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    Some Republican Senators Want Trump to Take Tough Stance on Russia
    Feb09

    Some Republican Senators Want Trump to Take Tough Stance on Russia

    Nine Republican senators have signed a letter calling on President Donald Trump to take a tough stance when dealing with Russia, though they did encourage the president to “seek common ground.” The letter, spearheaded by Senator Corey Gardner and signed by several other high-profile Republicans, including John Cornyn and Lindsey Graham, said it...

    McCain: It’s ‘incredible’ Trump would equate US with ‘butcher’ Putin
    Feb09

    McCain: It’s ‘incredible’ Trump would equate US with ‘butcher’ Putin

    Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) is standing firm in his opposition to President Donald Trump’s seemingly cozy relationship with the Russian bear. During a brief interview with CNN’s Manu Raju Thursday, McCain, who chairs the Senate Armed Services Committee, went after Trump for his defense over the weekend of Russian President Vladimir...

    British Jews open safe space for Syrian women in Turkey
    Feb09

    British Jews open safe space for Syrian women in Turkey

    Syrian women attending a lesson at the Women’s Support Center in Islahiye, Turkey, Nov. 25, 2016. (Tanya Freedman/World Jewish Relief) ISTANBUL (JTA) — In a region awash with half a million Syrian refugees and the predators they attract, home used to be the only safe space for Samiyeh Hilo and her infant son, Mohammed. A teacher of English...

    Top U.S. Senator Suggests Empowering Trump Officials Who Are Tough On Russia 
    Feb09

    Top U.S. Senator Suggests Empowering Trump Officials Who Are Tough On Russia 

    A top U.S. senator has suggested lawmakers should empower officials in Donald Trump’s administration whose views on Russia diverge sharply from those voiced by the president. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Donald Trump has successfully buried the story that worries him most
    Feb09

    Donald Trump has successfully buried the story that worries him most

    Even though there are mountains of evidence. Even though the implications literally include an existential threat to the United States. Even though it is, by any measure, the greatest scandal ever to affect this or any other administration … the story has utterly vanished from the media: According to the consensus assessment of US intelligence...

    UK, France Scramble Jets to Monitor Russian Bombers Near Their Airspace
    Feb09

    UK, France Scramble Jets to Monitor Russian Bombers Near Their Airspace

    Britain said Thursday that it had scrambled an unspecified number of Typhoon aircraft to monitor two Russian Blackjack bombers that flew near British airspace. The incident was the latest example of Russian jets flying near to Britain, often as a way of testing the response time of their British counterparts. “We can confirm that quick...

    Does Ukraine feel abandoned by West?
    Feb09

    Does Ukraine feel abandoned by West?

    When Nikki Haley delivered her maiden speech before the UN Security Council last week, a collective dropping of jaws might have been heard both in European capitals and in the offices of multilateral institutions such as NATO. …read more Source:...

    NATO offers unanimous support for Ukraine amid renewed violence
    Feb09

    NATO offers unanimous support for Ukraine amid renewed violence

    Eric DuVallFeb. 9 (UPI) — All 28 NATO states pledged their support for Ukraine in the face of renewed violence by Russian-backed separatists in the worst fighting in the region in years. …read more Source: United Press...

    Trump and Trudeau to meet next week
    Feb09

    Trump and Trudeau to meet next week

    Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is heading to Washington, D.C. for his first face-to-face meeting with President Donald Trump, the political force that embodies the philosophical antithesis of the Canadian leader’s political career. Trudeau’s office put to rest weeks of speculation over when, exactly, the two figures would meet on...

    Don’t Retire the National Security Act
    Feb09

    Don’t Retire the National Security Act

    At age seventy, the National Security Act of 1947 is now well past the normal retirement age, but, like many other Baby Boomers, it is still working full-time. As the Trump revolution unfolds should we expect to see it junked? Even before Trump there were calls to update the fundamental statutory basis for national security decision and...