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    Barack Obama’s Foreign Policy Leaves Behind An Uneasy World
    Jan09

    Barack Obama’s Foreign Policy Leaves Behind An Uneasy World

    WASHINGTON ― The bombs kept falling after they had destroyed all the hospitals.They kept coming as international aid agencies warned about the thousands of Syrian children they could hit.They didn’t pause as temperatures fell below freezing, threatening families with no shelter, or as pro-regime fighters came close enough to civilians to...

    The Morning Vertical, January 9, 2017
    Jan09

    The Morning Vertical, January 9, 2017

    Your daily roundup. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Why France’s Marine Le Pen Is Doubling Down on Russia Support
    Jan09

    Why France’s Marine Le Pen Is Doubling Down on Russia Support

    There are no Russian signs on the walls of the far-right National Front campaign headquarters, where the party leader Marine Le Pen—likely the most popular contender for French president—sits in front of a banner trumpeting her newly minted campaign slogan: Au nom du peuple – “In the name of the people.” But listen carefully, and one of the...

    It’s the Corruption, Stupid
    Jan09

    It’s the Corruption, Stupid

    The stupidity I’m referring to is mine. In July 2015 I visited Moldova, a small, picturesque, impoverished country wedged between Romania, which is part of the European Union, and the breakaway region of Transnistria, which borders Ukraine and is mostly pro-Russian. My purpose was to observe the ground-level operations of Radio Free Europe,...

    This Is Everything the U.S. Army Wants for the Wars of the Future
    Jan08

    This Is Everything the U.S. Army Wants for the Wars of the Future

    Joseph Trevithick Security, Armored vehicles, helicopter engines and lifesaving medical tech. In 2014, having withdrawn from Iraq and looking to end its official combat mission in Afghanistan, the U.S. Army started to assess the impact of more than a decade of almost exclusively fighting insurgents and terrorists. In that time, it had trained its...

    Obama’s Unforced Errors on Foreign Policy
    Jan08

    Obama’s Unforced Errors on Foreign Policy

    When Barack Obama moves two miles from 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue to 2446 Belmont Road in Washington’s Kalorama neighborhood, he will live half a mile from 2340 S Street, where Woodrow Wilson spent his three post-presidential years. Wilson’s embittering foreign policy failure was the Senate’s rejection of the U.S. participation in...

    Tim Kaine: Why does Trump repeatedly act as Putin’s defense lawyer?
    Jan07

    Tim Kaine: Why does Trump repeatedly act as Putin’s defense lawyer?

    Yesterday’s Senate hearings on the extensive Russian efforts to get Donald Trump elected U.S. president produced a lot of good sound bites, and much-needed pushback against the right-wing propaganda machine’s bizarre efforts to legitimize WikiLeaks at the expense of the entirety of U.S. intelligence networks. But I kept thinking those...

    John Kerry: Trump Moving U.S. Embassy to Jerusalem Would Cause Mideast ‘Explosion’
    Jan07

    John Kerry: Trump Moving U.S. Embassy to Jerusalem Would Cause Mideast ‘Explosion’

    Secretary of State John Kerry said Friday that some possible foreign policy shifts by the Trump administration would be “explosive.” …read more Source:...

    Donald Trump wants retired Sen. Dan Coats as security chief
    Jan07

    Donald Trump wants retired Sen. Dan Coats as security chief

    President-elect Donald Trump and his wife Melania walk with Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, of Ky., after a meeting on Capitol Hill on Nov. 10, 2016. (Alex Brandon/AP/CP) WASHINGTON — President-elect Donald Trump on Saturday named retired Sen. Dan Coats as national intelligence director, saying the former member of the Senate Intelligence...

    European Cold Weather Prompts Record Volumes From Russian Gas Giant Gazprom
    Jan07

    European Cold Weather Prompts Record Volumes From Russian Gas Giant Gazprom

    Russian state-controlled gas giant Gazprom said it was pumping record volumes to Europe amid unusually cold temperatures. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...