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    Donald Trump Could Be Starting a New Cold War With China. But He Has Little Chance of Winning
    Jan24

    Donald Trump Could Be Starting a New Cold War With China. But He Has Little Chance of Winning

    There is little about the fragrant sizzle of oysters, or sheets of kelp drying by agave-fringed shores, that hints at a Cold War frontier. But on Xiaodeng, a rocky island off China’s bustling southern port city of Xiamen, seafood and subterfuge go hand in hand. Measuring less than a square mile, it is the closest inhabited part of the...

    NATO, Pentagon chiefs discuss military budgets, terrorism
    Jan24

    NATO, Pentagon chiefs discuss military budgets, terrorism

    BRUSSELS (AP) — NATO’s chief and new U.S. Defense Secretary James Mattis have discussed military spending and combating terrorism, the source of criticism of the alliance by President Donald Trump. NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg’s office said Tuesday that the two men “agreed on the fundamental and enduring value of NATO for...

    NATO, Pentagon chiefs discuss military budgets, terrorism
    Jan24

    NATO, Pentagon chiefs discuss military budgets, terrorism

    BRUSSELS (AP) — NATO’s chief and new U.S. Defense Secretary James Mattis have discussed military spending and combating terrorism, the source of criticism of the alliance by President Donald Trump. The U.S. spends more on its armed forces than the other 27 NATO member states combined. Many are increasing their budgets, mostly out of...

    I’ve Reported on Putin: Here Are My Tips for Journalists Dealing With Trump
    Jan24

    I’ve Reported on Putin: Here Are My Tips for Journalists Dealing With Trump

    Click here for reuse options! There’s been much hand-wringing about how the media should deal with the Trump administration. First of all: don’t get distracted. When you combine Donald Trump’s frivolous treatment of objective reality with Russia’s recent propaganda onslaught, it is unsurprising that many were tempted to...

    Russians Helping Ukraine In Moscow War? 5 Russians Under Investigation For Ties To Far-Right Ukraine Nationalists
    Jan24

    Russians Helping Ukraine In Moscow War? 5 Russians Under Investigation For Ties To Far-Right Ukraine Nationalists

    Five Russian nationals are under criminal investigation for alleged ties to a far-right Ukrainian nationalist group, RIA Novosti reported Monday. The Russian Investigative Committee opened cases against Igor Chudinov, Gennady Khamrayev, Georgy Stotsky, Roman Strigunkov and Alexander Valov for alleged ties to the Right Sector, committee...

    The Role of Luck, Accidents and Misjudgments in Wars and Politics
    Jan24

    The Role of Luck, Accidents and Misjudgments in Wars and Politics

    Many factors are cited to determine the outcomes of key turning points in wars and politics–economics, military capacity, geography, demography and leadership, to cite only a few. But, there is another factor less often cited: the role of luck, accidents and misjudgments. These factors are not easily calculable but helped determine many...

    How Sajjan won the argument over peacekeeping
    Jan24

    How Sajjan won the argument over peacekeeping

    Days into a Trump administration that looks more chaotic by the minute, it’s becoming even more clear that the Canadian cabinet shuffle of January 3 was conducted almost entirely in response to President Trump — while also reflecting a broader plan to reactivate elder statesmen in Canada-U.S. relations of the stature of Brian Mulroney and...

    Vox Sentences: The US is officially no longer down with TPP
    Jan24

    Vox Sentences: The US is officially no longer down with TPP

    Vox Sentences is your daily digest for what’s happening in the world, curated by Dara Lind and Dylan Matthews. Sign up for the Vox Sentences newsletter, delivered straight to your inbox Monday through Friday, or view the Vox Sentences archive for past editions. Some of the biggest demonstrations in US history; President Trump’s first...

    The mystery that is Rex Tillerson
    Jan24

    The mystery that is Rex Tillerson

    Rex Tillerson’s nomination for secretary of state has been advanced by the Senate Foreign Relations Committee by a margin of 11-10 — every Republicans voted for him, and every Democrat opposed him. His final confirmation by the full Senate is all but assured, as three Republicans widely seen as the key swing votes — Marco Rubio, John...

    Estonia Supports Russian Sanctions, Visa-Free Travel For Ukrainians
    Jan24

    Estonia Supports Russian Sanctions, Visa-Free Travel For Ukrainians

    Estonian President Kersti Kaljulaid has told visiting Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko that she supports continued sanctions against Russia over its involvement in eastern Ukraine. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...