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    How Trump changed the way Americans see Russia, in 4 charts
    Jan13

    How Trump changed the way Americans see Russia, in 4 charts

    On Monday afternoon, the Pew Research Center released its annual report on how Americans see foreign policy — which focused, appropriately, on Russia. Its findings are striking. The report’s findings make a very compelling case that Donald Trump’s victory has, single-handedly, transformed the way Americans see Russia. Republicans are...

    U.S. Ambassador to E.U. Says It’s ‘Lunacy’ for Trump to Back European Populists
    Jan13

    U.S. Ambassador to E.U. Says It’s ‘Lunacy’ for Trump to Back European Populists

    The outgoing U.S. Ambassador to the European Union (E.U.) has warned it would be “lunacy” for the administration of Donald Trump to take advice from nationalist and populist politicians in Europe who are encouraging the break-up of the E.U. Anthony L. Gardner, a former private equity chief appointed by President Barack Obama to represent U.S....

    Trump: I want my Cabinet picks to ‘express their own thoughts, not mine’
    Jan13

    Trump: I want my Cabinet picks to ‘express their own thoughts, not mine’

    Donald Trump tweeted his support of his Cabinet nominees early Friday morning after multiple news organizations highlighted the different stances between the president-elect and some of his picks, writing that they should feel free to express views different from his own.“All of my Cabinet nominee are looking good and doing a great job. I want...

    Freeland’s complicated relationship with Russia might work in our favour
    Jan13

    Freeland’s complicated relationship with Russia might work in our favour

    Chrystia Freeland’s appointment as foreign affairs minister has to be warmly welcomed, but comes with a little anti-Russian baggage. Weighing what is to like in her appointment against the Russian baggage is easy, but needs to be clearly set out. A woman foreign affairs minister – all to the good and too rare in Canadian history. A minister...

    The Morning Vertical, January 13, 2016
    Jan13

    The Morning Vertical, January 13, 2016

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

    Hungary to Meet NATO Defense Spending Goal by 2026
    Jan13

    Hungary to Meet NATO Defense Spending Goal by 2026

    Hungary will increase its defense spending gradually to 2 percent of its economic output by 2026 from 0.95 percent now, Defense Minister Istvan Simicsko said Thursday. Hungary, which joined NATO in 1999, spends less on defense than other eastern European members Poland, Czech Republic, Slovakia, Romania and Bulgaria. Although military spending...

    FakePrez.Con
    Jan13

    FakePrez.Con

    “I first came to Chicago when I was in my early 20s, still trying to figure out who I was,” President Obama told the nation on Tuesday. After eight years of his presidency, many others are still trying to figure out who, exactly, this guy is. His farewell address offered few clues but his own books and those of his narrator confirm that the...

    Biden Praises Pence For Knowledge Of Russia; Gives Him Tips On Ukraine
    Jan13

    Biden Praises Pence For Knowledge Of Russia; Gives Him Tips On Ukraine

    U.S. Vice President Joe Biden praised the man who will replace him, saying Vice President-elect Mike Pence knows more about Russia than his running mate Donald Trump. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Chinese Media Has Told Rex Tillerson to ‘Prepare For a Military Clash’
    Jan13

    Chinese Media Has Told Rex Tillerson to ‘Prepare For a Military Clash’

    China’s state media has responded forcefully to suggestions by U.S. Secretary of State nominee Rex Tillerson that China should be barred from the artificial islands it has built in the South China Sea, warning that any such attempt would force a “devastating confrontation” and both sides should “prepare for a military clash.” On Wednesday,...

    Russia Returns to Afghanistan
    Jan13

    Russia Returns to Afghanistan

    Arif Rafiq Politics, Eurasia Russia could ally with China and Pakistan to create an alternative bloc to the U.S-led coalition. Russia is a great power that retains muscle memory (and a strategic arsenal) from its past superpowerdom. In the Ukraine and Syria, Russia has challenged the United States—its former peer and a hesitant hegemon in...