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    Election 2016 And The Growing Global Nuclear Threat
    Nov06

    Election 2016 And The Growing Global Nuclear Threat

    Playing a Game of Chicken with Nuclear StrategyCross-posted with TomDispatch.comOnce upon a time, when choosing a new president, a factor for many voters was the perennial question: “Whose finger do you want on the nuclear button?” Of all the responsibilities of America’s top executive, none may be more momentous than deciding whether, and...

    What Vladimir Putin Wants From America’s Elections
    Nov06

    What Vladimir Putin Wants From America’s Elections

    From summer’s hack of Democratic National Committee emails to warnings about the possibility of Russian-backed cyberattacks on U.S. voting systems, Russia has taken on an outsized role in the American presidential election. But what does Russian President Vladimir Putin really want, and what should America do about it? Peter Pomerantsev and...

    The Latest: Trump aide claims Clinton planted protestor
    Nov06

    The Latest: Trump aide claims Clinton planted protestor

    WASHINGTON — The Latest on the presidential campaign (all times EST): 10:20 a.m. Donald Trump’s campaign manager is saying without evidence that a Trump protester involved in a disturbance at a rally in Reno, Nevada, was “a Democratic plant or operative.” Trump was speaking to supporters when chaos broke out in the crowd, and...

    Trump’s trailblazers: Billionaires who turned to politics
    Nov06

    Trump’s trailblazers: Billionaires who turned to politics

    Americans have elected presidents with business experience before — among them, George W. Bush, who ran an oil company, and Herbert Hoover, a mining executive. Trump would be the first American president to never have held elected office, or other high-level government or military post. The real estate magnate has long promoted his business...

    The Main Suspect in the Assassination of Ukrainian-Separatist Leaders Appears to Be Their Big Buddy
    Nov06

    The Main Suspect in the Assassination of Ukrainian-Separatist Leaders Appears to Be Their Big Buddy

    Image: Flag of the separatist Donetsk People’s Republic Three weeks ago a Russian who had led a motley group of Ukrainian separatists and their Russian sympathizers was blown to bits in the elevator of his apartment in the eastern Ukrainian city of Donetsk. Speculation immediately began about who had killed Motorola, a 33-year-old who had...

    Budapest is Burning: The Hungarian Revolt That Shook the Soviet Empire
    Nov05

    Budapest is Burning: The Hungarian Revolt That Shook the Soviet Empire

    Michael Peck Politics, Europe The 1956 uprising ultimately failed, but delivered a serious shock to the Soviet system. It was sixty years ago when teenagers hurling Molotov cocktails breached a crack in the Iron Curtain. In the autumn of 1956, East Germany, Hungary, Poland and the rest of eastern Europe seemed firmly in the grip of the Soviet...

    American Democracy’s Downside Parallels China’s ‘Bad Emperor’ Problem
    Nov05

    American Democracy’s Downside Parallels China’s ‘Bad Emperor’ Problem

    Donald Trump, a xenophobe and liar with no governing experience, could become the leader of the world’s most powerful nation after next week’s American election. That prospect scares the living daylights out of people around the planet, as these comments from HuffPost’s international editions indicate. That the vile campaign...

    Why Are U.S. Nuclear Missiles Still On High-Alert?
    Nov05

    Why Are U.S. Nuclear Missiles Still On High-Alert?

    Both former Secretary of Defense William Perry and former National Security Adviser Zbigniew Brzezinski have spoken about middle of the night phone calls they received in response to purported incoming nuclear strikes. Though the alerts were quickly determined to be false alarms, what if they had happened during a time of crisis, like the Cuban...

    Why Russia Is Interfering In The U.S. Presidential Elections
    Nov05

    Why Russia Is Interfering In The U.S. Presidential Elections

    On October 7, 2016, the United States government accused Russia of illegally attempting to influence the results of the US presidential election. The Obama administration’s condemnation of Russia’s interference in the US electoral process followed widespread speculation about Russian collusion with WikiLeaks and allegations of Kremlin...

    The Frightening Failure Of U.S. Television Media
    Nov05

    The Frightening Failure Of U.S. Television Media

    Truth is often to be found in contrasts. I was fortunate enough to attend the Democratic convention in Philadelphia in July. Aside from all the normal bunting and hoopla, the event was genuinely interesting: well-organised and informative. There was plenty of opportunity for a wide range of speakers to contribute. Some of the speeches were...