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    Here’s what John Kerry should have said about Israel
    Dec31

    Here’s what John Kerry should have said about Israel

    Earlier this month, the UN Security Council adopted Resolution 2334, which declared Israeli settlements on occupied lands illegal. The United States, which had the power to stop the resolution, abstained. Avi Benlolo shares his view of what Secretary of State John Kerry should have said afterward: On behalf of my administration and president, I...

    Timeline: Three decades of diplomatic spats between U.S. and Moscow
    Dec31

    Timeline: Three decades of diplomatic spats between U.S. and Moscow

    WASHINGTON — U.S. relations with Moscow during and after the Cold War have been marred by diplomatic dustups ranging from espionage scandals to an Olympics boycott. Current tensions, highlighted by President Barack Obama’s decision to impose sanctions and expel 35 Russia diplomats, is exceptional because it stems from U.S. allegations of...

    Interview: Three Senior U.S. Senators Take Hard Line On Russia
    Dec31

    Interview: Three Senior U.S. Senators Take Hard Line On Russia

    Three senior United States senators have taken a strict line on Russia’s actions in Ukraine, and the Kremlin’s alleged interference in the recent U.S. presidential election. In an interview with RFE/RL’s Ukrainian service during a visit to Kyiv, Senators Lindsey Graham (R-South Carolina), John McCain (R-Arizona) and Amy...

    How Putin and Netanyahu are exploiting the transition
    Dec31

    How Putin and Netanyahu are exploiting the transition

    What do you get when you mix eight years of grudges, complex geopolitics and four world leaders — including incoming and outgoing American presidents with diametrically opposing views of the world — all convinced that this is a make-or-break moment with historic implications?This week, apparently.Presidential transitions tend to be quiet affairs,...

    Vladimir Putin responds to U.S. sanctions and diplomat ousting
    Dec30

    Vladimir Putin responds to U.S. sanctions and diplomat ousting

    Russian President Vladimir Putin speaks at a meeting in St. Petersburg, Russia. (AP Photo/Dmitri Lovetsky, File) MOSCOW—President Vladimir Putin castigated the United States on Friday for trying to punish Russia but said his country will not immediately retaliate and instead will wait for a new U.S. approach by Donald Trump. The president-elect...

    Montenegro Awaits Ratification of Its NATO Bid; US Senate Set to Vote
    Dec30

    Montenegro Awaits Ratification of Its NATO Bid; US Senate Set to Vote

    Next month, the U.S. Senate could vote on ratification of Montenegro’s long-standing bid to become 29th member of NATO. The Alliance officially endorsed the accession bid at its July conference in Warsaw. So far, 19 of 28 NATO allies have officially approved. The endorsement of United States lawmakers could signal others to give the green...

    Does Anyone Know What to Make of Obama’s Sanctions?
    Dec30

    Does Anyone Know What to Make of Obama’s Sanctions?

    What is a bewildered citizen to make of the sanctions that President Obama levied on Russian officials and the Russian government on Thursday? The confusion starts with the news coverage. The Associated Press, for example, blares that “President Barack Obama has slapped harsh sanctions on the Russian intelligence services.” Meanwhile the former...

    Thirty years ago, Trump proposed allying with the USSR against France and Pakistan
    Dec30

    Thirty years ago, Trump proposed allying with the USSR against France and Pakistan

    Way back in 1987, journalist Ron Rosembaum interviewed real estate developer and casino mogul Donald Trump on a somewhat unusual topic — nuclear weapons. Rosembaum has long been interested in the issue (he even wrote a book, How The End Begins: The Road to Nuclear World War III) but Trump at the time didn’t have much of a political profile....

    Trump tweets praise of Putin: ‘I always knew he was very smart!’
    Dec30

    Trump tweets praise of Putin: ‘I always knew he was very smart!’

    President-elect Donald Trump praised Russian President Vladimir Putin on Friday, calling him “very smart” and lauding his “great move” not to retaliate against the U.S. over sanctions intended to punish the Kremlin for launching cyberattacks targeting the American electoral system. “Great move on delay (by V. Putin) – I always knew he was very...

    Bolton: Obama sanctions on Russia not enough
    Dec30

    Bolton: Obama sanctions on Russia not enough

    Former United Nations Ambassador John Bolton says President Obama’s sanctions on Russia are not a sufficient response to Russia’s “attack on our constitutional system.”“I don’t think they will have much impact at all,” Bolton told “Fox & Friends… …read more Source: The...