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Section: US & Canada

    Moscow Is Blaming Ambassador’s Killing on ‘Anti-Russian Propaganda’
    Dec28

    Moscow Is Blaming Ambassador’s Killing on ‘Anti-Russian Propaganda’

    Russia’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs has blamed those propagating “anti-Russian propaganda” for the killing of their ambassador to Turkey, who was shot dead on December 19. Andrey Karlov was killed by an off-duty Turkish policeman during a gallery exhibition, who shouted “ “I am on the path of Syria, I am on the path of Aleppo,” ” as he...

    US Retreat from Syria
    Dec28

    US Retreat from Syria

    Russia and Turkey are systematically excluding the United States from events in Syria. The US must either demand a seat at the table, shaping negotiations, or cede diplomacy to Russia and Turkey, knowing they will act in their narrow national interests to the detriment of Syrians. Collusion between Russia and Turkey has been underway since August...

    Russia’s Biggest Bank Hails Donald Trump as ‘President of Change’
    Dec28

    Russia’s Biggest Bank Hails Donald Trump as ‘President of Change’

    The head of Russia’s biggest bank, Herman Gref, has hailed U.S. President-elect Donald Trump as the leader of “change,” suggesting he has hopes of a change in the sanctions on Russian state officials and enterprises. State lender Sberbank has been on the sanctions list since 2014, after Moscow annexed Crimea from Ukraine and began...

    Focus on Institutions, Not Personalities
    Dec28

    Focus on Institutions, Not Personalities

    The year 2016 may be remembered as marking the beginning of the end of the postwar international liberal order.The global rise of nationalism has in many cases coincided with the decline of social and economic openness, ascendant since the fall of the Berlin Wall. Across the world, voters are embracing leaders and policies opposed to freer trade...

    Report: Biden ‘put pressure’ on Ukraine to vote for anti-Israel UN resolution for 14-0 ‘optics’
    Dec28

    Report: Biden ‘put pressure’ on Ukraine to vote for anti-Israel UN resolution for 14-0 ‘optics’

    Vice President Joe Biden reportedly “put pressure” on Ukraine to vote in favor of United Nations Security Council Resolution 2334 in order to protect “the optics” created by the United States’ decision to abstain from voting on the issue. “Did Biden put pressure on the Ukrainians? Categorically yes,” an anonymous source with close...

    McCain and Graham: U.S. needs to hit Russia hard for election hacking
    Dec28

    McCain and Graham: U.S. needs to hit Russia hard for election hacking

    Republican Sens. John McCain and Lindsey Graham called Wednesday for Congress to take a tougher stance against Russia for meddling in the U.S. presidential election. In an interview on Fox News from Latvia, where he and Graham were touring the Baltic states, McCain said legislators should “increase the sanctions on Russia for this misbehavior”...

    Ukraine Conflict Monitor OSCE Confirms Cyber-attack
    Dec28

    Ukraine Conflict Monitor OSCE Confirms Cyber-attack

    A French media report points a finger at the Russia group behind the DNC hacks. …read more Source: ABC...

    The Foreign Policy Wonk’s Best Songs of 2016
    Dec28

    The Foreign Policy Wonk’s Best Songs of 2016

    From Filipino folk to Ukrainian pop to the Rolling Stones, it was a turbulent political year, with a soundtrack to match. …read more Source: Foreign...

    Lindsey Graham: ‘99 percent’ of senators believe Russia interfered in the election
    Dec28

    Lindsey Graham: ‘99 percent’ of senators believe Russia interfered in the election

    Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) said Tuesday that the vast majority of senators believe that Russia interfered in the Nov. 8 election — and they plan to act. “I would say that 99 percent of us believe that the Russians did this, and we’re going to do something about it,” Graham told CNN’s Jim Sciutto during a joint interview with Sen....

    Putin, Duterte, Assad, Xi, Erdogan: Why 2016 was the worst of years
    Dec28

    Putin, Duterte, Assad, Xi, Erdogan: Why 2016 was the worst of years

    There’s no getting around it. The year 2016 was a dirty, filthy year. A look back over the annus horribilis reveals a bleak and broken corpse-strewn terrain. There were rays of light, and there is a case to be made for optimism in the long run. We’ll come to that. But first, the hard part. Never in its 71-year history has the United...