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    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...

    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”...

    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...

    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...

    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....

    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...

    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...

    Mock Battle And Evil Spirits At A Pagan Christmas Festival
    Dec28

    Mock Battle And Evil Spirits At A Pagan Christmas Festival

    The Ukrainian village of Orlivka, near the Romanian border, celebrates its own unique version of Christmas: a festival that unites Christian and old shamanistic traditions. (RFE/RL’s Current Time TV) …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Russia worried U.S. will supply Syrian rebels with shoulder-fired air defence missiles
    Dec28

    Russia worried U.S. will supply Syrian rebels with shoulder-fired air defence missiles

    Russia has voiced concerns the U.S. is planning to provide Syrian rebels with shoulder-fired missiles, warning that such equipment to shoot down aircraft could fall into the hands of jihadists. But the U.S. is denying that it has any plans to supply such weapons. “Our position on MANPADS (man-portable air-defense systems) has not changed,” U.S....

    Joe Biden reportedly played an important role in the UN vote on Israeli settlements
    Dec28

    Joe Biden reportedly played an important role in the UN vote on Israeli settlements

    U.S. Vice-President Joe Biden speaks at the First Ministers’ and National Indigenous Leaders’ meeting in Ottawa, on Friday, Dec. 9, 2016. (Credit: AP) Although the United States abstained from Friday’s controversial UN vote condemning Israeli expansion into Palestinian land, a new story is emerging claiming that Vice President...