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    Russia Expels 755 U.S. Diplomats
    Jul30

    Russia Expels 755 U.S. Diplomats

    Russian President Vladimir Putin said Sunday he will expel 755 U.S diplomats by the end of the month. Earlier this week, Putin signaled he’d retaliate against a bill Congress passed that increases sanctions against Russia for its illegal invasion of the Crimea, and for interfering in the U.S. election.Putin made the announcement in an...

    Blogger jailed in Azerbaijan asks to be extradited to Israel
    Jul30

    Blogger jailed in Azerbaijan asks to be extradited to Israel

    JERUSALEM (JTA) — An Israeli blogger who was sentenced to three years in prison in Azerbaijan for illegally entering Nagorno-Karabakh has asked to be extradited to Israel. Alexander Lapshin, who also holds Russian and Ukrainian citizenship, appealed to Israel to extradite him from Azerbaijan, Haaretz reported, citing Lapshin’s attorney. He...

    Ukraine Says One Soldier Killed, Nine Injured In Fighting With Russia-Backed Separatists
    Jul30

    Ukraine Says One Soldier Killed, Nine Injured In Fighting With Russia-Backed Separatists

    Ukraine says that one of its soldiers was killed and nine others injured in fighting with Russia-backed separatists in the east of the country. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Trump’s foreign policy: Bizarre and inconsistent, or more strategic than we think?
    Jul30

    Trump’s foreign policy: Bizarre and inconsistent, or more strategic than we think?

    (Credit: AP/Pablo Martinez/Efrem Lukatsky) When Trump administration officials announced an end to the covert CIA program to arm and train Syrian rebels in their fight against Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, many framed it as a win for Russia — and while it was indeed something Russia had been seeking for years, it also, more importantly, made...

    The Testing Ground for Trump’s Russia Policy
    Jul30

    The Testing Ground for Trump’s Russia Policy

    At the moment, U.S.-Russian relations could be thought of as a live experiment in the “Great Man” theory of history, which attributes historical change to the actions of exceptional individuals rather than impersonal forces that transcend any man or woman. If it were up to Vladimir Putin and Donald Trump, it seems, Russia and the United States...

    In a World of Disarray, Africa Is Taking Steps Forward
    Jul30

    In a World of Disarray, Africa Is Taking Steps Forward

    Michael O’Hanlon, Emily Terry Security, Africa The Middle East should not be the sole focus of America’s foreign policy. At this juncture in mid-2017, while the Middle East remains highly turbulent and global security challenges remain acute from Korea and East Asia to Ukraine and Afghanistan, what is the state of security in Africa?...

    How a tiny Baltic nation became a top destination for U.S. officials
    Jul30

    How a tiny Baltic nation became a top destination for U.S. officials

    Estonia, a tiny Baltic nation dwarfed by neighboring Russia, isn’t a premier American tourist destination. But when Vice President Mike Pence arrives there on Sunday he’ll be just the latest in a parade of senior Washington officials to visit in recent months. Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) led a congressional delegation to Estonia in...

    Russia derides Tillerson statement on sanctions
    Jul30

    Russia derides Tillerson statement on sanctions

    WASHINGTON — An attempt by Secretary of State Rex Tillerson to portray recently passed Russian sanctions legislation as a sign Americans want Russia to improve relations with the U.S. has been derided by Moscow. In a statement released by the State Department on Saturday, Tillerson said the overwhelming House and Senate votes in favor of the...

    How Will Trump Enforce Sanctions on Russia?
    Jul30

    How Will Trump Enforce Sanctions on Russia?

    Nikolas K. Gvosdev Security, Americas New sanctions on Russia are not a “fire and forgot” tool. They must be accompanied by a more comprehensive approach. What is Russia’s likely reaction when new U.S. sanctions are imposed? This is a difficult question to analyze, because much depends, first and foremost, on what the Trump administration...

    Rolling Stone’s latest cover article on Trudeau is barefaced propaganda
    Jul29

    Rolling Stone’s latest cover article on Trudeau is barefaced propaganda

    By now, you’ve probably heard about the saccharine 6,660-word hagiography on Prime Minister Justin Trudeau that was just published in Rolling Stone. Immediately following the article’s publication on July 26, many of Canada’s leading pundits and journalists exploded with territorial incredulity, pedantically noting that...