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    Lack of Diplomacy No Barrier for Canada’s New Top Diplomat Chrystia Freeland
    Jan12

    Lack of Diplomacy No Barrier for Canada’s New Top Diplomat Chrystia Freeland

    OTTAWA—At a glance, Chrystia Freeland’s background in deconstructing the world’s super-wealthy and pugnaciously critiquing Russia’s president wouldn’t appear to be an ideal resume for the job as Canada’s top diplomat dealing with Donald Trump’s White House. But as the former journalist was elevated to the post...

    Trump’s pick for top diplomat takes tough line on Moscow
    Jan12

    Trump’s pick for top diplomat takes tough line on Moscow

    FILE – In this Friday, March 27, 2015 file photo, ExxonMobil CEO Rex Tillerson delivers remarks on the release of a report by the National Petroleum Council on oil drilling in the Arctic, in Washington. President-elect Donald Trump selected Tillerson to lead the State Department on Monday, Dec. 12, 2016. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci, File)...

    Senate Committee Advances Montenegro NATO Bid to Vote
    Jan12

    Senate Committee Advances Montenegro NATO Bid to Vote

    Soon after President-elect Donald Trump’s nominee for secretary of state, Rex Tillerson, left the hot seat in the Senate Foreign Relations Committee confirmation hearings, the committee voted in a business meeting to advance Montenegro’s bid to join NATO to the Senate floor. In December, the Senate failed to approve the treaty...

    Rex Tillerson Says China Should Be Denied Access to Islands in the South China Sea
    Jan12

    Rex Tillerson Says China Should Be Denied Access to Islands in the South China Sea

    (WASHINGTON) – U.S. President-elect Donald Trump’s nominee for secretary of state set a course for a potentially serious confrontation with Beijing on Wednesday, saying China should be denied access to islands it has built in the contested South China Sea. In comments expected to enrage Beijing, Rex Tillerson told his confirmation hearing...

    Ukraine’s Plan to Manufacture U.S. M16 Combat Rifles Hits a Snag
    Jan12

    Ukraine’s Plan to Manufacture U.S. M16 Combat Rifles Hits a Snag

    Nolan Peterson Security, Ammo seems to be the problem. KYIV, Ukraine—Kalashnikov assault rifles are among the most iconic symbols of the Soviet military. Weapons such as the AK-47, the AKM, the AK-74, and the AK-103 are ubiquitous reminders of the Red Army’s legacy among the modern militaries of former Warsaw Pact countries and Soviet...

    The top takeaways from Tillerson’s rocky Hill performance
    Jan12

    The top takeaways from Tillerson’s rocky Hill performance

    Rex Tillerson will only need Republican votes to become secretary of state — and the GOP was largely kind to him during Wednesday’s audition to be Donald Trump’s top diplomat.Everyone, that is, except for Marco Rubio. The Senate Foreign Relations Committee is narrowly divided, with the GOP holding just a one-seat advantage. And most...

    Trump takes tougher tone against Putin
    Jan12

    Trump takes tougher tone against Putin

    After months of extending his hand to Vladimir Putin, is Donald Trump going to get tough on Russia?That’s what the president-elect on Wednesday suggested he might just do, given what he called the “good chance” that he might not get along with the Russian president after all. The claim contradicted Trump’s personal flattery of Putin...

    “Trust, But Don’t Verify”: US Intelligence Agencies and the New Cold War
    Jan12

    “Trust, But Don’t Verify”: US Intelligence Agencies and the New Cold War

    James Clapper at the LBJ Presidential Library, 2016 • Photo by Jay Godwin Just as the first casualty of war is said to be the truth, the first casualty of the New Cold War is irony. Our most prominent journalists seem to have missed the Orwellian irony of Senator John McCain asking Director of National Intelligence (DNI) James Clapper at...

    9 Takeaways From Rex Tillerson’s Confirmation Hearing to Be Trump’s Secretary of State
    Jan12

    9 Takeaways From Rex Tillerson’s Confirmation Hearing to Be Trump’s Secretary of State

    At his confirmation hearing on Wednesday, President-elect Donald Trump’s secretary of state pick Rex Tillerson took harsh questioning from the Senate Foreign Relations Committee about his business dealings in Russia during his career as CEO of Exxon Mobil. In a moment where Russia is under fire for interfering in the U.S. election, and the...

    Rex Tillerson adopts tough line on Moscow
    Jan12

    Rex Tillerson adopts tough line on Moscow

    Barraged by questions about Russia, Donald Trump’s pick for secretary of state promised a far more muscular approach toward the Kremlin on Wednesday, abandoning much of the president-elect’s emphasis on improving ties between the Cold War foes. Instead, Rex Tillerson suggested the outgoing Obama administration responded too softly to...