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    The Art of the Global Deal
    Dec13

    The Art of the Global Deal

    Whether one likes it or not, Donald Trump is now President-elect Trump. Nothing said or thought during the seemingly interminable campaign, whether about Trump or the record of the Obama Administration, matters as much as the future: What to do next.The global situation has deteriorated markedly during the past three years. This is now a time to...

    Why it’s hard for the CIA to make its case on Russian hacking
    Dec13

    Why it’s hard for the CIA to make its case on Russian hacking

    If recent media reports are accurate, the CIA believes that the Russian government used its hacking prowess to help Donald Trump get elected president — a potentially unprecedented case of foreign interference in an American election decided by fewer than 100,000 votes in three key states. US elected officials have traditionally taken pride in...

    Why it’s hard for the CIA to make its case on Russian hacking
    Dec13

    Why it’s hard for the CIA to make its case on Russian hacking

    If recent media reports are accurate, the CIA believes that the Russian government used its hacking prowess to help Donald Trump get elected president — a potentially unprecedented case of foreign interference in an American election decided by fewer than 100,000 votes in three key states. US elected officials have traditionally taken pride in...

    Here’s How the U.S. Should Respond to Russia Intervening in the Election
    Dec13

    Here’s How the U.S. Should Respond to Russia Intervening in the Election

    After the explosive revelation from intelligence and law enforcement agencies that claim Russia intervened to help Donald Trump win the U.S. presidential election, the U.S. has several response options and means to mitigate further attacks. All of these actions will be fraught with the danger of escalation and ironically, they will have to be...

    Milnes: Sixty years later, Diefenbaker has lessons for both Tories and Liberals today
    Dec13

    Milnes: Sixty years later, Diefenbaker has lessons for both Tories and Liberals today

    In Ottawa 60 years ago Wednesday, an unlikely hero took to the stage at the city’s Coliseum. He was 61, a loner and a man more familiar with Prairie farmlands than banking towers and hours. Canada’s Tory establishment feared and loathed him but that didn’t matter on Dec. 14, 1956 because the day belonged to John Diefenbaker. “I...

    War In Ukraine News Update: Merkel And Hollande Push For New Russia Sanctions
    Dec13

    War In Ukraine News Update: Merkel And Hollande Push For New Russia Sanctions

    German Chancellor Angela Merkel and French President Francois Hollande have urged the imposition of new sanctions against Russia for the inability to maintain a ceasefire in the conflict with Kiev. The two leaders spoke two days ahead of a European Union meeting establishing Ukraine’s association with the EU. …read more Source:...

    Trump Chooses ExxonMobil CEO Rex Tillerson for Secretary of State
    Dec13

    Trump Chooses ExxonMobil CEO Rex Tillerson for Secretary of State

    Donald Trump has chosen ExxonMobil CEO Rex Tillerson to serve as secretary of State in the incoming administration, the president-elect’s transition team announced Tuesday. “Rex Tillerson’s career is the embodiment of the American dream,” Trump said in a statement. “Through hard work, dedication, and smart deal making, Rex rose...

    What Rex Tillerson’s Nomination Means for Russia Policy
    Dec13

    What Rex Tillerson’s Nomination Means for Russia Policy

    Tom Switzer Politics, Eurasia In nominating Rex Tillerson as secretary of state, Donald Trump is putting a distinctive personal stamp on U.S. foreign policy. In nominating Rex Tillerson as his secretary of state, Donald Trump is attaining one of his major political goals: he is putting a distinctive personal stamp on U.S. foreign policy at a time...

    What Does Russia Really Want?
    Dec13

    What Does Russia Really Want?

    The New York Times and the Washington Post ran back-to-back stories over the weekend reporting on closed-door briefings that the CIA had given members of Congress on Russia’s interference in the recent U.S. elections. The stories revealed no real new information on the hacks themselves—the consensus among the Intelligence Community that...

    Helping Trump win isn’t a sign of Russian strength. It’s a sign of Russian weakness.
    Dec13

    Helping Trump win isn’t a sign of Russian strength. It’s a sign of Russian weakness.

    There’s a lot to parse when it comes to Russia’s role in the US election — both the overwhelming evidence that it interfered in the vote and the recently disclosed CIA conclusion that it did so in order to help get Donald Trump elected. But there’s an even more fundamental question that needs to be answered: What the hell are...