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    Here Are All the Reasons Striking Syria Was a Bad Idea
    Apr17

    Here Are All the Reasons Striking Syria Was a Bad Idea

    Ted Galen Carpenter Security, Middle East For one, it is a flagrant violation of the U.S. Constitution. The air and missile strikes that the United States and its British and French allies launched against Syrian government targets are reprehensible for so many reasons. First, Washington’s action is a flagrant violation of the U.S....

    Veteran Djukanovic Wins Montenegro Presidential Election
    Apr17

    Veteran Djukanovic Wins Montenegro Presidential Election

    Pro-European Union leader Milo Djukanovic has won Montenegro’s presidential election to extend his dominance over the country’s politics. The state election commission said on Monday a preliminary count showed he won 54.1 percent of Sunday’s vote with 97 percent counted and Mladen Bojanic won 33.2 percent on a 63.9 percent...

    As US-China Trade War Looms, Ukraine Stands to Gain
    Apr17

    As US-China Trade War Looms, Ukraine Stands to Gain

    KYIV, Ukraine—Amid the specter of a looming trade war with the U.S., China is boosting its economic ties with Ukraine. For one, Ukraine has overtaken the U.S. as China’s top corn supplier. Five years ago, the U.S. supplied about 97 percent of Chinese corn imports. In 2017, however, Ukraine accounted for about two-thirds of China’s...

    Superpower: China Claims This Is Biggest Naval Parade in 600 Years
    Apr16

    Superpower: China Claims This Is Biggest Naval Parade in 600 Years

    Frank Chen Security, Asia The PLAN is flexing its muscles. More than 10,000 People’s Liberation Army airmen, marines and sailors boarded 48 naval vessels and 76 aircraft for a major show of force with Chinese President Xi Jinping in the South China Sea on Thursday. During his rallying cry for loyalty and devotion, the Communist Party leader...

    Did China Just Admit Its Aircraft Carrier Is a Paper Tiger?
    Apr16

    Did China Just Admit Its Aircraft Carrier Is a Paper Tiger?

    Asia Times Security, Asia Beijing has become more honest about the Liaoning’s shortcomings, saying it is anxious to upgrade its carrier-borne fighters. It requires “a little bit luck plus a strong body and mind” to land a plane safely on the deck of China’s sole aircraft carrier Liaoning, China Central Television has revealed. A...

    Rohingya, Venezuela added to Canada’s G7 international security agenda
    Apr16

    Rohingya, Venezuela added to Canada’s G7 international security agenda

    OTTAWA — Canada is expanding the focus of the upcoming G7 foreign ministers meeting to include the plight of Rohingya Muslims fleeing Myanmar for Bangladesh and the democratic backslide in Venezuela. Peter Boehm, Canada’s chief summit organizer, says those items are being added to the “perennial” international security issues...

    Misdiagnosing the Western Crisis
    Apr16

    Misdiagnosing the Western Crisis

    Disentangling cause and effect is notoriously hard in social and human sciences, and the current crisis of the West is no exception. Is Donald Trump to blame for the erosion of the “liberal international order”? Is Vladimir Putin undermining our democracies? Has the proliferation of fake news and cognitive bubbles on social media amplified the...

    Ukrainian Man Denies Sabotage Charges In Russia-Controlled Crimea
    Apr16

    Ukrainian Man Denies Sabotage Charges In Russia-Controlled Crimea

    Ukrainian national Yevhen Panov pleaded not guilty to sabotage charges as a Russia-imposed court in annexed Crimea started his trial on April 16. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Jailed Ukrainian Lawmaker Savchenko Resumes Hunger Strike
    Apr16

    Jailed Ukrainian Lawmaker Savchenko Resumes Hunger Strike

    Ukrainian lawmaker Nadia Savchenko, who is in jail pending trial on charges of plotting a terrorist attack on parliament with grenades and automatic weapons, has resumed a hunger strike. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    WaPo: Trump Battles With Top Aides Over Stances Seen As Too Anti-Russian
    Apr16

    WaPo: Trump Battles With Top Aides Over Stances Seen As Too Anti-Russian

    Despite President Donald Trump’s increasingly aggressive positioning on Russia in recent months, he has been reluctant or even angry about confronting that country, the Washington Post reported Sunday night. The Post painted a picture of Trump in a stand-off with top foreign policy advisers on moves seen to be anti-Russian: expelling a...