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    Read the Full Text of Samantha Power’s Scathing Speech on Russia
    Jan18

    Read the Full Text of Samantha Power’s Scathing Speech on Russia

    U.S. Ambassador to the U.N. Samantha Power gave her final major speech of her tenure on Tuesday, addressing the Atlantic Council in remarks that eschewed softball subjects in favor of what she described as “a major threat facing our great nation: Russia.” Power has not hesitated to get tough on Russia in recent months. Commenting on the tragedy...

    Biden Visits Ukraine: A Farewell Pep Talk
    Jan18

    Biden Visits Ukraine: A Farewell Pep Talk

    KYIV, Ukraine—Making his last visit to Ukraine as U.S. vice president, Joe Biden, true to form, had a blunt farewell message—hang tough in the war against Russia and its proxies in the east, but don’t let up on the nationwide corruption crackdown. “Ukraine, like every country in Europe, has a right to determine its own path, yet Russia...

    Lithuania to Build Fence Along Border with Russia’s Kaliningrad
    Jan18

    Lithuania to Build Fence Along Border with Russia’s Kaliningrad

    Lithuania plans to build a two-meter-high wire fence along its border with the Russian region of Kaliningrad, its interior minister said Tuesday, amid continued tensions between Moscow and the Baltic states, which are members of NATO. Eimutis Misiunas acknowledged that such a fence would provide little defense against a full-blown military...

    Moldovan President Says He May Scrap EU Trade Pact
    Jan18

    Moldovan President Says He May Scrap EU Trade Pact

    Moldova may scrap a trade agreement with the European Union after the country’s next parliamentary election, President Igor Dodon said Tuesday during his first state visit to Russia. Speaking in Moscow at a news conference with Russian President Vladimir Putin, Dodon said it was “curious” that Moldova’s trade turnover with...

    Former reps: Increase support to Ukraine to deter Russia
    Jan17

    Former reps: Increase support to Ukraine to deter Russia

    After the popular Maidan uprising in Kyiv three years ago, Russia seized and illegally annexed Crimea from Ukraine and launched a war in the Donbas, Ukraine’s eastern region. In response, America and its allies sanctioned Russia and have aided… …read more Source: The...

    Ukraine files case against Russia at UN’s highest court
    Jan17

    Ukraine files case against Russia at UN’s highest court

    An international criminal probe concluded last year that a missile that destroyed the Malaysian passenger jet over Ukraine in 2014 and killed all 298 people aboard was fired from rebel-controlled territory by a mobile launcher trucked in from Russia and hastily returned there. In the case announced Tuesday by the International Court of Justice,...

    The Trump Administration’s Conflicts of Interest: Tom Price Edition
    Jan17

    The Trump Administration’s Conflicts of Interest: Tom Price Edition

    In terms of policy, Representative Tom Price, President-elect Donald Trump’s choice to lead the Department of Health and Human Services, is perhaps best known for his strident stance against the Affordable Care Act. The Republican congressman (and former orthopedic surgeon) from Georgia has been one of Obamacare’s most vocal opponents...

    Four Flashpoints
    Jan17

    Four Flashpoints

    Within months of taking office, President Donald Trump is likely to face one or more major international crises, possibly entailing a risk of nuclear escalation. Not since the end of the Cold War has a new chief executive been confronted with as many potential flashpoints involving such a risk of explosive conflict. This proliferation of crises...

    The Illusive Purposes of Toughness
    Jan17

    The Illusive Purposes of Toughness

    Paul R. Pillar Russia Ukraine, Eastern Europe An assortment of issues connecting the president-elect of the United States to Russia range from official Russian interference in the election that Mr. Trump won, to the incoming president’s business interests in Russia, to potentially more serious allegations compiled by a former British...

    The Spies Who Love Putin
    Jan17

    The Spies Who Love Putin

    It’s tempting to look to the playbooks and historical traditions of the late Soviet Union to explain the audacity of today’s Russian intelligence activity, from its meddling in U.S. elections, to apparently killing Kremlin opponents abroad. But these activities are not just products of old ways or new geopolitics. They also stem from...