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    Once a superpower, how strong is Russia now?
    Jan13

    Once a superpower, how strong is Russia now?

    Not since the end of the Cold War has Russia dominated U.S. headlines to the degree we’ve seen during this election. According to U.S. intelligence services, Russian President Vladimir Putin is waging a silent, global war against liberal democracy. President Barack Obama recently derided Russia, calling it a “smaller,” “weaker” nation. But...

    Ukraine, Latvia urge Trudeau government to press Trump on Russia
    Jan13

    Ukraine, Latvia urge Trudeau government to press Trump on Russia

    Two of Russia’s neighbours say new Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland is in a unique position to advise the Trump administration to be wary of Vladimir Putin. …read more Source: Toronto...

    Ukraine, Latvia urge Canada and Freeland to press Trump on Russia
    Jan13

    Ukraine, Latvia urge Canada and Freeland to press Trump on Russia

    Two of Russia’s nervous neighbours are urging the Trudeau Liberals to use Canada’s close relationship with the U.S. to encourage the incoming Trump administration not to become too cosy with the Kremlin. …read more Source: CTV...

    Ukraine, Latvia urge Canada and Freeland to press Trump on Russia
    Jan13

    Ukraine, Latvia urge Canada and Freeland to press Trump on Russia

    Two of Russia’s nervous neighbours are urging the Trudeau Liberals to use Canada’s close relationship with the U.S. to encourage the incoming Trump administration not to become too cosy with the Kremlin. The ambassadors of Ukraine and Latvia tell The Canadian Press that Canada’s historic friendship and alliance with the...

    Why Rex Tillerson’s comments on the South China Sea have Chinese state media up in arms
    Jan13

    Why Rex Tillerson’s comments on the South China Sea have Chinese state media up in arms

    Saber-rattling from Trump’s secretary of state pick has caused quite a stir. Anxiety in China has been mounting for some time over continued provocations from the incoming Trump administration. Now Chinese state-backed media outlets have started sounding the alarm in response to comments by Rex Tillerson, Trump’s nominee to be...

    Midday open thread: Scientists, California enlist in the resistance; the fanatic who will lead CIA
    Jan13

    Midday open thread: Scientists, California enlist in the resistance; the fanatic who will lead CIA

    Today’s comic by Mark Fiore is The Obama farewell addendum: What’s coming up on Sunday Kos … Obama’s farewell address: This is how you make America stronger, by Ian Reifowitz A curious case of Archie Bunker syndrome, by Propane Jane Obama’s last goodbye: Yes, we did, and yes, we still can, by Sher Watts Spooner Democratic...

    Why Freeland might be the right person to handle Russia
    Jan13

    Why Freeland might be the right person to handle Russia

    Make no mistake: Chrystia Freeland’s promotion to the position of Canada’s top diplomat is first and foremost about getting ready for relations with Donald Trump’s America. But by making Freeland Canada’s foreign minister, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has made an adroit move that stands to make Canada’s policy...

    Why France May Not Be Russia’s Next Hacking Target
    Jan13

    Why France May Not Be Russia’s Next Hacking Target

    Amid growing alarm Europe may be the next target of Russian cyberattacks, some believe France — which is gearing up for presidential and parliamentary elections this year — may not be the obvious choice. The reasons range from the candidates themselves to the lack of a powerful motive or payback for the same kind of election hacking that U.S....

    Chinese state media says US risks “large-scale war” if it blocks access to disputed islands
    Jan13

    Chinese state media says US risks “large-scale war” if it blocks access to disputed islands

    China issued a warning to the incoming Trump Administration through its state-run media on Friday that the U.S. risks a “large-scale war” if it follows through on Secretary of State nominee Rex Tillerson’s suggestion that the U.S. should block China’s access to its growing man-made islands in the South China Sea. Two Chinese dailies,...

    Exit memos from outgoing  U.S. Cabinet members
    Jan13

    Exit memos from outgoing U.S. Cabinet members

    Outgoing members of the Cabinet of President Barack Obama on January 5 submitted exit memos that included references to developments in Ukraine as it continues to face Russian aggression. Below are the relevant excerpts from the memoranda written by Secretary of State John Kerry and Secretary of Defense Ashton Carter. Secretary of State Kerry, in...