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    Military mandate in Ukraine renewed for two years — no lethal aid offered
    Jun07

    Military mandate in Ukraine renewed for two years — no lethal aid offered

    Defence Minister Harjit Sajjan and Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland will announce this afternoon the future of Canada’s mission in Ukraine. …read more Source:...

    Canada announces more than $60 billion in new defence spending
    Jun07

    Canada announces more than $60 billion in new defence spending

    Canada’s new defence policy will mean new ships, planes, and staff over the next decade, as the Trudeau government works to modernize the aging military. Unveiled by Defence Minister Harjit Singh Sajjan in Ottawa on Wednesday, the new defence policy comes after more than a year of consultation across the country, and stiff criticisms from...

    Glavin: America abandoned the world under Obama – not Trump
    Jun07

    Glavin: America abandoned the world under Obama – not Trump

    As an exercise in eloquently sugar-coating the facts of the shattered world order and Canada’s precarious place within the ruins, Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland’s speech in the House of Commons Tuesday was a masterwork of tact and sobriety. Running in excess of 4,000 words, here’s the short version: We’ve had a...

    Canada to increase defence spending by $14 billion over 10 years
    Jun07

    Canada to increase defence spending by $14 billion over 10 years

    Canadian Army instructors discuss mechanized infantry defence tactics with their Ukrainian Armed Forces colleagues during Exercise RAPID TRIDENT in Starychi, Ukraine on June 30, 2016. (Joint Task Force Ukraine) OTTAWA – Canada will increase defence spending by $13.9 billion over the next decade, Defence Minister Harjit Sajjan said Wednesday as he...

    Trump’s Republican Problem on Russia Sanctions
    Jun07

    Trump’s Republican Problem on Russia Sanctions

    Dimitri Alexander Simes National Security, United States of America Democrats have undoubtedly spearheaded the push to prevent Trump from pursuing his own “reset” with Russia. Republicans have also played a substantial role. On the question of removing sanctions against Russia, President Donald Trump faces just as much resistance from...

    Losing Our Grip, From Paris to Podgorica to London
    Jun07

    Losing Our Grip, From Paris to Podgorica to London

    Most of the world does not feel sorry for America, and is not used to the wounded self-regard with which our President so frequently expresses himself. President Trump’s assertion that the Paris climate accord put America at “permanent disadvantage to the other countries of the world” has elicited no sympathy abroad. And the sight of our...

    1 dead, 7 injured in fighting in eastern Ukraine
    Jun07

    1 dead, 7 injured in fighting in eastern Ukraine

    The Ukrainian government says at least one soldier was killed and seven others were injured in an apparent uptick in fighting in the country’s east. …read more Source: FOX...

    Why Venezuela Proves That Russia Is Still a World Power
    Jun07

    Why Venezuela Proves That Russia Is Still a World Power

    Nikolas K. Gvosdev Politics, Americas Russia has acquired in Venezuela, as it has in Syria, a need to preserve the current regime in order to safeguard its investments. One of the problems with continuing to box Russia into the European policy box is that Moscow, while not wielding all the resources of the former Soviet Union, can still wield...

    Nuclear Defense Experts Urge Revitalization of U.S. Ballistic Missile Programs
    Jun07

    Nuclear Defense Experts Urge Revitalization of U.S. Ballistic Missile Programs

    Nuclear defense experts called for a bipartisan effort to revitalize the U.S. ballistic missile programs at this year’s nuclear posture review in a report discussed at the Center for Strategic and International Studies on Tuesday. The report, “A New Nuclear Review for a New Age,” reassessed the United States’s relation...

    Robert Reich: The art of the Trump-Putin deal
    Jun07

    Robert Reich: The art of the Trump-Putin deal

    (Credit: AP Photo/Dmitri Lovetsky, Pool) This post originally appeared on Robert Reich’s blog. Say you’re Vladimir Putin, and you did a deal with Trump last year. I’m not suggesting there was any such deal, mind you. But if you are Putin and you did do a deal, what did Trump agree to do? 1. Repudiate NATO. NATO is the biggest...