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    About Germany
    Oct05

    About Germany

    Impromptus today is a continuation of my “Baltic Journal”: Part III. I touch on many issues, some of which deserve to be more than touched on. For instance, Germany.I’ll tell you how it comes up. NATO has decided to send battalions to the Baltic states next year. This is one of the steps that the alliance has taken in response to Vladimir...

    EU roadmap for relations with Iran ignores its anti-Semitism, terrorism
    Oct05

    EU roadmap for relations with Iran ignores its anti-Semitism, terrorism

    (JTA) — The European Parliament is set to vote on a roadmap for relations with Iran that critics charge sidesteps Tehran’s endorsement of anti-Semitism, terrorism, and calls to destroy Israel. Compiled by Richard Howitt, a member of the European Union’s legislative arm for Britain’s Labour Party and a close ally of party leader...

    U.S. Vice Presidential Hopefuls Clash On Russia
    Oct05

    U.S. Vice Presidential Hopefuls Clash On Russia

    In a stormy debate, the two main candidates for U.S. vice president clashed over relations to Russia. Democratic Tim Kaine accused Republican nominee Donald Trump of admiring Russian President Vladimir Putin. Republican Mike Pence that said Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton had prioritized the ‘reset’ policy of improving relations...

    Is Russia Really Winning in Syria and Ukraine?
    Oct05

    Is Russia Really Winning in Syria and Ukraine?

    Nikolas K. Gvosdev Politics, Eurasia Moscow didn’t expect things would go this badly. Moscow just can’t catch a break. Last month, the Kremlin was shifting the discussion on Ukraine away from Russia’s involvement towards Ukraine’s noncompliance with the Minsk Accords, and preliminary discussions were underway among...

    Pence breaks with Trump on Putin, attacking Assad
    Oct05

    Pence breaks with Trump on Putin, attacking Assad

    Mike Pence broke sharply with his own running mate on Tuesday, calling Russian President Vladimir Putin a “small and bullying leader” and saying the U.S. should consider striking the Syrian regime of Bashar Assad.On multiple occasions during his vice presidential debate with Democrat Tim Kaine, Pence took positions at odds with Donald...

    Pence Tries To Walk Back Donald Trump’s Bromance With Putin
    Oct05

    Pence Tries To Walk Back Donald Trump’s Bromance With Putin

    During the first vice presidential debate on Tuesday, Tim Kaine and Mike Pence spent nearly as much time talking about Russian leader Vladimir Putin as their own running mates.Pence took the first swing, perhaps wary of the fact that both he and Trump have compared Putin’s leadership favorably to U.S. president Barack Obama in the past:...

    Is Nuclear War Becoming Thinkable?
    Oct05

    Is Nuclear War Becoming Thinkable?

    People who make their living thinking about defense policy and national security like everything to fit into a nice framework, preferably one that can be visualized on a PowerPoint slide. If you are unfortunate enough to be standing next to two officials speaking Pentagonese during a reception, you will note that their language is full of...

    Mike Pence brazenly contradicted Trump on Russia and Syria
    Oct05

    Mike Pence brazenly contradicted Trump on Russia and Syria

    Late in Wednesday’s vice presidential debate, Democrat Tim Kaine accused Republican Mike Pence of praising Russian President Vladimir Putin as a strong leader. Pence denied it. Kaine: Governor Pence said, inarguably, Vladimir Putin is a better leader than President Obama. Pence: That is absolutely inaccurate. Turns out, though, it was...

    Pence Upstages Trump
    Oct05

    Pence Upstages Trump

    For a summit derided as a showdown between two affable boring suits, Tuesday’s vice-presidential debate turned out to be an acrimonious affair. If this was a pair of dads, they were the type who get into near fist-fights on the sidelines of Pop Warner games, not the friendly ones who cheer for both teams.Mike Pence, the Republican...

    Top Moments From The Vice Presidential Debate Between Mike Pence And Tim Kaine
    Oct05

    Top Moments From The Vice Presidential Debate Between Mike Pence And Tim Kaine

    Who’s going to be tougher on Russia?As if sensitive to Trump’s repeated praising of Russian president Vladimir Putin, Pence talked tough on Russia’s “barbaric” acts in Syria. “The small and bullying the leader of Russia is now dictating terms to the United States to the point where all the United States of...