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    Russia is making a show of leaving the International Criminal Court
    Nov16

    Russia is making a show of leaving the International Criminal Court

    Vladimir Putin ordered on Wednesday that Russia withdraw its signature from the founding statue of the International Criminal Court. The move followed criticism from the court regarding the country’s annexation of Crimea, and called for an investigation into its airstrikes in Syria. Russia’s withdrawal comes just weeks after three...

    Punches thrown in Ukrainian parliament as MPs get personal
    Nov16

    Punches thrown in Ukrainian parliament as MPs get personal

    Two Ukrainian lawmakers get involved in a fistfight after one accuses the other of having ties to Russia. …read more Source: USA...

    ICC supporters call for unity after withdrawals, Russia snub
    Nov16

    ICC supporters call for unity after withdrawals, Russia snub

    The court’s chief prosecutor, Fatou Bensouda, sought to downplay the impact of the departures, saying, “this is not a crisis for the Rome Statute system, but a set-back in our joint efforts towards achieving a more peaceful and just world.” Human Rights Watch urged member states not to water down the court’s core...

    Germany Alarmed About Potential Russian Interference In Election: Spy Chief
    Nov16

    Germany Alarmed About Potential Russian Interference In Election: Spy Chief

    Germany is alarmed that Russia may seek to interfere in its national elections next year, the domestic intelligence chief said, echoing concerns raised in the United States before Donald Trump’s presidential election victory.German officials have accused Moscow of trying to manipulate German media to fan popular angst over issues like the...

    Russia withdraws backing for International Criminal Court
    Nov16

    Russia withdraws backing for International Criminal Court

    Move comes day after U.N. human rights committee condemned Russia’s “temporary occupation of Crimea” in Ukraine …read more Source:...

    Putin Withdraws Signature from International Criminal Court
    Nov16

    Putin Withdraws Signature from International Criminal Court

    President Vladimir Putin has decided Russia is out of the International Criminal Court. Putin signed a decree Wednesday removing the country from the first legal body with permanent international jurisdiction to prosecute genocide, crimes against humanity, and war crimes. Putin’s decree was published on the Kremlin’s website and a...

    Russia Withdraws Signature From ICC’s Founding Statute
    Nov16

    Russia Withdraws Signature From ICC’s Founding Statute

    Russia says it is formally withdrawing its signature from the founding statute of the International Criminal Court (ICC). …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Europe May Need Its Own Nuclear Deterrence Plan If Donald Trump Has His Way
    Nov16

    Europe May Need Its Own Nuclear Deterrence Plan If Donald Trump Has His Way

    BERLIN ― Europe needs to think about developing its own nuclear deterrent strategy given concerns that U.S. President-elect Donald Trump could scale back U.S. military commitments in Europe, a senior member of Chancellor Angela Merkel’s conservatives said.Roderich Kiesewetter, foreign policy spokesman for the conservative bloc in...

    Putin Withdraws Russia From International Criminal Court
    Nov16

    Putin Withdraws Russia From International Criminal Court

    Russian President Vladimir Putin has signed a decree to withdraw Russia from the International Criminal Court, which rules on such grave charges as genocide and crimes against humanity. Putin’s decree, published Wednesday on the Kremlin’s website, comes a day after the U.N. General Assembly’s human rights committee approved a...

    Repairing the U.S.-Russia Relationship
    Nov16

    Repairing the U.S.-Russia Relationship

    I was part of the second panel at TAC‘s foreign policy conference yesterday on U.S.-Russian relations. Here are the remarks I gave: U.S.-Russian relations are worse than they have been at any point since the end of the Cold War, and both governments have defined their interests in Syria and Ukraine in such a way that it is difficult to see how...