “We waited for a rather long time, thinking that things might improve, nourished the hope that the situation would change...

    Putin To Expel 755 U.S. Diplomatic Staff From Russia In Response To New Sanctions
    Jul30

    Putin To Expel 755 U.S. Diplomatic Staff From Russia In Response To New Sanctions

    Russia’s Foreign Ministry had signaled on Friday that U.S. diplomats would be ordered out of the country, as retaliation after new sanctions on Russia were approved by Congress this week. (Image credit: Adam Berry/Getty Images) …read more Source:...

    Blogger jailed in Azerbaijan asks to be extradited to Israel
    Jul30

    Blogger jailed in Azerbaijan asks to be extradited to Israel

    JERUSALEM (JTA) — An Israeli blogger who was sentenced to three years in prison in Azerbaijan for illegally entering Nagorno-Karabakh has asked to be extradited to Israel. Alexander Lapshin, who also holds Russian and Ukrainian citizenship, appealed to Israel to extradite him from Azerbaijan, Haaretz reported, citing Lapshin’s attorney. He...

    Ukraine Says One Soldier Killed, Nine Injured In Fighting With Russia-Backed Separatists
    Jul30

    Ukraine Says One Soldier Killed, Nine Injured In Fighting With Russia-Backed Separatists

    Ukraine says that one of its soldiers was killed and nine others injured in fighting with Russia-backed separatists in the east of the country. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Trump’s foreign policy: Bizarre and inconsistent, or more strategic than we think?
    Jul30

    Trump’s foreign policy: Bizarre and inconsistent, or more strategic than we think?

    (Credit: AP/Pablo Martinez/Efrem Lukatsky) When Trump administration officials announced an end to the covert CIA program to arm and train Syrian rebels in their fight against Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, many framed it as a win for Russia — and while it was indeed something Russia had been seeking for years, it also, more importantly, made...

    The Testing Ground for Trump’s Russia Policy
    Jul30

    The Testing Ground for Trump’s Russia Policy

    At the moment, U.S.-Russian relations could be thought of as a live experiment in the “Great Man” theory of history, which attributes historical change to the actions of exceptional individuals rather than impersonal forces that transcend any man or woman. If it were up to Vladimir Putin and Donald Trump, it seems, Russia and the United States...

    In a World of Disarray, Africa Is Taking Steps Forward
    Jul30

    In a World of Disarray, Africa Is Taking Steps Forward

    Michael O’Hanlon, Emily Terry Security, Africa The Middle East should not be the sole focus of America’s foreign policy. At this juncture in mid-2017, while the Middle East remains highly turbulent and global security challenges remain acute from Korea and East Asia to Ukraine and Afghanistan, what is the state of security in Africa?...

    How a tiny Baltic nation became a top destination for U.S. officials
    Jul30

    How a tiny Baltic nation became a top destination for U.S. officials

    Estonia, a tiny Baltic nation dwarfed by neighboring Russia, isn’t a premier American tourist destination. But when Vice President Mike Pence arrives there on Sunday he’ll be just the latest in a parade of senior Washington officials to visit in recent months. Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) led a congressional delegation to Estonia in...

    Russia derides Tillerson statement on sanctions
    Jul30

    Russia derides Tillerson statement on sanctions

    WASHINGTON — An attempt by Secretary of State Rex Tillerson to portray recently passed Russian sanctions legislation as a sign Americans want Russia to improve relations with the U.S. has been derided by Moscow. In a statement released by the State Department on Saturday, Tillerson said the overwhelming House and Senate votes in favor of the...