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    Giving the Military More Money Won’t Make It Win More
    Mar20

    Giving the Military More Money Won’t Make It Win More

    Donald Trump’s military policy is a win-win proposition: The United States will win, and then it will win some more. Last week, the White House released its proposed budget, which calls for $639 billion in defense spending—a $54 billion increase from 2017 levels—along with massive cuts for diplomacy and foreign aid. Congress is likely to...

    Key moments from the House Intelligence Committee’s Russia hearing
    Mar20

    Key moments from the House Intelligence Committee’s Russia hearing

    The House Intelligence Committee on Monday held a much-anticipated hearing featuring FBI Director James Comey’s first Capitol Hill appearance since President Donald Trump’s bombshell allegations that his predecessor wiretapped Trump Tower. The gathering was also the first public hearing in the Intelligence Committee’s ongoing...

    Roger Stone takes center stage as Congress lines up Russia probe witnesses
    Mar20

    Roger Stone takes center stage as Congress lines up Russia probe witnesses

    Pro-Trump provocateur Roger Stone repeatedly came up in Monday’s opening hearing on alleged Russian interference in the 2016 election — but leading lawmakers have indicated they’re still eager to hear from him directly. And Stone says he would be eager to comply.Already, Senate Intelligence Chairman Richard Burr said his panel has...

    Russia Deploys 2,500 Troops for Paratrooper Drill in Crimea
    Mar20

    Russia Deploys 2,500 Troops for Paratrooper Drill in Crimea

    Moscow has drafted members of three different airborne divisions to the region for the first time. …read more Source:...

    Can Social Media, Loud And Inclusive, Fix World Politics?
    Mar20

    Can Social Media, Loud And Inclusive, Fix World Politics?

    Rania Fakhoury, Université Libanaise The Conversation Global’s new series, Politics in the Age of Social Media, examines how governments around the world rely on digital tools to exercise power. Privacy is no longer a social norm, said Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg in 2010, as social media took a leap to bring more private information...

    New US-Led Force to Deter Russia in Poland From April
    Mar20

    New US-Led Force to Deter Russia in Poland From April

    BRUSSELS—A U.S.-led battalion of more than 1,100 soldiers will be deployed in Poland from the start of April, a U.S. commander said on Monday, as the alliance sets up a new force in response to Moscow’s 2014 annexation of Crimea. More than 900 U.S. soldiers, around 150 British personnel and some 120 Romanian troops will make up the...

    The FBI director just confirmed it’s investigating the Trump campaign’s ties to Russia
    Mar20

    The FBI director just confirmed it’s investigating the Trump campaign’s ties to Russia

    FBI Director James Comey has just dropped a bombshell — confirming for the first time that the FBI is investigating links between Trump allies and Russia. “[The FBI is] investigating the nature of any links between individuals associated with the Trump campaign and the Russian government and whether there was any coordination between the campaign...

    Children In Crimea Stage Russian War Song
    Mar20

    Children In Crimea Stage Russian War Song

    Pro-Russia groups in Crimea marked the third anniversary of the annexation of the Ukrainian peninsula by Moscow. Children performing at a ceremony in Sevastopol on March 18 sang and acted out a Russian song of war for the occasion. (RFE/RL’s Ukrainian Service) …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Russia Courts U.S. Allies With Arms Exports
    Mar20

    Russia Courts U.S. Allies With Arms Exports

    After a sharp drop-off in arms exports since the 2014 annexation of Crimea, Russia is steadily reclaiming its lost market share—and as the Wall Street Journal notes, it is increasingly doing so while courting longtime U.S. customers: Moscow’s efforts to bounce back have caught the attention of U.S. arms makers, in part because Russia is...

    The Daily Vertical: What’s Mine Is Mine, What’s Yours Is Negotiable
    Mar20

    The Daily Vertical: What’s Mine Is Mine, What’s Yours Is Negotiable

    The views expressed in this commentary do not necessarily reflect the views of RFE/RL. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...