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    Trump’s First Major Foreign-Policy Success?
    Feb14

    Trump’s First Major Foreign-Policy Success?

    One of the more bizarre spectacles of Donald Trump’s young presidency came on Saturday night, when he stood with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe at a press conference called after North Korea launched a ballistic missile into the Sea of Japan. Trump let Abe speak first, standing politely in the background as he condemned the test. When...

    Push against Russia’s ‘disinformation’ goes online
    Feb14

    Push against Russia’s ‘disinformation’ goes online

    The Voice of America, known for its counter-propaganda efforts during the Soviet era, is turning to social media to reach Russian audiences. The U.S. government-funded VOA recently launched a 24/7 digital and television network called Current Time that offers news shows, feature stories and interviews. The $10 million partnership with...

    Ukraine Buffeted from East and West
    Feb13

    Ukraine Buffeted from East and West

    Paul R. Pillar Russia Ukraine, Europe A visit to Kiev reveals a Ukrainian national identity that has come a long way for a corner of Eurasia that once was known as Little Russia. Ukraine was a large part of the USSR and a major contributor to its economy and military strength, but now, conflict with Russia is a defining characteristic of...

    Rabbi’s expulsion rattles Russian Jews fearful of Kremlin crackdown
    Feb13

    Rabbi’s expulsion rattles Russian Jews fearful of Kremlin crackdown

    Rabbis Ari Edelkopf, with black beard, and Berel Lazar, right, listen to a speech at a reception of the Federation of Jewish Communities of Russia in Sochi, Russia, Feb. 9, 2017. (Courtesy of Federation of Jewish Communities) (JTA) — Three years ago, Rabbi Ari Edelkopf and his wife, Chana, worked around the clock for weeks to show off their...

    How Democracies Lose in Cyberwar
    Feb13

    How Democracies Lose in Cyberwar

    “War is God’s way of teaching Americans geography.” This 19th-century quip, often attributed to the satirist Ambrose Bierce, deserves a 21st-century update: “Attacks against the U.S. are God’s way of teaching Americans how weaker enemies are stronger than they seem.”Osama bin Laden and al-Qaeda are the paradigmatic examples of this....

    Ukroboronprom tests new missiles for Ukrainian helos
    Feb13

    Ukroboronprom tests new missiles for Ukrainian helos

    Ryan MaassFeb. 13 (UPI) — New missiles developed and manufactured by Ukroboronprom subsidiary Artem were recently test-fired in a demonstration involving MI-8MSB helicopters. …read more Source: United Press...

    Rights Groups Press Ukraine Separatists Over Missing Russian LGBT Activist, Musician
    Feb13

    Rights Groups Press Ukraine Separatists Over Missing Russian LGBT Activist, Musician

    International rights groups have urged separatist leaders in eastern Ukraine to disclose the location and ensure the safety of a Russian LGBT activist and a fellow performance artist who went missing there two weeks ago. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Why does Michael Flynn still have a job? Maybe because he’s not the only one with a Russia problem.
    Feb13

    Why does Michael Flynn still have a job? Maybe because he’s not the only one with a Russia problem.

    On Saturday, Michael Flynn was at Donald Trump’s side when news of a North Korean missile launch came in. In fact, he helped the president by holding up a camera phone to shine a light on sensitive documents while the president discussed the matter for the entertainment of nearby diners. Not only does this action show breathtaking disregard...

    European Parliament Set To Pave Way For Visa-Free Travel For Georgians, Ukrainians
    Feb13

    European Parliament Set To Pave Way For Visa-Free Travel For Georgians, Ukrainians

    The European Parliament is set to endorse new rules governing the suspension of visa-free regimes with countries outside the European Union, a key step toward visa-free travel for Georgians and Ukrainians to the Schengen zone. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    The US and Russia—What’s the Big Deal?
    Feb13

    The US and Russia—What’s the Big Deal?

    This article is the third of three essays on U.S.-Russian relations in the transition to a new U.S. administration. The second is here.The new Trump Administration can be expected to conduct a thorough review of the country’s foreign and security policies. It would do well to avoid the temptation (one to which the incoming Obama...