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    Russia Tells US It Will Not Attend 2016 Nuclear Security Summit
    Nov06

    Russia Tells US It Will Not Attend 2016 Nuclear Security Summit

    Russia has told the United States that it will not attend a 2016 nuclear security summit, the State Department said on Wednesday, in the latest sign of frosty ties between Washington and Moscow. Explaining why it would stay away, Moscow said it doubted the value of the summit, which is to be held in Chicago in 2016, and believed the views of...

    The Midterm’s Mantra of Fear and Loathing
    Nov06

    The Midterm’s Mantra of Fear and Loathing

    Don’t kid yourselves; from the Islamic State to Ukraine to Iran, foreign policy mattered in Tuesday’s elections. …read more Source: Foreign...

    Here’s Why Forbes Named Putin The Most Powerful Leader On Earth
    Nov05

    Here’s Why Forbes Named Putin The Most Powerful Leader On Earth

    For the second straight year, Russian President Vladimir Putin was named the World’s Most Powerful Person by Forbes magazine. Leading international counterparts like Barack Obama and China’s President Xi Jinping, Putin takes the lead based on “an evaluation of hard power.” This year, Putin annexed the multi-ethnic...

    Putin Tops Forbes Most Powerful List
    Nov05

    Putin Tops Forbes Most Powerful List

    Four of the top five most powerful people on Forbes’ 2014 list are leaders of influential countries. For the second year running, Russia’s president, Vladimir Putin tops the list as the most powerful person in the world. Russia’s invasion of Crimea and an oil pipeline deal with China are two of several reasons for the former KGB...

    Forbes Magazine Names Putin World’s Most Powerful Person
    Nov05

    Forbes Magazine Names Putin World’s Most Powerful Person

    For the second year in a row, the U.S. business magazine Forbes has named Russian President Vladimir Putin the most powerful person in the world. The magazine said its editors picked the Russian leader over President Barack Obama, with Chinese President Xi Jinping, Pope Francis and German Chancellor Angela Merkel rounding out the top five. Forbes...

    Kissinger: Putin Is Not Stalin
    Nov05

    Kissinger: Putin Is Not Stalin

    The growing conflict between the West and Russia today is not the same as that during the Cold War, Henry Kissinger told the Council on Foreign Relations in New York this week at a symposium marking the 25th Anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall. Nevertheless, the former secretary of state, who at 91 remains a strong and influential voice in...

    Who’s In, Who’s Out: Republicans Take Over Top U.S. Foreign Policy Committees
    Nov05

    Who’s In, Who’s Out: Republicans Take Over Top U.S. Foreign Policy Committees

    WASHINGTON — Republicans have captured control of the U.S. Senate for the first time in eight years, picking up at least 7 seats in the November 4 Congressional elections. The shift means that Republicans will control the three top Senate committees dealing with U.S. foreign policy and national security: foreign relations, armed services...

    Russia explains why it would snub nuclear summit
    Nov05

    Russia explains why it would snub nuclear summit

    The ministry claimed that the U.S. along with the Netherlands and South Korea that hosted the previous summits would play a dominant role in preparing the summit’s documents, something that Moscow considers unfair. The ministry said that Moscow will focus instead on expanding cooperation within the International Atomic Energy Agency, a U.N....

    After Russian troop move, tensions increase in Ukraine
    Nov05

    After Russian troop move, tensions increase in Ukraine

    DONETSK, Ukraine –- Tensions in Ukraine appeared to worsen on Tuesday as the president ordered military reinforcements to key eastern cities after NATO reported that Russia has moved hundreds of troops closer to the border See also: ‘We simply survive’: What life is like for Ukrainian prisoners of war President Petro Poroshenko said...

    Russian central bank limits interventions, lets ruble float
    Nov05

    Russian central bank limits interventions, lets ruble float

    Moscow (AFP) – The Russian central bank announced Wednesday it would limit its support for the ruble, letting the currency which has already taken a hit from the Ukraine crisis sink to a new record low.After having recently spent billions of dollars per day to support the ruble in a flexible trading band that limited swings in the currency,...