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    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...

    Key Senate committee won’t probe possible Trump-Russia collusion
    Jan13

    Key Senate committee won’t probe possible Trump-Russia collusion

    Senate Intelligence Committee Chairman Richard Burr (R-N.C.) said Thursday his panel’s investigation into Russia’s meddling in the presidential election would not look into possible contacts between Moscow and the Trump campaign.Burr’s comments raise questions about Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell’s piecemeal...

    What kind of threat does Russia pose to the U.S.?
    Jan13

    What kind of threat does Russia pose to the U.S.?

    STEVE INSKEEP: Now, President-elect Trump has said he would like to improve relations with Russia. His choice for defense secretary views Russia as America’s number one threat. Let’s listen to General James Mattis at his hearing today. GEN. JAMES MATTIS (RET.), Secretary of Defense-Designate: I would consider the principal threats to...

    Poland rejoices as 3,500 U.S. troops arrive to deter Russia
    Jan13

    Poland rejoices as 3,500 U.S. troops arrive to deter Russia

    Deployment part of a larger NATO commitment to protect region worried about Vladimir Putin’s intentions after annexation of Ukraine. …read more Source: Toronto...

    Tillerson irks Beijing, muddles policy on South China Sea
    Jan13

    Tillerson irks Beijing, muddles policy on South China Sea

    Secretary of State-designate Rex Tillerson testifies on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, Jan. 11, 2107, at his confirmation hearing before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee. (AP Photo/Steve Helber) (Credit: AP) Donald Trump’s pick to lead the State Department top U.S. diplomat has stoked confusion over South China Sea policy by...

    Trump State pick irks Beijing, muddles policy on S China Sea
    Jan13

    Trump State pick irks Beijing, muddles policy on S China Sea

    WASHINGTON — Donald Trump’s pick to lead the State Department has stoked confusion over the U.S.’s South China Sea policy by appearing to advocate a blockade of Chinese man-made islands. A person familiar with deliberations inside the Trump transition team was aware of no such planning, raising the likelihood that Rex Tillerson...

    A Sanctions Skeptic for State?
    Jan12

    A Sanctions Skeptic for State?

    Rex Tillerson, Donald Trump’s choice to serve as secretary of state, fielded roughly nine hours of questions before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee on Tuesday. Among other things, he was asked for his views on the role of economic sanctions in foreign policy, whether fossil fuels contribute to climate change, and how a Trump...

    The Mattis confirmation hearing is happening in an alternate world where Trump lost
    Jan12

    The Mattis confirmation hearing is happening in an alternate world where Trump lost

    Early in Thursday’s Senate confirmation hearings for Gen. James Mattis, Trump’s pick for secretary of defense, Sen. Jack Reed asked something that, for most Trump nominees, would be a tough question: What do you think about working with Russia to solve problems? Mattis’s answer was blunt, and very un-Trumplike. “I’m all...

    Ukraine interfered with 2016 election to help Hillary – coordinated with DNC operative
    Jan12

    Ukraine interfered with 2016 election to help Hillary – coordinated with DNC operative

    Point out the inarguable fact that Hillary Clinton was a terrible candidate, and they respond “Russians.” Remind them of her supreme arrogance and overconfidence, and they respond “Russians.” …read more Source: Canada Free...