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    The Latest: NATO leaders wary of Russian intentions
    Jul09

    The Latest: NATO leaders wary of Russian intentions

    WARSAW, Poland (AP) — The Latest on the NATO Summit in Warsaw (all times local): 10:50 a.m. Over dinner, NATO leaders gave a glum assessment of Russia’s geopolitical intentions, a NATO official says, agreeing that Moscow “is likely to exploit any vulnerability” in the Western Balkans, Moldova and Ukraine. The official, who was not...

    The Latest: NATO leaders wary of Russian intentions
    Jul09

    The Latest: NATO leaders wary of Russian intentions

    The official, who was not authorized to make public remarks and spoke on condition of anonymity, says President Barack Obama and the other alliance leaders agreed during their Friday evening discussion that they need to maintain “a firm and united stance” on Russia and that Moscow “has to deliver” on its commitments under...

    The Latest: NATO Leaders Wary of Russian Intentions
    Jul09

    The Latest: NATO Leaders Wary of Russian Intentions

    Over dinner, NATO leaders gave a glum assessment of Russia’s geopolitical intentions, a NATO official says, agreeing that Moscow “is likely to exploit any vulnerability” in the Western Balkans, Moldova and Ukraine …read more Source: ABC...

    Former Soviet Countries’ Use of Symbols to Thumb Their Noses at Russia
    Jul09

    Former Soviet Countries’ Use of Symbols to Thumb Their Noses at Russia

    Image: A Ukrainian postal stamp commemorating the 100th anniversary of Stepan Bandera’s birth. Public Domain Symbols were important during the Soviet era. The hammer and cycle was the premier example. Then there were the statues of Marx, Lenin and Stalin, and the names of notable Soviets on streets across the empire. But a lot of the...

    Russia’s Addiction Problem
    Jul09

    Russia’s Addiction Problem

    By The GlobalistSuppressing the opioid crisis and poor treatment regimes combine for a failed strategy.1. Although it does not have the highest rate of opioid use in the world, the Russian Federation has a significant problem with abuse of synthesized opioids, such as heroin. 2. Russia ranks about even with Iran – which also has major addiction...

    U.S., NATO troop buildup in Eastern Europe to counter Russians is largest since Cold War
    Jul09

    U.S., NATO troop buildup in Eastern Europe to counter Russians is largest since Cold War

    JUDY WOODRUFF: Next: Leaders from NATO countries met in Poland today to finalize plans to beef up the military alliance. For the first time since the Cold War, multinational troops will continuously rotate through four countries in Eastern Europe. Special correspondent Nick Schifrin, with the help of the Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting,...

    Maclean’s on the Hill: Jason Kenney on his return to Alberta
    Jul09

    Maclean’s on the Hill: Jason Kenney on his return to Alberta

    Each week, the Maclean’s Ottawa bureau sits down with Cormac Mac Sweeney to discuss the headlines of the week. This week, despite being seen as the natural frontrunner, Calgary MP Jason Kenney opted out of the federal Conservative leadership contest. Instead, he’ll look to become a provincial leader and unite the right in Alberta. To...

    Why Russia Published Footage of an FSB Agent Beating an American in Moscow

    Last week, the Washington Post‘s Josh Rogin had two important scoops illuminating the deteriorating relationship between the United States and Russia. The first story detailed the increasing levels of abuse hurled at American diplomats stationed in Moscow since Russia’s annexation of Crimea. Russian agents are reportedly shadowing U.S....

    Time To Rethink NATO
    Jul09

    Time To Rethink NATO

    co-authored by Alice Slater, Nuclear Age Peace Foundation Donald Trump angered the D.C. establishment when he said that NATO, the North Atlantic Treaty Alliance, may be obsolete and the U.S. should reassess its spending on the alliance. Hillary Clinton has used Trump’s comments as another example that he is a dangerous, loose cannon. But...

    NATO and Russia: The Many Unknowns
    Jul09

    NATO and Russia: The Many Unknowns

    Officially the Warsaw NATO summit will be about the deployment of military forces, missiles and arms projects. But in fact hovering above all will be one question: How to deal with the Russian military powerhouse that resurfaced in the East. More than two years after the political and military escalation in Ukraine, opinions on how to proceed...