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    The Temptation of a “Grand Bargain”
    Dec12

    The Temptation of a “Grand Bargain”

    Great-power rivalries are recurrent in history, and once in place, they endure until one side gives up the fight (e.g., the Soviet Union) or is defeated in a war (e.g., Kaiser’s Germany). The risks associated with such competitions often lead to an understandable temptation: Why remain locked in a struggle when perhaps a grand bargain may...

    Global Conflicts to Watch in 2017
    Dec12

    Global Conflicts to Watch in 2017

    Over the last several years, concern about a particular threat to the United States has been steadily rising in a survey of American foreign-policy experts and government officials by the Council on Foreign Relations. On an annual basis, hundreds of respondents estimate the likelihood and impact on U.S. interests of 30 possible conflicts in the...

    Savchenko Meets Russia-Backed Separatist Leaders, Stirring Outrage
    Dec12

    Savchenko Meets Russia-Backed Separatist Leaders, Stirring Outrage

    Ukrainian lawmaker Nadia Savchenko has confirmed that she met with the leadership of Russia-backed separatists for consultations on prisoner swaps. The move triggered rebukes from her party for what it called “negotiating with terrorists.” …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Russian hackers, Donald Trump, and the 2016 election, explained
    Dec12

    Russian hackers, Donald Trump, and the 2016 election, explained

    A growing political firestorm about the future of US foreign policy. Explosive reports over the weekend from the Washington Post and the New York Times indicate that the CIA is now prepared to clearly state what Hillary Clinton’s campaign and her allies have long maintained — that emails stolen from her campaign chair John Podesta and...

    Trump battles for legitimacy
    Dec12

    Trump battles for legitimacy

    Donald Trump thinks they’re out to get him.The president-elect is mounting a furious public defense of his legitimacy, charging that his political adversaries are trying to undermine him before he even takes office — and they’re using bogus intel to do it.Pushing back on the CIA’s leaked conclusion that Russian...

    Russia’s American Coup
    Dec12

    Russia’s American Coup

    Russian President Vladimir Putin (C) and Defence Minister Sergei Shoigu (R) take part in celebrations for Navy Day in Baltiysk, Kaliningrad region, Russia, July 26, 2015. (Mikhail Klimentyev/Ria Novosti/Reuters) Some of the most important moments in history happen fast, like a flash of lighting. A tank crosses a border or a prince is assassinated...

    Why Canada should embrace a more realist foreign policy
    Dec12

    Why Canada should embrace a more realist foreign policy

    This is Part I of a three-part series on Canadian foreign policy. With a summit on Arctic affairs having taken place in Ottawa last month between Canada and Russia, it has been pointed out that, unlike that of its predecessor after the annexation of Crimea, the Trudeau government’s approach is to cooperate with Moscow in those areas where...

    Top GOP leader: Senate to probe reports of Russia hacking
    Dec12

    Top GOP leader: Senate to probe reports of Russia hacking

    NEW YORK (AP) — The top Senate Republican said Monday that Congress will investigate a CIA assessment that Russia interfered in the November election on behalf of Donald Trump, an intelligence conclusion that the incoming commander in chief has called “ridiculous.” Majority Leader Mitch McConnell told reporters that an inquiry would be conducted...

    The Senate Will Investigate Russian Election Interference
    Dec12

    The Senate Will Investigate Russian Election Interference

    The Senate will investigate claims that Russia interfered in the election on behalf of Donald Trump—whether the president-elect likes it or not.Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell on Monday gave his backing to bipartisan inquiries after the CIA reportedly concluded that not only did Russia meddle in the campaign, it did so with the goal of...

    Top GOP leader: Senate to probe reports of Russia hacking
    Dec12

    Top GOP leader: Senate to probe reports of Russia hacking

    NEW YORK — The top Senate Republican said Monday that Congress will investigate a CIA assessment that Russia interfered in the November election on behalf of Donald Trump, an intelligence conclusion that the incoming commander in chief has called “ridiculous.” Majority Leader Mitch McConnell told reporters that an inquiry would be...