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Section: US & Canada

    How to Avoid a New Cold War
    Jan03

    How to Avoid a New Cold War

    In retaliation for the hacking of John Podesta and the DNC, Barack Obama expelled 35 Russian diplomats and ordered closure of their country houses on Long Island and Maryland’s Eastern shore. Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov warned that 35 U.S. diplomats would be expelled. But Vladimir Putin stepped in, declined to retaliate at all, and...

    Would a Fillon Presidency Overturn France’s Russia Policy?
    Jan03

    Would a Fillon Presidency Overturn France’s Russia Policy?

    David Cadier Security, Europe A French U-turn on Russia appears unlikely but some changes can be expected. After winning the conservatives’ primary elections on November 27, François Fillon is now best positioned to be the next president of France. Although political forecasts are like horoscopes these days, his victory over the far...

    Militia training clubs find eager audience among Russian nationalists
    Jan03

    Militia training clubs find eager audience among Russian nationalists

    The “cadets” listening to Gariev were largely white-collar and self-employed workers from cities across Russia, men motivated less by an ideology than by the siege mentality that has surged here since the wars in Ukraine and Syria. …read more Source: Toronto...

    Will Populist Leaders Make Voters Love Putin?
    Jan02

    Will Populist Leaders Make Voters Love Putin?

    Republican voters see Russia more favorably today than they did before the election of Donald Trump. The so-called “Trump effect” (named after the President-elect’s sunny disposition toward Russia and President Vladimir Putin in particular) dominated at least one news cycle a few weeks back, but it obscures a more interesting emerging...

    This map shows whether the left or the right is in power in every European democracy
    Jan02

    This map shows whether the left or the right is in power in every European democracy

    Daily Kos Elections has been publishing our monthly International Elections Digest covering major foreign election developments throughout 2016. We put that knowledge to use making the above map that shows—very generally speaking—whether “the left” or “the right” wields political power in Europe, since nearly every country there is relatively...

    15 before-and-after images that show how we’re transforming the planet
    Jan02

    15 before-and-after images that show how we’re transforming the planet

    Human beings have replaced nature as the dominant force shaping Earth. We’ve cleared away forests, dammed up mighty rivers, paved vast roads, and transported thousands of species around the world. “To a large extent,” two scientists wrote in 2015, “the future of the only place where life is known to exist is being...

    Trump still not sold on Russian link to hacking
    Jan02

    Trump still not sold on Russian link to hacking

    PALM BEACH, Fla. — President-elect Donald Trump says that “no computer is safe” when it comes to keeping information private, expressing new skepticism about the security of online communications his administration is likely to use for everything from day-to-day planning to international relations. Trump rarely uses email or computers, despite...

    Trump’s cabinet will be a ‘team of rivals’ — but not in a good way
    Jan02

    Trump’s cabinet will be a ‘team of rivals’ — but not in a good way

    REUTERS/Jonathan ErnstJudging from Donald Trump’s Cabinet picks, the president-elect’s foreign policy is likely to be in shambles—the product more of internecine squabbles (and who wins which ones) than of any thought-through strategy. For this reason, many of his actual policies, or even the way they’re formed, are at this...

    U.S. Senators Conclude Georgia Visit Pledging Tougher Russia Sanctions
    Jan02

    U.S. Senators Conclude Georgia Visit Pledging Tougher Russia Sanctions

    Georgian President Giorgi Margvelashvili and a delegation of U.S. senators have discussed the Caucasus country’s aspirations for joining Western institutions and the Georgian-U.S. strategic relationship in Tbilisi. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Ukrainians Hold Torchlight March To Honor Nationalist Leader
    Jan02

    Ukrainians Hold Torchlight March To Honor Nationalist Leader

    Ukrainians staged a torchlight march through the streets of Kyiv to mark the 108th anniversary of the birth of the late nationalist leader, Stepan Bandera. (RFE/RL’s Ukrainian Service) …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...