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    Germany to Commit More Troops to NATO in Lithuania
    Dec21

    Germany to Commit More Troops to NATO in Lithuania

    Germany is upping its contribution to the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) in the Baltic state of Lithuania. This is a welcome development. The initial news came in October when Germany announced its commitment of Bundeswehr forces to Lithuania in 2017 as part of a NATO deterrence mission. Materially, the German deployment will be...

    In NYC’s Russian Enclaves, a Big ‘Nyet’ to Hacking Talk
    Dec21

    In NYC’s Russian Enclaves, a Big ‘Nyet’ to Hacking Talk

    Clutching a cobbler’s tool, Roman Gadayev defiantly lashed out against accusations that Russia meddled in the U.S. election to sway the vote to Donald Trump. “Simply impossible,” said the Kazakhstan native who runs a shoe repair shop near the Brighton Beach boardwalk. “This is something that only uneducated people can buy into.” Most...

    17 stolen masterpieces returned to Italy with only scratches
    Dec21

    17 stolen masterpieces returned to Italy with only scratches

    Seventeen masterpieces valued at some 17 million euros were returned to Italy from Ukraine Wednesday, with little more than scratches to show from their ordeal, after being stolen by masked and armed robbers from a Verona art museum last year …read more Source: U.S....

    Britain, France Push U.N. Syria Ban, Sanctions Over Gas Attacks
    Dec21

    Britain, France Push U.N. Syria Ban, Sanctions Over Gas Attacks

    Britain and France want the United Nations Security Council to ban the sale or supply of helicopters to the Syrian government and to blacklist 11 Syrian military commanders and officials over chemical weapons attacks during the nearly six-year war. The pair have drafted a resolution, seen by Reuters on Wednesday, that also seeks to blacklist 10...

    17 stolen masterpieces returned to Italy with only scratches
    Dec21

    17 stolen masterpieces returned to Italy with only scratches

    VERONA, Italy (AP) — Seventeen masterpieces valued at 17 million euros ($17.7 million) were returned to Italy from Ukraine on Wednesday after being stolen by masked, armed robbers from a Verona art museum last year. A guard at the museum, Pasquale Silvestri Riccardi, was convicted of armed robbery and sentenced to 10 years and eight months in...

    17 stolen masterpieces returned to Italy with only scratches
    Dec21

    17 stolen masterpieces returned to Italy with only scratches

    VERONA, Italy (AP) — Seventeen masterpieces valued at 17 million euros ($17.7 million) were returned to Italy from Ukraine on Wednesday after… …read more Source:...

    The Folly of Arming Ukraine Revisited
    Dec21

    The Folly of Arming Ukraine Revisited

    Daniel DePetris responds to a new call from hawkish senators to send arms to Ukraine: It merely explains why the Russian government acted the way it did, and why further U.S. military assistance to the Ukrainian security forces would be ill-advised. In fact, one could make a convincing case that providing hundreds of millions of dollars in...

    Arming Ukraine Is a Bad Idea
    Dec21

    Arming Ukraine Is a Bad Idea

    The first several months of a new administration are inevitably seen as an opening for those who hope to influence the White House over the next four years. The Senate Ukraine Caucus—a bipartisan group of senior lawmakers who have lobbied intensively for a closer U.S.-Ukraine relationship—hopes to take advantage of this sensitive period, in which...

    US Refutes Russian Claim of Broken Communication
    Dec21

    US Refutes Russian Claim of Broken Communication

    The United States is denying claims made by a Russian spokesman that the two countries had all but frozen communication channels, saying both sides were still engaged. Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov told Mir TV earlier Wednesday, that “almost every level of dialogue” had been severed with the United States. But State Department...

    Rex Tillerson, oil tycoon, is exactly the man you expected him to be
    Dec21

    Rex Tillerson, oil tycoon, is exactly the man you expected him to be

    The New York Times has a good look at Rex Tillerson, Donald Trump’s nominee for secretary of state, and his rather rapid shift of opinion on whether Russia was a place with “no respect for the rule of law” or whether Vladimir Putin was a super-awesome business buddy once you discounted all those murdered journalists and civil...