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    How would the candidates navigate high-stakes ties with Russia?
    Sep09

    How would the candidates navigate high-stakes ties with Russia?

    JUDY WOODRUFF: A major topic throughout this election year surfaced again last night at the presidential candidate forum on national security, Russia, and what kind of relations the U.S. should have with Vladimir Putin. Here’s some of what Donald Trump had to say, followed by Hillary Clinton’s response today. DONALD TRUMP (R),...

    Donald Trump’s cut-and-paste policy
    Sep09

    Donald Trump’s cut-and-paste policy

    When Donald Trump needed a list of potential Supreme Court nominees, he borrowed one from the Heritage Foundation. His proposals on reforming the nation’s tax code and improving services for veterans appear to have been lifted almost verbatim from those of primary rival Jeb Bush. And in 39 minutes of remarks Thursday, he lifted education...

    The Neocon in the Oval Office
    Sep09

    The Neocon in the Oval Office

    Photo by Brett Weinstein If Hillary Rodham Clinton becomes US President, she will be the first neoconservative to actually occupy that office. The neoconservatives have been an ascendant force in policymaking since the Reagan administration, and remained (through Vice President Dick Cheney) an unsteady heartbeat from the presidency in the G.W....

    15 Years After 9/11, My Generation’s War Hasn’t Ended Yet
    Sep09

    15 Years After 9/11, My Generation’s War Hasn’t Ended Yet

    KYIV, Ukraine—My brother Drew, a former Air Force captain, told me one of the worst stories I’ve yet to hear from the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. He was riding in a convoy from Bagram Air Base to Kabul during a deployment to Afghanistan in August 2010. This particularly dangerous stretch of road was known as “suicide alley” due to the...

    The US Election: an Exercise in Mendacity
    Sep09

    The US Election: an Exercise in Mendacity

    Image by Rich Girard What’s that smell in this room? Didn’t you notice it, Brick? Didn’t you notice a powerful and obnoxious odor of mendacity in this room?… There ain’t nothin’ more powerful than the odor of mendacity… You can smell it. It smells like death. — Big Daddy to son Brick in Tennessee Williams’ Cat...

    The Next UN Secretary-General: Time for an Eastern European?
    Sep09

    The Next UN Secretary-General: Time for an Eastern European?

    As we enter the final months of the U.S. presidential campaign, most Americans are squarely focused on the race between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump for the White House. At the United Nations, another important election with long term geopolitical implications for our world is currently ongoing. That is the selection of the next...

    No end in sight for Ukraine’s deadly, ‘pointless war’
    Sep08

    No end in sight for Ukraine’s deadly, ‘pointless war’

    […] that relative calm is clearly fragile; Ukraine also claimed rebels fired some 90 mortar rounds at troops outside the city of Mariupol, one of the war’s tensest areas. According to United Nations figures, more than 9,500 people have been killed in the fighting in the Donetsk and Luhansk regions that began in April 2014, after...

    US Agrees to Help Enhance Ukrainian Forces, Dispatches Adviser
    Sep08

    US Agrees to Help Enhance Ukrainian Forces, Dispatches Adviser

    The United States and Ukraine agreed Thursday to cooperate on defense technology and improve Ukraine’s forces in a move aimed at boosting Ukrainian defense and enhancing U.S. assistance, the Pentagon said. U.S. Defense Secretary Ash Carter also named a senior U.S. adviser to oversee the effort. Carter and Ukrainian Defense Minister Stepan...

    Putin’s Popularity: The Envy of Other Politicians
    Sep08

    Putin’s Popularity: The Envy of Other Politicians

    Donald Trump’s statement that Russian President Vladimir Putin enjoys an 82 percent approval rating among his people wasn’t hyperbole. Russia’s two main polling agencies consistently give the man in the Kremlin ratings that would be the envy of Trump or his rival in the U.S. presidential election, Hillary Clinton. The comments...

    Retired General Appointed as Special Envoy to Ukraine’s Defense Minister
    Sep08

    Retired General Appointed as Special Envoy to Ukraine’s Defense Minister

    Gen. John P. Abizaid, who once led the United States Central Command, will advise on ways to strengthen Ukraine’s military. …read more Source: The New York...