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    How North Korea Learned to Live With ‘Fire and Fury’
    Apr22

    How North Korea Learned to Live With ‘Fire and Fury’

    It’s astonishing how quickly the story of the North Korea crisis seems to have changed from one of fear to one of optimism. It was less than a year ago that the U.S. president was threatening “fire and fury” against Kim Jong Un, the leader of North Korea, to touting upcoming talks with him. It is not the case, as Trump tweeted Sunday...

    China, India grapple with the consequences too many men
    Apr22

    China, India grapple with the consequences too many men

    By Simon Denyer and Annie Gowen | Washington Post Nothing like this has happened in human history. A combination of cultural preferences, government decree and modern medical technology in the world’s two largest countries has created a gender imbalance on a continental scale. Men outnumber women by 70 million in China and India. The...

    North Korea nukes, Russia tension set to top G7 foreign ministers’ talks in Toronto
    Apr22

    North Korea nukes, Russia tension set to top G7 foreign ministers’ talks in Toronto

    TORONTO — Canada and Japan signed a military co-operation agreement ahead of today’s G7 foreign ministers meeting where the North Korean nuclear crisis will be front and centre. Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland and her Japanese counterpart Taro Kono signed an efficiency agreement Saturday night that will allow each other’s...

    Why America Just Got Serious about Sanctioning Russia
    Apr22

    Why America Just Got Serious about Sanctioning Russia

    Sergey Aleksashenko Security, Americas The last eight weeks have undoubtedly highlighted the foundation on which America’s Russia policy will be built. Like any other restriction, sanctions cause discomfort. If the restriction is mild, it is easy to adapt or tolerate the pain. But if the constraint is tighter, then the desire to overcome it...

    Why Isn’t Russia an Aircraft Carrier Superpower?
    Apr21

    Why Isn’t Russia an Aircraft Carrier Superpower?

    Robert Farley Security, Europe A needed history lesson. Historically a land power, the Soviet Union grappled with the idea of a large naval aviation arm for most of its history, eventually settling on a series of hybrid aircraft carriers. Big plans for additional ships died with the Soviet collapse, but Russia inherited one large aircraft carrier...

    New Jersey Pols Get Progressive, And Other News: Your Prime Week In Review
    Apr21

    New Jersey Pols Get Progressive, And Other News: Your Prime Week In Review

    Hello, Prime subscribers. Here’s a recap of what happened in Prime this week. You likely heard that Michael Cohen was in court. Ahead of the court date, Josh Marshall pulled together the various “threads of sleaze and criminality” to explain why, while the Cohen story is ostensibly separate from the Russia probe, the two are likely closely...

    Freeland’s view of global clash of ideologies has Putin, Russia at its heart
    Apr20

    Freeland’s view of global clash of ideologies has Putin, Russia at its heart

    Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland sees the clash between the forces of democracy and authoritarianism as a defining conflict of our time, and she blames one country that she knows extremely well — Russia. That world view will form the frame for Freeland and her fellow G7 foreign ministers as they meet Sunday to tackle […] The post...

    Freeland’s view of global clash of ideologies has Putin, Russia at its heart
    Apr20

    Freeland’s view of global clash of ideologies has Putin, Russia at its heart

    OTTAWA — Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland sees the clash between the forces of democracy and authoritarianism as a defining conflict of our time, and she blames one country that she knows extremely well — Russia. That world view will form the frame for Freeland and her fellow G7 foreign ministers as they meet Sunday to tackle the...

    U.S. Slams Russia, Iran As ‘Morally Reprehensible’ For Continued Rights Violations
    Apr20

    U.S. Slams Russia, Iran As ‘Morally Reprehensible’ For Continued Rights Violations

    A new U.S. State Department report has labeled the governments of Russia, Iran, China, and North Korea as “morally reprehensible” with human rights violations on a daily basis, making them “forces of instability.” …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Trump Fundraiser Offered Russian Gas Company Plan to Get Sanctions Lifted for $26 Million
    Apr20

    Trump Fundraiser Offered Russian Gas Company Plan to Get Sanctions Lifted for $26 Million

    Shortly after President Donald Trump was inaugurated last year, top Republican fundraiser Elliott Broidy offered Russian gas giant Novatek a $26 million lobbying plan aimed at removing the company from a U.S. sanctions list, according to documents obtained by The Intercept. Broidy is a Trump associate who was deputy finance chair of the...