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    Obama Administration Set for One Last Strike at Israel
    Jan04

    Obama Administration Set for One Last Strike at Israel

    A week and a half ago President Obama gave the order for the U.S. to abstain on UN Security Council Resolution 2334, thereby—effectively—voting in favor and allowing the resolution to pass. As I noted, the resolution goes beyond “moral equivalency” by obfuscating Palestinian terror and incitement while branding Jewish life beyond the 1949...

    Ukraine, the West and a Dead End
    Jan04

    Ukraine, the West and a Dead End

    By Andreas UmlandWhat the West must do so that a reformed Ukraine can survive in the face of a continuing Russian threat. The continuing Ukrainian reforms and, in particular, slowly returning economic growth have started to demonstrate first real-life effects of Western help to Kyiv. Yet, as long as Ukraine’s security issues remains...

    Legitimate Differences
    Jan04

    Legitimate Differences

    Given the recent near-hysteria over Russia’s alleged hacking of U.S. political email traffic, it is difficult to imagine a U.S.-Russia relationship established upon a peaceful footing—or, to put it another way, a relationship so stable and constructive that it no longer would depend on the vagaries of changing political personalities....

    French Far-Right Presidential Contender Says Crimean Annexation Legitimate
    Jan04

    French Far-Right Presidential Contender Says Crimean Annexation Legitimate

    France’s far-right leader and presidential candidate Marine Le Pen said on January 3 that Russia’s annexation of Ukraine’s Crimea in 2014 was “not illegal.” …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    What Trump Should Understand about China and North Korea
    Jan04

    What Trump Should Understand about China and North Korea

    Doug Bandow Security, Asia While Beijing does not want a nuclear Pyongyang, it wants collapse and chaos even less. In barely two weeks Americans will learn whether Donald Trump is as smart as he claims. He triumphed over the odds to win the presidency and most of his staff picks so far look serious. But his tweets continue to raise some...

    Russian meddling doubters should wait to see report, says Brennan
    Jan04

    Russian meddling doubters should wait to see report, says Brennan

    JUDY WOODRUFF: Now we begin a series of conversations with top officials in the Obama administration, as its eight years in office come to a close. John Brennan has served as director of the Central Intelligence Agency since March of 2013. It’s an agency he knew well before his tenure as director. He was a station chief overseas, and an...

    What’s the Biggest Test Trump Will Face in 2017?
    Jan03

    What’s the Biggest Test Trump Will Face in 2017?

    “It is going to be so easy.” Those were the words candidate Donald Trump used in October, imagining a future where he, as president, would replace the Affordable Care Act with something “great.”In reality, no presidency is easy—the office’s unique role at home and around the world assures that. To be president is to face an unending barrage...

    Former CIA Director: Multiple Countries May Be Behind Political Hacks
    Jan03

    Former CIA Director: Multiple Countries May Be Behind Political Hacks

    Former CIA Director James Woolsey said on Tuesday that multiple countries may be behind the hackings into American political computer systems during the 2016 election. Woolsey said on CNN that it is difficult to determine who was behind the cyber attacks but Russia was probably involved–and likely not alone. “It’s not like taking a number...

    ‘Learning how to kill’: Right-wing militia trains Russians to fight the next war — with or without Putin
    Jan03

    ‘Learning how to kill’: Right-wing militia trains Russians to fight the next war — with or without Putin

    ST. PETERSBURG — In a half-lit basement on a side street in St. Petersburg, 18 men holding reproduction Makarov pistols were fumbling through an exercise, racking the slides, taking aim and firing. Click, click, click, click, click. Repeat. Denis Gariev, the instructor, called out to pause the training. He was not about to air his political...

    Hope For Ukraine’s Abused Bears
    Jan03

    Hope For Ukraine’s Abused Bears

    Ukrainian animal rights activists and some lawmakers are fighting to restrict the use of animals in travelling circuses. They say animals like bears, tigers and elephants often face cruelty when forced to perform under the big top. Bears rescued from circuses and private owners can now recover from abuse at a sanctuary in Ukraine. (RFE/RL’s...