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    Rex Tillerson’s Warm Relationship With Putin Chills Kremlin Critics’ Hopes
    Dec18

    Rex Tillerson’s Warm Relationship With Putin Chills Kremlin Critics’ Hopes

    In Russia, supporters and opponents of President Vladimir Putin agree on very little. Yet as Donald Trump, the U.S. president-elect, prepares to enter the White House, there is one thing they are in full accordance on: For the next four years at least, the United States will stop promoting human rights and democracy in Russia. “Putin had an...

    America’s Future Relations With Russia and China
    Dec17

    America’s Future Relations With Russia and China

    Blake Franko Security, Asia Are hawks prepared to level with Americans about the potential costs of our commitments? Are they Russia hawks like Senators John McCain and Lindsey Graham prepared to level with Americans and “honestly tell them that U.S. soldiers should die for Kiev and Tbilisi, and not even for Kiev and Tibilisi but to provide them...

    China saber-rattles near South China Sea with live-fire drills
    Dec17

    China saber-rattles near South China Sea with live-fire drills

    Despite concerns over its aggressive and disputed growing influence in the South China Sea, China conducted its first live-fire drills off a new aircraft carrier, the Liaoning, Thursday according to their official state media. The drills come on the heels of an official announcement last month that the Liaoning, purchased as an incomplete hull...

    FBI Met With Poroshenko Accuser; No Further Talks Planned
    Dec17

    FBI Met With Poroshenko Accuser; No Further Talks Planned

    The U.S. Justice Department has cut ties with a fugitive Ukrainian member of parliament who said he had turned over damning evidence proving the corruption of Ukraine’s president, a spokesman told RFE/RL on December 16. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    This Week in Donald Trump’s conflicts of interest: Divesting? Nah!
    Dec17

    This Week in Donald Trump’s conflicts of interest: Divesting? Nah!

    (Credit: AP/Evan Vucci) Not a lot of new conflicts of interest emerged from the Donald Trump camp this week (although this isn’t to say that nothing came out), but plenty of news outlets were able to clarify the exact nature of these conflicts in important ways. Let’s begin. Donald Trump’s conflicts-of-interest press conference...

    Russia’s Forgotten Anti-Stalinist Playwright
    Dec17

    Russia’s Forgotten Anti-Stalinist Playwright

    In 1933, George Bernard Shaw wrote the Manchester Guardian to protest the British press’s “blind and reckless” reporting on Russia. “Particularly offensive and ridiculous,” Shaw claimed, was “the revival of the old attempts to represent the condition of Russian workers as one of slavery and starvation, the Five-Year Plan as a failure, the...

    The Foreign Stories To Watch in 2017: Newsweek’s Staff Picks
    Dec17

    The Foreign Stories To Watch in 2017: Newsweek’s Staff Picks

    A lot of people are hoping for good news in 2017. We didn’t have to look far this year to find gloom, and lots of it. The worst mass shooting in U.S. history; Brussels, the epicenter of the European Union, struck by three suicide bombings ; revelers in Nice mowed down ; failed ceasefires in Syria; Philippine President Rodrigo...

    Russian Hacking May Have Helped Trump Win, but Russians Don’t Really Care
    Dec17

    Russian Hacking May Have Helped Trump Win, but Russians Don’t Really Care

    The recent CIA revelations that allege Russia assisted U.S. President-elect Donald Trump in his election win and reports of Russian President Vladimir Putin’s direct involvement with this interference are widely discussed in the United States, but they have so far created surprisingly little hype in Russia. In the past, when allegations of...

    The rise of the Five Star Movement, Italy’s ‘rejectionist’ party
    Dec17

    The rise of the Five Star Movement, Italy’s ‘rejectionist’ party

    JUDY WOODRUFF: But first, earlier this month, Italian voters rejected a referendum to alter that nation’s constitution — in what was a stern rebuke of Prime Minister Matteo Renzi, who resigned in the aftermath. The vote was seen as the latest instance of a rising tide of populism both in Europe, and here, against elites and the perceived...

    How Russia’s Cyberattacks Have Affected Ukraine
    Dec17

    How Russia’s Cyberattacks Have Affected Ukraine

    KYIV, Ukraine—Ukraine’s May 25, 2014, presidential election was a pivotal moment for the country. A revolution that February, in which more than 100 died, had overthrown pro-Russian President Viktor Yanukovych. Two weeks prior to the election, on May 11, pro-Russian separatists in the eastern Ukrainian cities of Donetsk and Luhansk declared...