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    A Key Trump-Russia Intermediary Has Been Missing for Months, as the Case for Collusion Grows Stronger
    Apr12

    A Key Trump-Russia Intermediary Has Been Missing for Months, as the Case for Collusion Grows Stronger

    They met in Moscow. Joseph Mifsud saw her for the first time at the Bolshoi Theater. He struck up a conversation, offered to take her picture, and asked her out to dinner. Mifsud, an obscure, middle-aged academic originally from Malta, soon began dating the young Ukrainian woman. He liked to impress her by talking about his ties to important...

    Ukraine Announces Plans To Quit CIS, Terminate Parts Of Russia Friendship Treaty
    Apr12

    Ukraine Announces Plans To Quit CIS, Terminate Parts Of Russia Friendship Treaty

    Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko has announced plans to quit the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS) and terminate parts of a friendship treaty with Russia. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Missing Family Of Four In Eastern Ukraine Found Dead, Killed In Mine Blast
    Apr12

    Missing Family Of Four In Eastern Ukraine Found Dead, Killed In Mine Blast

    Ukrainian police say a missing family of four has been killed in an antitank mine explosion near the front line in the eastern region of Luhansk, an area the United Nations has called one of the most mine-contaminated places on Earth. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Putin, Who Invaded Ukraine And Sent Troops To Syria, Complains The World Is ‘Becoming More Chaotic’
    Apr12

    Putin, Who Invaded Ukraine And Sent Troops To Syria, Complains The World Is ‘Becoming More Chaotic’

    “The current global situation cannot but cause concern,” the Russian president said. …read more Source:...

    If only Stéphane Dion had saved Canada’s foreign policy
    Apr12

    If only Stéphane Dion had saved Canada’s foreign policy

    “In Geneva and New York, in March, June and September 2016, I attend several bilateral meetings between Dion and about 30 foreign ministers from other countries,” Jocelyn Coulon writes in his curious new book about Justin Trudeau’s foreign policy, Un selfie avec Justin Trudeau (published last week in French only by Québec-Amérique). Dion,...

    The Obvious Question: What Does Russia Want?
    Apr12

    The Obvious Question: What Does Russia Want?

    Angus Ross, Andrew Savchenko Security, Eurasia Russia reserves the right to pursue its interests in the post–Soviet space without Western interference, in any way it sees fit. With Vladimir Putin now safely back in the Kremlin for another six years, and with a number of crises involving Russian forces still smoldering in the world, the time is...

    Why the US Must Befriend Hungary’s Populist Leader
    Apr12

    Why the US Must Befriend Hungary’s Populist Leader

    Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban won a convincing majority in Sunday’s parliamentary election. Even the day before the election, The Guardian was all too pleased to showcase the left’s apoplexy by running the headline, “Hungary’s war on democracy is a war on democracy everywhere.” This has it exactly backward, of course....

    Watch Sarah Huckabee Sanders’ Painful Attempt to Answer Question About Trump Blaming Mueller for Russia Relations
    Apr12

    Watch Sarah Huckabee Sanders’ Painful Attempt to Answer Question About Trump Blaming Mueller for Russia Relations

    There was no way to defend the president’s ludicrous claim. A combative Sarah Huckabee Sanders appeared at the daily White House briefing today to tackle questions about the raid on Michael Cohen’s office and the president’s tweeted threats to fire missiles at Syria despite protestations of Russia, which has been protecting...

    America’s Shrinking Diplomatic Presence In Russia Comes At A Cost For Both Countries
    Apr12

    America’s Shrinking Diplomatic Presence In Russia Comes At A Cost For Both Countries

    After the most recent round of diplomatic expulsions, the U.S. embassy in Moscow has lost vital staff — including those working on important bilateral issues, like Syria, Ukraine and arms control. For ordinary Russians, the cuts at the embassy mean it’s virtually impossible to get a U.S. visa in Moscow anymore. …read more Source:...

    US, Russia Edge Toward Showdown Over Syria
    Apr12

    US, Russia Edge Toward Showdown Over Syria

    When the U.S. fired Tomahawk missiles at a Syrian airfield a year ago after a chemical weapons attack, the Pentagon gave Moscow advance warning to get its personnel out of harm’s way. Since then, U.S.-Russian relations have soured, and the two nuclear powers have raised the ante, getting dangerously close to a potential military clash in...