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    For a Concert of Powers
    Dec07

    For a Concert of Powers

    The history of Western diplomacy alternates between periods of “realism” and ideology. In the first, regimes maneuver for marginal advantage, their conflicts tempered by shared beliefs and interests. In the second, they seek to destroy or transform one another, with much less concern for means. Warfare occurs in both, but it is more limited,...

    Appeasing The Butchers Of Humanity
    Dec07

    Appeasing The Butchers Of Humanity

    The president of Turkey, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, speaking at a conference entitled the “The Spirit of Turkey’s New Security,” referring to the Treaty of Lausanne, said: “The Turkish Republic is the last state that we founded with whatever was left over from all the self-sacrifices we were able to make… We are heirs of...

    Another Pointless Round of NATO Expansion
    Dec07

    Another Pointless Round of NATO Expansion

    Another pointless round of NATO expansion has moved one step closer to completion: Senate Foreign Relations Chair Bob Corker (R-Tenn.) presided over a unanimous vote Tuesday ratifying a treaty to accept Montenegro as the latest member of NATO. Backers want the Senate to take up the measure later this week, when two-thirds of senators would need...

    Top House Democrat: U.S. Inaction After Sony Hack May Have Motivated Russian Cyber Attacks
    Dec07

    Top House Democrat: U.S. Inaction After Sony Hack May Have Motivated Russian Cyber Attacks

    A senior House Democrat said on Tuesday the Obama administration’s refusal to retaliate against North Korea for the 2014 cyber attack against Sony Pictures may have motivated Russian hackers to target U.S. political networks this past year. “Russia may have concluded that they could hack American institutions and there’d be no price...

    EU, NATO Herald ‘Transatlantic Bond’ Ahead Of Trump Presidency
    Dec06

    EU, NATO Herald ‘Transatlantic Bond’ Ahead Of Trump Presidency

    NATO and the European Union heralded a “new important era” of cooperation on December 6, endorsing an agenda for closer collaboration amid uncertainty over U.S. President-elect Donald Trump’s foreign policy and approach to the alliance. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Exiles: Putin Could Offer Trump a Deal on Cuba
    Dec06

    Exiles: Putin Could Offer Trump a Deal on Cuba

    Post-Fidel Castro Havana may lose its long-time protector and guarantor of security, Russia, according to Cuba-watchers in Miami’s community of exiles and dissidents. They predict Russian President Vladimir Putin will offer the incoming Trump administration a free hand to deal with Cuba as it sees fit in return for the United States...

    Trudeau cabinet expected to debate renewed Ukraine mission
    Dec06

    Trudeau cabinet expected to debate renewed Ukraine mission

    The Liberal government signalled to its allies that it is prepared to extend Canada’s military training mission in Ukraine, CBC News has learned. A series of senior Ukrainian government officials visited Ottawa over the last few weeks, warning of the dangers of warming frosty relations with Russia. But they have also lobbied for renewed...

    The Atlantic Hires Julia Ioffe to Cover Politics and Foreign Policy
    Dec06

    The Atlantic Hires Julia Ioffe to Cover Politics and Foreign Policy

    The Atlantic continues to grow its masthead with the hire of U.S. politics and foreign policy reporter Julia Ioffe. Currently a contributing writer for Politico Magazine, Ioffe will cover national security, foreign policy, and politics for The Atlantic magazine and TheAtlantic.com. She will begin with The Atlantic in early 2017.“Julia Ioffe is an...

    Whale Of A Problem: Crimea’s Struggling Sea Park
    Dec06

    Whale Of A Problem: Crimea’s Struggling Sea Park

    Crippled by financial woes, a marine park in Crimea has been forced to sell one of its cherished beluga whales. The Sevastopol Dolphinarium now has enough cash to feed its other animals, but it is still facing rough waters ahead. (RFE/RL’s Ukrainian Service) …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Putin’s Plot Against Europe
    Dec06

    Putin’s Plot Against Europe

    Three years ago Ukrainians were demonstrating for Europe. Today, the Europe they fought for is on life support. (The views expressed in this blog post do not necessarily reflect the views of RFE/RL.) …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...