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    Tillerson asked European diplomats why U.S. taxpayers should care about Ukraine
    Apr12

    Tillerson asked European diplomats why U.S. taxpayers should care about Ukraine

    Secretary of State Rex Tillerson asked European diplomats during a Tuesday meeting why American taxpayers should care about Ukraine, according to … …read more Source: The...

    Why Tillerson has his hands full with Russian counterpart
    Apr12

    Why Tillerson has his hands full with Russian counterpart

    When Secretary of State Rex Tillerson meets with Vladimir Putin’s top diplomat in Moscow tomorrow, he’d better come prepared.Tillerson’s counterpart, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov, is a wily veteran of world diplomacy who has dueled—and routinely infuriated—no less than four of Tillerson’s predecessors as...

    A western ultimatum to Putin: Drop Assad, or remain a pariah
    Apr12

    A western ultimatum to Putin: Drop Assad, or remain a pariah

    WASHINGTON — Western countries are presenting a high-stakes ultimatum to Russia: Allow regime-change in Syria and cut loose Bashar Assad, or remain a pariah moored on the fringes of the international community. Different U.S. allies articulated different versions of that warning Tuesday, including Canada. During a G7 meeting in Italy, Foreign...

    Rex Tillerson asks why ‘American taxpayers’ should care about Ukraine conflict in G7 meeting
    Apr11

    Rex Tillerson asks why ‘American taxpayers’ should care about Ukraine conflict in G7 meeting

    “You don’t want a weak Europe, broken into bits and feeble.” …read more Source: Business...

    Sean Spicer: ‘Someone as despicable as Hitler didn’t even sink to using chemical weapons’
    Apr11

    Sean Spicer: ‘Someone as despicable as Hitler didn’t even sink to using chemical weapons’

    By Callum Borchers, (c) 2017, The Washington Post White House press secretary Sean Spicer on Tuesday tried to emphasize the depravity of Syria’s use of chemical weapons on civilians, but the way he did it – by crediting Adolf Hitler with a measure of restraint – struck many journalists as confusing and insensitive. “We didn’t use...

    A western ultimatum to Putin: Drop support for Assad, or remain a pariah
    Apr11

    A western ultimatum to Putin: Drop support for Assad, or remain a pariah

    WASHINGTON — Western countries are presenting a high-stakes ultimatum to Russia: Allow regime-change in Syria and cut loose Bashar Assad, or remain a pariah moored on the fringes of the international community. Different U.S. allies articulated different versions of that warning Tuesday, including Canada. During a G7 meeting in Italy, Foreign...

    How Just One Bomb Could Take America and Russia to the Brink of World War III
    Apr11

    How Just One Bomb Could Take America and Russia to the Brink of World War III

    Harry J. Kazianis Security, Middle East Clearly all the bombs in the world won’t put Syria back together again — but could spark a military showdown not seen in decades. So how easy would it be to start World War III with Russia over Syria? Over at the Week, I have a new piece out today the explores just that. Partially based on various war...

    1 Ottawa school + 110 refugee children = new life lessons
    Apr11

    1 Ottawa school + 110 refugee children = new life lessons

    Less than a year after Syrian refugee kids began enrolling by the dozen at Ottawa’s Carson Grove Elementary School, Julie Hanna, a Grade 5 teacher there, found herself standing for O Canada with a group of them at an Ottawa Senators game. A local charity had given the school a block of seats for the Sens’ Feb. 9 NHL game against the...

    Russian aircraft to fly over Canada next week on pre-approved observation mission
    Apr11

    Russian aircraft to fly over Canada next week on pre-approved observation mission

    From April 18 to April 22, 2017, an unarmed Russian Federation Tupolev TU-154M aircraft will undertake a transit flight over Canada en route from the United States to conduct an observation mission under the Treaty on Open Skies, according to the Department of National Defence. The Russian Federation aircraft will stop at 8 Wing Trenton after...

    Why the Russians Aren’t Likely to Break With Assad
    Apr11

    Why the Russians Aren’t Likely to Break With Assad

    By punishing Syria for its use of chemical weapons, President Donald Trump effectively broke with Barack Obama’s foreign policy toward the Middle East. In a bit of irony for a committed anti-interventionist, Trump enforced Obama’s red line in Syria against the use of chemical weapons, ending the U.S. prohibition on military strikes...