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    Pence Tries To Walk Back Donald Trump’s Bromance With Putin
    Oct05

    Pence Tries To Walk Back Donald Trump’s Bromance With Putin

    During the first vice presidential debate on Tuesday, Tim Kaine and Mike Pence spent nearly as much time talking about Russian leader Vladimir Putin as their own running mates.Pence took the first swing, perhaps wary of the fact that both he and Trump have compared Putin’s leadership favorably to U.S. president Barack Obama in the past:...

    Is Nuclear War Becoming Thinkable?
    Oct05

    Is Nuclear War Becoming Thinkable?

    People who make their living thinking about defense policy and national security like everything to fit into a nice framework, preferably one that can be visualized on a PowerPoint slide. If you are unfortunate enough to be standing next to two officials speaking Pentagonese during a reception, you will note that their language is full of...

    Mike Pence brazenly contradicted Trump on Russia and Syria
    Oct05

    Mike Pence brazenly contradicted Trump on Russia and Syria

    Late in Wednesday’s vice presidential debate, Democrat Tim Kaine accused Republican Mike Pence of praising Russian President Vladimir Putin as a strong leader. Pence denied it. Kaine: Governor Pence said, inarguably, Vladimir Putin is a better leader than President Obama. Pence: That is absolutely inaccurate. Turns out, though, it was...

    Pence Upstages Trump
    Oct05

    Pence Upstages Trump

    For a summit derided as a showdown between two affable boring suits, Tuesday’s vice-presidential debate turned out to be an acrimonious affair. If this was a pair of dads, they were the type who get into near fist-fights on the sidelines of Pop Warner games, not the friendly ones who cheer for both teams.Mike Pence, the Republican...

    Top Moments From The Vice Presidential Debate Between Mike Pence And Tim Kaine
    Oct05

    Top Moments From The Vice Presidential Debate Between Mike Pence And Tim Kaine

    Who’s going to be tougher on Russia?As if sensitive to Trump’s repeated praising of Russian president Vladimir Putin, Pence talked tough on Russia’s “barbaric” acts in Syria. “The small and bullying the leader of Russia is now dictating terms to the United States to the point where all the United States of...

    AP FACT CHECK: Pence on Clinton’s foreign policy
    Oct05

    AP FACT CHECK: Pence on Clinton’s foreign policy

    WASHINGTON — A claim from the vice-presidential debate between Republican Mike Pence and Democrat Tim Kaine, and how it stacks up with the facts: PENCE: She was the “architect of the Obama administration’s foreign policy.” He said the Middle East is “spinning out of control” and suggested that the ongoing crisis in...

    Pence and Kaine collide on debate stage
    Oct05

    Pence and Kaine collide on debate stage

    FARMVILLE, Virginia — Mike Pence quickly set out Tuesday to wrench the camera off of his controversy-plagued running mate, Donald Trump, and train it on Hillary Clinton’s flaws and scandals. And Tim Kaine was determined to stop him.The vice presidential contenders shed their polite decorum quickly – beginning with Kaine’s fierce...

    Is it a Threat or Desperation?
    Oct05

    Is it a Threat or Desperation?

    Russian President Vladimir Putin on Monday threatened to walk away from a long-standing plutonium disposal agreement with the United States. He submitted a bill to the Russian Duma that would withdraw Russia from a treaty first signed in 2000, but expanded upon in 2006 and 2010.Putin justifed Russia’s withdrawing by pointing to “a core...

    6 Moves Putin’s Russia Could Make in Its Old Stomping Ground
    Oct04

    6 Moves Putin’s Russia Could Make in Its Old Stomping Ground

    Russia’s invasion of eastern Ukraine and annexation of Crimea have left many wondering: Where next for Moscow? While no one can read Russian President Vladimir Putin’s mind, we can examine historical precedent to construct feasible scenarios for future Russian action. Here, we’ll review six such scenarios, each reflecting three...

    The Kremlin’s Tactical Ambiguity
    Oct04

    The Kremlin’s Tactical Ambiguity

    Less then three month after the World Anti-Doping Agency’s experts concluded that the FSB and Russia’s Sports Ministry had set up and then tried to cover up a massive doping scheme for Russia’s athletes (which led to the removal of 111 Russian sportsmen from the Rio Olympics and the banning of the whole Paralympic national team...