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    NATO, Russia discuss air safety talks but differ on Ukraine
    Dec19

    NATO, Russia discuss air safety talks but differ on Ukraine

    NATO and Russia remain at loggerheads over Ukraine, the alliance’s top official says, but have discussed a proposal to try to improve air safety over the Baltic Sea …read more Source: U.S....

    NATO, Russia Discuss Air Safety Talks but Differ on Ukraine
    Dec19

    NATO, Russia Discuss Air Safety Talks but Differ on Ukraine

    NATO and Russia remain at loggerheads over Ukraine, the alliance’s top official says, but have discussed a proposal to try to improve air safety over the Baltic Sea …read more Source: ABC...

    NATO, Russia discuss air safety talks but differ on Ukraine
    Dec19

    NATO, Russia discuss air safety talks but differ on Ukraine

    NATO and Russia remain at loggerheads over Ukraine, the alliance’s top official said Monday, but have discussed a proposal to try to improve air safety over the Baltic Sea. NATO … Click to Continue » …read more Source: The News...

    NATO, Russia discuss air safety talks but differ on Ukraine
    Dec19

    NATO, Russia discuss air safety talks but differ on Ukraine

    NATO and Russia remain at loggerheads over Ukraine, the alliance’s top official said Monday, but have discussed a proposal to try to improve air safety over the Baltic Sea. NATO … Click to Continue » …read more Source: The Bellingham...

    European Union sanctions against Russia extended again
    Dec19

    European Union sanctions against Russia extended again

    Ed AdamczykBRUSSELS, Dec. 19 (UPI) — The European Union’s European Council announced a six-month extension of sanctions against Russia for its actions in Ukraine on Monday. …read more Source: United Press...

    ‘We Had A Future. And A Past.’
    Dec19

    ‘We Had A Future. And A Past.’

    I’m telling you, the book Secondhand Time by Svetlana Alexievich is a stunner. I’m finding it hard to put down. It’s an oral history of life in post-Soviet Russia. Alexievich simply lets people talk — all kinds of people. In the US, most of us figured that all Russians, aside from Communist Party officials, would be thrilled to...

    Why the North Korea Threat Is Greatly Exaggerated
    Dec19

    Why the North Korea Threat Is Greatly Exaggerated

    Close As President Barack Obama prepares to leave office, consider the world he has left us. In Syria, Bashar al-Assad’s regime—backed by Iran and Russia—is finishing a savage bombing campaign to retake Aleppo. Tens of thousands have been killed, hundreds of thousands have been exiled and an entire generation of Sunni Arabs in the country...

    “Looking to the Future When Dealing with Putin Only Leads to Self-Deception”
    Dec19

    “Looking to the Future When Dealing with Putin Only Leads to Self-Deception”

    Karina Orlova: Vladimir Putin often accuses the United States of trying to dominate the world—expanding its influence, and constantly pressing others. I’m paraphrasing an article authored by the Russian President, recently published in the Italian newspaper La Stampa. At a conference in Helsinki last week, you were elected to lead the newly...

    Ukraine Miners Struggle For Economic Survival
    Dec19

    Ukraine Miners Struggle For Economic Survival

    Ukraine’s eastern region of Luhansk has been shaken by a separatist conflict — and so has the local economy. The town of Hirske, located in government-controlled territory, depends on a coal mine for most of its jobs, but major investments are needed for the operation to continue. With clashes continuing just a few kilometers away,...

    Foreign-Policy Poker With Donald Trump
    Dec19

    Foreign-Policy Poker With Donald Trump

    Mayberry Machiavellis. That was the sharp and memorable term coined by John DiIulio in 2002 to describe those staff in the George W. Bush White House who imagined themselves cunning—but actually bungled everything. There needs to be an update for the would-be grand strategists of the Trump era. Perhaps Kleptocrat Kissingers?People trying to make...