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    How Putin and Netanyahu are exploiting the transition
    Dec31

    How Putin and Netanyahu are exploiting the transition

    What do you get when you mix eight years of grudges, complex geopolitics and four world leaders — including incoming and outgoing American presidents with diametrically opposing views of the world — all convinced that this is a make-or-break moment with historic implications?This week, apparently.Presidential transitions tend to be quiet affairs,...

    Interview: Three Senior U.S. Senators Take Hard Line On Russia
    Dec31

    Interview: Three Senior U.S. Senators Take Hard Line On Russia

    Three senior United States senators have taken a strict line on Russia’s actions in Ukraine, and the Kremlin’s alleged interference in the recent U.S. presidential election. In an interview with RFE/RL’s Ukrainian service during a visit to Kyiv, Senators Lindsey Graham (R-South Carolina), John McCain (R-Arizona) and Amy...

    Vladimir Putin responds to U.S. sanctions and diplomat ousting
    Dec30

    Vladimir Putin responds to U.S. sanctions and diplomat ousting

    Russian President Vladimir Putin speaks at a meeting in St. Petersburg, Russia. (AP Photo/Dmitri Lovetsky, File) MOSCOW—President Vladimir Putin castigated the United States on Friday for trying to punish Russia but said his country will not immediately retaliate and instead will wait for a new U.S. approach by Donald Trump. The president-elect...

    Montenegro Awaits Ratification of Its NATO Bid; US Senate Set to Vote
    Dec30

    Montenegro Awaits Ratification of Its NATO Bid; US Senate Set to Vote

    Next month, the U.S. Senate could vote on ratification of Montenegro’s long-standing bid to become 29th member of NATO. The Alliance officially endorsed the accession bid at its July conference in Warsaw. So far, 19 of 28 NATO allies have officially approved. The endorsement of United States lawmakers could signal others to give the green...

    Thirty years ago, Trump proposed allying with the USSR against France and Pakistan
    Dec30

    Thirty years ago, Trump proposed allying with the USSR against France and Pakistan

    Way back in 1987, journalist Ron Rosembaum interviewed real estate developer and casino mogul Donald Trump on a somewhat unusual topic — nuclear weapons. Rosembaum has long been interested in the issue (he even wrote a book, How The End Begins: The Road to Nuclear World War III) but Trump at the time didn’t have much of a political profile....

    Does Anyone Know What to Make of Obama’s Sanctions?
    Dec30

    Does Anyone Know What to Make of Obama’s Sanctions?

    What is a bewildered citizen to make of the sanctions that President Obama levied on Russian officials and the Russian government on Thursday? The confusion starts with the news coverage. The Associated Press, for example, blares that “President Barack Obama has slapped harsh sanctions on the Russian intelligence services.” Meanwhile the former...

    Trump tweets praise of Putin: ‘I always knew he was very smart!’
    Dec30

    Trump tweets praise of Putin: ‘I always knew he was very smart!’

    President-elect Donald Trump praised Russian President Vladimir Putin on Friday, calling him “very smart” and lauding his “great move” not to retaliate against the U.S. over sanctions intended to punish the Kremlin for launching cyberattacks targeting the American electoral system. “Great move on delay (by V. Putin) – I always knew he was very...

    Bolton: Obama sanctions on Russia not enough
    Dec30

    Bolton: Obama sanctions on Russia not enough

    Former United Nations Ambassador John Bolton says President Obama’s sanctions on Russia are not a sufficient response to Russia’s “attack on our constitutional system.”“I don’t think they will have much impact at all,” Bolton told “Fox & Friends… …read more Source: The...

    McCain Joins Colleagues In Calling For Tougher Russia Sanctions
    Dec30

    McCain Joins Colleagues In Calling For Tougher Russia Sanctions

    U.S. Senator John McCain (R-Arizona) has called for significantly tougher sanctions on Russia, beyond those imposed by President Barack Obama this week. During a visit to Kyiv on December 30, McCain joined Senate colleagues Amy Klobuchar (D-Minnesota) and Lindsey Graham (R-South Carolina) in saying they expected Congress to act in the new year....

    McCain Joins Colleagues In Calling For Tougher Russia Sanctions
    Dec30

    McCain Joins Colleagues In Calling For Tougher Russia Sanctions

    U.S. Senator John McCain (R-Arizona) has called for significantly tougher sanctions on Russia, beyond those imposed by President Barack Obama this week. During a visit to Kyiv on December 30, McCain joined Senate colleagues Amy Klobuchar (D-Minnesota) and Lindsey Graham (R-South Carolina) in saying they expected Congress to act in the new year....