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    Why Angela Merkel Isn’t Ready to Be the ‘Leader of the Free World’
    Dec13

    Why Angela Merkel Isn’t Ready to Be the ‘Leader of the Free World’

    German Chancellor Angela Merkel knows what it’s like to be underestimated. Her political party, the Christian Democratic Union, was a stodgy old boys’ club when she first joined in the early 1990s, and most of her rivals tended to dismiss or ignore her, the pastor’s daughter with the chemistry degree—even as she passed them on...

    Either Harry Reid has an explosive secret on Trump’s Russia ties or he’s just making things up
    Dec13

    Either Harry Reid has an explosive secret on Trump’s Russia ties or he’s just making things up

    Nevada Democratic Sen. Harry Reid appeared to accuse Donald Trump’s campaign of working directly with the Russian government to undermine the US presidential election — an explosive charge for which he provided no evidence. In an interview with the Huffington Post published Monday, Reid said there had been a “deal” involving the Trump...

    Key Questions About Russia’s Alleged Hacking of the US Election
    Dec13

    Key Questions About Russia’s Alleged Hacking of the US Election

    A Central Intelligence Agency report that Russian operatives intervened in the U.S. election to help President-elect Donald Trump win has roiled Capitol Hill, producing a bipartisan call for congressional investigations. But there is skepticism within the U.S. government, particularly at the Federal Bureau of Intelligence, that the evidence...

    Robert Reich: 6 Reasons Why Trump’s Presidency Is Illegitimate
    Dec13

    Robert Reich: 6 Reasons Why Trump’s Presidency Is Illegitimate

    Click here for reuse options! And they’re all related to Russia. “A dark cloud of illegitimacy hangs over the pending presidency of Donald Trump,” wrote former Labor Secretary Robert Reich on Facebook Sunday night, following CIA reports of Russian interference in the presidential elections, and specifically interference that...

    Russia Ready to Boost Serbian Defense to Counter NATO
    Dec13

    Russia Ready to Boost Serbian Defense to Counter NATO

    Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said Monday the Kremlin is ready to boost Serbia’s defense capabilities amid what his Serbian counterpart alleges is a threat from neighboring Croatia. The statements came amid rising tensions between the two major Balkan rivals and former Yugoslav republics that were at war in the 1990s. Serbian...

    Emails show how Russian officials covered up mass doping
    Dec13

    Emails show how Russian officials covered up mass doping

    MOSCOW (AP) — Russia’s doping cover-up went far beyond the Olympics, according to a vast archive of emails released by a World Anti-Doping Agency investigator. Besides the 12 medal winners from the 2014 Winter Olympics whose samples were supposedly tampered with, messages show a system which covered up drug use by blind athletes and...

    The Temptation of a “Grand Bargain”
    Dec12

    The Temptation of a “Grand Bargain”

    Great-power rivalries are recurrent in history, and once in place, they endure until one side gives up the fight (e.g., the Soviet Union) or is defeated in a war (e.g., Kaiser’s Germany). The risks associated with such competitions often lead to an understandable temptation: Why remain locked in a struggle when perhaps a grand bargain may...

    Global Conflicts to Watch in 2017
    Dec12

    Global Conflicts to Watch in 2017

    Over the last several years, concern about a particular threat to the United States has been steadily rising in a survey of American foreign-policy experts and government officials by the Council on Foreign Relations. On an annual basis, hundreds of respondents estimate the likelihood and impact on U.S. interests of 30 possible conflicts in the...

    Savchenko Meets Russia-Backed Separatist Leaders, Stirring Outrage
    Dec12

    Savchenko Meets Russia-Backed Separatist Leaders, Stirring Outrage

    Ukrainian lawmaker Nadia Savchenko has confirmed that she met with the leadership of Russia-backed separatists for consultations on prisoner swaps. The move triggered rebukes from her party for what it called “negotiating with terrorists.” …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Russian hackers, Donald Trump, and the 2016 election, explained
    Dec12

    Russian hackers, Donald Trump, and the 2016 election, explained

    A growing political firestorm about the future of US foreign policy. Explosive reports over the weekend from the Washington Post and the New York Times indicate that the CIA is now prepared to clearly state what Hillary Clinton’s campaign and her allies have long maintained — that emails stolen from her campaign chair John Podesta and...