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    Why Doomsday Is Closer Than You Think
    Jan26

    Why Doomsday Is Closer Than You Think

    Two and a half minutes to midnight. That’s the new setting of the Doomsday Clock, the iconic symbol that attempts to show just how close humanity is to inadvertently ending the world. In an announcement this morning, the Science and Security Board of the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists—which runs the Doomsday Clock—moved the hands of the...

    Weak States: When Should We Worry?
    Jan26

    Weak States: When Should We Worry?

    Dramatic upheaval in the Middle Eastern landscape in recent years has given the United States and its allies renewed appreciation for how weak states affect international security and other foreign policy goals. It has become obvious that the wars in Syria, Iraq, and Libya have threatened Europe’s security. Likewise, the waves of refugees...

    Poroshenko Signs Decree Allowing NATO Training In Ukraine During 2017
    Jan26

    Poroshenko Signs Decree Allowing NATO Training In Ukraine During 2017

    Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko has signed a decree allowing troops from the United States and other NATO countries to carry out training missions in Ukraine during 2017. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    ‘Even a Shining City on a Hill Needs Walls’: Senator Tom Cotton
    Jan26

    ‘Even a Shining City on a Hill Needs Walls’: Senator Tom Cotton

    Tom Cotton, the junior senator from Arkansas, and the future Republican candidate for president (mark my words), has accommodated himself handsomely to the reality of the Trump presidency. On the one hand, this is unsurprising—his political base accommodated itself to Trump (Arkansas gave its adopted daughter, Hillary Clinton, only 34 percent of...

    How One NATO Country is Preparing for Trump
    Jan26

    How One NATO Country is Preparing for Trump

    BODØ AIR FORCE BASE, Norway—When the ready-room alarm went off—high-low, high-low—two Norwegian Air Force pilots pulled on cold-water survival gear, grabbed their flight bags, and sprinted through swirling snow to their hangars. Their decades-old F-16 fighter jets roared to life, and as the airport snowplow halted to let them pass, the jets...

    Why Russian Banks Have an Interest in Washington
    Jan26

    Why Russian Banks Have an Interest in Washington

    In the debate over whether to lift U.S. sanctions against Russia, at least one player has a clear stake in the outcome: Russia’s state-run banks. Sberbank and VTB Group—Russia’s two largest financial institutions—have been lobbying Congress to ease sanctions levied on the banks in 2014 as punishment for the country’s annexation...

    Democratic Leader Shuts Down Phones After Pro-Israel Supporters Go on Offense
    Jan26

    Democratic Leader Shuts Down Phones After Pro-Israel Supporters Go on Offense

    More than a thousand pro-Israel supporters from across the country bombarded the offices of Senate Whip Dick Durbin (Ill.) with phone calls, urging the Democratic leader to stop holding up a key congressional initiative to rebuke the United Nations following its recent action against Israel, according to sources familiar with the situation....

    Doomsday Clock now at 2½ minutes to midnight; Trump is one reason
    Jan26

    Doomsday Clock now at 2½ minutes to midnight; Trump is one reason

    By Peter Holley,Abby Ohlheiser and Amy B Wang, (c) 2017, The Washington Post It’s now two-and-a-half minutes to “midnight,” according to the Bulletin of Atomic Scientists, which warned Thursday that the end of humanity may be nigh. The group behind the famed Doomsday Clock announced at a news conference that it was adjusting the countdown...

    Are we heading toward a nuclear arms race?
    Jan26

    Are we heading toward a nuclear arms race?

    Is the world about to blow itself up? The question may sound overly dramatic, but anyone who reads a Jan. 6 Politico article about William J. Perry, the former defense secretary and a widely respected military technology expert, is likely to take it seriously. Perry is on a crusade to shake up our lackadaisical attitude toward the threat of...

    WATCH: Samantha Bee mocks President Donald Trump’s lackluster inaugural weekend
    Jan26

    WATCH: Samantha Bee mocks President Donald Trump’s lackluster inaugural weekend

    (Credit: TBS) Samantha Bee looked at President Trump’s inauguration on Wednesday night, and let’s just say she was unimpressed with the festivities. The “Full Frontal” host dedicated most of her opening monologue to Trump’s inaugural speech and the concert that was held for him the night before he was sworn in. “Friday the world...