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    Is Obama Weak on Foreign Policy?
    Nov18

    Is Obama Weak on Foreign Policy?

    One reason that Barack Obama is slumping in the polls is that Republicans have successfully painted him as weak on foreign policy. Yet, during his tenure so far, Obama has used air power to oust Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi, surged American forces in Afghanistan to satisfy the U.S. military, re-entered the civil war in Iraq, and extended the...

    Putin says US wants to subdue Russia
    Nov18

    Putin says US wants to subdue Russia

    The sanctions over Moscow’s annexation of Crimea and support for a pro-Russian insurgency in eastern Ukraine have exacerbated Russia’s economic problems and contributed to a sharp devaluation of the Russian ruble. Putin sought to project an optimistic image Tuesday, downplaying the ruble’s nosedive and saying that a ban on...

    Merkel fears construction of Cold-War zones across Europe if Russia not given hard counter in Ukraine
    Nov18

    Merkel fears construction of Cold-War zones across Europe if Russia not given hard counter in Ukraine

    The strongly worded statement came as Ukraine’s president warned of a resumption of ‘total war’ in the strife-torn country’s east …read more Source: Vancouver...

    Putin says U.S. wants to subdue Russia
    Nov18

    Putin says U.S. wants to subdue Russia

    MOSCOW – Russian President Vladimir Putin says that the United States wants to make Russia submissive, but won’t succeed in doing so. Speaking at televised meeting with pro-Kremlin activists Tuesday, Putin said that Washington “wants to subdue us, wants to solve its problems at our expense.” He said the sanctions against Russia imposed by...

    The Two Ukraines
    Nov18

    The Two Ukraines

    “Obama is just not up to the task—a geopolitical lightweight who was easily outmaneuvered in Syria and Iran.” That’s Marin Katusa, writing in his new book, “The Colder War: How the Global Energy Trade Slipped from America’s Grasp” ($29.95, John Wiley and Sons, and Casey Research). Katusa is no fan of President Obama, but one might...

    Russians scorn Harper’s, the world’s ‘shirt-fronting’ of Putin: Nahlah Ayed
    Nov18

    Russians scorn Harper’s, the world’s ‘shirt-fronting’ of Putin: Nahlah Ayed

    Russians are bewildered by what they see as Canada’s “militancy” over Ukraine, Nahlah Ayed writes. “Why is Canada so strongly against Russia?” Pravda keeps asking. …read more Source:...

    Letter: PM’s comment to Putin not constructive
    Nov18

    Letter: PM’s comment to Putin not constructive

    Re: Putin’s global antics overshadow G20′s economic agenda, Nov. 17. I wish that a government spokesperson would explain how Prime Minister Stephen Harper’s response to Russian President Vladimir Putin’s polite gesture could lead to progress. Putin can have no doubts about our government’s position on the sequence of...

    Merkel Is Playing Long Ball With Putin
    Nov18

    Merkel Is Playing Long Ball With Putin

    German Chancellor Angela Merkel has dug in for the long haul, hoping Vladimir Putin’s regime in Russia will collapse under economic pressure. But she’s also looking for a quicker solution to the Ukraine crisis. …read more Source:...

    NATO leader: ‘Serious military buildup’ in Ukraine
    Nov18

    NATO leader: ‘Serious military buildup’ in Ukraine

    Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg urged Moscow to pull back its troops on Tuesday. …read more Source:...

    NATO secretary general tells Russia to withdraw its troops from Ukraine
    Nov18

    NATO secretary general tells Russia to withdraw its troops from Ukraine

    JC FinleyBRUSSELS, Nov. 18 (UPI) — “Russia is still destabilizing Ukraine,” NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg said at a meeting with European Union defense ministers on Tuesday. …read more Source: United Press...