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    Analysis: Trump intel sharing risks damaging US alliances
    May16

    Analysis: Trump intel sharing risks damaging US alliances

    WASHINGTON — For months, U.S. allies have anxiously wondered if President Donald Trump could be trusted with some of the world’s most sensitive national security secrets. Now, just a few days before Trump’s debut on the international stage, he’s giving allies new reasons to worry. A U.S. official said Trump revealed highly...

    Ukraine Bans Dozens of Russian Websites
    May16

    Ukraine Bans Dozens of Russian Websites

    Ukraine ordered the blocking of access to a number of Russian websites Tuesday in the latest round of sanctions since Russia annexed Crimea in 2014. President Petro Poroshenko’s office announced the decree, which he signed a day earlier, banning operations of popular Russian websites, such as search engine Yandex, for three years. The...

    Changing His Tone, McCain Calls Trump’s Sharing Of Intel ‘Disturbing’
    May16

    Changing His Tone, McCain Calls Trump’s Sharing Of Intel ‘Disturbing’

    Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) was harshly critical on Tuesday of President Donald Trump’s reported sharing of highly classified information with Russia. It was a sharp departure from his sentiment Monday night, when he said that Trump “does have the right” to “leak classified information.” In a statement in his capacity as chair of the Senate...

    McCain: ‘Deeply Disturbing’ That Trump Gave Classified Info to Russia
    May16

    McCain: ‘Deeply Disturbing’ That Trump Gave Classified Info to Russia

    Sen. John McCain (R., Ariz.) released a statement on Tuesday lamenting President Donald Trump’s decision to give Russian diplomats classified information about an Islamic State operation. “The reports that the President shared sensitive intelligence with Russian officials are deeply disturbing,” McCain said. The Arizona senator...

    McCain: Trump’s actions ‘deeply disturbing’
    May16

    McCain: Trump’s actions ‘deeply disturbing’

    Senate Armed Services Chairman John McCain said Tuesday the reports President Donald Trump shared classified intelligence with Russia are “deeply disturbing.”“Reports that this information was provided by a U.S. ally and shared without its knowledge sends a troubling signal to America’s allies and partners around the world and may impair...

    Trump’s Disclosures Are Another Win for Russia
    May16

    Trump’s Disclosures Are Another Win for Russia

    In one way, it’s not exactly surprising that President Donald Trump reportedly shared with the Russian foreign minister Sergei Lavrov and ambassador Sergey Kislyak some “highly classified” information about a specific threat from ISIS, setting off alarm bells inside the intelligence community that the president himself had just “jeopardized...

    Ukraine to Block Access to Russia’s Social Media Websites

    In another round of sanctions in response to Russia’s annexation of Crimea, Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko on Monday ordered the blocking of access to Russia’s most popular social media websites and search engines.Poroshenko’s office on Tuesday published the decree… …read more Source:...

    Every Woman Counts: Gender Budgeting In G7 Countries
    May15

    Every Woman Counts: Gender Budgeting In G7 Countries

    Finance ministers and central bank governors from the G7 countries met in Bari, Italy, this weekend to consider global economic issues, including steps to maintain economic stability and improving gender equality as important agenda items.Women’s economic empowerment has long been an international priority, of course. The G6—as it was...

    Interventionism and Ignorance Revisited
    May15

    Interventionism and Ignorance Revisited

    Kevin Quealy reports on the results of an experiment that tested geographical knowledge and related it to foreign policy preferences: An experiment led by Kyle Dropp of Morning Consult from April 27-29, conducted at the request of The New York Times, shows that respondents who could correctly identify North Korea tended to view diplomatic and...

    Making Diplomacy Great Again
    May15

    Making Diplomacy Great Again

    The profession of diplomacy—which is the execution of foreign policy—is in crisis in the United States today. The rise of near peer competitors threatening the U.S.-led global security system, the disappointing results of U.S. Middle Eastern engagement—Afghanistan, Iraq, Syria, even the Iran nuclear agreement—and the Trump Administration’s...